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Muhr Emirati Jury

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Kim Magnusson
(President)
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Abdul Sattar Naji
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Dr. Hessah Lootah

Kim Magnusson

Producer Kim Magnusson founded M&M Productions with his father in 1995. He was then headhunted to run Nordisk Film’s Film Division as CEO from 2003 – 2009. From 1995 to 2015, he has produced or executive produced more than 110 films. He has been Oscar® nominated in the category “Live Action Short Film” five times, and won in 1999 for ELECTION NIGHT and in 2014 for HELIUM. Magnusson has been the chairman of the Danish Producers Association for nine years and is the chairman of the Danish Film Academy - a position he has held since 1999. He is a voting member of AMPAS® and the European Film Academy.


MUHR FEATURE JURY

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Deepa Mehta
(President)
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Khaled El Nabawy
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Tom Zubrycki
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Nujoom Alghanem
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Maysoon Al Pachachi

Deepa Mehta

Deepa Mehta (born Amritsar, India) studied philosophy at the New Delhi University before immigrating to Canada. Her features include the festival hits SAM AND ME (1991), FIRE (1996), EARTH (1998), BOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD (2002), THE REPUBLIC OF LOVE (2003), WATER (2005), HEAVEN ON EARTH (2008) and MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN (2012).
Mehta's BEEBA BOYS is in the Cinema of the World programme and is her fourth film at DIFF.


MUHR SHORT AND GULF SHORT JURY

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Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
(President)
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Ali F. Mostafa
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Hinde Boujemaa

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson (born 1954) started his film career in the 1980s with a series of experimental films and documentaries. His second feature CHILDREN OF NATURE (1991) was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. He is best known for the strong visual style of his films, which combine wry humour and genuine solidarity with the characters. They are both deeply personal and have a strong rooting in Icelandic culture. Fridriksson’s own identity, as a filmmaker is that of a storyteller within a tradition that dates back to the writers of the Icelandic sagas, more than a thousand years ago.