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Muhr Emirati

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Samir Farid - (President)
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Ahmed Al Mulla
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Ibrahim Abdul Karim Al Mulla

Samir Farid (President)

Critic and film historian Samir Farid (born Cairo, 1943) has been film critic for Cairo newspaper ‘Al Gomhoreya’ since 1965. He was co-founder of the National Festival of Short and Documentary Film in 1970 and the National Festival of Feature Films in 1971 and has been a FIPRESCI member since 1971. He was Cairo correspondent for ‘Variety’ magazine during the 1980s.

Muhr Arab Feature

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Michel Khleifi - (President)
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Abdo Khal
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Maya Sansa
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Hesham Selim
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Bertha Navarro

Michel Khleifi (President)

Michel Khleifi (born Nazareth, 1950) is a director whose films include ‘Fertile Memories’, ‘Wedding In Galilee’, (winner of the International Critics Prize at Cannes 1987), ‘Canticle Of The Stones’, ‘Tale Of The Three Jewels’ and ‘Route 181 - Fragments of a Journey in Palestine and Israel’ (co-directed with Eyal Sivan). Khleifi lives and teaches in Belgium. His 2009 feature ‘Zindeeq’ won Best Feature Film in the 2009 DIFF Muhr Arab Feature competition.

Muhr Arab Documentary

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Donald Ranvauld - (President)
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Tahani Rached
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Hakim Belabbes

Donald Ranvauld (President)

As Buena Onda’s President since 2003, documentary-maker, journalist, critic, professor, author and international producer, Donald Ranvauld is active on many fronts. He is concerned with discovering and nurturing filmmakers and empowering them to find their true creative voices as well as being a global ambassador for Latin and Central American cinema.

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature

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Johnny To - (President)
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Asif Kapadia
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Garin Nugroho
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Derek Malcolm
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Jeremy Segay

Johnnie To (President)

Johnnie To (born in Hong Kong, 1955) is a prolific, award-winning director and producer across several genres. His films include ‘A Hero Never Dies’ (1998), ‘The Mission’ (1999). For both ‘PTU’ (2003) and ‘Election’ (2005, screened at Insights From Asia, DIFF 2005) he was named Best Director at the Hong Kong Film Awards. His feature ‘Exiled’ was screened at DIFF 2007 in The Cinema Of Asia.

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary

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Anand Patwardhan
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Francois Verster
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Jean-Pierre Rehm

Anand Patwardhan

Anand Patwardhan, has been making films in India for over three decades. He was active in the Bihar anti-corruption movement in 1974-75 and in the civil liberties and democratic rights movement during and after the 1975-77 Emergency. Since then, he has worked for causes including housing rights of the urban poor.

Muhr AsiaAfrica Short

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Rakhshan Bani Etemad
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Michel Kammoun
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Hannah McGill

Rakhshan Bani Etemad

Rakhshan Bani-Etimad (born in Tehran, 1954) studied at the University of Dramatic Arts in Iran. She has directed a number of acclaimed TV documentaries and features including ‘Off The Limits’ (1987), ‘Nargess’ (1991, Best Director award at Fajr International Film Festival) and domestic smash hit ‘Under The Skin Of The City’ (2000). She produced ‘Heiran’, which screened in the Muhr Asia Africa Feature strand at DIFF 2009.

FIPRESCI Feature & Short

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Andrzej Werner - (President)
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Gulbara Tolomushova
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Mohammed Rouda

Andrzej Werner (President)

Andrzej Werner (born Warsaw, 1940) is a film critic, lecturer and historian. Since 1962, he has been writing film and literary articles and reviews for Polish periodicals. In 1996 he received a professor’s degree. For the last 25 years has been the President of Polish national section of FIPRESCI.

FIPRESCI Documentary

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Magda Mihailescu - (President)
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Leo Soesanto
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Hala El Mawy

Magda Mihailescu (President)

Magda Mihailescu is a FIPRESCI film critic, broadcaster, author and historian, and a member of the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) and FIPRESCI. She writes for cultural periodicals including Cultura, Dilema Veche and Observator Cultural. Since 1990 she has been working for major Romanian newspaper Adevarul, as the chief of the Cinema Dept.

Human Rights Film Network

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Kebour Ghenna - (President)
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Taco Ruighaver
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Sawsan Darwaza

Kebour Ghenna (President)

Kebour Ghenna (born Ethiopia, 1956) worked for over six years at UNECA in Addis Ababa and UNDP in New York as Program Manager. In 1997, Kebour was elected President of the Addis Ababa and Ethiopia Chambers of Commerce. In 2007 he launched the annual Addis International Film Festival to advance human rights issues.