Meet Naresh Malik, #GIFF15 Narrative Film Judge

NeshanMalikThe 2015 GI Film Festival includes a brand new category: Narrative Film. The competition will be judged by Naresh Malik, a 15-year veteran of the entertainment industry.

Malik is the CEO at Zonzia Media Inc, a new over-the-top ( OTT) streaming media company bringing  engaging entertainment directly to the viewers. He was formally the President of Media and Creative Services at Reliance MediaWorks (RMW), India’s fastest growing film and entertainment services company and a member of the Reliance Group.

Malik became involved with the GI Film Festival after an introduction to co-founder, Brandon Millett. He immediately connected with the mission of GIFF and sharing the stories of veterans with the world through film. Having grown up in Army Cantonments, “my life carries a great influence from this honorable service,” explained Malik.

“I am a great believer of the art of visually presenting to the world what otherwise stays in your mind’s eye. Seeing the content produced directly by the GI’s or inspired by them, takes that vision way beyond anyone’s imagination,” said Malik. “What happens on the war-front is difficult to imagine for a civilian that lives a secure life gifted to him through the bravery and sacrifices of our brave soldiers.”

“I wish that through GIFF and other distribution efforts this content reaches the audience across the world. It truly deserves a global audience and has the ability to influence the end goal of every war: peace”