He is one of the most prominent and important Filipino filmmakers today. The first Filipino to compete and won in 3 major film festivals; Cannes, Berlin and Venice. For his achievements and stature in world cinema, various film festivals all over the world have invited Mendoza to sit not only as Jury Member but as Jury President as well.
Internationally acclaimed Filipino director and producer Brillante Mendoza was named as the Chairman of the Main Competition Jury of the 43rd Moscow International Film Festival from April 22 to 29 in Moscow, Russia. He will judge 14 feature films selected for the Main Competition along with other prestigious jury members.
Mendoza, who won the Cannes Best Director award for “Kinatay” in 2009, will judge the 14 feature films selected for the Main Competition along with jury members actor-producer Miloš Bikovi? (Serbia/Russia), director Karim Aïnouz (Brazil), composer Yuri Poteenko (Russia), and director-writer Nigina Sayfulaeva (Russia).
On the record, here is a list of festivals where Brillante Mendoza is a jury member and president:
|43rd Moscow International Film Festival|
Bogazici Fillm Festival (7th Bospohorus Film Festival)
|Jury Member||40th Cairo International Film Festival||2018|
|Jury President||31st Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF)||2018|
|Jury President||2nd Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFF)||2018|
|Jury Member||8th MyFrenchFilmFestival||2018|
|Jury President||26th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF)||2015|
|Jury Member||Festival International du Film de Bruxelles||2015|
|Jury Member||9th Eurasia International Film Festival||2014|
|Jury President||20th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema (FICA)||2014|
|Jury Member||11th Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM)||2011|
|Jury Member||34th Hong Kong International Film Festival||2010|
|Jury Member||11th Mumbai Film Festival (MIFF)||2009|