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Sanjeev Sood

Sanjeev Sood

Professor, Mass Communication


A postgraduate from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune, Sanjeev Sood is a seasoned media professional with experience of over 35 years as Cinematographer, Director and Producer of films, videos and television programs. Besides Motion Picture Industries of Mumbai and Delhi has extensive international filming experience in over twenty countries

  • 38+ Years
  • B. Com. (Hons.), 1979, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi
  • P.G. in Cinema (Spl. Motion Picture Photography) 1984, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
Award & Recognition

Have won accolades for his work not only in India but overseas too.

His films, to name a few…

  • WATER WARRIORS and WATER RESOURCES & MANAGEMENT- part of a co-production “A Voyage to the Future” among DD Bharati (India), KBS (Korea), RTM (Malaysia), TV12 (Singapore), Channel11 (Thailand), Vietnam TV and the host NHK- Japan Broadcasting, for global co-operation through broadcasting on the issues concerning survival of mankind. Selected to launch the campaign in Japan.
  • A joint venture of BBC World Service Trust, Prasar Bharati (Indian Public Broadcaster) and National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) selected his TVCs on AIDS Awareness to launch the campaign from London.
  • Series of 4 documentaries THE SEEDS OF WAR, THE ARAB WORLD TODAYPEACE PROSPECTS IN WEST ASIA & JERUSALEM and AFTER EFFECTS OF GULF WAR analyzing the roots of and the causes leading to the Gulf War of 1991 commissioned by Doordarshan (Indian public broadcaster)


His work includes over hundred researched documentaries, fiction films, television programs, TVCs, promos and corporate films. He has been associated with several prestigious media institutions in the country where he conducted workshops and masterclasses in film making and motion picture photography at regular intervals.


  • Member of ‘Regional Screening Committee of Films Division of India,  GoI for the screening of proposals from independent filmmakers for the production of documentary films.
  • Member of film preview and selection committee for the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) for participation in the ‘International Competition and ‘Cinema of the World sections of IFFI held at Goa.
  • Member of Jury for 'IDPA Awards for Excellence' at Indian Documentary Producers' Association, Mumbai.
  • Member of the Advisory Board and Jury for the ‘International Film Festival of Shimla.
  • Chairman at a symposium on ‘India-ASEAN Film Market–Co-Production Opportunities in ‘ASEAN-India Film Festival to explore areas of cooperation in cinema and culture.
  • Member- Management Committee of GraFTII (an FTII alumni association) Mumbai and General Secretary- GraFTII North

Area of Interest

  • Filmmaking
  • Cinematography
  • Smartphone Filmmaking
  • Create content and Image building strategies with visionary thinking
  • Develop and implement Communication plans with productive, creative ideas
  • Develop and Create high-value International content
  • Media (creative) and Budgetary plans
  • Execute projects within budgetary and time-bound parameters
  • Team management and handling pressure situations with composure to bring out the best in the team
  • Effective motivator, team leader, communicator and public speaker
  • Greatly inclined towards using the latest technology to increase output quality and efficacy
  • Interfacing with Broadcasters to ensure high-quality airing operations
  • Up-to-date with all formats of film & video production and post-production
  • Networking of OTs performing live surgeries, medical conferences and corporate events for 2D or 3D live transmission and webcast
  • Strong on multitasking
  • Highly networked in the motion picture industries
  • Liaison with Government and Non-government agencies
  • Leading various industry forums and guilds has enabled me to grasp and use every opportunity to deepen and broaden my understanding of the field of media management and education
  • Exploring new media tools
  • Avid traveller
  • Keen learner of hitherto unexplored grounds