10th Osian's-Cinefan Festival to judge 6 competitive sections

MUMBAI: The 10th Osian‘s-Cinefan Film Festival has announced the members of the six juries who will judge the competitive sections this year. The festival, which commences from 10 July and runs till 20 July, will be held in New Delhi.

These six juries comprise 22 individuals that include directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers from the international film community.

The members will preside over the awards selection for the films in competition and decide the winners in four categories namely Asian & Arab, Indian, First Features and In-Tolerance. The juries of NETPAC and FIPRESCI will announce the lifetime achievement awards.

The six juries for the 10th Osian‘s-Cinefan Festival are:

Asian Arab – President of the Jury - Christine Hakim (Indonesia), Chantal Akerman (Belgium), Wu Nien-jen (Taiwan), Kais al Zibaidi (Palestine) and Ketan Mehta (India).

Indian Competition – Rada Sesic (Netherlands), Jeffrey Jeturian (Philippines), Sai Paranjpye (India), Abolfazal Jalili (Iran) and Mohammad Bakri (Israel).

First Features – Tony Rayns (UK), Nagesh Kukunoor (India) and Vimukthi Jayasundara (Sri Lanka).

In-Tolerance – Saed Ebrahimifar (Iran), Bappaditya Bandopadhyay (India) and Gonul Donmez-Colin (Turkey)

Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) – Martine Therouanne (France), Ed Lejano (Philippines) and Arun Khopkar (India)

Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (FIPRESCI) – Adrienne Mc Kibbins (Australia), Mohammad Gallaoui (Morocco) and Meena Karnik (India)

"This year, as in the previous years, we have a very fine line-up for juries," says Osian‘s-Cinefan joint festival director Latika Padgaonkar.

Osian‘s-Cinefan, organised by Osian‘s Connoisseurs of Art in association with the Government of the NCT of Delhi, will give away approximately $250, 000 in prize money for its competition Sections and lifetime achievement awards.

Of the four competitive sections, the In-Tolerance section has been added this year and will include films that “grapple with themes and stories centering on the intolerance of our times and on efforts made to combat or overcome it.”

"We have a great collection of films – the best of the most recent from Asia and the Arab world and a few classics which have never been seen in India before,” states Osian‘s-Cinefan joint festival director Indu Shrikent.

The awards will be announced on the evening of 19 July at the closing ceremony of the festival.

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