PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY OF THE 12TH EDITION
Elia Suleiman lived in New York City for a decade before moving back to Palestine to teach film and media at Birzeit University. His first film, Chronicle of a Disappearance, won the Best First Film Prize at the 1996 Venice Film Festival. In 2002, Divine Intervention won the Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize of the Cannes Film Festival as well as the prize for best foreign film at the European Awards in Rome. His last feature film titled It Must Be Heaven won the Jury Special Mention in Cannes in 2019, and the FIPRESCI Prize of the Cannes Film Festival.