21st International Film Festival of Kerala 2016-Jury finalised
A Meera Sahib
The Kerala State Chalachitra Academy has finalised the main Jury for the current edition of the 21 st IFFK.
Michel Khleifi is an Arab (born in Israel) film writer, director and producer, presently based in Belgium. He has received several awards, including the International Critics’ Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Shell at San Sebastián International Film Festival and the André Cavens Award in 1987 for his film Wedding in Galilee. Khleifi currently teaches at INSAS.
Seema Biswas is an Indian film and theatre actress from Assam who shot into prominence with the role of Phoolan Devi in Shekhar Kapur's film Bandit Queen (1994) Biswas won the 1996 National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Bandit Queen.
Serik Aprymov is a filmmaker and writer from Kazakhstan. Following his military service, he took up film studies in directing at the Moscow Film School (VGIK). He was one of the young Kazakh talents who attended the workshop of well-known Russian director Sergei Solovyov in 1989. The first feature film of Aprymov, Kijan (Last Stop) (1992), received international acclaim but angered the natives of his village, who were shocked at his portrayal of their lives. Aprymov's second film was never released, but his third feature, properly named Aksuat (1998), revealed again his keen eye for realistic detail and was successful at the 1998 Eurasia Film Festival in Almaty
Baran Kosari is an Award winning Iranian actress, model and designer. The Best Papa of the World (1991) was her first acting experiment. Since then she has appeared in some of the films of her mother Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Nargess (1991), The Blue-Veiled (1994), Ordibehesht Lady (1997), Kish Stories (Rain and Landsman episode - 1998), Under The Skin Of The City (2000), Our Times etc.
Pedro Pimenta is the Programme Director of Durban Film Festival. Pedro Pimenta started his career with the National Film Institute of Mozambique in 1977. Since then, he has produced numerous short fictions, documentaries and feature films in Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and South Africa. He is the founder and Director of DOCKANEMA Film Festival in Mozambique.