About the Award Organising Comapny.

Center for Research in Art of Film and Television (CRAFT) is a non-profit organization established in March 2006, in Delhi to strengthen education, training, creativity, research, documentation, dissemination, criticism, distribution, and collaborations across disciplines in the field of film and television. It mainly acts as an Academic Organization which imparts autonomous short term and long term courses related to the film medium like direction, cinematography, acting, creative writing, TV jounalism, PR advt. and event mangement.

Cinematography Art - A Quarterly Magazine

Magazine Profile: 

In MAY 2013, we  started  a B2B  quarterly magazine titled  "Cinematography Art "" having a print run of 5000 copies. The content of the magazine is focused on cinematographers and the equipment used by them.

Editor: Magazine is edited by Mr. Naresh Sharma, a graduate from FTII Pune , in 1993, having 12-years of experience as cinematographer working in bombay  and 10 years of experience as Director ,  CRAFT.

Readers profile: The magazine goes to  following  media industry professionals,

1.) Cinematographers. 2.)Camera & Light Rental Houses 3.) Feature film Directors . 4.) Feature film Producers. 5.) TV Serial Directors / producers. 6.) Ad agency / CreativeDirector . 7.) Ad film Maker. 8.) Broadcasting Equipment Suppliers and Distributors.

9.) Post Production houses of specialeffects etc

Out of 5000 printed copies ( on 128-gsm ) printed on Cinar Mass paper on Heidelberg printing machine) , 4000 copies ( 64 pages+4 cover)  are send by courier  to the  subscribers based in Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Trivandrum.


Naresh sharma

Naresh Sharma- Brief Profile.Director.

After graduating from FTII, Pune in 1993, Mr. Sharma worked as a cinematographer for 12 years in Bombay. His well-known work includes Music video “Nishani” of pop artist Jassi and two feature film ”Ladli”, funded by Children’s Film Society Of India, and “Sonam” about the Monapa language shot in Arunachal Pradesh. He has traveled extensively in Europe while shooting ”Vivere” and underwater shoot on 40 islands in Bahamas and Caribbean. Mr. Sharma has curated a retrospective of FTII diploma package to Potsdam film school in Germany,Tampere international short Film Festival in Finland and Indian film festival "Bollywood and beyond" in Stuttgart Germany in 2004, 2005 , 2006 . He specialized in scripting short PSA films including well-known series “each one teach one” for NLM and founded annual event PSA-CSR. Mr.Sharma has directed 4-documentary films 3-for PSBT, All Time Blues about brass band music culture in India, Rotigraphers of India:- about local photographic community and show must not go on about:- Cruelty against animals & one for MEA featuring Kathak dancer Shovana Narayan and 5-international dancers. currently, he is Managing director of CRFAT film school and editor AND PUBLISHER of quarterly magazine "cinematography art" and in pre-production of Hindi film "Aapka Bunty" based on novel Ms Mannu Bhandari.

Amitabha Singh is well know cinematographer graduated from FTII PUNE IN 1994. Since then he has shot more than 600 ad films for directors like Shoojit Sarkar,Abhinay Deo and many More.Amitabh has shifted to feature film direction with the film...shortcut is the complte filmography Filmography Cinematographer | Producer | Director | Writer Cinematographer (13 credits) 2018 #PuranaPyaar (Video short) 2018 Love Handles (TV Series) 2014 Dabang 2 Pan Masala TVC Ft. Jimmy Shergill (Short) 2013 The Good Road 2011 Chillar Party (director of photography) 2011 Yeh Faasley 2009 Aagey Se Right 2008 Thodi Life Thoda Magic 2008 De Taali (director of photography) 2007 MP3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar 2006 Khosla Ka Ghosla! 2005 The Film 2004 Sau Jhooth Ek Sach 2016 Shortcut Safari (producer) 2004 Sau Jhooth Ek Sach (producer) 2016 Shortcut Safari ( producer and director)

Subash Sahoo.Oriya sound recordist Subash Sahoo has claimed his second National award for his work in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kaminey. Sahoo, a sound engineer and recordist from Film and Television Institute (FTII) Pune had won his first National award for Bharadwaj’s Omkara in 2008. “I’m delighted to win the award for the second time. I owe my success to my director Vishal,” says Sahoo, who is presently at his village Baluriya in Kendrapara. “It feels great that people in my state are noticing my work due to these awards,” he says. Starting his career as an Electronics and Communication engineer, Sahoo quit his job in Bhubaneswar and left for FTII in 1991.

Aseem Sinha. is a trained editor from FTII and has edited more than 50 feature films, a number of TV serials, corporate films and ads. His most prominent work in films includes that in Shyam Benegal’s Mammo, Sardari Begum, Zubeida, Welcome to Sajjanpur, Well Done Abba; A. K. Bir’s The Last Vision; Punkuj Parashar’s Beneras; Kalpana Lajmi’s Darmiyaan and Mehreen Jabbar’s Ramchand Pakistani. He has directed two documentary films - 25 years of Subhash Ghai in Hindi Cinema for Mukta Arts and Paani for UNDP