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Film Festival Brochure 2019


Hollywood Panel

Reserve your space. It is Free!

12:30pm EST (USA) October 25th

Questions? Please email iffcincy@gmail.com or call us at 513-886-5817.

Join us in this open forum

Join us Sunday October 25, 12:30 - 2 PM EST for our Hollywood Panel. This open forum will allow our audience and filmmakers to ask questions to a panel of Hollywood Professionals all who Produce, Write, Direct or Work on major motion pictures and/or network television shows.  

The panel will start with an open discussion about diversity and inclusion within Hollywood and how it has changed and affected the way our panelists think about content. Following this our audience will be able to ask our panelists questions about careers, making movies, TV or about their experiences.   

 Panelists include


Milan Kumar Chakraborty of ATTIC LIGHT FILMS Producer/Executive producer of films such as "Assassination Nation" (Sundance 2018), The "Lifeguard" (Sundance 2013), "My Friend Dahmer" (Tribeca 2017), "Plus One" (Tribeca 2019), and more recently "THE DARK & THE WICKED" (Tribeca 2020) 


Shrihari Sathe is an Independent Spirit Award winning producer. He has produced over a dozen foreign language and English language films. He has received fellowships from Sundance, HFPA, PGA, IFP and Film Independent among others. He's currently in post-production on Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's No Land's Man starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui.


Adhrucia Apana is an Executive Producer/Producer and Co-Founder of Curiosity Entertainment. This year her films include “Capone” starring Tom Hardy, Linda Cardellini, and Matt Dillion, “Harry Haft” starring Ben Foster and directed by Barry Levinson, and “Needle” starring Cynthia Ervo, Leslie Odom Jr, Orlando Bloom, and Freida Pinto-directed by John Ridley.


Amit Bhalla is a screenwriter and director. He has created and Executive Produced Pilots for Fox, Sony, Get Lifted, Paramount, FX, Red Hour, Legendary, Nickelodeon, and Generate. He was also a writer on NBC's "Outsourced" and owned a company that produced sports comedy shorts which he wrote and directed, some of which were aired on ESPN2. A graduate of the Peter Stark Producing Program, Amit is currently writing and executive producing two comedy pilots, both of which feature South Asians in the leading role.


Santosh Govindaraju is co-founder of Curiosity Entertainment and an Executive Producer/Producer of such films as "The Night Clerk" starring Anna de Armas and Ty Sheridan, "Inheritance" starring Lily Collins, and this year's "The Card Counter" starring William Dafoe and Oscar Isaac, "Love, Weddings, and Other Disasters", Starring Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons, and "Lady of the Manor" Starring Justin Long and Ryan Philippe.


Pooja Kohli is Executive Producer of Megha Ramaswamy's directorial debut "What Are The Odds" starring Abhay Deol, Priyanka Bose, Yashaswini Dayama and Karanvir Malhotra that released on Netflix in May 2020 and the International Emmy Nominated series "Delhi Crimes", created by Richie Mehta, that received its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2019 and was picked up and released by Netflix in March 2019. She is now working on season 2 and 3 of the show and developing new shows. 


Atit Shah is CEO of Create Entertainment. Over the last decade he has led the production of over 10 successful & award-winning films such as Remember Me (Universal) starring Bruce Dern and Brian Cox; Money (20th Century Fox) starring Kellan Lutz, Jesse Williams & Jess Weixler, winner of 25+ festival awards; Brown Nation on Netflix; and The Crash starring Minnie Driver, John Leguizamo, AnnaSophia Robb, Dianna Agron, Frank Grillo, Maggie Q, and Ed Westwick. He teaches "The Art of Film Packaging and Financing" at the IFP in NY

Thanks to all our Panelists!