Shekhar Kapur to head VIFF jury for debut film award

Mumbai: Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur will head the jury for debut film award `The lion of the Future` at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (VIFF).

The 66-year-old, who is famous for his work like ‘Masoom’, ‘Mr India’, ‘Bandit Queen’ and ‘Elizabeth’, is the only Indian in the jury. The award will be given away at the festival that starts on August 29.

Other celebrated names in the jury 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, said 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 (Official Selection and Independent Parallel Sections).

The award will be divided equally between the director and the producer.


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