Kabir Khan

Jury Member

Kabir Khan is an Indian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer, whose first feature film, Kabul Express, premiered at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival before being screened at the 2006 BFI London Film Festival and 2007 Cairo International Film Festival, among others. The film won the 2006 Asian Film Festival of First Films’ Purple Orchid Award. His second film New York was the opener for the 2009 Cairo International Film Festival and was screened at the 2009 Busan International Film Festival. Following that, Khan created poignant works such as Ek Tha Tiger, Phantom, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Tubelight. Telecast on major global networks, including the Discovery Channel, his documentary The Taliban Years and Beyond premiered at the 2003 Cork International Film Festival. His recent works include Amazon Prime’s The Forgotten Army, which recreated the Indian National Army’s journey back into India. Currently, Khan is working on 83, a feature film about India’s first Cricket World Cup.