ASF Juries

Umesh Kulkarni

Film Director/ Writer

Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni is a Marathi film director. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. He is known for Marathi films such as Valu (The Wild Bull), Vihir (The Well), Deool (The Temple) and Highway.

Sunil Sukthankar

Film Director/ Writer

Sunil Sudhakar (alternate spelling) was born on May 31st, 1966 in Karad, India and since meeting female director Sumitra Bhave in 1985, has been half of their filmmaking partnership which has won awards over several decades for their works on social issues and feminism.Their films which she writes are in the Marathi language.
National Film Award for Best Feature Film : Kaasav
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi : Vaastupurush
National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues : Doghi
Best film on environment conservation preservation : Devrai