NEWS: Rajkumar Hirani Named Malaysia International Film Festival Jury Head
Indian director Rajkumar Hirani will take the reins as jury president for this year’s Malaysia Golden Global Awards, which will bring the curtain down on the third edition of the Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) on July 20.
Hirani, the man behind the global comedy hit 3 Idiots, will be joined on the jury panel by South Korean cinematographer Kim Hyung-Koo (Memories of Murder), Hong Kong actress Cecilia Yip (This Thing Called Love), Indonesian director Joko Anwar (Satan’s Slaves) and Malaysian helmer Ho Yuhang (Mrs. K).
The big winner at last year’s Malaysia Golden Global Awards was the gripping Russian dramaTesnota (Closeness) from first-time director Kantemir Balagov, which picked up four awards, including Best Film.
Both the awards and MIFFest are organized by Malaysia’s Jazzy Group, which will this week see its latest co-production, Nina Wu, make its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard programme at Cannes on May 20.
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