Nashen Moodley

Nashe is the 1998 recipient of the Mail & Guardian/SL Student Journalist of the Year Award. He has since been an arts journalist, writing about film and culture. A film critic for the Sunday Tribune, he contributes to several other newspapers and magazines including the Sunday Times and GQ. Nashen currently holds a full-time position as manager and head programmer of one of South Africa's longest- running festivals, the Durban International Film Festival. Since 2005 he has also been a programming consultant for the Dubai International Film Festival and in December 2006 curated the first South African Film Festival in Tehran. He has also advised several other festivals, including India's International Film Festival of Kerala, South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival and Africala in Mexico City. A notable expert in his field, this year he participated as a Berlinale Talent Campus expert at the International Filmfestspiele in Berlin.

Lunch spot: Cafe 1999 Silverton Road, Durban