Indian independent filmmaker Supriyo Sen will serve on the ‘Mecenat’ Jury at the Busan International Film Festival 2012. The BIFF Mecenat Jury will select and award the winners for the best Asian documentary presented in the Wide Angle section.
Supriyo Sen has produced and directed feature and short documentaries such as The Nest (2000), Way Back Home (2003), Hope Dies Last in War (2007) and Wagah (2009).
The Nest (2000) won National Award for the Best Film on environmental issues. Way Back Home (2003) received BBC Audience Award for the best documentary in Commonwealth Film Festival at Manchester and National Award for the best documentary on social issues.
Sen’s Hope Dies Last in War (2007), was funded by Asian Network Documentary (AND) of the 2006 Asian Cinema Fund (ACF).Furthermore, with his film Wagah (2009), he received several awards that include the Berlin Today Award at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival and the Best Short Documentary at the 2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
The other members of the Jury are journalist, film critic and festival director of Visions du Réel from Switzerland Luciano Barisone and Mun Jeong-hyun, documentary filmmaker from Korea.
The 17th Busan International Film Festival will be held from October 4-13, 2012.