The Mumbai Film Festival has announced that Hugh Hudson will head the competition jury of the festival’s 13th edition which takes place October 13-20.
The Chariots Of Fire director heads a jury that also includes Roger Spottiswoode, Polish director-Jerzy Skolimowski and Korean filmmaker Na Hong-Jin, whose credits include The Chaser and The Yellow Sea which screened at Cannes this year.
Veteran Indian filmmaker Basu Chatterjee will head the jury of the Harmony Celebrate Age section, which aims to encourage filmmakers to look beyond stereotypes of old age and to look at the positive side of ageing.
Director-producer Kiran Rao (Dhobi Ghat) heads the jury of the short film compeititon Dimensions Mumbai, which also includes filmmakers Vikram Aditya Motwane (Udaan), Nishikant Kamat (Mumbai Meri Jaan), Onir (My Brother Nikhil) and actor Renuka Shahane.
Dimensions Mumbai is open to Mumbaikars below the age of 25 years, who depict any aspect of life in Mumbai in their short films.
Backed by Reliance Entertainment and organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), the Mumbai fest will take place across multiple venues in the city, with the Cinemax Versova as the main hub. Other venues include Cinemax Sion and Metro BIG cinemas.