Tehzeeb is a celebrated animation director with over 20 years of experience. She holds a Masters in Commerce from the Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics.
Tehzeeb is the founder of Toon Club, a pioneering organization that teaches the art of Animation, Filmmaking and Storytelling to children between 7 -18 years of age. Films created by her students at Toon Club, under her creative supervision, have received 51 international acclaims & awards, including 3 industry recognitions. This vetran’s seminal efforts have culminated in animation curriculum being appended across select premier schools in Mumbai.
Shilpi has a Post Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing Management from the National Institute of Sales, Mumbai and has over 20 years of work experience. She is also a qualified NLP Master Practitioner and uses these techniques to customize voice-over training for her clients.
Shilpi helps professional and business leaders master their voice, fine-tune it, and use it effectively. She was formerly a Business Head and Training Consultant. As an entrepreneur, she provides personalized coaching to aspiring Voice Artists, Public Speakers, Corporate Executives, Homemakers, and Storytellers on developing their voice for the right, impactful delivery. Since she is known for working with people, students usually feel comfortable talking to her.
Debolina Dutta started her career as a Montessori trained teacher in Kolkata, working with children for over 3 years. After specializing in Corporate Training, she went on to teach adults, professionals, and pre-teens. She teaches Communication, Personality Development, and Life Skills.
After completing her training in Early Child Care Education from Mumbai and Kolkata, Debolina’s love for children and an insight into the world of manners, values, and life skills, brought her back to working with children again. And so she founded Manners N Beyond in April 2014. Apart from attaining a dual degree in Early Child Care Education, Debolina Dutta has also studied Child Psychology and Developmental Psychology and is internationally certified by the government.
After doing his Masters in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, Ranjan Das studied in the Film & Television Institute of India, specializing in Film Editing, 1992. He has since worked extensively as an Editor, Director, and Writer for both Films and Television.
As an Editor, Ranjan has more than 100 documentaries, news, and feature stories to his credit. He has also written screenplays for various feature films in different languages ranging from Hindi to Bengali to Odia. Ranjan also teaches Filmmaking and conducts workshops in Screenplay Writing and Direction all over India. Ranjan has been on the jury of Kashish International Film Festival, Mumbai, 2019, and Chambal International Film Festival, Kota (Rajasthan), 2020. Being in the industry has its own charms and challenges, which Ranjan is eager to teach his students about. His creativity and passion for cinema is one he hopes to pass on to the next generation of filmmakers.
Karan Bali graduated from the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, with a specialization in Film Direction in 1993. He has been making documentaries primarily, and also been the first Assistant Director on two feature films.
Since 2010, Karan has been teaching Film Appreciation and Filmmaking. He is also the Co-founder and Content-in-charge of Upperstall.com, an analytical portal on the cinema of the sub-continent. An American in Madras (2013), his first feature-length documentary, has been screened world over at various film festivals and was streaming on Netflix from 2017-2019. Currently, he is completing another feature-length documentary on the confluence between politics and cinema in Tamil Nadu, South Indian – Naan Aanayittaal. Karan’s love for cinema is infectious, and he hopes to make all his students fall in love with it.