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Directeur/trice de festival

Shivani Pandya

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DIFF Managing Director

As the Managing Director of the Dubai International Film Festival, Shivani Pandya holds the mandate to direct strategic and operational aspects of the festival. Prior to her current role, Shivani was the executive director of the festival. She has been with DIFF since its beginnings in 2004 and contributed to the successful management of the festival project plan while overseeing the festival’s marketing and operations departments.Shivani’s previous responsibilities were as a member of the Dubai Media City – Business Development team since 2000. In her capacity, she added considerable industry specific experience towards developing a strategy for nurturing the film industry in Dubai and promoting it as a location of choice for film production.During her tenure, she established the media cluster’s broadcasting department, and facilitated the addition of more than 20 international broadcasters under the DMC umbrella.She holds a Baccalaureate Honours degree in Economics from Delhi University and a Masters in Marketing and Communications from the Xavier’s Institute of Communication in Mumbai, India.

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DIFF Managing Director

As the Managing Director of the Dubai International Film Festival, Shivani Pandya holds the mandate to direct strategic and operational aspects of the festival. Prior to her current role, Shivani was the executive director of the festival. She has been with DIFF since its beginnings in 2004 and contributed to the successful management of the festival project plan while overseeing the festival’s marketing and operations departments.Shivani’s previous responsibilities were as a member of the Dubai Media City – Business Development team since 2000. In her capacity, she added considerable industry specific experience towards developing a strategy for nurturing the film industry in Dubai and promoting it as a location of choice for film production.During her tenure, she established the media cluster’s broadcasting department, and facilitated the addition of more than 20 international broadcasters under the DMC umbrella.She holds a Baccalaureate Honours degree in Economics from Delhi University and a Masters in Marketing and Communications from the Xavier’s Institute of Communication in Mumbai, India.