Saeed Ebrahimifar (Iran)
Actor, director, producer and screenwriter his cinematic career began in 1984 and he made his first feature, Pomogranates and Cane, in 1989. A poet of cinema, his film Lonesome Trees shared the Special Jury Award with Making Of at Osian's-Cinefan last year.
Bappaditya Bandopadhyay (India)
Received the Most Prominent Director Award from the Bengal Film Journalists Association. He writes regularly on cinema and is also a poet of repute. His award-winning films, Barbed Wire, Devaki and Our Time have had their world premieres in Osian's-Cinefan
Gonul Donmez-Colin (Turkey)
Author, critic, researcher and lecturer, she has written widely on the cinemas of Central Asia and Greece, been on juries, curated programmes on national cinemas, and is the Artistic Advisor of Mannheim-Heidelberg and the Kerala International Film Festivals.
Adrienne Mc Kibbins (Australia)
Executive Officer and Awards Manager of the Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA), has been involved with the India Film Festival since its inception in Australia and is currently a research consultant for a documentary on films and filmmakers of the Asia Pacific region, particularly the section on India cinema.
Mohammad Gallaoui (Morocco)
President of the Film Critics Association of Morocco and Professor of Political Science at the Hasan II University in Casablanca, has authored several works on cinema
Meena Karnik (India)
Associated with journalism for twenty-five years she has attended and written on film festivals for several years.