Founder and Artistic Director of Bangalore International Short Film Festival (started in 2010). Previously, Deputy Artistic Director of the Bangalore International Film Festival. Actor, producer, and ex-President of Suchitra Film Society - 40-year-old organization.
Anand is a Trustee at Centre for Film and Drama which is underway to start a Cinema School in 2019 and also a trustee at Suchitra Cinema & Cultural Academy. Additionally, Anand collaborates and mentors with many independent filmmakers and producers for their new ventures. His latest venture as a producer with ARISHADVARGA, an independent Kannada film premiered in London Film Festival in June 2019.
His experience with cinema is global with several International cultural Forums in his repertoire, including curating of Film Festivals and also as Jury for organizations across the globe. He is a regular visitor to Cannes, Berlinale and Goteborg Film Festival. His affiliations overseas include but is not limited to Oberhausen - Germany, Sapporo Short Film Festival - Japan and Haifa International Film Festival - Israel.
Earlier, he worked with GE in Business Market Intelligence and with Palador, a film distribution company, as a Strategic Marketing Consultant and used to head their South India operations.
Furthermore, he is the Founder/Director of CineAH, a Cinema services company and Director on Palak Paneer film productions, which works on producing Indo-European Films and the Indian Director on the board of CineSend - Digital movie sending platform.