• Panel Discussion

    International Shortlist Panels

    60 minutes | Awards Buzz

It’s another notable year for the Academy’s Best International Feature Film category: 92 countries put forward a film in the hopes of taking home the coveted golden statue.

This year, we're hosting TWO FREE panels with twelve of the fifteen shortlisted directors in attendance. Catch both panels back to back on January 11, at the Camelot Theaters to get a unique understanding of these films and their makers.

Co-presented with The Hollywood Reporter
*no need to reserve in advance, seats are first come first serve.

1:00 - 2:00 PM | Moderated by Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter
Ali Abbasi, Holy Spider (Denmark)
Colm Bairéad, The Quiet Girl (Ireland)
Pan Nalin, Last Film Show (India)
Saim Sadiq, Joyland (Pakistan)
Tarik Saleh, Cairo Conspiracy (Sweden)
Jerzy Skolimowski, EO (Poland)

2:45 - 3:45 PM | Moderated by Kevin Cassidy, The Hollywood Reporter
Davy Chou, Return to Seoul (Cambodia)
Lukas Dhont, Close (Belgium)
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Bardo, or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Mexico)
Marie Kreutzer, Corsage (Austria)
Santiago Mitre, Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)
Maryam Touzani, The Blue Caftan (Morocco)

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Running Time: 60 minutes

Film Festival 2023