(Chairman, Orange Foundation)
T. Krishnanunni is one of the most reputed sound designers of Indian film industry. He has received multiple National and Kerala State Film Awards. An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune in Sound Recording & Sound Engineering, he has worked with almost all the eminent film makers of Kerala, including Adoor Gopalakrishnan, G. Aravindan and Shaji N. Karun.
(Managing Trustee, Orange Foundation& CEO- Orange Film Academy)
For the past 15 years, he has been the executive director of International Film Festival Thrissur (IFFT). As a director, he did two documentary films- Kaloharin and Koothaampala pallichi.He has also been the director of the International Folklore Film Festival.
He is a teacher, cultural activist and closely-associated with the IFFT.
Mohan Paul Kattookkaran
Great grandSon of K.W. Joseph who is known as “Father of Malayalam cinema and theater industry”. KW Joseph was an industrialist who introduced Bioscope exhibition to Kerala. Mohan Paul Kattookkaran currently owns Jose Theatre, Thrissur.
Dr. K Gopinathan
Based in Thrissur, Kerala, he is an Indian film maker, film scholar and bilingual writer on film and cultural studies. Many books to his credit and a few of them are bestowed with State awards for best book on Cinema. His participation in theatre and Film appreciation courses in school of drama and Film and Television Institute of India respectively consolidated his interest in the medium of cinema. His first feature film ‘Ithramaathram’ (2012) has received FIPRESCI award.
He is one of the senior-most Chartered Accountants in Thrissur.
He is a renowned poet, script writer and cultural activist. His work ‘Idikkaloori Panampattadi’ won Kerala Sahitya Akademi award for poetry in 2014.As a screenplay writer, he wrote scripts for three movies- Olipporu, Pathirakalam and Silencer.
Though a businessman, Paul Jos has a strong bond to the art of cinema that comes straightaway from hisfather, Jose Kattookaran, who had been a pioneer of ‘touring cinema’ in the erstwhileTravancore-Cochin or Thiru-Kochi. Paul Jose Kattookaran finished his Business management from Madras Christian College and was the Executive Vice-President of Kap-Kattoos Real Estate Pvt Ltd and the Chief Executive of Kattookaran Projects. He is also a trustee of the KW Joseph Trust.