Magazine article Screen International

Pinto, Apted, Barreto among Dubai Film Festival Jurors

Magazine article Screen International

Pinto, Apted, Barreto among Dubai Film Festival Jurors

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The Dubai International Film Festival has announced the juries for its Muhr competition strands, which include actress Freida Pinto, Brazilian filmmaker Bruno Barreto and UK director Michael Apted.

Pinto will be part of the jury evaluating the short film awards across all categories - Muhr Arab, Muhr AsiaAfrica and Muhr Emirati. The jury will be headed by Screen International chief critic and reviews editor Mark Adams and also include Emirati filmmaker Nayla Al Khaja.

Apted will head the Muhr Arab Documentary Jury, which will also include Jordanian documentary filmmaker Azza El Hassan and Chris Fujiwara, artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Barreto has been appointed jury president for the Muhr Arab Feature competition, which will screen 16 features following the withdrawal of two Syrian films (see separate story). He will be joined by Egyptian actor Asser Yassin, Tunisian director Moufida Tlatli, acclaimed author Adnan Madanat and Martin Schweighofer, CEO of the Austrian Film Commission. …

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