Every creative work deserves a fair chance to be in the limelight and we at BIFF ensure that.


A unique opportunity to explore ideas with notable experts from Bollywood and to share their mesmerizing experiences.


Bollywood international Film Festival (BIFF) is an organised cultural showcase of films around the world.


Launched in January 2020, Bollywood International Film Festival – BIFFMumbai now in its 3rd year is founded by some of the best known actors, directors and film professionals. BIFF Mumbai intends to provide a place that connects the film lovers makers around the world.

Our 2021 Jury

Mentors & Associates

Yashpal Sharma

Yashpal Sharma is a well known bollywood actor and director best known for his performances in hindi movies like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Lagaan, Gangaajal, Ab Tak Chhappan, Apaharan, Singh Is Kinng, Aarakshan, Rowdy Rathore and many more. He made a low-key Bollywood debut with a barely noticed cameo in Govind Nihalani's Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa but Lagaan gave him the recognition and after that there was no look back. An alumnus of the National School of Drama, Yashpal Sharma is extremely fond of the stage. The on screen bad man is a soft spoken and humble human being in real life.


Ajay Brahmatmaj is a film critic, journalist and blogger. He has worked as a critic for Dainik Jagran, and maintains a popular Hindi blog, Chavanni Chap.He has written: Apne Apne Amitabh, Amitabh Bachchan- Har Pal Roshan, ...Chalegi kya?, Interview Series: Anurag Kashyap, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Aise Bani Lagaan, Aamir Khan 2006, Baatein Cinema Ki Ateet Ke Aine Mein-2006, Irfan ... Aur Kuchh Panne Kore Rah Gaye, Baatein Cinema Ki - Saal 2019, Aitihasik Filmon ka Kal aur Aaj, Interview Series Anubhav Sinha, Baatein Cinema ki- Saal 2018, Cinema Meri Jaan Part 1, Cinema Meri Jaan Part 2


Nandita Puri

Nandita puri is a popular Indian journalist by profession and the wife of famous bollywood actor Om Puri. She got married to Om puri in 1993. Nandita published a book named ‘Unlikely Hero: The story of Om Puri in 2009.


Ashok Mishra

A national film awardee for best screenplay and alumni of national school of drama, Ashok ji is an Indian film writer and lyricist mostly known for his film Welcome to sajjanpur directed by Shyam Benegal ji . Well done abba , conflict are some of the noted films he's known for .

Ashok Rane

Ashok Rane is a twice National Award-winning film critic and an author of several books on cinema. He has been a jury member for various national & international film festivals, like Toronto International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, 64th & 66th National Award, IFFI-2011, Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI) and many more. He has been writing for International and National Cinema for all major media houses since year 1977. He has been conducting Film Appreciation, Script Writing & Film Making Workshops regularly for students and professionals since 1990 in the country and abroad. His published works are ‘Cinemachi Chittarkatha’ (a book on the history of World Cinema), ‘Chitra Manatala’ (a book on Indian classics), ‘Anubhav’ (a book giving an autobiographical account of life and career of one of the renowned filmmakers of India late Mr. Basu Bhattacharya), ‘Sakhkhe Sobti’, ‘Chitrapat Ek Prawas’, ‘Views & Thoughts on Script writing’, ‘Montage’, ‘Cinema Pahanara Manus’ etc.

Pratibha Sharma

Ms Pratibha Sharma (Pratibha Sumann) is an award-winning actress, writer and director, based out in Mumbai. She is an extremely ambitious cinema buff who is writing history with her stories. Her recent documentary film “Aamo Akha Ek” has won many awards nationally & internationally. As a filmmaker she makes films that rekindle and reactivate affirmative life values. She draws the best out of the world around her, exposing and bringing to light the beauty that lies hidden in the debris of human failings. She has co-produced and directed many short films and documentaries.