Swarna Mallawarachchi Chair Person
Swarna Mallawarachchi the award-winning Sri Lankan film actress, widely known as the “Golden star of Sinhalese cinema”. Swarna has won the ‘Best Actress Award’ 26 times in her career that spans over 40 years.
Film Scholar & Curator, India
Meenakshi Shedde is India/South Asia Consultant to the Berlin International Film Festival, based in Mumbai, India. She has diverse experience as an independent film curator, film festival consultant, film critic, journalist and script advisor, as well as in English sub-titling. She has been curating the Locarno, Toronto (TIFF Bell Light Box), Busan, Dubai, Kerala and Mumbai film festivals, and the International Film Festival of India (Goa).
Film Society Organizer , Film Curator , India
Founder & Head of Technology at Lightcube Film Society, he has devised methods to perpetuate the essence of a film society in the digital age. With experience in Radio, Web-Programming, Theatre, Film & Society, he brings a very interesting combination of skills to the job. He has been reviewing films for some major publications and cultural organisations. He also played an important role in organising the Satyajit Ray Retrospective during the 100 years of Indian Cinema celebration, the retrospective of Nalini Jaywant by DFF and the Sundance Film Institute-Film Forward 2012 program in New Delhi, when he was associated with Enlighten.