Festival Jury

MANOJ BARPUJARI

MANOJ BARPUJARI

Jury Member

A journalist based in Guwahati, Assam (India) received the Swarna Kamal for the Best Film Critic at the National Film Awards in 2011. He is a member of two notable film critics associations – FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) and Film Critics Circle of India (FCCI). He served as Juror at several reputed international film festivals, including Busan, Port of Spain, Almaty, Dhaka, Kerala, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. He conducted a workshop on film criticism at the University of West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad in 2012 and presented documentaries from the North-East India at the media and communications department of Goldsmiths College, London (2008). He co-edited “Perspectives on Cinema of Assam”, the first ever comprehensive volume in English language on the subject. He contributed a chapter on Assamese Cinema in the Routeledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas (London, 2013).

Suraj Duwarah

Suraj Duwarah

Jury Member

Suraj Duwarah is a National Award winning film maker from Assam. He got the Rajat Kamal (Best Regional Film) for his debut work “ORONG” in the National Film Award in 2015. He worked as the cinematographer in the docu-fiction “In Search of God” which got OSCAR nomination in 2011. He has made various short films since 2005 and most of his works got official entries in International film festivals. He is a diploma holder in Cinematography from Jyoti Chitraban Film and Television Institute, Assam (India). He served as a Jury member of the selection committee for the International film section in 1st Guwahati International Film Festival 2017. 

Prabin Hazarika

Prabin Hazarika

Jury Member

Prabin Hazarika was as a Jury Member in the National Film Awards, 2016. He was also  a National Selection Committee Member of the Mumbai International Short Film Festival 2018. His first venture in the film format, “Hastir Kanya”, a biographical film on Assam’s singing legend Pratima Barua Pandey won him the National Award for Best Biographical Film in 1997. He was awarded as Best Director in Assam Film Festival (State Award) (1996-1998). He was awarded as  Best Director in Asam Bani Award (1990-98) for Excellence in the film & Television on Music. He is best known for his documentary works.  His works got oficial entry into several reputed Film Festivals like: 28th International Film Festival of India (1997), Thiruvananthapuram, Festival of South Asian Documentary Films (1997) and 5th Mumbai International Film Festival (1998).