Jury at India Film Project
Jury at India Film Project

50 HOUR FILMMAKING CHALLENGE

 
Abhishek Chaubey
A renowned Indian Filmmaker, he started his career as an associate director and co - writer to Vishal Bharadwaj’s Makdee, the trendsetting Omkara and Kaminey. He then gave his directorial debut with the well-received Ishqiya and it’s sequel Dedh Ishqiya. Followed by Udta Punjab based on the heroin epidemic in Punjab. He also debuted as a producer with Konkana Sen Sharma’s Death in the Gunj.
Anjali Menon
She ​​is an Indian film director and screenwriter. She made her writing and directorial debut with the feature film Manjadikuru for which she got the FIPRESCI award for the same. Her second feature film​ ​Bangalore Days has emerged as a cult classic. With her work and contribution to the films she has been nationally and internationally celebrated. Her most recent film Koode was a wide ​commercial success in India and internationally.
Pan Nalin
A renowned filmmaker of the country. He came into the global limelight with his debut feature Samsara with thirty plus international awards. Nalin's feature film Valley of Flowers was presold to 35 countries and is considered a major underground hit. He again surprised us with the most critically acclaimed Angry Indian Goddesses in 2015.
Pradeep Sarkar
Pradeep Sarkar made his debut as a director with the movie Parineeta for which he was highly praised and received a number of awards. He then went on to direct Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Lafangey Parindey, and Mardaani. His latest, Helicopter Eela, starring Kajol, was produced by Ajay Devgn Films and was released in October 2018.
 

SHORT SCRIPTWRITING CHALLENGE

 
Apurva Asrani
Apurva Asrani is a National Award & Filmfare Award winning film editor and a Screen Award winning screenwriter based in Mumbai, India. He is best known for editing the films Satya and Shahid, which he also co wrote, and for writing the acclaimed human rights drama Aligarh. Apurva's most recent work is the Amazon series Made In Heaven, where he edited the work of its creator, Zoya Akhtar. He is currently preparing to make his directorial debut in a film starring actor Manoj Bajpayee.
Bhavani Iyer
A Journalist, novelist and screenwriter from Bombay. She made her screenwriting debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black. She also collaborated with Mr. Bhansali’s Guzaarish and Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera. She also gave us the Hit TV series 24 starring Anil Kapoor. She also wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed blockbuster Raazi.
Saiwyn Quadras
A professional writer for the last 15 or so years whose first film Mary Kom released in 2014 and since then has written films like Neerja and Parmanu . He is currently involved in writing multiple film and web projects with an exciting 2020 to look forward to.
 

STORYTELLING CHALLENGE

 
Amandeep Singh
Amandeep is a full time storyteller and writer and a person who has much more in his bags than just dream and documents. He loves to dabble with public drama and debate. He has also performed for different festivals across the country including Spoken Fest, Jash-e-rekhta and colleges like, IIT Bombay, Delhi University, BITS Hyderabad, LPU and many others.
Jidnya Sujata
Jidnya Sujata
Poet, Actor, Dancer, (average) Singer- Jidnya's life revolves around everything that is art! An advertising graduate, she is currently pursuing a BA in Kathak. Her main goal in life to pet as many dogs as she can.
Yahya Bootwala
Yahya is a Spoken word artist, Poet and internet sensation. He started his writing career by sharing his poetry across Instagram. In 2017 his work Shayad Wo Pyaar Nahi went viral on social media and he has performed spectacular spoken word poetry across the country since. He went on to star in Sheher Ya Tum which was named Best Short at the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in 2018.
 

POSTER DESIGN CHALLENGE

 
Raj Khatri
Raj Khatri is more than just the Creative Head at one of India's most prestigious entertainment design studios - Marching Ants; he's a learner, explorer, movie fanatic, workaholic and complete nerd. With over 16 years of experience in the design industry, he's had the privilege to work on more than 100 movie campaigns and design around 300 official movie posters. He has an array of projects to his credit including print campaigns for Jodha Akbar, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Kahaani, Kick, Bang Bang, Baahubali. Madaari and more recently Manto, Andhadhun, Zero, Uri and Laal Kaptaan.Torchbearer of alternate poster movement in the country which led him to be part of 2 exhibitions in Los Angeles. His work has been featured by Creative Gaga, Wacom, The Gallery, Kyoorius, designtaxi, fubiz, behance and more.
 

PREVIOUS JURY MEMBERS

 
Shyam Benegal
Shyam Benegal
Shoojit Sircar
Shoojit Sircar
Sriram Raghavan
Sriram Raghavan
Tigmanshu Dhulia
Tigmanshu Dhulia
Sudhir Mishra
Sudhir Mishra
Vikramaditya Motwane
Vikramaditya Motwane
Nikkhil Advani
Nikkhil Advani
Hansal Mehta
Hansal Mehta
Ram Madhvani
Ram Madhvani
Milan Luthria
Milan Luthria
Vetrimaaran
Vetrimaaran
Rajesh Mapuskar
Rajesh Mapuskar
Ketan Mehta
Ketan Mehta
Bejoy Nambiar
Bejoy Nambiar
Raja Sen
Raja Sen
Vipul Shah
Vipul Shah
Nagesh Kukunoor
Nagesh Kukunoor
Umesh Shukla
Umesh Shukla
Sanjay Gadhvi
Sanjay Gadhvi
Madhur Bhandarkar
Madhur Bhandarkar
Omung Kumar
Omung Kumar
R. S Prasanna
R. S Prasanna
Onir
Onir
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Guneet Monga
Guneet Monga
Komal Nahta
Komal Nahta