Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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

Adrian Sitaru is a Romanian director, producer and actor, born in 1971. He has authored several short films, of which Valuri (Waves, 2007), the most well-known, has received numerous awards. He worked with Costa Gavras in the making of Amen (2002). His first feature film, Pescuit sportiv (Hooked), for which, besides being the director, he also wrote the script, has been screened at film festivals from Toronto, Palm Springs, Estoril and in the main competition of the 2009 Premiers Plans Festival in Angers, France. In 2010, his latest short film, Colivia (The Cage) won the DAAD Short Film Award at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London. She graduated in Sanskrit from SOAS and earned her MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford. Her PhD research at SOAS was on the Gujarati lyrics of Dayaram (1777-1852). She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in cinema and supervises research on Indian cinema. She has published nine books, several of which are on Indian cinema.

Dr Biju is a self taught director who debuted with Saira in 2005. Saira was selected as the opening film in the cinema of the world category at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2007. It was selected to the prestigious Indian Panorama of the Central Government of India for the year 2006 and won two Kerala State Awards in 2005. Raman (Travelogue of Invasion) and Veettilekkulla Vazhi are his well known films.

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