Mumbai: Mr. John Bailey, Cinematographer and Ex. President of Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, will chair the International Jury of 50th International Film Festival of India. French filmmaker Mr. Robin Campillo, who was also a member of Cannes International Jury 2019, renowned Chinese filmmaker Mr. Zhang Yang and Ms. Lynne Ramsay, who is considered as one of the British most original and exciting voices working in Independent cinema today will be the co-jurors. Mr. Ramesh Sippy, Padma Shri winner is the Indian member in the International Jury.
The Golden Jubilee edition of International film festival of India has the best lot of 15 films representing 20 countries competing for the coveted Golden Peacock Award. The selection has been made from over 700 entries.
Pema Tseden’s Balloon (China), Ali Aydin’s Chronology (Turkey), Andreas Horvath’s Lillian (Austria), Wagner Moura’s Marighella (Brazil), Hans Petter Moland’s Out Stealing Horses(Norway|Sweden|Denmark), Blaise Harrison’s Particles (France|Switzerland), Gregor Bozic’s Stories from the Chestnut Woods (Slovenia), Yosep Anggi Noen’s The Science of Fictions(Indonesia | Malaysia | France), Erdenebileg Ganbold’s Steed (Mongolia), Kristóf Deák’s Hungarian Film Captives and Ben Rekhi’s Philippines film Watch List are in Competition. Films from Female filmmakers in the Competition section include Sophie Deraspe’s Antigone and Mahnaz Mohammadi’s Son-Mother. Marathi film Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005 directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan and Malayalam film Jallikettu directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery are the two Indian films competing at 50th IFFI.
The golden jubilee edition of IFFI will showcase a retrospective of Golden Peacock Award winning films over the past 49 years. 9 Golden Peacock Award Winning films from 9 different countries will be screened in this section. The section will open with Gamperaliya directed by Lester James Peries, the first Golden Peacock Award Winning film of 1963.