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Meet our diverse & extremely passionate group of 'Expert Storiculturists',

who are now actively participating in our mission of empowering native stories for global consumption & appreciation.


He has 22+ years of experience as an  International Film Producer ...

Ace producer since 2008 and member of the French Independent Producers’ Union (SPI), he was president of the French PROCIREP development fund in 2017, member of the CNC Cinema du monde commission and member of the North of France Regional commission from 2014 - 2018, as well as Media Expert for the European Commission.

Marc Irmer

[International Producer] >


She was Head of Acquisition & Sales at Memento Films Intl. for 12+ yrs ...

With an intimate knowledge of all the major festivals and markets, she was appointed for 12+ yrs as the head of sales & acquisition at Memento Films, a high-end arthouse and cutting-edge genre sales agency, designated to accompany and curating high-profile, director driven projects. Since Jan 2020, she works as an independent consultant.

Tanja Meissner


[Festival & Sales Strategist] >

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He has 15+ years of experience as a  Belgian Film Producer ...

Co-founder of production companies like Wrong Men and  10.80 Films, Benoit has 15+ yrs of experience as a Producer in which, he has co-produced over 25 features, docus & short films. These have travelled festivals like Cannes, Sundance, TIFF, Tribecca, Busan, etc. In 2018, he co-produced 'Patser' by Adil El Arbi & Billal Fallah, which broke all box office records in Belgium, as well as The Netherlands.

Benoit Roland

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She has been an international Festival Curator & Film Critic ...

Meenakshi Shedde is South Asia Consultant to the Berlin Film Festival, National Award-winning critic and curator to festivals worldwide.

As a freelance journalist, she contributes to Variety, Screen International, Cahiers du Cinema, Forbes Life India, Sunday Midday, CNN-News18 and

Meenakshi Shedde

[Script & WIP Mentor] >


He manages acquisitions and productions for International..

Jonas studied Political Sciences, and then Film Production at La Fémis, the French national film school. He worked at Backup Films on international film financing, at Wild Bunch on international sales and at Adama Pictures as a production supervisor on short-form TV series. In April 2017, he joined the recently-founded Charades where he is now managing acquisitions and productions.

Jonas Benhaiem

[International Producer>

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He has been a Film Critic and a

Film Festival Curator for 15+ yrs ..

Sachin has been writing about cinema for over 25 years., and is a well-known Film Critic & Film Festival Curator.

He has been teaching Film Appreciation at several colleges in Goa. Among other interests, he is also a Radio Jockey with All India Radio's FM Rainbow for over two decades and a cricket commentator for AIR.

Sachin Chatte


[Script Analyst] >


He is an Urbanologist, Novelist, Anthropologist, Screenwriter ...

With a multi-faceted career as an urbanologist, Rahul  brings a combination of anthropology & visual ethnography to urban practice at his firm 'Urbz'. 

His successful young adult novel was nominated for the Crossword prize in 2012. He has co-produced short films that have been shown at various International forums, eg. at MOMA, New York in 2014.

Rahul Srivastava

[Story Culturist] >


He is a Participatory Workshop Designer, Urbanologist ...

As the co-founder 'Urbz', his work has been exhibited around the world in biennials and museums such as the MoMA (NY), the MAXXI (Rome), the MAK (Vienna), the Istanbul Design Biennial,the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and Sao Paulo Cultural Center. 

Matias has developed an expertise in the organization of participatory design workshops, & is  interested in urban development and culture.

Matias Echanove

[Global Impact Designer] >