Shekhar Kapur


Acclaimed Filmmaker, Actor, Narrator and Producer, Shekhar Kapur is recipient of several accolades, including Padma Shri, National Film Award, BAFTA Award, National Board of Review Award, Filmfare Awards, and nominations for Golden Globe and Oscars. His Filmography includes Masoom (1983), Mr India (1987), Bandit Queen (1994), Elizabeth (1998), The Four Feathers (2002), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), and What’s Love Got To Do With It (2022). He has been Chairman, Film and Television Institute of India, 2020-2023; Member, Cannes International Jury 2010; Chairman, IFFI Jury 2015.

José Luis Alcaine


The first cinematographer to use a fluorescent tube as key lighting in 1970s, Jose Luis Alcaine has worked on Belle Époque (Academy Award, Best Foreign Language Film, 1993), Two Much (1995), Blast from the Past (1999), and The Skin I Live In (2011). The many honours to his credit include National Film Award 1989. Goya Award for Best Photography 1989, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2007. European Academy Award for Best Cinematography 2006, Gold Medal of Spanish Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences 2011. Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts (2017, 2019). Visión Award, Lausanne; and Gold Medal, Valladolid Festival.

Jerome Paillard

Film Producer & Ex-head of Film Market

Jerome Paillard has served as a classical musician, artistic director and CFO of a classical record label. With Daniel Toscan du Plantier he co-produced feature films by Satyajit Ray, Mehdi Charef, Souleymane Cissé, Maurice Pialat, and Jean-Charles Tachella. He served the Cannes Festival from 1995 to 2022. As Executive Director, Marché du Film he developed what is now the world’s leading film market. He founded, an online resource, communication and screening platform.

Catherine Dussart

Film Producer

Producer/ co-producer of nearly 100 films in 15 countries, Catherine Dussart is renowned for Huahua shijie linghun ke (2017), The Missing Picture (2013) and Exil (2016). Among her productions, Amos Gitai’s Laila in Haifa competed at Venice 2020. Rithy Panh’s Les Irradiés (Irradiated) was Best Documentary at Berlin 2020. Amos Gitai’s Tramway in Jerusalem and Rithy Panh’s Graves Without a Name were in Venice 2018. F.J. Ossang’s 9 Fingers won Best Screenplay at Locarno 2017. Gurvinder Singh’s Chauthi Koot (The Fourth Direction) played in Cannes 2015. Min Bahadur Bham’s (Nepal) Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen) won Critics Award at Venice 2015; Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture won Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes 2013.

Helen Leake

Film Producer

One of Australia’s respected creative producers, Helen Leake’s feature credits include Carnifex (2022), Swerve (2018), Wolf Creek 2 (2013), Heaven’s Burning (1997), and Black and White (2002). Her films have been in 30+ festivals, including Venice, Toronto, London and Sitges (Catalonia). Since 2021 she is Director, Screen Australia Board. She is in the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), Flinders University, Adelaide since 2022, when she was awarded as its Distinguished Alumni. She is honored with the Order of Australia (2020) for significant service to film.

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