The Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) is all set to take place this October and the jury members for this event have just been announced. A host of foreign film dignitaries, including director Bruce Beresford, French actress Nathalie Baye, Japanese actor-director Masato Harada and Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, along with acclaimed Bollywood actress Konkona Sen Sharma, will be part of this MFF jury.
The film festival will be held from October 17 to 24 at Metro Cinema and Liberty Cinemas as the main festival venues and Cinemax and in suburban Andheri as the satellite venue. Director Bruce Beresford, whose 1989 film Driving Miss Daisy had won the Academy Award for the Best Film, will head the international competition jury. Bollywood actress Konkana who is part of this jury is known for her roles in films like Wake Up Sid and Omkara.
Academy Award winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi will head the India Gold 2013 competition section jury as its president. Farhadi is known for his acclaimed film Osama (2004). British actor-director Waris Hussein of Doctor Who and Passage to India fame; Australian film editor Jill Bilcock and Roger Garcia, who is executive director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival will join Farhadi in the jury.