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Mr. Amborish Roychoudhury - INDIA

National Award Winning Author & Hindi Film Historian

Amborish Roychoudhury is a National Film Award winning book author and Hindi film historian whose writings have appeared in publications such as Hindustan Times, Firstpost, Outlook India, Huffington Post, Filmfare, Free Press Journal, Mint, and the Times of India. He is presently writing the authorised biography of Raj Khosla.

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Mr. Meghachandra Kongbam - INDIA

National Award Winning Film Crtitic, Founder & Member Of The Cine Artistes And Technicians Association And The Manipur Film Journalists And Critics Association

Meghachandra Kongbam is a National Award winning film critic; founder member of the Cine Artistes and Technicians Association and the Manipur Film Journalists and Critics Association; president of the Film Society of Manipur and the Banian Repertory Theatre, Imphal; and member of FCCI as well as FIPRESCI-India.


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National Award Winning Author, Acclaimed Journalist

Shoma A. Chatterji is the author of 24 books, including 12 on cinema. A PhD in Indian cinema history, she has been honoured with the Rotary Club Lifetime Achievement Award, Bengal Film Journalists Association’s Best Critic Award, Bharat Nirman Award, UNFPA–Laadli Media Special Award, Kalyan Kumar Mitra Award, and 2 National Film Awards.


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Mr. Viveck Vaswani

Acclaimed Bollywood Actor, Producer

Dean – School of Contemporary Media, Pearl Academy.

Mr. Viveck Vaswani, Actor, Producer, Teacher, Writer, and the man who famously gave Shahrukh Khan his big break in Bollywood. An alumnus of Campion School and Cathedral and John Connon, Viveck started off with acting in India’s first TV soap opera ‘Khandaan’. He then produced a Marathi film called ‘Kis Bai Kiss’, and a major television serial called ‘Nai Dishayen. He has acted in more than a 100 films and numerous television shows. He has produced 13 films and 2 television shows. Viveck Vaswani has been Advisor/ Consultant/ Strategist to a number of established companies as well as startups in the entertainment business. He teaches Live Action Production, and Documentary & Films at Pearl Academy, Mumbai campus. Additionally, he also serves on the advisory board of School of Media at Pearl Academy.

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Prof. Vedakumar Manikonda - INDIA

Chairman of the Children’s Film Society, Telangana

He has been organizing national and international children’s film festivals in Hyderabad biennially since 1992 and also Asian Children’s Film Festivals in 2002 and 2004.  He was jury member at International Children’s Film Festivals held in China, Iran, Phillipines, Bangladesh, Italy, South Korea, Armenia and Tunisia as well in India.


Each year the festival presents about 150 films : live action, animation, experimental and documentary, features and shorts.

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Ms. Hania Asgar - IRAN / CANADA

Media Consultant, Researcher

Hania Asgari is an Iranian-Canadian media consultant and researcher. She is member of CIFEJ since 2006 and has been researcher, panelist, jury, mentor, and team member in many international projects, summits, and festivals like International Youth Media Summit (USA); World Summit on Media for Children (Sweden); Prix Jeunesse (Germany); Media Literacy and Malaria Awareness Project for African Children; and Resilience and Storytelling Project (Lebanon and Kazakhstan). During the Covid-19 pandemic, she was Co-Producer of “Defenders” Documentary about Covid-19 as well as researcher of the global project of “International Children, COVID-19, and the Media”. 

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Ms. Ema Pendiu - ROMANIA

Founder and Ceo Little Star Schools

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Mr. Praveen Nagda

Festival Director of CultureCinema and KidzCINEMA film festivals 

He is the Founder & CEO of Peregrine Public Relations, a full-service corporate communications and public relations consultancy firm delivering a Pan-India reach.
Peregrine Public Relations has two divisions viz. Navi Digital, providing services in the digital space, and De Jure,offering specialized legal public relations services. He is also the Founder & CEO of White Coffee, an independentevents & celebrity engagement company.

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