The President

Brief Profile

Based out of Mumbai & Delhi, India, Aditya Seth is an internationally acclaimed independent award winning Documentary, Short & Corporate Film Maker & Academic with a sound grounding in Theatre & Music and has been involved in the making of Short Films, Documentaries & TV programmes in all genres for national as well as international audiences. He is an Academic & Professor of Film & teaches Filmmaking & related media at the Under Graduate, Post Graduate & PhD levels. He has been in the film industry for the more than 30 years and has been an academic for over 20. He is an Academic Consultant for University of South Wales, Cardiff, Wales, (UK)

He is a Certified Master Trainer for Media & Entertainment Skills Council, Skill India & a Certified Master Trainer & Master Assessor for National Skill Development Council, Government of India. Aditya is a founder member of Vikalp: Films For Freedom, was the Treasurer of the Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA) from 2004 -’08, Vice President from 2018 -2020 & is currently the President of the IDPA.

He is on the Jury for International Documentary @ Ontario International Film Festival 2020. He was on the Jury for Documentary and Factual: Environmental and Wildlife category @ Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards 2020 & he is currently The India Representative / consultant for the Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival, Frankfurt, Germany.  

His critically acclaimed documentary Bahadur The Accidental on Nepalese Labour migration & HIV won the Best Documentary award at the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival.  It has been screened at various prestigious International Film Festivals in India, Nepal, Spain, Indonesia, UK, Iraq & Iran. The film won Documentary Short Award of Excellence at the International Film Festival For Peace, Inspiration, Equality, Jakarta, Indonesia. It also Won Best Feature Film (Non-Fiction) award at The Indian Independent Film Festival, Bengaluru, 2013 & was an official entry in the Indian Panorama @ the 45th Indian International Film Festival, Goa, 2014.

He is a recipient of the prestigious “Inspiring Citizens’ Award” from The Institute of Self Reliance for his contribution to Film & Media Education, 2019.

 He has mentored, supervised & executed over 250 student films & productions in the disciplines of Fiction Film making, News Broadcast, Advertising, Documentary & Radio Programmes.

 He is the Founder & Course Director of The Indian Academy of Shorts which is based out of Noida, Mumbai & Kathmandu.

PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS:

Edited Future Starts Now: Strategic Thinking for India 2050

(Available on Amazon)

The Art of Successful Event Management by Tanaz Basrur.

Aditya has contributed the chapters on Television Production to the book.

The Documentary Scene in India

For Indian Film Week (DEFC) Tehran August 2014

Developmental Challenges faced by Khasi Matriliny

For Seminar on developmental challenges in India @ Indian Institute of Mass Communications, Delhi, February 2019

The twist in the tale:  For International Conference on the Future of Storytelling organised by Ajeenkya DY Patil University Pune, March 2019.