Ashish Kulkarni

Ashish S. Kulkarni is Chairman of FICCI for Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics Forum and Chairman of MCCIA Animation & Gaming committee. He has set up world-class animation studios in India and created the finest original Indian animated content, such as his magnum opus Little Krishna (2009) and Shaktiman (2011). Krishna and Kans was India’s first animated stereoscopy 3D feature film, released in three languages – Hindi, English and … View More

Sekhar Mukherjee

Sekhar Mukherjee joined National Institute of Design as a student of Animation Design in 1992 after a two-year stint as cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic artist at the Economic Times, After graduation, Sekhar worked in various fields of Communication Design and joined NID in 2002 as a faculty in Animation Film Design. Since 2003, Sekhar has been heading Animation Film Design and mentoring the future generation of Indian graphic storytellers. He … View More

Ramesh Meer

Ramesh Meer is the Chief Creative Director & CEO of The FX Factory, and has an experience of 44 years in the creation of Special Visual Effects for motion pictures and television as well as every aspect of film and television production. Ramesh Meer graduated in cinematography from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He decided to concentrate on special effects rather than become a cameraman and among … View More

Jane Yu

Jane Yu was born in Taiwan and received her M. A. degree in cinema studies from New York University. She began her career as a film critic and programmer. She has worked for the Women Make Waves Festival and the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and has been director of the Taiwan International Documentary Festival since 1990. She is also actively involved with many film festivals including Busan International Film … View More

Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao graduated with honours as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, in 1994. She is a Gold Medallist with seven awards for the Best Final Year Project at the Institute. She is a self taught animator, filmmaker, illustrator, teacher and theatre artist. She has since, independently produced, directed and animated three award-winning short films, Orange, Printed Rainbow and True Love Story. … View More

Audrius Stonys

Audrius Stonys (born 1966, Lithuania) is a member of European Film Academy and European Documentary Network. He is also Representative in the Board of Management of Eurimages-Film Fund of the Council of Europe. He began his creative activities in the last years of the Soviet Empire. Since then he has made 20 films as an independent filmmaker and producer. His films won many international film awards, among them, Grand Prix … View More

Siddharth Kak

Siddharth Kak is a documentary maker, television producer, and presenter, best known as the producer and presenter of Surabhi (1993–2001). Siddharth Kak’s Television Company, Cinema Vision India, has won several major Television Awards and three National Awards and has produced more than 100 documentaries and several long running Television series for leading Television Channels in India. In collaboration with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the National … View More

Uma da Cunha

Uma da Cunha is a Programmer, journalist, researcher and casting director. She obtained her Masters Degree in English Literature from Delhi University and taught the subject for a year at Miranda House. After working as Copywriter with Lintas Advertising, Uma joined the Directorate of Film Festivals in Delhi as Deputy Director in the early 1970s. Over the years Uma has been the India representative of international film festivals held in … View More

Mathieu Roy

Mathieu Roy is a Montreal-based filmmaker who works in both documentary and fiction. For the last decade, he has traveled the world while collaborating with a number of inspiring artists, including legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese. After a degree in Political Science and a brief stint in journalism, Mathieu Roy enrolled in the filmmaking programme at the New York Film Academy in 2001. In 2002, he entered Montreal’s National Film Institute … View More

Biju Dhanapalan

Biju Dhanapalan or Biju D, as he is popularly known, is one of the pioneers of visual effects in the Indian film industry. After obtaining a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, he went onto study Product Design at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. Here, he accidentally stumbled upon the magic of graphics and animation. This trans-disciplinary training and expertise helped him in his career spanning two decades. Biju … View More