South Asia's First International Travelling Film Festival
Head - Festival and Events
A Graduate and Postgraduate in English Literature, Neelima holds a PG Dip in Journalism and Mass Communication. She also took a diploma course in News Anchoring. Editor of a monthly magazine and an ELT Trainer, she is passionate about tapping her potential for Creativity and Art in their various forms. She has been quite active in the education field too, teaching English language and literature. She ran her own English language Academy for level XII students and coached aspirants of IELTS, CAT and GMAT for four years before moving to the UK in 2006. Since returning to India, she has worked with British Council, Macmillan and TOI's (Times of India) Teach India programme along with her Journalistic assignments.
Neelima believes in giving the best shot in everything she does.
Head - Programming
Delhi-based Theatre Enthusiast, Casting Director, Corporate Trainer and a Life Coach, Vineet Chopra, co-founder of The Great Indian Storytellers, has 16 years of corporate exposure and 11 years of experience in acting, writing and direction. His spectrum of work includes Comedy, Drama, Satire and Absurd, along with as Program Manager in the corporate sector. Vineet has been involved with short movies, in Screenplay & Direction apart from his usual role of a Casting Director. His Theatre shows have been featured by HT, TOI and other leading print media. His group performs around 30 shows per year on an average, having performed within Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.
Vineet has special love for Photography, Travel and Music.
Head - Communication
Alok spearheads the Corporate Communications, Logistics, Branding & Collaborations for the first edition of the Indus Valley International Film Festival which is going to be held from 25th February to 3rd March 2019. Masters in Business Administration with 15 years of experience in Collaborations, Joint Ventures, He also has to his credit management of Entertainment Events in India, Europe, South East Asia and Russia.
Col Gopal Verma (Rtd)
Head – Administration : Logistics & Security
An alumnus of prestigious IIM Ahmedabad and Delhi University, Col Gopal Verma joined the Indian Army in 1987. A war veteran and one of the top bomb experts, he fought insurgents in North East and LTTE in Sri Lanka, and later took premature retirement from the army. He has a proven career record of more than 30 years in the areas of Administration, Maintenance, Operations, Logistics, Security Management, Supply Chain Management, Provision & Procurement and Human Resources Management with reputed organizations. Currently, Gopal pursues his interests in Arts and Music. Working with a French business partner, he has been promoting contemporary Indian artists abroad.
A widely travelled person with a vast range of interests including Urdu Shayari, Hindi poetry, Classical Music and Dance and Dramatics, Gopal has published few Hindi poems and loves to teach children as a hobby.
Monjurul Islam Megh
IVIFF Coordinator – Bangladesh
Writer, Poet, Painter, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Screen playwright, Filmmaker and Producer.
Megh is owner of cineMaking, which is a production and International Distribution company based in Bangladesh. He is an Editor in Chief, online news portal www.wnewsbd.com and also Freelance consultant and distributor for International film festival worldwide.
He was a Festival Coordinator at Dhaka International Film Festival (2016, 2017, 2018), Communication Coordinator (Bangladesh) at SAARC Film Festival (2017, 2018), Festival Coordinator at 1st BIMSTEC Film Festival 2017. Megh wrote a book, made few short, documentary and Feature. He has won numerous awards for contribution in Films, Literature, Culture, and Social activities from home and abroad.
Head - Control Room
Vimal has been associated with film society movement for over three decades. Besides organising film screenings and conducting workshops and seminars about cinema, he has also started dabbling in various aspects of film making. Essentially a technocrat, Vimal’s love for the reel-world led him to perform short roles in theatre and short films. He has been involved in film festivals as Member of Preview Committee and as Jury Member. A film buff, he has attended many festivals in different cities of India and abroad.
Vimal enjoys capturing moments and emotions both in still and moving images.
Pradeep has gained 15 years of Electronic Media experience by working with well-known names like, BAG films, DD News, Jain TV, ETV, and some more. He has also done programming for different DD channels like DD Urdu, DD Bharati, DD NE, DD National, DD Kisan. His core expertise is programming. A person with multiple talents, Pradeep has also done reporting for Jain TV along with copy-writing and packaging for DD News and BAG films.
Head of Registrations
Tirna is a Research Scholar in the PhD Program at the department of Cinema Studies in the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi. She completed her graduation from the Department of Sociology at St Xavier’s College, Kolkata and Masters from the School of Arts and Aesthetics. She interned as a copywriter in Ogilvy, Kolkata from 2012-13 and Utopia Pvt Ltd in 2015. She was also a researcher with Science Communicators Forum from 2012-2014 on multiple projects in Sunderbans. She watches films as a love and also an academic compulsion.
Tirna is happiest when she’s reading and traveling.
Head - Digital Media & Outreach
Prashant is a Google Certified Digital Marketing expert. He holds a Masters in Computer Application. As an Enterprise Resource Planning Consultant, he was involved in many projects in India and in the US.
Sangeeta Bageshwar is a HR professional with 15 years of experience in the entire gamut of HR functions in various corporate houses. She also got opportunity to work with special kids for a few years to enhance her outlook of life.
Sangeeta has keen interest in self healing through Yoga and Naturopathy.
Digital & Social Media Coordinator
Monica holds a Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication and is currently pursuing Masters in the same, long distance. She worked for the musical band as Assistant Manager. Currently, working with a YouTube channel named "Wanderlust Born to Travel" as a Public Relation and Communication Executive, she also works on freelance basis with few Musicians and Bands in managing their social media or business generation. She has also been active with Cancer awareness activities at AIIMS, Delhi.
Her areas of special interest are Social Media, Public Relations, Content (Music, Fashion, Lifestyle, Movies and Books), Radio, Music Industry, Production and Event Management.
Lipika graduated in Graphic Design from Apeejay Stya University, Gurgaon. After graduating, she interned with SPIC MACAY and Barry John Acting Studio.
This youngster who likes singing English pop songs and making new friends, has huge interest in photography and film-making. As Lipika puts it comically, she loves 'shooting' people as well as knowing their stories.