Nashen Moodley is the director of the Sydney Film Festival since 2012, after stepping down from his role as Manager/Head of Programming of the Durban International Film Festival, which he held since 2001. During his eight years at the helm, Sydney Film Festival has grown vastly. 2019, the event’s 66th year, marked highest ever
attendance at the festival. As a highly respected international film programmer, Nashen has worked as an Industry Consultant at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and as an Expert at the Berlinale Talent Campus. From 2005 to 2017 he held the positions of Director of Asia and Africa Programmes and Director of Cinema of the World for the Dubai
International Film Festival. He has been a jury member at various film festivals worldwide, including the San Sebastian, Busan, Toronto, Rotterdam, El Gouna, Durban and Tokyo film festivals.