Meenakshi Shedde is a filmmaker, journalist, critic and independent film curator based in Mumbai. She is the South Asia Delegate to the Berlin Film Festival, where she has pre-selected films since 1998. Winner of India’s National Film Award for Best Film Critic, she has been on the jury of 20 international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin and Venice. She has been international programmer/curator/ consultant to the Berlin Film Festival, Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, Toronto (TIFF Bell Lightbox), Locarno, Busan, Dubai, IFFI-Goa, Kerala and Mumbai Film Festivals, British Film Institute (BFI, London) and Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA, Australia). A filmmaker, she has been Mentor on Script Labs and Film Critics’ Labs worldwide. A senior journalist, she freelances for Variety, Screen International, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Cahiers du Cinema, Times of India and Midday, and has written for/edited 19 books, mainly on cinema.

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