Malaysian filmmaker and book publisher Amir Muhammad joins as Jury Member

Published on 06-11-2017

Noted Malayasian film maker Amir Muhammad, partner of Kuala Lumpur-based DaHuang Pictures, has joined as jury member of All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) 2017. The third edition of ALIIFF organised as a part of Indywood Film Carnival will be held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, from December 1 to 4.

DaHuang Pictures established in 2005 has produced many award winning films apart from financing and promoting numerous short films and feature films directed by youngsters. Amir Muhammad is also the Founder of Buku Fixi, one of the leading book publishers in Malayasia. The company established in 2011 has published over 150 books with 3 of them being converted into films. He has also served on the jury of several international film festivals including Rotterdam, Yamagata, Clermont-Ferrand, BAFICI (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema) and Dubai.

ALIIFF has received film submissions from over 80 countries. Among this, 130 + films have been shortlisted for screening in 6 competition and 8+ non-competition categories respectively.

A total of 68 movies will be up for review by separate jury panels in each of the 6 competition segments. The segments include Feature Films, Competition for Indian Films, Short Films, Student and Short Films. Amir Muhammad will be part of the Documentaries and Debut Director’s Films.

Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Indywood, spearheads the 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood which aims at elevating Indian Film Industry to global standards in the next five years through a consortium of 2000 Indian billionaires and corporates. The Rs 70,000 crore Project Indywood aims at initiating 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4Kfilm studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards.

The four day Indywood Film Carnival is expected to draw 300 exhibitors, 5000 trade delegates and 500 plus potential investors. The conference sessions include Media Interactions, Conferences and Panel Discussions, Workshops and Seminars, Film Business Quiz, Golden Frame Awards, Excellence Awards, Red Carpet and Networking Events, Product and Project launches, Film Tourism and Investors Meet.

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