One of the most prolific voices and a woman of strength, Guneet Monga has been elected as the jury for the upcoming prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2022 which is set to place on 11th November.
Guneet is known for her voice as a female producer who has always backed films with innovative stories, has strived to discover new talent and constantly worked with newer & first time filmmakers to telling unique stories in languages from across India. The committee has selected Guneet alongside Egyptian screenwriter, Mohamed Hefzy, director and actor Numan Acar, popular Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde and acclaimed Sri Lankan filmmaker Vimukthi Jayasundara. The jury is part of the international jury who will select the award winners including Best Film, Screenplay, Cinematograph, Performance and Film.
On being selected as the jury, Guneet said, “I’m grateful to the members of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy to have considered and made me part of the jury for 2022. It’s an incredible initiative by the Academy in Australia and it gives me immense pleasure to be representing India. Our cinema is known to churn out incredibly high quality films, stories and I’m glad to be a representative of that in this large scheme of things globally”.
The awards will take place on November 11 as part of the larger event which is taking place between 9-13 November in Gold Coast, Australia.
Guneet Monga is an Indian film producer, executive producer of an Academy Award-winning short, a 2015 BAFTA nominee (for “The Lunchbox”), and the founder of Sikhya Entertainment a boutique film production house that produced notable films like Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1, Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2, Peddlers, The Lunchbox, Masaan, Zubaan and Pagglait.
In 2021, Guneet Monga was conferred with the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government for her significant contributions to Indo-French cinematic and cultural collaborations through films as well as her relentless work towards women empowerment through the ‘Indian Women Rising‘ collective.