Lateef Binny

Adaptation course in screening from FTII Pune. Attended theatre workshops conducted by National school of drama, New Delhi. Diploma in Cinema from Filmalaya acting institute Bombay Mr. Lateef Binny a student of Filmaya acting institute Bombay holds an experience of 30 years in our film industry. His direction debut was ‘AAKROSH’ starring Sunil Shetty, Shilpa Shetty. He was also associated with N. Chandra, Mansoor Khan and 8 years with Rajkumar Santoshi. He has been associated for the films like Ghayal, Damini, Andaz Apna Apna, Ghatak, Barsaat and Pukar etc.

Dayal Nihalani

Joined Film Five in the capacity of Chief Assistant Director to Mr. Shyam Benegal for the following feature films: Nishant, Manthan, Bhumika, Kalyug, Junoon, Arohan, Nehru, and Mandi. Launched Production Companies Featurette and Simple Minds. Since then, has produced and directed ad films : Tortoise Mosquito coil, Double-Bull shirts, Super-Rin, Wipro Shikakai Soap, Camel Bidis, Blaze Perfume, Paragon Footwear, Move T-shirts

Dharam Gulati

Passed out from FTII in 1984 after completing a three year course with specialisation in Motion Picture Photography Worked with some of the well known personalities from the film industry such as Ramesh Sippy, Ketan Mehta, Pankuj Parashar, Vinod Chopra, Kalpana Lajmi, Pankaj Kapur and Late Vijay Tendulkar, and with prestigious houses from advertising industry.

Shirish Desai

A well known Cinematographer of Hindi & Marathi films. 17 documentaries including Indian Summers, Manganniars, Sai Chitra and many more. His work include DOP of the movies like Naam Gum Jayega, Dev, Chinoo and Aggyaat. He served as a cinematographer for Marathi films like Chakwa, Ek Marathi Maanus, Majhi Goshata, Hoova Hannu and Bandh Nylon Che.

Lawrence D’souza

A leading film Director, Producer & Cinematographer well known for his super hit movies in 90’s such as Saajan, Dil Tera Aashiq, Sapne Saajan Ke, Dil ka Kya Kasoor and Arzoo


Mr. Inderraj Glaad ,AKA “Tony Glaad” is one of the recognized editor in our Indian film industry. He has been associated with prominent films across his ongoing journey with films such as Dharmatma, Razia Sultan, Beti No 1. Hum Dono (1985), Maha Chor and many more.


Mr. Rajendra K. Mahapatra M.A. (Psy), M.A.(Lib &InfSc), M.Phil (Delhi University) Recipient of Odisha State Award For Best Editing. A Grade 1 editor, Association of Film & Video Editors. A digital editors mastered the art of editing under Mr.Sreekar Prasad (Chennai), highest National Award Winner editor. 21 years in corporate films, feature films, short films, visual promotions, commercials, events, documentaries, music albums and more than 2000 episode of TV Serials. Privilege Guest of Hon Mrs.Pratibha Patil at Rastrapati Bhavan and his film edited was inaugurated by Hon. Shri APJ Abdul Kalam.

Soumik Sen

A confident and humorous individual, Soumik Sen has the distinguished honor of being on the panel of CNN-IBN to draw up the 100 greatest Indian films of all time. Described as one of the most charismatic individuals by most of the superstars he has worked with, his creative adaptiveness and an eye for creating a twist in a plot that leave audience breathless, Soumik will create his unique stamp of influence on the students of SFMI.

Atul Tiwari

A well known writer and actor Mr. Atul Tiwari has written scripts for films like 'Vishwaroopam', 'Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero' and 'Mission Kashmir‘. He has also done interesting cameos in 'Rajjo', 'Aakrosh', '3 Idiots' and 'Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa'.


Has been a film reviewer on news channel Sahara Samay.An MBA who chose his passion in film direction and writing and been associated for movies like Yara Silly Silly,Uff Ye Mohabbat, and Chief AD on Gadar-Ek Prem Katha. Also been a member of the Advisory Panel of Censor Board(CBFC). He wrote the movie Banana Brothers, Bachpan-Ek Dhoka also written some real good TV serials Khwaiish, Sarhadein, Ye Ishq Nahin Aasaan, Aawaz De Kahan Hai, Legends of Indian Cricket for CCI (Cricket Club Of India).

Ashok Banthia

40 years of experiences, A prominent national level awards winner film who has done his Diploma in theatre & dramatics From Punjab University and Specialized from National School of Drama, New Delhi. Also in direction at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), Sydney. Mr. Ashok Banthia is an institute in himself. Vast diversify experience in National and International Projects has earned him an applause from individuals, experts & governments across globe.

Prayag Raj

Mr. Prayag Raj is a writer and actor, known for Coolie Gair Kanooni & Naseeb. He as been associated as an actor, writer, lyricist, composer, singer and director. He has straddled three media – theater, films – bothIndian and international – and television. Directed From Amitabh to Rajinikanth. He gave the voice to the emphatic "Yahoo!" phrase in "Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe".

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