San Sebastian Announces Official Jury

Jonathan Rosenbaum to head New Directors jury


MADRID - Mexican screenwriter and director Guillermo Arriaga, Spanish cult film director Alex de la Iglesia and American actress Frances McDormand are three of the judges who will comprise the jury for the 59th San Sebastian International Film Festival's official competition.

Norwegian Bent Hamer, director and head of BulBul Film production company, Chinese actress Bai Ling, French cinematographer Sophie Mantigneaux, British actress Sophie Okonedo round out the Official Section jury.

American writer and film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum will chair the Zabaltegi-New Directors competition, which offers the winner the largest monetary prize of any festival--90,000 euros ($110,000).

Spanish cultural programmer Lucia Casani, Austrian actress Jessica Hausner, Head of Programming for Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama sectionPaz Lazaro and the Jeonju Film Festivalprogrammer Un-Seong Yoo comprise the rest of the New Directors jury.