The Jury for the Heritage Film Festival 2015 conducted on 26 - 29 October in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The jury screens film submissions and judge them on a variety of criteria including relevance of research, content, cinematic style and clarity of presentation. We do not endorse films on organisations or brands. The results of the Jury decisions at FINALISTS page.


GURPREET SINGH – Heritage Conservator
Gurpeet is founder and director of the organisation Heritage Conservators. He did M.Sc. in Architectural Conservation from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Being born in the family of heritage professionals, he has an innate inclination towards conserving the heritage. His prime goals are to conserve and preserve heritage for posterity and create awareness amongst the community by creating wide opportunities for young conservators.
He is an experienced architectural conservator who has completed a number of significant works including an international project in Afghanistan – “Bagh-e Babur Project” of preparation and installation of marble enclosures. His other important projects include survey drawing of 92 un-protected monuments of Delhi and scientific conservation of 14 protected monuments of Delhi under the Commonwealth Games project, Conservation and Adaptive reuse of G.T.B. Hospital, Amritsar, Conservation of heritage structures in Gobindgarh Fort and many more. Besides this, he has also worked with the Scottish Lime Centre Trust, ICCROM (Emerging Conservation Professional Blogger) and British Geological Survey.
Contact Gurpreet at: +91 9999300935 | email: heritage.conservators@gmail.com


MARGIE SASTRY – Writer and editor
MARGIE is a writer and editor, who has worked across various media meandering from medical journalism to comics, television serials, documentaries, multimedia, websites, magazines, newspapers and new media. Wee wonder and Women Within are features she created for The Times of India.
Amar Chitra Katha, Tinkle, Partha, Surabhi, Khanna Khazana, Yatra, Gurukul, a Touch of turmeric, IFB Star Sunday lunch are some of the popular brands that she is associated with as researcher and script writer, In recent years she has created modules that she teaches as visiting faculty at CEPT,NID,EDI, and MS University school of Journalism. At present she is Honorary Director at Bhasha Bhavan, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad.
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Contact Margie at: +91 079-40016377 | email:bhashabhavan@gmail.com 


RAVJI SONDARVA – Cinematographer
Ravji is an alumni of Film and Television Institute of India with specialisation in MOTION PICTURE PHOTOGRAPHY [Cinematography]. He was associated with ISRO 1982 to 1984, and Educational Multimedia Research Centre (EMMRC) Ahmedabad 1984 to 2012.as a Cameraman.
He has been part of various documentary, promotional Ad, TV Serials and Gujarati as well as Hindi feature films. He also is a visiting lecturer at various institutions for Practical’s on Film, Video and Still Camera.
He has received various awards for best cinematography in feature films and TV Serial; few to name Best Cinematographer for the film ‘Dikri Mari Vahalno Dariyo’ (SOI Film Award, 1999), 13th Transmedia best Cinematography Award for the film ‘The Advocate’ (Gujarati) 2014.
Contact Ravji at : +91 9825476515 | email: ravjisondarva@yahoo.com