International Jury 2012
1998: A chacun son journal
2000: Zaher Shah, the kingdom in exile
2001: Téhéran, 10 secondes après
2001: We shared Salt and bread
2002: Afghanistan: An Impossible state?
2004: Earth and Ashes
2012: Stone of Patience
Atiq Rahimi was born in 1962 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He attended French-Afghan high school Esteqlal, before attending University to study literature. Following the Soviet invasion, Rahimi fled Afghanistan, relocating to France, where he completed his studies at the Sorbonne. He produced seven documentaries for French television and wrote five novels. In 2008, Rahimi won France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, for Stone of Patience. He was VIFF of Asian Cinema's head of the International Jury in 2012.