Fowzia Fathima is a renowned cinematographer, media educator and director known for films like Mitr, My Friend (2002) which won 3 National Awards, and Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Vara (M3C) which won the Best Feature Film (International) & Best Drama Feature at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival; and Silver in digital film category at Cairo International Film Festival. She is an alumnus of FTII Pune.
She is the founder of Indian Women Cinematographers Collective (IWCC) which aims to nurture new and young female talent aspiring to crank the camera. IWCC also serves as a database and record of women’s works.
She has worked as faculty in cinematography at Satyajat Ray Film & Television Institute (Kolkata), K. R. Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science & Arts (Trivandrum), Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technologoy (Bangalore), L. V. Prasad Film & Television Academy (Chennai) and Leeds Metropolitan University.
Ashwin Ramanathan has over a decade of experience in teaching film editing in the digital domain. He is an alumnus of FTII Pune and is a domain expert in Editing Systems by Real Image Media in India.
His span of work includes the films Phir Milege (2004) by Revathy, the documentary on classical singer Kishori Amonkar, Bhinn Shadja (2011) directed by Amol Palekar. He worked as Associate Editor in Mitr, My Friend (2002) directed by Revathy which won the National Award for Best Editing. He has done commercial spots for various brands in production houses such as Rajiv Menon Productions, JS Films among others.
He has worked as Film and Video Editing faculty at L. V. Prasad Film & Television Academy in Chennai, and Assistant Professor in Film Editing at Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Shiv Nadar University.
Prasad Oak is a multi-faceted personality. He is a director, well-known actor, producer, anchor, poet and singer. He started his career as an assistant director for the play Premachi Gosht. He further established himself as an actor in Marathi television serials such as Char Diwas Sasuche, Awaghachiya Sansar, Asambhav, Wadalwaat and Honar Soon Me Hya Gharchi. He has acted in 40 odd Marathi and Hindi movies. Throughout his career, he has also stuck to his passion for theatre with plays such as Naandi, Waada Chirebandi and Ranangan.
The actor’s directorial debut Kachcha Limbu (2017), was screened at the 48 th International Film Festival of India, 2017 in Goa and the 16th Pune International Film Festival in Jan 2018.