Jury for feature segments (World Panorama, Nepali Feature Competition)
Head of Jury
Prakash Jha (born 27 February 1952) is an Indian film producer, actor, director and screenwriter, mostly known for his political and socio-political films such as Damul (1984), Mrityudand (1997), Gangaajal (2003), Apaharan (2005), including multi-starrer movies like Raajneeti (2010), Aarakshan (2011) Chakravyuh (2012), and Satyagraha (2013). He is also the maker of National Film Award winning documentaries like, Faces After The Storm (1984) and Sonal (2002).
He runs a production company, Prakash Jha Productions. He also owns the P&M Mall in Patna and the P&M Hi-Tech Mall in Jamshedpur.
Joao Paulo Macedo is the President of the International Federation of Film Societies (IFFS) and been a part of the jury at various prestigious film festivals around the world already. He works as Technical Director at Minho Film Commission and in the production company Bando à Parte
Yuni is a film producer and curator known for her promotion of Singapore cinema. She specializes in the management of film & media projects. Her career began in the visual arts and she has since worked as Senior Programme Manager (Film) at The Substation and Commissioning Editor at Mediacorp TV12. She also co-founded Fly By Night Video Challenge with filmmaker Tan Pin Pin in 2003. In 2008-2009, she headed the Singapore International Film Festival as festival director. Yuni was a Co-Producer of Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo (winner of the Camera d’Or at the 66th Cannes Film Festival and winner of four Golden Horse Awards including Best Feature Film). She rejoined the film festival as Executive Director in 2014. In 2010 she was recognised as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in Female Magazine and in 2014 as one of Singapore Women’s Weekly “Great Women of Our Time” in 2014. Yuni was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship 2016 and selected as the 2016 United Technologies Corporation Fellow. She holds an M.A in Arts Management from Lasalle College of the Arts. She also sits on the Board of Objectifs Centre for Photography and Filmmaking and The Substation Centre for the Arts.
Manju Kumar Shrestha is one of the oldest cinematographer working in the Royal Nepal Film Corporation for past 20 years. Honored as the Best Cinematographer by various national culture and media agencies, he also received honors from outside Nepal for his work in feature films, News films and Documentary Films.
Gauri Malla is a Nepali actress who has worked in leading female roles in more than 20 films, and has bagged various acting awards at prestigious film events in the country.
Jury for shorts and documentary films (Docs at NIFF, national and international shorts)
Head of Jury
Anomaa Rajakaruna is a poet, photographer and a documentary filmmaker who has travelled extensively in Sri Lanka documenting the lives of community groups, particularly the lives of women and children in these communities and has addressed issues such as women in armed conflict, displacement, sexual harassment and violence against women among others.
A graduate in literature, philosophy and cinema, Thibaut Bracq has been a programmer for 12 years at the Premiers Plans festival in Angers and has coordinated the Ateliers d'Angers since 2012. He has worked with the Fabrique des Cinémas of the world, in connection with the French Institute, and has been an international programmer for the Ulan Bator festival in Mongolia since July 2013.
Karun Thapa is a Nepali film editor, 3D animator, trainer, a well-known lyricist and Ghazal writer, who is also a film tech pioneer in the areas of film edition and 3d animation in the country.
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