A graduate of the University of Natal, Nashen Moodley won the Mail & Guardian/SL Student Journalist of the Year award in 1998.
Since then, he has written on film and culture for the M&G, The Sunday Independent, GQ, Daily News, The Mercury, The Star, The Independent on Saturday, and Cape Argus. He is the film critic for Sunday Tribune and contributes to several other newspapers and magazines. Moodley is currently the manager and head programmer of the Durban International Film Festival, South Africa’s longest-running film festival and, since 2005, he has been a programming consultant for the Dubai International Film Festival.
He is also an international advisor to Cinema Festa Internazionale di Roma, and in December 2006 he programmed the first South African Film Festival in Tehran.
Lunch Spot: Cafe 1999, Durban