Digital Academy - The Film School-

Digital Academy - The Film School

Plot No C-3, Street no. 11, MIDC, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India- 400093


Digital Academy - The Film School is an institution that provides learning facilities in the creativ...

Courses Offered

Cinematography , Direction Course , Film & Television Editing , Film Making ,

About College

Digital Academy - The Film School is an institution that provides learning facilities in the creative field of cinematography. There are various courses that are offered in this particular field by this institution like acting course, cinematography, direction course, film making etc. All these courses have a duration of three months to one year. The faculty comprises of well-known personalities from the film and media industries. The college is fitted out with ultra-modern infrastructure which includes high-tech studios, shooting floors etc. to facilitate expert learning. The college is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Placement Services

Digital Academy boasts of an active and dedicated placement cell. The cell is engaged in grooming and preparing students for interviews, and developing resumes for them. Digital Academy is linked with the Association of Motion Pictures & T.V. Programme Producers (AMPTPP), which has some of the biggest names of Bollywood in providing placement to the students. Owing to its strong industry ties, and intensive job oriented professional courses, a large number of recruiting companies prefer fresh graduates from Digital Academy over other students. Therefore, the institute guarantees 100% placement for every successful students.

Top Recruiting Companies

Digital Academy-The Film School maintains strong ties with a large number of reputed companies from the film and multimedia industry. These companies participate in the campus placement programmes organized by Digital Academy.

Some of the prominent recruiters are:

  • Yash Raj Studios
  • UTV
  • Excel Entertainment
  • Avitel Studios
  • NDTV
  • Sony TV
  • Star News
  • Neo Sports
  • Cinevistas
  • Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pogo
  • National Geographic
  • Zee News
  • Hungama
  • Zoom
  • 93.5 FM
  • Princess Cruises
  • Disney Cruise Liners
  • Rhythm n Hues
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • Priyadarshan
  • Sanjay Gadhvi 
  • Mukta Arts
  • MTV
  • Madhur Bhandarkar Entertainment
  • Anil Kapoor Productions
  • Ram Gopal Varma Productions
  • Red Chillies Vfx
  • Balaji Telefilms
  • BR Films
  • Anti Clock Films
  • Pritish Nandi Communications
  • Prime Focus
  • Pixion Studios
  • Star Plus
  • Star Maaza

Infrastructure / Teaching Facilities

The academy tales pride in its infrastructure innovation and world class facilities. DA uses the latest technology which is currently used in the Film Industry so that it produces highly trained and skilled professionals who are equipped with the best practical knowledge.

Some of the equipments and facilities provided by Digital Academy are as follows:

  • 4 shooting studios, Chroma shooting floors, editing suites and sound recording studio
  • Professional DV, HDV, Sony DSR 450, Sony D-55, 16 mm and 35 mm Arriflex and RED camera
  • Beta Recorders, FCP and Avi
  • Protools and Nuendo - Digital Audio Workstation
  • Mackie Onyx 2480 Analogue console
  • Yamaha DM 1000  Digital console
  • 5.1 surround sound final mix for films
  • 0% interest installment facility
  • Visual Room-Mini Theater 
  • Film School housed within Film & T.V. Studios
  • Extensive Library with tons of Movies & Books

Top Faculty

The Film School has an elite team of faculties who are highly qualified and posses extensive industry experience. Some of the prominent faculty members are:

Qualification: PGD in Editing (FTII Pune)

  • Mr. Meshram is an Editor and Film Maker by profession and has won the state award for the best Film, National Award for Best Editing
  • He wrote and directed Chhutkan Ki Mahabharat which got him the National Award in the year 2005

Qualification: PGD in Cinematography (The Film & Television Institute of India, Pune)
  • Has worked as the Director of Photography (DOP) for feature films like Mithya, Raghu Romeo, Journey to Mecca (an upcoming IMAX film produced byCosmic Pictures)
  • More than 400 commercials in his credit for advertising agencies like JW Thompson, Grey Worldwide, Mc Caan Erikson, O&M, Leo Burnett, Mudra
  • Won the Golden Lotus Award for the Best Non-Fiction Film at the National Film Awards. [based on Indian classical music]
  • Won the Radio & Press Advertising award (RAPA), 2007 for Best Cinematography in an Ad Film for Bose Audio Systems

Qualification: Graduated with honors from University of Sevilla
  • Received fellowships to study in England, and research for his PhD at Cornell University and received the Melville Shavelson Award to film Escaleno (Best Screenplay Ivy Film Fest, 5 awards at Communication Film Festival)
  • Received the La Caixa (the most prestigious scholarship from Spain) fellowship to continue studying film at Chapman University. His works during this time includes photographed stories in comedic (Whore, Cucalorus Film Festival), dramatic (Go Live Your Life, nominated for best film at BAFTA LA), edgy (Turn Around), with kids (Maggies Heart), or foreign (HEAL and Tijuaneros)
  • Received the Cecil B. De Mille award for best cinematography for HEAL. His works, Turn Around and HEAL received the Leo Freeman Award and were included in First Cut, the showcase of Chapman University at the DGA in Los Angeles and New York
  • He is a well recognized new media artist. His exhibition, Projections, led him to be included in the Alternative Artists in Andalusia, with a book scheduled to be released in February 2010
  • His latest video-art, Alice, Outside, is included in the ensemble exhibition ENCUENTROS, an anthology of contemporary art

Qualification: Graduated from the FTII as a Direction student
  • His short film Udedhbun won the Silver Bear award in the Short Film Category at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin in 2008, a prestige that has in the past been conferred on Indian Luminaries like V.Shantaram, Satayajit Ray, Mrinal Sen. The Film also won the Award for the best short film in the National Awards 2009
  • Was a member in selection committee for Mumbai Film Festival(MAMI), 2009
  • Has been a jury member to various international film festivals

Qualification: Diploma in Film Editing (FTII, Pune)
Mr. Das has worked as a Director, Writer, Editor and Consultant in Cinema, Television, corporate and Ad Films in Mumbai, Kolkata and Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • His works include several Screenplays and Stories for Hindi serials like Rihayee (Sony), Crime Patrol (Sony), Siddhant (Star One) and a couple of episodes of Karamchand (Sony)
  • Has edited more than 200 documentary films for National and local Doordarshan Kendras
  • Was a member of the panel of scriptwriters of BLACK MAGIC MOTION PICTURES
  • Has taught as a Guest lecturer at Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata


Qualification: Graduated from FTII, Pune
Specialization: Film Direction
Mr. Bali is equipped with more than 18 years of industry experience.
  • Has directed several corporate films and documentaries that have been aired on Indian Television
  • Was the Chief Assistant Director for two feature films-Everybody Says I am Fine (2001) and Matrubhoomi (2003)
  • Has directed the short film Tasty Titbits (1999), screened at various festivals aboard
  • Is the Co-Founder and Content-in-Charge of, a serious and analytical portal on cinema of the sub-continent

Qualification: Graduated from Mumbai University in commerce, Post Graduation in Event Management.
  • Mr. Sharma has more than 2 decades of experience in the film industry and is an editor by profession. He has edited hundreds of television serials, ad-films, music albums, documentaries and dozens of feature films including a couple of international projects in last fifteen years

  • Engineered scores for films like Veer Zara, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege, Machis, Gupt, Dil To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Devdas and Gadar
  • Recorded music and sound for Rudali, Lekin, Kabhi Khushi Khabhi Gam, Vaastav and the TV serial Mirza Ghalib
  • Won a Technical Excellence Award from RAPA for his contribution in the public awareness commercial Mile Sur Mera Tumhara
  • Was the first in India to use automation in music recordings in 1993


Mr. Dadakar is an Electronic Engineer and has been a recording engineer and technical consultant for various feature films, documentary films, Ad-films music videos for the past 25 years.

  • Has contributed in live events such as concerts of Ustad Zakir Hussain
  • Technical Consultant to various studios such as Radio Mid-Day in Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore, Purple Haze
Qualification: Graduated from FTII Pune, 1997
  • Has worked as the Location Sound Mixer for films Jodha Akbar, Garam Masala, 8x10Tasvir, Aashayein, Bombay to Bangkok, etc. and is currently working on the upcoming film Zokkomon (Produced by Disney)
  • Has done the location sound for a 30 minute documentary VULTURES for discovery channel produced by Film Republic (2003)
  • Has worked as the Sound designer and technical advisor, for WAR AND PEACE , a documentary directed by Anand Patwardhan. (Winner of Best Film at Mumbai International Film Festival, 2002 and National Award for Best Documentary, 2004)


Mr. Benagil has been working as an independent Sound Engineer on diverse sound recording and mixing projects.

  • Has worked for commercial recordings for radio as well as television, music albums for various local artists such as Indus Creed, Alms for Shanti, Shankar Mahadevan, Anand Raj Anand etc.
  • Has done background score recordings for films such as Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya and Don by Farhan Akhtar, Kaante by Sanjay Gupta, Luck By Chance by Zoya Akhtar, Wake Up Sid by Ayan Mukherjee etc.
  • Has won the IIFA Award for Best Song Recording for the album of Dil Chahta Hai in 2002
  • Has worked with many leading Indian and International composers like Ustad Zakir Hussein, composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Vishal-Shekhar, Ram Sampat, etc.

Qualification: Post Graduate Diploma in Film Editing (FTII Pune)
  • Has been awarded a scholarship by the Govt. of France in the University dtre at La Femis, Paris
  • Has worked with some renowned directors like Amol Palekar and Sanjay Jha as an editor
  • Has edited the television series produced by Yashraj films
  • Has also done some major editing for Marathi television
  • His work, The Potato Eaters was screened at the Mumbai international Film festival and Cinema was screened at the First National Film Festival for children in the year 2006 at Delhi
  • Has been nominated for the best editing at the Maharashtra Times Awards in the year 2001 for the TV series Vartamaan and at the Maharashtra Times Awards in year 2009 for the feature film Gandha

Mr. Purang possesses more than 3 decades of experience in the field of Theatre. Since the past 20 years, he has been working on Acting Training Methods and has developed unique and practical methods, which are effective in theatre as well TV and films.

  • Is the Founder, Director of the Theatre groups Pierrots Troupe and Showbiz Action Players
  • Has directed more than two dozen plays, prominent among them are Letter To A Child Never Born (Oriana Fallaci), Tum Ko Chahoon, Ki Na AaoEinstein, Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Bade Bhai Saheb, A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) and many more
  • Has written a few feature films for children and worked with a few Production houses and is the Jury member of a few Film Festivals

Institute Description

Digital Academy - The Film School was established in the year 2002. The Institute aims at acquainting students with the various aspects of the art and craft of cinema through a holistic and unique approach. The School offers a comprehensive range of Diploma programmes in highly specialized fields like Acting, Film Making, Film and TV Editing, Cinematography, etc.  Digital Academy also offers Post Graduate Diploma in Film and Television in association with University of Mumbai. These courses are designed to equip students with a balanced theoretical and practical knowledge of the cinematic spectrum.

Digital Academy boasts of a state-of-the-art campus that sprawls across an area of 40,000 sq ft and is one of the best destinations for those students who wish to excel in the film industry. The academy offers all the essential facilities and world class equipments based on the latest technology used in the film industry. Apart from the strong infrastructural facilities, Digital Academy has one of the best faculty pools which include prominent personalities from the industry. Therefore, it can be said that the Film School is one-stop shop for your next Big picture. Owing to the latest technology and impressive faculty pool, the expertise of filmmaking is rendered through balanced curriculums that blend classroom instructions, periodic practical and intensive workshops.

Apart from the excellent academic profile the School has, it also aims at providing excellent job placement to the students. Placements are an integral part of the programme, therefore, Digital Academy houses an active and dedicated placement cell which is indulged in preparing the students for interviews and providing personality development programs. The academy has a large recruitment base that includes reputed companies from the Film and Multimedia Industry.

If one has a craze for the Film Industry or aspire to become a successful director, actor, editor, filmmaker, etc, Digital Academy-The Film School is one of the best choices.

Partner Institutes

Digital Academy is associated with the University of Mumbai. The school offers Post Graduate Diploma in Film and Television which will be awarded by the university.



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