Kochi: Indian Ad Filmmakers Association (IAM), an organization of ad filmmakers, was formed for the welfare of the people working in the sector. The founders said IAM is the first such organization in this sector in India. The initial talks regarding the formation of this organization were held in the leadership of the late Mathew Paul, an ad film maker of high repute.
The meeting of the organizing committee held in Kochi elected Jabbar Kallarackal as President, Sijoy Varghese as General Secretary and Jismon as Treasurer of the organization. The other office-bearers include Bhanuprakash, Shibu Anthikad (Vice Presidents); Sleeba Varghese, Faizal Raasi (Joint Secretaries) and Arunraj Kartha (Joint Treasurer). A 15-member Executive Committee was also formed.
The founders said the association has been formed with a social outlook as it will make efforts to mould new talents and organize training programs by eminent people in the sector while giving priority in finding solutions to the problems faced by the sector. They also said activities for the good of the society will be organized from time to time.