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NEW DELHI: Noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur will be the chairman of a five-member jury for the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), to be held from November 20 to 28 in Goa, according to a statement from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Also comprising the panel are eminent international personalities like cinematographer José Luis Alcaine, film producers Jerome Paillard, Catherine Dussart, Helen Leake, the release said.
The jury is tasked to select the winner of the Best Film Award which includes the Golden Peacock, Rs 40 lakh monetary component and certificates for the respective director and producer.
In this ‘International Competition’ is a selection of 15 acclaimed feature films of important genres, representing the emerging trends in the aesthetics sense and politics of film as envisioned by masters and young voices alike.
The International Jury will also determine winners in categories like Best Director, Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female), as well as a Special Jury Prize.
The panel will also decide the ‘Debut Feature Film of a Director Award’ at the festival. This year a record 2,926 entries from 105 countries have made it to IFFI.
The top seven debutants will compete for the coveted Silver Peacock, Rs 10 lakh award and certificate.