Thiruvananthapuram: Celebrated Brazilian filmmaker Julio Bressane will head the five-member core jury for the 20th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala being held here from December 4-11.
The other members of the jury for the festival, organised by state-run Kerala Chalachitra Academy, are Moussinin Abza, Nadia Dresti, Maxin Williams and Janu Baruva, an official release said here.
Deric Malcom and Lathika Padgongar are members of the 'Fipresci' (International Federation of Film Critics) Jury while the jury of the 'Netpac' (Network for the promotion of Asian Cinema) consists of Siddique Marbak, Swarna Malvarchi and Meenakhi Sheddey, it said.
Delegate registration for the 20th IFFK, which used to attract large number of movie buffs from and outside the country, will start from November 5, it said. A total of 180 movies including more than 80 foreign films, will be screened in this year's IFFK, it said.
The participating movies are classified into ten categories: International Competition Section (14), Malayalam Cinema (7), Indian Cinema (7), Country Focus (Lithunia, Myanmar)(8), World cinema (80), contemporary Masters (7), Tribute to Vincent Master (3), Retro International (10), Jury Films/Lifetime Achievements 10, and Public Screening (7).
As many as 20 movies will be screened as a special package coming under the categories 3-D, True story, Women's Side and New Directors, with five movies included in each section, the release added.