Magazine article Screen International

Shekhar Kapur Named Jury President of Macao's First Film Fest

Magazine article Screen International

Shekhar Kapur Named Jury President of Macao's First Film Fest

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The International Film Festival & Awards - Macao (IFFAM) has announced that Indian actor/director/producer, Shekhar Kapur, will serve as jury president at its inaugural festival, which will take place in Macao, December, 8 - 13.

Kapur has already served on the jury of a number of film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival, the London Film Festival and the Tokyo International Film Festival, as well as fulfilling a sponsorship role with the International Indian Film Festival in Goa.

The IFFAM jury will deliberate over the competition strand of 10 to 12 new international films.

On the announcement of his appointment, Kapur commented: "This is Asia's time. Over the past few years, consumerism has catapulted the Asian market into international renown, but what we are now experiencing is the renaissance of culture as inspired by the Asian communities. …

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