Festival Team

Executive & Programming Director Cary Rajinder Sawhney
Interim Deputy Director & Head of Birmingham Indian Film Festival Dharmesh Rajput
Head of Manchester Indian Film Festival Chris Massey
Festival Producer Ann Palomares
Business Adviser Milan Mantri
Programmer Krushil Patel
Programmer Nazeer Vawda
Marketing Consultant Karen Lane
Production Manager Karun Munde
PR Manager Tony Gill
Honorary Programme Adviser Naman Ramachandran
Programme Adviser (LGBTQIA+) Neeraj Churi
Adviser, Manchester Indian Film Festival Anjum Malik
Programme Adviser Sangeeta Datta
Programme Adviser Uma Da Cunha
Programme Adviser Asjad Nazir
Website Manager Prinesh Mistry
Senior Digital Editor Parag Sankhe
Receptions Manager Dheeraj Agnihotri
Print Traffic Coordinator Meli Gueneau
Volunteers Manager Kieran Akhtar
Film Hub North Consultant Amandeep Dhillon
Venue Coordinator, Birmingham Indian Film Festival Bhaskar Choudhury
Project Manager, Manchester Indian Film Festival Kanchana Jaikrishan
BSL Manager Sarla Meisuria
PR, Birmingham Indian Film Festival Mandy Rose
Design Agency – Bobo Creative Robyn Larkin
Web and Design Adviser Andrew Whiteside
Legal Adviser Lee Stone at Lee & Thompson
Indian Visa Consultant D Kadikar

Special thanks to our Brand Ambassadors and Patrons

Patrons:

Shehkar Kapur, Tony Matharu, Lord David Puttnam, Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Brand Ambassadors:

Antonio Aakeel, Sunny & Shay Grewal

Festival Guide Momtaz Begum-Hossain Digital Editor Kieran Akhtar


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