Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jury of 16th International Film Festival of Kerala 2011 - FIPRESCI JURY

Aijaz Gul, is a film critic and a prolific writer. He earned his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Cinema from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. His articles have been compiled into three books: Lights Camera Action (Urdu) in 1991, French Films (English) in 1991 and Dhundli Tasweer (Urdu) in 1992. He has authored a chapter on Pakistani Films for a book on films from Asian countries published in Delhi in 2002. He is a member of NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) and FIPRESCI (International Film Critics Association). Aijaz Gul lives in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Roberto Donati graduated in Modern Literature and Film Studies. He has published a book on the theme of nostalgia in the films of Sergio Leone and an anthology of short stories. He is currently working on TV series and feature films.

N. Vidyashankar is a freelance film critic and has been writing on world cinema and Kannada cinema in both English and Kannada language for over three decades. He has been associated with film society movement since 1977 and is presently Secretary of Suchitra Film Society, Bangalore. He is also the founder Trustee of Suchitra School of Cinema and Dramatic Arts. He initiated the establishment of Bangalore International Film Festival (BIFFES) and was the Executive Director of the first three editions of the festival. He has compiled a book on European Film theories in Kannada and edited a book on African Cinema.

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