5 Fascinating Facts About Controversial IFFI Jury Head Nadav Lapid

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IFFI Jury head Nadav Lapid made headlines for his controversial stance on Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files. The debate is on again now as Lapid called the film 'vulgar and propaganda-driven'.

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Here's everything we know about him

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Professional 47-year-old Lapid is an Israeli screenwriter and film director. He was born in Tel Aviv in Israel to an Ashkenazi Jewish family, and served in the Israeli army for a couple of years.

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Educational QualificationsLapid started off at the Tel Aviv University for a degree in Philosophy. He went on to study the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem.

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Best Works So FarHis body of work includes projects like Synonymes, Kindergarten Teacher, Policeman, and Ahed’s Knee.

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The Juries He Has Been A Part Of:Lapis first debuted in the Golden Leopard jury at the Locarno Film Festival in 2015, followed by the International Critics’ Week at the Cannes Festival in 2016 and 71st Berlin International Film Festival in 2021.

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Awards He Has Been Felicitated WithHe has been a recipient of awards like the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2019 and The Locarno Festival Special Jury Prize in 2011.