VERSATILE Film & Media Academy aims at training the aspiring students who have a passion to make their career in Film & Media industry. Our trained faculties with their professional qualification and academic experience guide the students with all the technical and updated knowledge meeting the needs of industry.

Details of People Working with
Versatile Film & Media Academy

Devanand Bhanage (Founder: Nautica Educational & Social Trust)

Managing Director & C.E.O at Nautica Logistics Incorporated, a Worldwide Sea-Air Logistics Service Provider & one of the leading shipping companies in India.
A person of strong vision with “Think beyond & Reach Beyond” philosophy and “Success Through Services” motive.
With a mission to empower the rural and urban underprivileged students& enabling them to become self-reliant, Nautica Educational & Social Trust was incorporated in 2011.
Versatile Film & Media Academy is new venture of Nautica Educational & Social Trust, which aims at educating students with creative minds and a passion to pursue their career in Film, Television& Media Industry.

Kunal Deshpande (Institutor: Versatile FMA, Script Writing & Editing Faculty)

A Film/Video Editor, Script Writer& Film Educator having experience in teaching for 12 years in several media colleges in Mumbai. He is associated with many colleges like Atharva Institute of Film & Television (Malad), Rachana Sansad Film Institute (Prabhadevi, Dadar), L.S Raheja Technical Institute (Worli), and Patkar-Varde College (Goregoan)
After Graduating in Commerce stream and doing an Apple Certified course in Film & Video Editing, he began his career as an assistant editor on Hindi Feature films at a very early age. Later on he has been working as independent editor for Music Videos, Documentaries, Corporate Films, and International award winning Short Films till date.
His first edited Marathi feature film “My Dear Yash” based on Autism gained a lot of critical acclaim & was nominated in State Awards. He is also awarded as Best Editor for Short Films “TEA TIME” & “GRAY” at numerous International Short film festivals.
Short Films “The Judgment Day” & “Life Recipe” Written, Edited & Directed by him were awarded in Best Film, Best Story & Best Cinematography category at International Short Film festivals.
His teaching methods are original, unique and up-to-date as proved by many students now working as editors in the industry.

Aniket Waingankar (Institutor: Versatile FMA, Associate Faculty)

A Freelance Photographer also worked as a Video Journalist in Camera Department at Fearless Media Pvt. Ltd.- Maharashtra 1, Marathi News Channel, specializing in working for all kinds of beats, Celebrity interviews with Multi-Cam setup and handy shoots for talk shows.
After completing Graduation in Science Stream, and getting trained as a photographer from National Institute of Photography, Mumbai, he started freelancing as a Commercial Videographer & Photographer for Corporate & Sports Events.
His friendly communication skills help students to develop interest in field of Photography &Videography.

Shrikant Bhelkar (Acting & Direction Faculty)

An Associate Director for Films,Telefilms, Serials on leading channels like Zee TV, Star Plus & Sahara Manoranjan, also having experience of conducting workshops on Direction and Acting.
After completing his B.E, he opted for Post Graduation in Journalism & Mass Communication and Diploma in Film & Video Editing.
With total working experience of 14 years in the field of television & films by working with immensely talented people belongs to this fabulous industry,he has expertise in the various streams of Film Making.
His enthusiasm in imparting knowledge about the different streams of filmmaking help students to develop a keen & focused approach for the media industry.

Ravindra Talekar (Photography)

A qualified Photographer from J.J.INSTITUTE of Applied Art, Mumbai, currently working as freelance photographer for Corporate Companies & Film Production houses for Hindi films like Ek Villain, Ragini MMS2, Fashion & criticall acclaimed Marathi feature films like My Dear Yash, Dombivli Fast Returns & Ek Albela.
Also an expertise in shooting wedding portfolios and doing videography for Cover songs and award winning Short Films.
Has been associated with Art Schools in Mumbai for conducting Photography courses.
His calm & friendly teaching skills help the students to get acquainted at ease with the complexities involved in Photography.

Work profile of Versatile team.

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