Brillante joins French fest jury
Filipino filmmaker Brillante Ma Mendoza was invited to be part of the jury of the eighth MyFrenchFilmFestival, based in Paris, France, and ongoing until Feb. 19.
President of the jury is Paolo Sorrentino, the internationally acclaimed director behind the Oscar best foreign language film winner “The Great Beauty” and the HBO series “The Young Pope.”
Aside from Mendoza, the other jury members are French directors Julia Ducournau and Kim Chapiron and French-Moroccan filmmaker Nabil Ayouch.
Mendoza said of the invitation to join the jury: “For Filipino films and filmmakers to be mentioned alongside the world’s masterpieces and great filmmakers is truly an experience.”
An online festival of French-speaking films, the event had “nearly 7 million screenings across 200 territories” last year. —BAYANI SAN DIEGO JR.
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