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About Us

OUR MENTORS

Subhash Ghai

Mentor

Sudhir Mishra

Mentor

Piyush Mishra

Mentor

Anjum Rajabali

Mentor

FILM SELECTION JURY

Padma Shri A. K. Bir

Jury Chairman

Amrit Gangar

Jury

John Mathew Mathan

Jury

B. Narsing Rao

Jury

 BOARD OF PATRONS

Ravi Sharma

Chief Patron
Ex-CEO, Adani Power

Amit Khanna

Patron
Ex-Chariman, Reliance Entertainment

Anurag Batra

Patron
Chariman, Business World

 ADVISORS

Vivek Agnihotri

Eminent Film Maker
anil sharma

Anil Sharma

Ex-Board Member, JSPL UB Group

Ashok Purang

Creative Producer, Filmistan

Jayprad Desai

Director, Dr. Nagrik(Marathi feature film)

Nupoor Kuthiala

Founder, Aravali Center for Art and Culture

Rahul Roushan

Founder, Fakingnews.com

Ravi Kemmu

Theatre activist, Actor and Director

Sumita Mishra

Principal Secretary Tourism, Haryana

 FOUNDING TEAM

Karan Kukreja

Founder, Director – GIFLIF, Show Director

An alum of IIT Roorkee, Karan brings forth to GIFLIF his technical expertise and knack of paying attention to finer aspects – which enhance audiences’ experience. His keen interest in marketing has helped GIFLIF collaborates with some of the biggest corporates and media houses. In the past, Karan has worked in Tata Motors and ONGC and has been an entrepreneur since 2011.

Manoj Kukreja

Director – GIFLIF, Tennis player, Davis Cup commentator

Manoj with over 3o years of experience as a project consultant brings out minuscule elements of critical importance. Manoj has been a state-ranked tennis player (M.P) and is now a commentator having covered Davis Cup, ITF matches and South Asian Games. Apart from his huge connectivity with people from various streams he stands out as the backbone of team GIFLIF keeping the show going.

SAUMYA KULSHRESHTHA

Consultant Curator – GIFLIF, Writer, Poet

Saumya is a writer by passion and a communications and content specialist by profession. She is deeply passionate about poetry and is the Founder of a forum called Poets’ Collective, which encourages young and upcoming poets. She runs two other platforms in Delhi – Maha Varta for mythology enthusiasts, and Unlearn for learning enthusiasts.

She is the Poetry Reviewer for an international literary journal called Lapis Lazuli and has had her own poems published on digital and offline platforms. Saumya enjoys teaching very much and is a guest faculty for Poetry and Mythology at IIIT-Delhi. She is also a VO artist, who has lent her voice to many brands for their radio jingles and TVCs. She is currently employed with the Marketing and Branding team of Shiv Nadar School, also running a course in creative communications for the senior students.

SIDDHARTH NANDWANI:

Manager hospitality – GIFLIF

Siddharth is a graduate from Institute of Hotel Management and brings tonnes of hospitality experience to GIFLIF, helping keep all operations smooth. He is a fitness freak and revels in adventure, but at the same time, has a strong inclination towards spirituality and appreciation of nature. His never say die attitude keeps the energy of the GIFLIF team high and his unwavering devotion and dependability have been critical to the success of the festival.

NAVEEN VERMA:

Manager operations – GIFLIF

Naveen is a sensitive writer and a versatile professional. He has been actively involved in community service since the age of 18, successfully providing free tuition and study material to over 130 children. His ready resourcefulness is a great asset of the GIFLIF team, where he dons multiple hats, right from social media management, to volunteer handling, to logistics to hospitality. Naveen, in the true sense, is a one man army, with exemplary people skills as well!