JURYInternational Photography Awards
Photography Awards 2019
With a PhD in cinema from the University of Paris, Aruna Vasudev has devoted a major part of her life to cinema. She is the Founder & President- Emeritus of NETPAC (The International Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema), Founder-Director of Cinefan, the Festival of Asian Cinema (which later merged with Osians to become Osian’s Cinefan), Founder-Editor of Cinemaya, the Asian Film Quarterly, and co-Founder and Director of The Inner Path, the annual festival of Buddhist Art, Film & Philosophy.
After studying cinema at the Film School in Paris, she directed documentary and short films, authored two books on Indian cinema and edited several others on film and television in Asia. She is the Series Editor of an ongoing series of books on Great Indian Buddhist Masters.
Her work has been honoured with national and international awards, such as the French Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (2002) and the Italian Star of Solidarity (2004). In 1997 she received the Korea Prize from the Pusan Film Festival, in 2006 the Promotion of Asian Cinema Award from the Cinemanila Film Festival in the Philippines; and various awards in India.
In 2015 she received Lifetime Achievement awards at the Ahvaz Film Festival in Iran, the Hawaii, Colombo, and Busan International Films Festivals, the Tripoli Film Festival named its prize for Best Writing on Cinema as the “Aruna Vasudev Award”.
She has been President or member of over 40 juries across the world, including the Camera d’Or at Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Busan, Istanbul, etc.