INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL TEAM

   (We are entirely staffed by volunteers. Our all-volunteer organization, aspires to create a home for independent film makers, cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit of film making & enhance the diversity experience of our community.)

Sister City Advisory Council:

Jin Kong, Legal Counsel, Cincinnati Sister cities
Ratee Apana, President & Executive Director
Pat Niskode, Vice President & Co-Founder

Sister City Charter Board members:

Uma and Shashikant Kotegal

Pradeep Bekal

Nav Grandhi

Koti Sree Krishna

Vivek Narendra

Festival Volunteer Staff:
 
  
    Executive  Director Ratee Apana

             Directors:Pat Niskode, Rajan Kamath

                                                                                                          

Print and Design

Ratee Apana

Zaina Quasim                                     

Community relations                                                                                                                                               

Jason Dunn

Chaka Buraimoh

Anil Menon

Renu Kotwal

Pavan Singh

​Video and MC

Jason Young

Diane Lara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL TEAM THANKS THE FRIENDLY STAFF OF LE BAR BOUEF

DEEP GRATITUDE  TO JEAN ROBERT DE CAVAL, ANNETTE DE CAVAL FOR THEIR SUPPORT.
 

SPECIAL THANKS TO MOLLY WELLMAN AND JAPPS

HOTEL FOR THE FESTIVAL -THE  HILTON NETHER LANDS PLAZA.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FRIENDLY STAFF AT THE HILTON FOR MAKING OUR DIRECTORS STAY EXCEPTIONAL!

SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO FILM CINCINNATI AND TEAM FOR HOSTING A GREAT BACKLOT PARTY THAT OUR FILM MAKERS ENJOYED.

WE THANK OUR CINCINNATI STARS DIANE LARA (MC)  AND JASON YOUNG (PRODUCTION AND INNOVATION) FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO OUR PROJECT AND TO MAKING CINCINNATI AN IMMIGRANT FRIENDLY CITY.

Festival Advisor Aroon Shivadasni, New York Film festival

Film Advisors

Premendra Majumdar,Todd Herzog, Michael Gott

Film Festival Patrons

Uma & Shashi Kant Kotegal,

Julie and Abhijit Desai.

Rajan Kamath & Ratee Apana

Event Promotion:

Amit Raturi

Clara MatonhodzeStrode

Pankaj Bhaskar

Rita Kumar

Ashley Burnside

Jonathon Turbin

Renu Kotwal

Koti SriKrishna

Diane Lara

Anirudh Mohan

Sudarshan

Event Volunteers

Tim Minton

Jack Chung

Anita Balaji

Jason Young

Diane Lara

Sujatha Pai

Prakash Pai

Paula Kirk

Annette De Cavel

Industry Speaker & Panel Directors

Todd Herzog

  


Film Festival Judges:

Indu Tandon

Ramona Adhikari

Judith Biddapa

Ratee Apana

Hamsa Gokli