Festival Team

Executive & Programming Director Cary Rajinder Sawhney
Deputy Director & Head of Birmingham Indian Film Festival Dharmesh Rajput
Festival Producer Marta Calderon Quiñones
Business Adviser Milan Mantri
Programmer Ashanti Omkar
Programmer Krushil Patel
Programmer Nazeer Vawda
Programmer Tara Brown
Sponsor & Partnership Manager Himanshi Choudhry
Production Manager Gurmehar Anand
Production Assistant and Print Traffic Coordinator Filippo Di Battista
PR Manager Sanam Hassan
Digital Marketing Consultant Karen Lane
Honorary Programme Adviser Naman Ramachandran
Programme Adviser Uma Da Cunha
Programme Adviser (LGBTQIA+) Neeraj Churi
Programme Adviser Sanjay Ram
Programme Adviser Asjad Nazir
Website Manager Prinesh Mistry
Senior Digital Editor Parag Sankhe
Receptions Manager Dheeraj Agnihotri
Manchester Project Manager Danielle Porter
Birmingham Assistant Project Manager Polina Zelmanova
Birmingham Volunteer Manager Bhaskar Choudhury
Birmingham Media Manager Serena Patel
London Outreach Manager Aneesha Srinivasan
Web and Design Manager Robyn Larkin
Web and Design Adviser Andrew Whiteside
Strategy Adviser Chris Hainsworth
Legal Adviser Lee Stone at Lee & Thompson
Indian Visa Consultant D Kadikar

Special thanks to our Brand Ambassadors and Patrons

Patrons:

Tony Matharu, Lord David Puttnam, Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Brand Ambassadors:

Festival Brand Ambassadors | Antonio Aakeel
Festival Brand Ambassadors | Sunny & Shay Grewal
Festival Brand Ambassador | Feryna Wazheir

Festival Guide Momtaz Begum-Hossain Digital Editor Kieran Akhtar