Magazine article Screen International

Jim Sheridan to Head Dubai Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Jim Sheridan to Head Dubai Jury

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Oscar-nominated director to lead the Muhr Arab Features Jury at the 10th Dubai International Film Festival.

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has named director, producer and writer Jim Sheridan as head of the jury for the Muhr Arab Feature Competition for the 10th edition (Dec 6-14).

The Irish filmmaker launched his career in 1989 with My Left Foot, which scored Oscars for actor Daniel Day-Lewis and co-star Brenda Fricker.

Sheridan reunited with Day-Lewis in 1993 for In the Name of the Father, which received seven Academy Award nominations and won the Golden Bear at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival.

Sheridan's body of work also includes The Boxer, In America, Get Rich Or Die Tryin' and Brothers, of which the latter screened at the 6th DIFF in 2009.

DIFF artistic director Masoud Amralla Al Ali said: "We are thrilled and honoured that Jim Sheridan is coming to DIFF this year to head the jury and we look forward to benefitting from his vast experience in the industry. …

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