Smriti Nevatia has worked as a theatre and film critic, as script/ dialogue/ song writer for documentaries, some fiction films and a play, and as a commissioning editor for TV. In recent years she has collaborated with filmmaker Nishtha Jain on several documentary projects, including City of Photos and Lakshmi and Me.

Smriti has participated in conferences on media and gender issues and cultural studies, and conducts workshops on cinema and scriptwriting with students of film, media and social work. She is part of  a Bombay-based feminist collective, and sees Queer Nazariya as bringing together her professional, political and personal engagements.

Sophie Parisse has collaborated extensively with Vikalp, Films for Freedom, since its inception in 2004. Also a film curator with the Nova Cinema, Brussels, she worked with both collectives on a festival of Indian Independent Cinema in Brussels, and on a response in India called Let It Be – a travelling package from the Belgian Independent Film Festival.

Sophie is curator of Ciné Liberté, a monthly screening in collaboration with the Alliance Française de Bombay, of films that broadly scrutinize human rights. She was also actively associated with CineLabia, monthly screenings by the queer collective LABIA (Lesbian and Bisexuals in Action) of queer- and women-oriented films

Queer Nazariya is her first festival venture of films relating to gender and sexuality.