John Bailey, cinematographer and former President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will chair the International Jury of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from November 20-28, 2019.
French filmmaker Robin Campillo who was also a member of the Cannes International Jury 2019, renowned Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yang, and Lynne Ramsay, who is one of the leading lights of young British cinema, will be the co-jurors at IFFI 50. Eminent Bollywood filmmaker Ramesh Sippy is the Indian member on the International Jury of IIFI 50.
The Golden Jubilee edition of IFFI has the best lot of 15 films representing 20 countries competing for the coveted Golden Peacock Award.
The selection has been made from over 700 entries. Pema Tseden's Balloon (China), Ali Aydin's Chronology (Turkey), Andreas Horvath's Lillian (Austria), Wagner Moura's Marighella (Brazil), Hans Petter Moland's Out Stealing Horses (Norway|Sweden|Denmark), Blaise Harrison's Particles (France|Switzerland), Gregor Bozic's Stories from the Chestnut Woods (Slovenia), Yosep Anggi Noen's The Science of Fictions(Indonesia | Malaysia | France), Erdenebileg Ganbold's Steed (Mongolia), Kristóf Deák's Hungarian Film Captives and Ben Rekhi's Philippines film Watch List are in Competition.
Films from female filmmakers in the Competition section include Sophie Deraspe's Antigone and Mahnaz Mohammadi's Son-Mother.
Marathi film Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005, directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan, and Malayalam film Jallikattu, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, are the two Indian films competing at the 50th IFFI.