17th Jury President

The Asian Film Awards Academy announces the appointment of internationally renowned director KUROSAWA Kiyoshi as Jury President of the 17th Asian Film Awards. As the first Japanese director to serve as AFA Jury President, KUROSAWA Kiyoshi is deeply honoured: “Asia is a treasure trove of films. It is a collection of various realities and stories this era holds, which I believe are come from the rich diversity flowing among people. At the Asian Film Awards, I look forward to discovering unique and richly captivating films that no one has seen beforeTBC”. He will lead the Jury and over 200 Voting Members in selecting the winners for this year’s Asian Film Awards.

KUROSAWA Kiyoshi was born in Kobe, 1955. He began making 8mm films while attending Rikkyo University. After studying and working under Japanese film directors HASEGAWA Kazuhiko and SOMAI Shinji, he then took steps to make commercial films. He gained worldwide attention with CURE in 1997 and won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival for 2000 film Pulse. In 2008, Tokyo Sonata won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Un Certain Regard section and Best Film award at the 3rd Asian Film Awards. In 2014, he won the Best Director Award at Un Certain Regard of the Cannes for A Journey to the Shore. Wife of a Spy screened in 2020 won the Silver Lion for Best Direction at the 77th Venice Film Festival and Best Film at the 15th Asian Film Awards.

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