Jury

The Jury for the Heritage Film Festival was conducted on 26-27-28 October 2013 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The jury screened film submissions and judge them on a variety of criteria including relevance of research, content, cinematic style and clarity of presentation. Applicants will be informed of the jury's decision via email by first week of November 2013.

We are Happy and Proud to announce the following eminent professionals and activists are part of the 2013 Heritage Film Festival Screening Jury.

Shri. Ashoke Chatterjee

Ashoke Chatterjee-2013

Prof Ashoke Chatterjee received his education at Woodstock School (Mussoorie), St Stephen’s College and Miami University (Ohio). He has a background in the engineering industry, international civil service, India Tourism Development Corporation, and 25 years in the service of the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) where he was Executive Director, Senior Faculty, Distinguished Fellow and Professor of communication and management. He hasserved a range of development institutions in India and overseas, particularly in the sectors of drinking water, sanitation, disability, livelihoods and education as well as working with artisans in many parts of the country. He was Hon President of the Crafts Council of India for over twenty years and continues to serve CCI. An author and writer, his books include “Dances of the Golden Hall

Shri. Hridaynath Gharekhan

Hridaynath Gharekhan-2013

Hridaynath Gharekhan is a filmmaker based in Ahmedabad. For the past twenty years he has produced and directed several documentary films including many programs for children on Gujarati literature and culture. He has also produced numerous cultural programs during his tenure as a Program Executive for Doordarshan.

A man of achievements, he has won a national award in 1988 and his film ‘Talking Peace’ was selected for the World Peace Conference, Montreal, Canada in September 1999.

Shri Ghanekhan still continues to capture and allure the audience with his genius and the numbers on his 20 serials, 4 Hindi films and 172 documentaries continue to increase and stack on one another.

Smt. Villoo Mirza

Villoo Mirza-2013

Villoo Mirza has been working for the unorganised craft sector for many years and is craft activist who has made significant contributions to the world of craft and design in Gujarat and beyond.

She is a talented textile consultant with Art and Design education from Baroda Fine Arts. She has keen interest in history of art & culture. She is the person behind establishing the National Fashion Technology Institute (NIFT) in Gujarat and built up Research and Development section to explore the technology part of apparel industry and jewellery design.

She is co-editor of ‘Handloom and Handicrafts of Gujarat,’ (Mapin 2012), former director of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and organiser of the Parzor project— the Preservation of Culture and Heritage of the Parsi Zoroastrians.