Jury of the 15th Mumbai Film Festival announced
The 15th Mumbai Film Festival announced its list of jury members today. The highlights of the evening include:
- Bruce Beresford to head international Competition Jury
- Asghar Farhadi to head India Gold 2013 competition jury
- International competition jury members include Nathalie Baye, Masato Harada, Konkana Sen Sharma
- India Gold competition jury include Jill Bilcock, Waris Hussein, Siddiq Barmak, Roger Garcia
Heading the International Competition jury as the president will be director Bruce Beresford, whose 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy won the Academy Award for the Best Film. He was also nominated for Best Director in 1984 for Tender Mercies. This jury also boasts of more world class talents in the French actress Nathalie Baye, multi-faceted artist who has worked with the likes of Godard and Truffaut. There is Masato Harada too, renowned Japanese actor – director of The Last Samurai fame and our own Konkana Sen Sharma, who’s given us memorable films such as Mr and Mrs Iyer and Omkara.
The India Gold 2013 Competition section jury is equally eminent, with the Academy Award winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi heading the Jury panel as President. By his side will be the man behind the acclaimed film Osama(2004) which won him an Academy award nomination, Siddiq Barmark. More names on this list include acclaimed British actor/director Waris Hussein of Doctor Who and Passage to India fame, Jill Bilcock (Australian Film Editor and Academy Award nominee for Moulin Rouge) and Roger Garcia, the executive director of the prestigious Hong Kong International Film Festival, film critic and an authority on Asian Cinema.
The 15th Mumbai Film Festival will take place from October 17 to 24, 2013. The Festival will be held at Metro Cinema and Liberty Cinemas as the main festival venues and Cinemax, Andheri (West) as the satellite venue.