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Lebanese Filmmaker Nadine Labaki Joins Toronto Film Festival Jury

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki returns to Toronto International Film Festival as a jury member.

Farah Desouky

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki has been announced as a jury member for the 48th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), scheduled from September 7th to the 17th. Labaki, a distinguished writer, director and actor, will join the TIFF Platform jury alongside Academy Award-winning American filmmaker Barry Jenkins and Canadian Platform Prize-winning filmmaker Anthony Shim.

Labaki's international acclaim began with her 2007 debut film 'Caramel,' which premiered at Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight and was Lebanon's official entry for the 80th Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film category.

The filmmaker continued to make waves with ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ in 2011, earning the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Later in 2018, her drama film ‘Capernaum’ secured the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

TIFF’s Platform programme is known for its selection of distinct and bold directorial visions since its inception in 2015, and for the upcoming edition, ten feature films will be competing for a CAD 20,000 prize.