Dr. R. N. Shukul
Chairperson, Media & Communications Department
Manipal University, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Shukul is a media professional with over 20 years of rich & diverse industry experience ranging from corporate communications to films, television shows to documentaries.

In addition to this, he has around 10 years of experience in media academics involving designing facilities, curriculum, administering and teaching post-graduate and under-graduate level students.



Mr. Brendan Goeckel
Producer, Director & Writer
Garrett Park Films LLC, Washington DC, USA

Brendan comes with over 20 years of experience in non-fiction programming. He has produced over 75 hours of internationally broadcast programming for clients as diverse as National Geographic Television, 20th Century Fox, Discovery, Volvo, Animal planet and Turner Original Productions.


Mr. Pathy Aiyar
Actor, Writer & Filmmaker
Mumbai, India

Pathy is a theatre-person at heart with over 20 years of experience on the stage. He has travelled the world with his critically acclaimed solo ‘Bhagat Singh' and was last seen in the stage adaptation of Paulo Coelho's ‘Alchemist'. In addition to stage, Pathy has made numerous corporate films, lent his voice to productions and written screenplays.


Ms. Nayla Al Khaja
D-Seven Motion Pictures, Dubai, UAE

Nayla Al Khaja is the first woman film producer in the UAE and the CEO of D-Seven Motion Pictures and D-Seven FZ-LLC. Her recent films include ‘The Neighbour' which won the Special Jury Prize in Dubai International Film Festival 2013 and ‘Glimpse' which won the Special Mention Prize in Gulf Film Festival 2012. Arabian Business Awards 2012 named her as one of the most influential Arabs in the world!


Mr. Farid Ismail
Paris, France

Farid is a French film director with Columbian and Egyptian origins. He graduated with a Masters in Cinema from Paris la Sorbonne Nouvelle in 2007. Passionate and determined, he as independently directed more than a dozen creative shorts including ‘Absence‘, ‘ Dark Moon', ‘Le Sommeil' and ‘Le Magicien Dose'. Farid won 2nd Prize in the Pepsi Best Viral Ads Competition.