Meet our 2 x 3 judges for 2017
for the 3 Auroville categories

Films made by Aurovilians, bioregion residents or guests of Auroville
Films made about Auroville and/or the bioregion
Films made by students of Auroville and/or of the bioregion


radhika-khanna800Radhika Khanna

Radhika Khanna is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication, Pondicherry University. She has a PhD from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millai Islamia, New Delhi. She has been working since three decades in the field of ‘Communication for Social Change’ and ‘Theatre-in-Education’. Her specialisations are in film studies, documentary films, photojournalism and digital journalism.





Aravindan.G.P. is an alumni of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.  His works, both in fiction and non-fiction are well received. The films he has collaborated as a cinematographer has been screened in many  festivals, apart from being selected for the Indian National Award.

He was recently selected for Kyoto Film Makers Lab, to shoot a small Jidaigeki film with an international crew. His interest lies in telling good stories which portrays the transcending nature of human spirit. He strongly believes that Auroville and Pondicherry will play a pivotal role in Future Cinema and in contributing to the Indian Cinema Theory.



davJeanluc Buro

After studying cinema at the University Paris VII, DoP and lighting at evening courses of the Idhec (Institute of Higher Cinematographic Studies), I turned to report photography:
Early 80s, after a trip in Brazil I was rewarded with an exhibition at the “Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie” of Arles and press releases
In the 80s and 90s, for the women’s and musical press, I shot numerous portraits of rock stars and cultural figures in Paris and London.

While continuing to take photos and make videos for the large company corporate communication, I have turned towards the teaching and production of very short meditative formats in connection with Indian spirituality.

This year I realized the ‘live broadcast’ of the European Kundalini Yoga festival.

I also teach cinema and video communication at a French engineering school and facilitate workshops in a cultural community setting.


for the category of international films that develop the theme of Human Unity


kavitha800Kavitha Urvasie

A third generation Aurovilian, Kavitha, 26, is Indian/Dutch by nationality. She studied at the Kodaikanal International School in India, receiving her International Baccalaureate and then studied Sustainable Development in the Leiden University in the Netherlands. Kavitha has focused her thesis on intentional communities through the Auroville lens in 2013, and has since been working towards connecting Auroville to the Global Ecovillage Network. She currently works at YouthLink, a service which she helped found in Auroville in 2015. YouthLink is a platform for young adults to access information for integration in Auroville and to initiate educational and community building projects together. She continuous to be interested in developing her skills as a facilitator and is eager to continue exploring holistic curriculum design for the Auroville community. She believes that there is potential for each intentional community to offer unique learning opportunities to the world and that these conscious spaces are where many solutions could be born.


charu800Charudutta Ram Prabhudesai

Charudatta Ram Prabhudesai is a Goan by birth and spirit.
He has a master’s in Fine Art (painting)​, from M.S.University, Baroda​.
He lives in Auroville.










moghan800Moghan (Jean Luc) Mehlem

Moghan (Jeanluc Mehlem), 66 years old, was born in France and has been in Auroville for the last ten years. Previous to coming here, he worked as an actor (films and theatre), as a theatre director and as a teacher of drama.