Selection Team

FILMS SELECTION


Punita Dave (Educationist)
An educator and attached to MSU and GTU as a resource person as well as a Rotarian and part of various women oriented programs in Gujarat, Punita Dave leads Learning & Development with American Infosource, India and has over 21 years of experience over functional verticals of Training & Quality, Business Excellence, Marketing and Product development with sectors like IT, Pharma and Education.

A Science Graduate with a Masters diploma in Computer Science, Punita credits her learning to her stint with leading companies such as Mphasis, Aditya Birla Minacs, Convergys, NIIT, IBM Learning and Cadila. She led a successful training and human resources consultancy with major textile clientele like Raymonds, Oswal and Arvind.

Having brought up in humble Gujarati house hold, in her words, ‘Learning Sanskrit language opened my doors to spirituality and that of knowledge was due to English’. An urbanite baby boomer to the core, strongly believes ‘There is No Alternative to Reading’ and ‘There is No Growing without Learning’. Her interests and hobbies include learning Indian languages, anchoring events, reading and composing poems and couplets in Gujarati and Marathi as well as cinema.


Satish Shukla (Director)
Satish Shukla is an accomplished director who after being associated with well known serials, individually directed a lot of episodes of crime patrol. He is also the technical director for Zindagi Jhinga lala re which is scheduled to release soon. He also directed a short film “Just Think” that went on to bag few awards at film festivals.


Amrita Dutta Tarphe (Creative Designer)
A Creative Designer by profession, Amrita Dutta Tarphe is actively involved with designing, advertising and film making. Shuttling her time between Mumbai and the United States, she is also known to impart workshops on film making to budding film makers.







Saajan Verma "Sanjay" (Film Critic & Journalist)
Saajan Verma “Sanjay” is Film Critics and Founder of FilmySansaar.com – a total filmy portal featuring Bollywood news & reviews, latest releases, trends & analysis, gossips and gupshups and more. An avid Hindi writer, Saajan Verma has worked for many producers and directors in Indian Film Industry. It is this interest towards the film industry that led him to start FilmySansaar.com which is now a sought after portal for anything and everything related to Bollywood and Indian Film Industry. Not only a good writer, but Saajan Verma has learnt all the ropes of film making from the stalwarts in the industry. Also a technical maverick, he has immense knowledge in the field of graphic designing and media production.



Vivek Vyas (Critic & Cinema Buff)
An “Aircraft Maintenance Engineer” to sustain and further studies in Canada for “Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering”, Cinema and Theatre happen to be his first love. While graduating with honours, Vivek Vyas dabbled with theatre as well as in the creative field in the Confederation College Performing Arts Club! From creating shows, working on stage, and behind the scenes, he is a true Theatre buff. Same time, he dabbles with cinema and spends a lot of time watching movies old and new, Indian and western as well. But his major time is spent watching World Cinema and honing skills as a critic. He aims to change how independent films are curated and viewed by the audience. With the fast changing pace in film making technologies and distribution channels, he believes in giving more power to the indie filmmakers through these film festivals by giving them a platform to showcase their work.