English director Hugh Hudson to head Mumbai International Film Festival Jury
Hugh Hudson, whose film Chariot of Fire won nominations for Academy Award and Palme d’Or at Cannes Film festival will preside over the Jury of International Competition at the 13th Mumbai International Film Festival (MAMI). The festival will be held from October 13-20, 2011.
Canadian-born director Roger Spottiswoode, who directed films like Tomorrow Never Dies and The 6th Day; Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski and Korean director Na Hong-Jin known for films like The Chaser and The Yellow Sea will comprise the Jury of the International Competition.
The main menu of the festival will be Cinemax Versova. Apart from that, screenings will also take place at Metro Big Cinema and Cinemax Sion.
Dimensions Mumbai Jury will be headed by Dhobi Ghat director Kiran Rao. The Jury will comprise Vikramaditya Motwane, Nishikant Kamat, Onir, and Renuka Shahane.
Dimensions Mumbai is the competition section for short films by the Youth of Mumbai below the age of twenty five, on any aspect of the city.
Basu Chatterjee, director of films like Rajnigandha, Chitchor and Chameli Ki Shaadi will chair the Harmony Celebrate Age Jury.
Celebrate Age is a new section which was introduced in the festival last year: it is open to ad-films, short fiction films, documentaries and feature length films made on the theme of growing old with dignity.