A veteran of non-fiction work as both director and producer, Geeta Sondhi’s credits include shorts, feature length films and series. Geeta has also programmed films for TIFF, worked alongside doc luminaries at the NFB, managed funding programs for Ontario Creates and pioneered web programming for ExtendMedia.
Annalisa Shoemaker is a creative producer, distributor, and founder of Suncatcher Productions. Her goal is to offer audiences intentional, representative stories that awaken - especially about women, people with disabilities, and the environment.
Mariam Zaidi is a filmmaker, film programmer, and arts manager based in Toronto. Alongside her independent film work, Zaidi is currently a film programmer at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
Kiki Adams is a filmmaker and production assistant. Adams currently acts as the Children's Education and Production Assistant as well as assists Special Events, Festival, and Programming at the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival in Massachusetts. Adams' skill set lies in producing and programming documentaries focused on her passion and interest in history and children's education.
Zainab Sultan is an award-winning journalist and a documentary filmmaker. She was raised in Saudi Arabia and spent several years working as a journalist in Doha, Qatar where she developed a passion for storytelling. She is also on the steering committee of Bitchitra Collective: Indian women in Documentary, an organization advocating for the collective rights of women and non-binary filmmakers of Indian origin in US and India.
Toronto based literary and film consultant Meenakshi Alimchandani specialises in South Asian literature and film. Meenakshi has been the Campaign and Outreach Manager for the award winning documentary To Kill A Tiger made by the acclaimed film maker Nisha Pahuja. She has also been the Canadian publicist for the renowned filmmaker Anand Patwardhan’s film The World is Family which premiered at TIFF 2023.