Anand Varadaraj

India

Anand Varadaraj is the Founder and Artistic Director of Bangalore International Short Film Festival, and it will run its 9th edition in August 2019.
He worked as Deputy Artistic Director of the Bangalore International Film Festival.
He is also the ex-President of Suchitra Film Society - 40 year old organisation and the Trustee of Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy.
Apart from being an actor, producer and he also works with many independent filmmakers and producers on advising them on their new ventures.

He works with many International cultural Forums, Film Festivals and as Jury for organisations across the globe. He is regular visitor to Cannes, Berlinale and Goteburg Film Festivals. This other recent visits include Sapporo Short Film Festival - Japan, Haifa International Film Festival - Israel and Oberhausen Short Film Festival - Germany.

In his another avatar, he is a serial entrepreneur and had is a founder on some start-ups, namely Ecoforge Advisors, Namnatverkstan and Yogamrutha Wellness.
Earlier, he worked with GE in Business Market Intelligence and with Palador, a film distribution company, as a Strategic Marketing Consultant and used to head their South India operations.

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