Film critic Sudhir Nandgaonkar has been appointed chairman of the jury on Asian cinema at the Karlovy Vary International film festival in the Czech Republic, said a release from the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI).

The festival is to be held from July 2 to 10.

“There are four categories of juries. I would be heading the panel of three judges [which includes Mr. Nandgaonkar] called the NETPAC [Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema] jury. We would be deciding the award for Asian cinema. NETPAC has been installing its jury in about 25 festivals all over the world,” Mr. Nandgaonkar, FFSI general secretary, told The Hindu.

Mr. Nandgaonkar, who was selected through the NETPAC, would be assisted by two other judges, one from Israel and the other from Iraq.