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LONDON 2015

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London reveals competition juries

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- Clio Barnard, James Kent and Mark Cousins, among the jurors for First Feature and Documentary sections

London reveals competition juries
Filmmaker Clio Barnard

The 59th British Film Institute (BFI) London Film Festival (7-18 October) has revealed the juries for the First Feature and Documentary competitions. Presiding over the jury for the Sutherland Award for the First Feature Competition is director/screenwriter Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behaviour) and joining her are filmmakers Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant [+see also:
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) and James Kent (Testament of Youth [+see also:
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), actor Allen Leech (The Imitation Game [+see also:
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), and chief film critic of The Times, Kate Muir. In competition are Mai Masri’s 3,000 Nights [+see also:
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, Eva Husson’s Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) [+see also:
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, Magnus von Horn’s The Here After [+see also:
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, Trey Edward ShultsKrisha, Yared Zeleke’s Lamb [+see also:
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, Esther May Campbell’s Light Years [+see also:
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, Ariel Kleiman’s Partisan, Eugenio Canevari’s Paula [+see also:
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, Bentley Dean and Martin Butler’s Tanna, Piero Messina’s The Wait [+see also:
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, Nitzan Gilady’s The Wedding Doll and Robert EggersThe Witch [+see also:
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The jury for the Grierson Award presented for the Documentary Competition is presided over by documentarian Mark Cousins (I Am Belfast [+see also:
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) and his fellow jurors are filmmakers Brian Woods (A World Without Water), Alex Cooke (United Gates of America), and Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (20,000 Days on Earth [+see also:
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), and Guardian Head of Documentaries Charlie Phillips. In competition are João Pedro Plácido’s (Be)Longing [+see also:
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, Mor Loushy’s Censored Voices [+see also:
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, David Sington’s The Fear of 13, Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli’s Frame by Frame, Alexander Sokurov’s Francofonia [+see also:
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, Frederick Wiseman’s In Jackson Heights, Walter SallesJia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang, Tomer Heymann’s Mr. Gaga, Patricio Guzmán’s The Pearl Button [+see also:
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, Sarah Turner’s Public House, Jennifer Peedom’s Sherpa and Hanna Polak’s Something Better to Come [+see also:
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