Wednesday, November 18, 2015

46th IFFI 2015- International Jury headed by Shekhar Kapur constituted.



An international jury headed by  Shekhar Kapur (Jury Chairman has been set up for deciding the Peacock awards in the ensuing edition of the International Film Festival of India. Other members are Julia Jentsch ,Actress, Germany, JEON Kyu-hwan ,Director, Korea, Michael Radford, Director/Screenwriter, UK, Suha Arraf, Director- Screenwriter ,Palestinian
Shekhar Kapur ‘s known  films are Masoom, Mr India, and the controversial Bandit Queen, Elizabeth and Golden Age and Newyork ,I love you..
Julia Jentsch began her acting career at M√ľnchner Kammerspiele where she played Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello and Sophocles' Antigone. In 2004, she had her breakthrough with the movie The Edukators by Hans Weingartner.. For her role as Sophie Scholl she won an award as Best European Actress, best actress at Deutscher Filmpreis and the Silver Bear at Berlinale Film Festival. Julia Jentsch played in Effie Briest (2009, Hermine Huntgeburth), The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich (2012, Antonin Svoboda), Hannah Arendt (2012, Margarethe von Trotta) and The Have-Nots (2015, Florian Hofmeister).
JEON Kyu-hwan Director, Korea made his directorial debut without having any formal educational background. Starting with Mozart Town, his debut feature in 2008, he made the Town trilogy, including Animal Town (2009) and Dance Town (2010) by employing an art house film production method. A number of his films have won awards and accolades around the world.
MichaelRadford Director/Screenwriter, UK Michael Radford was born in India of a British father and an Austrian mother and started his career as a freelance documentary director .His film  Another Time Another Place selected in the Cannes Film Festival (Director's Fortnight), selected as best movie of the year by Cahiers du Cinema and winner of the Prix Henry Langlois, the Bafta Award for best newcomer, and 15 other international prizes. His next film Nineteen Eighty Four with Richard Burton and John Hurt established his international reputation, winning many a  prizes, including the Francois Truffaut director's award, and the British Film Award for best director. His third film White Mischief  followed by his most famous film: Il Postino, for which he won five Academy Award nominations (including best director, best screenwriter and best picture), two BAFTA awards for Best Director and Best Foreign Movie, and more than 20 other awards worldwide.

JEON Kyu-hwan Director, Korea made his directorial debut without having any formal educational background. Starting with Mozart Town, his debut feature in 2008, he made the Town trilogy, including Animal Town (2009) and Dance Town (2010) by employing an art house film production method. A number of his films have won awards and accolades around the world.


Suha Arraf Director, Screenwriter and Producer Suha Arraf was born in the Palestinian village of Melyia, near Lebanon. She began her film career as a documentary film-maker. Her docu-film Women of Hamas (2010) received 13 awards at international film festivals. Suha's first two screenplays, The Syrian Bride and Lemon Tree both directed by well-known director Eran Riklis, received international acclaim, with the latter winning the Best Screenplay Award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Her first feature film Villa Touma (2014) was screened at top festivals like Venice, Toronto, London, and many others. In 2014 Suha was listed in Variety Magazine's "Top 10 Screenwriters to Watch". Filmography Director 2004: Good Morning Jerusalem, Documentary 2007: Hard Ball, Documentary 2010: Women of Hamas, Documentary 2014: Villa Touma, Feature Screenwriter 2004: The Syrian Bride 2008: Lemon Tree 2014: Villa Touma.

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