We are 100% Volunteer board working to meet the targets set for the film fest. The team contributes their time and dollars to make this event happen and to make a positive impact in the community by encouraging filmmaking and the artist in the local and world community
Founder of NCISAFF, Franklin Flicks International Film Fest, Photographer, Poet, Screenplay Writer. She has been locally involved in different aspects of filmmaking and been part of films that have won awards internationally. She believes in making positive change in community by showcasing international culture and being the agent of change by volunteering many hours in the year to encourage film artist and others artist bringing forth important themes prevalent in the world. Her goal is to bring world peace, encourage diversity, unity, promote 8 dimensions of health and wellness.
Gauri Believes "Compassion is the key to happiness"
Founder and Director of RISHIKESH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017-2021, offers film screenings, art exhibitions, artist and author talks, and music and dance performances focused on Spirituality & Creativity and Eco & Social Solution Projects, including some landmark events: 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for Transcendental Meditation in Rishikesh; I Am Loving Kindness - Baba Ram Dass Tribute; Let It Be Satsang with Mooji Baba; World Peace Meditation; Kirtan Fest; 108 Gayatri Mantra Ceremony; and Panel & Discussion Sessions – Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life, Spirituality and Seva, We are Shakti, and Embracing the Goddess – with spiritual and creative leaders from around the world.
This year’s Online festival on May 22-24, 2021, in association with NCISAFF and Franklin Flicks International Film Fest, we come together to bring a full spectrum of films and events – focused on yoga, meditation, kirtan, and the beauty of life – to share with the world.
NCISAFF & FFIFF Beverly has been involved with the FFIFF since the beginning in 2014 and has assisted in film making process by providing story line for Tapestry: Music of the Mills, and was also involved in interviewing the cast for Crossing Borders: An American Story which are both locally made films. She has also been involved in film selection process for NCISAFF and FFIFF.
Since 2012, Ketki has volunteered her time as a volunteer for NCISAFF and FFIFF until she took office as a Board Member in 2019 for both festivals. She has assisted in many film making projects with Yadvi-The Dignified Princess, Welcome to North Carolina, Crossing Borders: An American Story, and many others. She has also been involved in film selection process for both festivals. She is also an artist who
Liesa Johnson is a graduate of Central Carolina with a Broadcasting degree in Applied Sciences. She has also studied Teaching at Fayetteville Technical Community College and Commercial art and Advertising at International Fine Arts College, and minored in Fashion and Interior design. Liesa has enjoyed participating in theater since childhood and later in both theater and film productions as production crew and or costume designer, in the North Carolina area since 2012. She is currently a teacher for Wake County Public Schools.
Volunteering to help promote the festival. Jyoti has been volunteering her time to assist NCISAFF, FFIFF in promoting the festival. She herself is the Founder and President of RVP Charitable Organization, www.rvpco.com. She is an American Actress who won awards for her three full feature films made in USA, 9 Eleven, The Golden Years, and Yadvi - The dignified princess.