12th Mumbai Film Festival to begin on October 21st, 2010

Mumbai, Sep 3 (Calcutta Tube) The 12th Mumbai Film Festival boasts of all-women jury that is headed by Oscar winning Hollywood filmmaker Jane Campion and will include well-known names like Indian actress-director Suhasini Ratnam.

Starting Oct 21, the eight-day festival is a Reliance Big Picture initiative.

Campion’s ‘Peel‘ won the Golden Palm award at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival and bagged an Oscar for best screenplay for ‘The Piano’ (1993). Her directorial ventures include ‘In the Cut’ and ‘Bright Star’.

Accompanying Campion will be four internationally-celebrated panelists – British filmmaker Tanya Seghatchian, head of the Film Fund at the UK Film Council, Iranian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf, South Korena actress Yoon Jeong-Hee and Suhasini Ratnam.

Seghatchian played a pivotal role in the ‘Harry Potter’ film franchise, having developed and produced the first four in the series for Warner Bros, alongside David Heyman, Steve Kloves and directors Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuaron and Mike Newell.

Mumbai Academy of Moving Images’s Mumbai Film Festival promises an array of critically-acclaimed films.

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