Artists & Speakers

Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon is an Indian actress, producer, and a former model. She has primarily worked in Bollywood films, though she appeared in a few Tamil, Kannada and Telugu films as well. read more….

Farooq Shaikh

Farooq Sheikh is an Indian actor, philanthropist and a popular television presenter. He is best known for his films during the 1970s and 1980s. His major contribution was in Parallel Cinema or the New Indian Cinema. His first major film role was in the 1973 film Garam Hawa. read more….

Lillete Dubey

Lillete Dubey has appeared in numerous Indian movies, most notably in the Mira Nair movie Monsoon Wedding, in the movie Baghban alongside Amitabh Bachchan, in Bow Barracks Forever alongside her daughter Neha Dubey, and in the movie Housefull alongside Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone. read more….

Avinash Kumar Singh

Avinash Kumar Singh is one half of a filmmaker couple that helm their production company
Turtle on a Hammock Films. Between his editor/director wife Geeta and him, they have
directed upwards of thirty documentaries, a number of which are multiple award winning. read more…


Ravi Kapoor

Trained at the East 15 School of Acting in London, and has worked professionally as an actor since 1990 in both England and America. Ravi is best know for his series regular role as Mahesh “Bug” Murthy on NBC’s Crossing Jordan, which lasted six seasons. read more….

Adil Hussain

Adil Hussain, a stage actor hailing from Goalpara in Assam, left home at the age of 27 to study acting at NSD. He has played a role in Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ and recently shot for Mira Nair’s ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’. read more….

Amit Purohit

Amit Purohit made his debut in the film Pankh with Bipasha Basu. He stars alongside Raveena Tandon in Shobhna’s 7 Nights playing at this year’s Festival. read more….


Robert Labate

Mr. Labate is well-known in the Chicago area for his work in entertainment law, particularly in the areas of structuring and financing independent film and television production. He represents national production companies and industry professionals, including producers of nationally distributed feature. read more….


Daniel Farris

Daniel Farris is an associate in Holland & Knight’s Litigation Group. Mr. Farris concentrates his litigation and transactional practice in the areas of intellectual property, technology and corporate law. read more….

Carmelita Tiu

Carmelita Tiu (“Cat”) is Corporate Counsel for VSA Partners, Inc., an independent design, branding and advertising collective. In this role, she provides legal counsel regarding the various legal issues that confront creative organizations. read more….


Sarovar Banka

Sarovar Banka is a graduate of Brown University where his first play was workshop produced and his most recent work, THE MORAL IMPLICATIONS OF TIME TRAVEL, was awarded the 2002 Weston prize for best undergraduate play. read more….