Panelists

Directors of Festival Films

Arshad Khan: Director of short film, “Zen”
Shonali Bose: Director of “Margarita with a straw”
Srinivas Krishna: Director of “Ganesh, the Boy Wonder”

Other experts

Aanchal Malhotra: Multi-disciplinary artist and photogtapher.
Arshad Khan: Director of short film, “Zen’’
Birendra Prasada: Retired Professor of McGill University
Danielle Peers: Academic, activist and filmmaker. Postdoctoral fellow, Concordia U.
Dipak Basu: Retired Bengali engineer. Lived in Montreal for almost 50 years. Inveterate cinephile.
Dipti Gupta: Faculty, Department of Cinema and Communications, Dawson College.
Dushyant Yajnik: Psychoanalyst, cinephile and programmer of South Asian Film Festival of Montreal.
Govind Gopakumar: Filmmaker and Associate Professor, Centre for Engineering in Society, Concordia.
Jaswant Guzder: Head of Child Psychiatry Dept, Jewish General Hospital, montreal.
Jill Didur: Associate Professor, English Department, Concordia University.
Karan Singh: Filmmaker, Research Agreements Specialist. Office of Research. Concordia U.
Nigah Awj: Refugee from Afghanistan law student at McGill University.
Pasha M. Khan: Chair in Urdu Language and Culture and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Islamic. Studies at McGill University.
Rachel Berger: Associate Professor, History Department, Concordia University.
Shireen Pasha: Filmmaker, now living in Montreal, retired from the National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan in 2014, as Head of the Film and Television Department.
Sudha Krishnan: Journalist for CBC Montreal. She is the producer for CBC News Montreal at 11. Born and raised in Montreal and is a trained South Indian Classical Dancer
Tom Waugh: Professor (Film Studies), Cinema, Concordia University
Will Aitken: A Montreal-based novelist, film critic, arts journalist and playwright. He teaches cinema at Dawson College in Montreal.