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Last Updated 18.10.2019 | 10:54 AM IST



Shekhar Kapur to head jury at VFF

Filmmaker par excellence Shekhar Kapur will be heading the jury for debut film award ‘The Lion of the Future’ at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. The 66-year-old director who has given us films like Masoom, Mr. India, Bandit Queen and Elizabeth, is the only Indian in the jury.

While Shekhar presides over the jury, other names on the panel include French-Greek film critic and historian Michel Demopoulos, Italian actress Isabella Ferrari, American film writer and director Matt Reeves and French DJ and record producer Bob Sinclair, says the festival website.

The jury of the ‘The Lion of the Future’ award will select the winner among all the debut feature-length films in the various competitive sections of the Venice Film Festival, while the award itself will be given away at the festival that starts on August 29.

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