Actor & Entrepreneur Shylaja Chetlur is the Founder, Chairperson & managing trustee with Director Naga & Filmmaker Arunmani on the trust board. Hotelier Nina Reddy, & Educationist Sri Nisha Elamaran are patrons. Actor/producer Mrithula Chetlur, NSE Arbitrator C N Arunkumar & Financial consultant B. Ramakrishanan, are on the advisory board of CRT.
Since its inception in 2012 Cinema Rendezvous has had a series of ‘dates’ which are interactive discussions with prominent film personalities, special screenings, art / craft / technique related workshops and panel discussions. The Bala Kailasam Memorial Award since 2015 was an annual recognition with a cash prize, for national-level excellence in documentary filmmaking having a Social impact. CRISFF (International Short Film Festival) and Pennai Female Focus Film Festival are CRT’s endeavours starting in 2022.