IFFI International Jury To Be Headed By Shekhar Kapur
MUMBAI, (IANS) – The 54th edition of the International Film Festival of India, which is to be held in Goa from November 20-28, has announced its International Jury panel.
The jury will be headed by acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who is known for films like ‘Bandit Queen’, ‘Mr. India’ and ‘Masoom’.
The international jury members include Spanish cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine, who is known for his collaborations with Pedro Almodovar, producer Jerome Paillard, producer Catherine Dussart, and producer Helen Leake.
They will judge the International Competition and Best Debut Feature Film of a Director Award at the Festival.
The ‘International Competition’ is a selection of 15 acclaimed feature films of important genres, representing the emerging trends in the aesthetic sense and politics of film as envisioned by masters and young voices alike.
The international jury will select the winner of the coveted Best Film Award which includes the Golden Peacock, Rs 40 lakh monetary component, and certificates for the Director and Producer.
Apart from the Best Film, the jury will also give verdicts on the winners in the Best Director, Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female), and Special Jury Prize categories.
The ‘Competition for Best Debut Feature Film of a Director’ section will see seven debutants competing for the coveted Silver Peacock, Rs 10 lakh, and a certificate.
Earlier, it was announced that the Manipuri film ‘Andro Dreams’ will be the opening film of the Indian Panorama non-feature section.