The Jury

JALALADDIN GASIMOV
Award Winning Writer, Producer & Director
An author of 6 historical novels and an award winning writer, producer and director of movies, such as “Sholler's Archive”, “Execution day”, "The first success of Nobel brothers" and "Stalin's dark past", Jalaladdin Gasimov was born in Tovuz, Azerbaijan. After graduating from high school, he was enrolled into Moscow Automobile And Road Construction Institute. He also served in military as a Chief of Confidential Communication Station (It was the most confidential communication station of USSR) in Nohra, Weimar, Germany during 1985-1987. A keen learner, he later pursued education in Baku State University as well from International Law and Trade Academy in Kiev and Police Academy in Baku. He had been working as a Chief in Khatai District Police department since 1997.

With 3 diplomas and having worked in 3 diverse fields and succeeded, nevertheless, his biggest passion in life has always been to write scripts and shoot movies. He shot his first movie “Sholler's Archive” at the age of 50 which is based on a true story. It not only became very successful in international festivals, but the gained the most number of awards and achievements that any film from Azerbaijan could ever receive in international festivals. This inspired him to produce more movies, and they were successful as well. An added feather, his film “Shollers Archive” received a certificate signed by American congressman Jimmy Gomez
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VALMIR TERTINI

Film Director, Writer & Lecturer
Winner of several important international prizes for films that he made, Film director Valmir Tertini is based in Tirana, Albania. After his basic studies, he completed his higher studies for medial arts in Pristina and later a master's degree in film and television at the Academy of Arts in Tirana. His projects have been part of hundreds of festivals around the world. He has conducted some workshops in Europe for the 7th Art, Cinema. Founder of the educational project for younger students, SKENA workshop, a training in the field of cinematography. Coordinator of DoART organization in Tirana as well as a Lecturer at the university in the liberal arts department, directed film & mass communication, he is the winner of 19 international and 3 national prizes. He writes for TV and movies in newspapers in Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia and has published four books.

MANYA PATHAK
Actor, Model, Speaker & Panelist
One of the contenders in Zee TV's reality show "Dilli Darlings", Actor, Model, Speaker & Panelist, Manya Pathak also acted in the movie Acid Aakraman and is one of the sought after actors for her music videos - Tauba meri Tauba, Yeh Raastein and others. Having featured in Cosmopolitan, Women’s Era, Punkvilla, IWMBuzz, La Favara, HT, TOI, IDiva and Shades of Women, she also won the Promising Actress award for her contribution to entertainment industry. Right now her short film Dvand is garnering rave reviews on MX Player. Manya Pathak represents the National Jury in the festival.

PROF. DR. MOHAN DAS

Chairman, Festival Jury & Director
Award winning Writer, Director, Prof. Dr. Mohan Das apart from film making has successfully conducted the Lakecity International Film Festival over the years and has now widened his horizons by taking the concept of film festivals to various cities across India and the globe. With Lakecity being a yearly event well entrenched on to the scene, he is all set to promote Indian Cinema, Art and Culture onto a global platform by joining hands and collaborating with a multitude of film festivals in many countries or offering support to a host of upcoming festivals across the world. Ayodhya International Film Festival which is now in its 14th edition is an offshoot of the same idea that aims at bringing the science, art and emotion through world cinema to the people of Ayodhya and Uttar Pradesh.

Offering a premier showcase opportunity for talented film makers and artists, celebrates avante garde cinema, felicitates masters and achievers from all walks of life, the aim of K Asif Chambal International Film Festival is to bring countries closer by building bridges to enable cross cultural exchanges, social understanding and creative ideation - Prof. Dr. Mohan Das is working tirelessly to bring films to new audiences across Eon Films through programme of screenings, working with partner organisations and of course, looking forward to deliver a great festival.

He has run short film competitions and workshops, organised screenings for international feature films, and is also working as the festival consultant for feature films. With so much of experience to gather, it was natural for him to be invited on many a film festival as jury including ICA Film Festival (Pune), Nilofer-e-Aabi International Film Festival (Mumbai), Penzance International Film Festival (Penzance, UK), HoHe International Film Festival (Germany), K Asif  Chambal International Film Festival (Etawah), Chauri Chaura International Film Festival (Gorakhpur), Frames Film Festival (Mumbai), Aahan International Short Film Festival (Mumbai), Cotton City International Film Festival (Akola), Acharya Tulsi Short Film Festival (Bikaner), Kala Samruddhi International Film Festival (Mumbai), Sand Dunes International Short Film Festival (Bikaner), Cortokino International Film Festival (Mumbai) and others.