Join Avid Learning for a third Film Appreciation Workshop conducted by Independent Film Curator and Award-Winning Critic Meenakshi Shedde, Winner of India’s National Film Award for Best Film Critic, Jury Member at 20 International Film Festivals, including Cannes, Berlin and Venice, and South Asia Delegate to the Berlin International Film Festival. Come discover a treasure trove beyond Bollywood, of regional films pan-India, across various languages such as Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese and more, and learn why these fearless and original films are winning international praise and gaining popularity in the digital age!
Meenakshi Shedde is India and South Asia Delegate to the Berlin Film Festival (since 1998) and independent film curator, based in Mumbai. 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 India/Asia/ International Curator/Consultant to the Berlin, Toronto, Locarno, Busan, British Film Institute (BFI London), Dubai, IFFI-Goa, Kerala, Mumbai and Colombo Film Festivals and Kochi Muziris Biennale. A filmmaker, she has also been Mentor on Script Labs and Film Critics' Labs worldwide. A senior journalist, she freelances for media worldwide, including Variety, Screen International, Sight & Sound, Film Comment, Cahiers du Cinema and Midday, and has written for/edited 17 books, mainly on cinema.Read more