Meenakshi Shedde is India and South Asia Delegate to the Berlin Film Festival and an independent film curator, based in Mumbai, India. Winner of India’s National Award for Best Film Critic, she has been on the jury of 20 international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Karlovy Vary and Taipei. She has been India/Asia Curator/Consultant to the Toronto, Locarno, Busan, British Film Institute (BFI London), Dubai, IFFI-Goa, Kerala, Mumbai and Colombo film festivals. She has been Mentor to screenwriters and critics at film labs worldwide, including Asia Pacific Screen Lab (Australia). A senior journalist, she freelances for Variety, Screen International and Sight & Sound. She has written for or edited 17 books, mainly on cinema.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.