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‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay to Head Mumbai Jury

Ava DuVernay, director of the Oscar and Golden Globe winning “Selma,” will head the International Competition jury at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. The competition is open to debut filmmakers worldwide who have made films within one calendar year of the festival. DuVernay said, “I’m thrilled to have been invited to head the international jury for MAMI and look forward to celebrating the work of a diverse array of filmmakers with energetic, engaged audiences in the dynamic city of Mumbai.” Festival director Anupama Chopra said, “Ava DuVernay is one of the most exciting talents working in cinema today. Ava’s presence will inspire our filmmakers and energize our festival.” The Mumbai festival plays Oct. 29-Nov. 5.

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