Marco Mueller, Umesh Kulkarni, Panah Panahi on 12th Osian’s Cinefan Jury
The 12th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival which will be held in New Delhi from 27 July to 5 August 2012 has announced its Jury. 38 countries will participate with a total number of 175 films (see lineup here).
The Jury for the Asian and Arab Competition comprises Marco Mueller, Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival; painter and filmmaker Muzaffar Ali (Umrao Jaan); Iranian filmmaker Ali Mosaffa, Egyptian filmmaker Magdi Ahmed Ali; and American filmmaker James V Hart.
The Jury for the Indian Competition comprises Hamid Dabashi, cultural critic and author from Iran; Indian film critic Khalid Mohamed; Indian theatre director and actor Lillete Dubey; Annemarie Jacir, filmmaker from Jordan; author Atiq Rahimi from Afghanistan; and Dutch documentary filmmaker Sonia Herman Dolz.
The Jury for the First Features Competition is made up of Hüseyin Karabey from Marmara; Korean director Jeon Kyu-hwan; and National award winning Indian filmmaker Gurvinder Singh.
The Jury for Shorts Competition comprises Iranian Filmmaker Panah Panahi; Indian filmmakers Ashvin Kumar and Umesh Kulkarni.
Klaus Eder, General Secretary of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI); Dr. Shoma A. Chatterji, film scholar and journalist from India; and Tarek el- Shinnawi, writer and filmmaker from Egypt will comprise the FIPRESCI Jury.