Film Fest International Jury
Film Fest International Jury Members, from legendary actors and actress to Hollywood industry Professionals that includes; Directors, Producers, Professors in acting and film production, Scriptwriters, International, Film Festival Organisers and Film Enthusiasts, with more than 1000 members world wide, our wider jury will vary at each festival which will allow for maximum consideration of each entered film and script.
After arriving in England, Alice began three years of study at London's Central School of Speech and Drama. Her first professional acting performance was a tiny television role in a 1979 BBC Play for Today. In 1980, Alice made her feature film debut as Sybil Gordon in the Academy Award winning Best Picture, Chariots of Fire (1981). She then appeared in the television adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities (1980), which was followed by her memorable, dual role as the avenging spirit in Ghost Story (1981). Also in 1981, she debuted in a West End theatre production of Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, for which she received the honours of both a Plays and Players Award and a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer. It was this early success in theatre that she decided to focus her career on next by spending some time working with the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company.
During her two seasons with the RSC (1982-83), Alice performed in such productions as "King Lear", "The Tempest", "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Cyrano de Bergerac". After her stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company, she returned to work in film and television. Her career could best be described as an eclectic mix of both mediums. She appeared in a diverse range of films, such as King David (1985), Barfly (1987), Haunted Summer (1988), Spies Inc. (1992) and See You in the Morning (1989). Her work in television included critically acclaimed miniseries, such as Ellis Island (1984) and Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985), as well as a healthy dose of what Alice herself calls, "kitchen sink dramas".
Producer, director, writer, model and distributor, and film festival maker for more than 14 years , she is the president of Faten Hamama Film Festival, children film festival, and la femme film festival , also CEO OF MAGICA productions and Magica House, founder of MAG MAGAZINE, and youngest member in chamber of cinema industry in Egypt and member of Arab film institution and member in Cinema Syndicate. and she honoured in many festivals, countries as one of the most effective filmmakers in middle east and was in a jury in many festivals as MFF ,AFF,SDFF , her films screened all over the world as in Cannes , Clermont , Rome , Arab countries and honoured from CIC, kAFF, ALEXiFF.
Rebecca is mainly known for playing series regular 'Daisha Anderson' in BBC1's Bafta award winning program, Holby City and Shaheen Wazir in Tiger Aspect's 'Prisoners Wives II'. She received an award for 'Best Actress in a lead role' at the International Filmmakers Festival for World Cinema in an Independent Movie called 'Kristina'. She has just finished playing the lead in 'Chakara' a film by Laidback Films starring opposite Ben Richards, Kasia Nossier and Rez Kempton.
Rebecca has had a succession of compelling and challenging theatrical roles and received many rave reviews in national newspapers. These included 'Nurse Flynn' in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' , 'Magic Wanda' in Immodesty and Walter's Burlesque!' and 'Tagores Women' for Kali Theatre and 'Bombay Dreams' all in the heart of London's West-end. She was cast as 'Viola' in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at The Royal in Northampton then called back a few months later to play the feisty American-Canadian rebel 'Jean' in JB Priestly's 'The Glass Cage'. Throughout her extensive theatrical and TV roles she has had the pleasure of working opposite Robert Powell, Patsy Kensit, Christian Slater, Eddie Izzard and Martin Freeman.
He is the Chairperson of India Fine Art Council (IFAC) and extensively promotes artists from all fields. He is the first Indian to be certified by the Ballroom Dance Training School, Bonn, Germany and has been honoured with the National Achievement Award and with three National Excellence Awards by the Government of India. He is also a recipient of the Prestigious Shakti Samman in a form of a Sword by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
The renowned 'Dance Today' Magazine, USA, rates Sandip as one of the '100 most influential dancers in the world'. In the history of any Bollywood film magazine Soparrkar is the first dancer Choreographer to grace a cover of a Bollywood Magazine – Films Today.
Worldwide popularity of Soparrkar grew manifolds when international luxury watch brand Rolex appointed him as their 'Indian Youth Icon' and gifted him with their timeless masterpiece. His debut film as an actor 'I Am Not A Pornstar Nazar Sambhal Ke - Mind you Gaze' sensational poster was released at the prestigious World Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA amidst Hollywood icons
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles have written personal letters of appreciation to Sandip Soparrkar for promoting ballroom and Latin dance culture in India. He was the first Indian to be invited to judge the Asian Latin & Ballroom Dance Championship held at Colombo where 32 countries took part with 78 competitive dances. He is the first Indian who was invited to be on the jury of Sharm Shaikh International theatre festival for the youth, Egypt, along with other top theatre personalities from all over the world Soparrkar is a noted contributor to The Asian Age and Afternoon Voice newspapers.