Mr Santanu Mishra (Chairman)

Eminent Social Entrepreneur & Management consultant
Executive Trustee & Co-Founder of Smile Foundation

Mr Mishra is an associate member of ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India) and an alumni of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). A law graduate, Mr. Mishra specialises in enterprise transformation, strategies and scaling up. He has also been the producer of award winning film “I am Kalam”...

He has always believed that meaningful cinemas can be used as a sensitization tool in order to create awareness india’s most pressing socio-economic challenges such as access to education, healthcare, livelihood and woman empowerment for millions of country’s underprivileged citizens.

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Mr Utpal Borpujari

National award winning film Critic, Film Maker & Writer

National award-winning film critic-turned-filmmaker, Utpal Borpujari has extensively written on cinema, politics, society, literature and culture, among other things, before turning a scriptwriter and filmmaker. He has worked as the Chief Assistant Director in the critically-acclaimed Hindi feature film "Jalpari-The Desert Mermaid", and independently produced award winning documentaries like Mayong,...

He has also been a script consultant to the bilingual feature film "As the River Flows" (Hindi) / "Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipaare" (Assamese) produced by the National Film Development Corporation of India. He has written scripts for several documentaries, including "Resurgent Manas" produced by the Ministry of External Affairs. As a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), he has served on several prestigious film juries.

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Mr Saibal Chatterjee

National award winning Film Critic , & Writer

A National Award-winning film critic and veteran editorial professional, Saibal Chatterjee has, worked on the staff of leading Indian news publications like The Telegraph, The Times of India, Outlook newsweekly and The Hindustan Times since 1984, His film reviews appear on www.ndtv.com and He works as an editorial consultant and columnist and writes on art,...

culture and cinema for various media outlets in India and abroad, including BBC online and the Sharjah-based newspaper, The Gulf Today. He has scripted three award-winning documentary films – Dream of a Dark Night, Harvest of Grief, and Dil Ki Basti Mein, all directed by filmmaker Anwar Jamal.He was a key member of the editorial board of Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema, published in 2003.
He is the author of Echoes and Eloquences, a book on the life and work of poet-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar.He co-edited a book titled Bollywood Hollywood – The Politics of Crossover Films.

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Mr Jitendra Mishra (Festival Director)

Film maker & Consultant
Known for - I am Kalam, Desires of the Heart & Chausar

Having 13 years of intensive experience in film making and exposure to international film festivals, Mr Jitendra Mishra has already produced more than 100 short, documentaries, corporate and feature films. Many of them have received worldwide recognition. He has been the associate producer of award winning films ‘I am Kalam’, he has also co-produced award winning Hollywood film ‘Desires of the heart’...

He has picked up Sagar Sarhadi’s film ‘Chausar’ & Award winning film “Kajarya” for worldwide distribution. Mr Mishra has designed and implemented several international workshops and festival including first ever North East Film Festival for CFSI, he has also been served as a curator to many other International Film Festivals.

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Mr. Sushilkumar Agrawal

Ultra Media & Entertainment Private Ltd.

Mr. Sushilkumar Agrawal, a first generation entrepreneur is the Chief Executive Officer of Ultra Media & Entertainment Private Ltd. A professionally managed Entertainment Conglomerate, Ultra currently provides end to end solutions for the Films & Television Industry globally. An MSC post-graduate, Sushil Kumar incorporated Ultra in 1983. Currently Ultra pioneers in the business of Copyrights Acquisition & Distribution of various media rights of Indian & International films, Television Programs, Animation & other content in various genres & languages.

Ultra has always been in the forefront in promoting children films. In the recent past the company has produced Jalpari – The Desert Mermaid, which had a successful theatrical run in India and had been screened in more than 10 International film festivals worldwide and won 3 prestigious awards. Ultra also had acquired & distributed a highly acclaimed film “ I am Kalaam”. The film along with being a great hit in theatres has also been screened in more than 25 International film festivals, winning 21 International and 1 national award. Recently Ultra acquired a title of 80 films from Children Films Society Of India. These titles will be shown by Ultra in various platforms in the immediate future. Ultra also had been acquiring many children centric feature films & animation series from overseas markets and dubbing them in various Indian languages for distribution in the Indian market. The Content library of Ultra also has a large number of well known children TV series like Raja and Rancho, Shaktiman etc. The company in the near future also plans to produce, distribute & import a number of children films

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Mr Nesar Ahemad

Eminent Lawer & ICS of India member

A fellow member of ICSI (Institute of Company Secretaries of India).
He specialises in company secretarial services, corporate laws, business re-structuring, merger & amalgamation, merchant banking and legal matters. He was the President of ICSI and supporter of Smile Foundation.

Dr Ira Das Rajguru

Social entrepreneur, Eminent HR Consultant & writer
A Doctorate in Social Sciences with specialization in HR and Women Issues, has been working with HR dept. of Unicorp and subsequently worked as a HR consultant to Ingramico, Icons & V5 Global. Interested in writing, she has authored the book “Women and Education in Rajasthan.”