International Competition's Jury

Emir Kusturica

Serbian film director, musician, actor, producer and writer born in Sarajevo in 1954. He received a degree in film directing at FAMU in Prague in 1978. His first feature “Do You Remember Dolly Bell?” (1981), won a Best First Work Award in Venice. “When Father Was Away on Business” (1985) won a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. “Time of the Gypsies” (1988) brought Kusturica the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, while “Arizona Dream” brought him a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1993. Kusturica’s “Underground” (1995) won a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and he got a Silver Lion for his “Black Cat, White Cat” (1998) at the Venice Film Festival. His documentary “Super 8 Stories” (2000) won the Best Film award at the St. Petersburg Documentary Festival in 2001. He returned to Venice in 2016, when his “On the Milky Road” was shown and then two years later with his latest film “El Pepe, A Life Supreme”.

Emir Kusturica is founder and director of Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival.

Chaitanya Tamhane
Khaled Mouzanar
Marisa Berenson
Nelly Karim
Nora Arnezeder
Roberto Minervini