Panel of Jury

Alexa Weik von Mossner
Michael von Mossner
Geetha Bakilapadavu

Alexa Weik von Mossner is a film and literary scholar at the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. Before embarking on her academic career, she worked for several years in the German film and television industry as a production manager and later scriptwriter. From 2011-2014 she curated the environmental documentary film series Green Visions at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich.

Michael von Mossner is a scriptwriter and producer for German television. In the course of his professional career he has written and produced a large number of movies, TV series and documentary films. He has also been involved in international co-productions and in the development of several mini-series for the European market.

Geetha Bakilapadavu is Associate Professor at BITS Pilani. She has over sixteen years of teaching experience and has taught courses in the areas of Literature and Film Studies, Short Film Making, Technical Communication and Humanities & Design. Her areas of current research include Film Studies and Digital Humanities. She was a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, in the summer of 2015. She has directed two short documentary films and has poems published in anthologies. Apart from journal publications, she has edited an anthology of essays entitled, “Exploring Science Fiction: Text and Pedagogy”. Currently, she is working on a Musical Documentary on the Music of Langas and Manganiars from Western Rajasthan

Our distinguished Jurors in the previous editions

  1. Prof. Anjali Monteiro, Professor (Mumbai Campus), Dean – School of Media and Cultural Studies, TATA Institute of Social Sciences (
  2. Prof. K. P. Jayasankar, Professor (Mumbai Campus), Chairperson -Centre for Critical Media Praxis, School of Media and Cultural Studies, TATA Institute of Social Sciences (
  3. Prof. Salma Monani, Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, Gettysburg College, USA (