Gary Paramanathan works at the intersection of arts, culture and community. Currently working at AFTRS, he has previously worked at Fairfield City Council in Cultural Development, Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) in Screen Culture and collaborated with a number of arts and cultural organisations. Gary is the founder and director of Colourfest Film Festival (2010-2017). He holds a Masters of International Communication from Macquarie University and also writes for the South Asian Australian publication southerncrossings.com.au. Gary is passionate about migrant and diaspora storytelling.