About The Speaker
Namita Lal — PARTNER, NUTZABOUTME
I met Abhay at the red carpet event of the opening film of 2017 Sg.Saiff - the very first year of its launch in Singapore . I was most impressed with the list of films being screened from countries in South Asia. After the event, Abhay and I discussed a common passion - a love for women producers, directors, women centric themes and I decided to become a part of the festival. I had already embarked on this journey with my Nutzaboutme media company and Sg.Saiff was a perfect fit. I was proud to host a panel in 2018 on the theme of Recognition of Female Sexuality in South Asian cinema with Oscar winning French producers, film critics and Indian directors. Going forward we will be featuring more such themes in the context of the movies being presented. I feel extremely privileged to welcome award winning films in the showcase category , global and Asian premieres in the competition category and a very esteemed jury to the third edition of sg.saiff . Onward and forward for the growth of independent films in the region with festivals such as Singapore South Asian International Film Festival.