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New jury constituted for Berlinale's international jury

MUMBAI: Actress Renee Zellweger, Italian writer-director Francesca Comencini and veteran German actress Cornelia Froboess will be part of the international jury at the 60th Berlinale.


Somali-born writer Nuruddin Farah; Spanish producer José Maria Morales and Chinese actress Yu Nan will also sit on this year‘s jury, festival director Dieter Kosslick announced.
Herzog‘s appointment was announced last November.


Meanwhile, this year‘s Amnesty International Prizein the UK will be decided by a three-person jury composed of German actress Barbara Sukowa; documentary filmmaker Pagonis Pagonakis and Chloe Baird-Murray of Amnesty International. They will choose from films nominated from the competition, panorama and forum. Last year, the prize went to Hans-Christian Schmid‘s political drama Storm .


It has also been announced that veteran German filmmaker Michael Verheoven will head the three-person jury for this year‘s Best First Feature Award, which is open to debut feature films from the Panorama, Generation Kplus and 14plus sections as well as debut films from the Forum.


Verhoeven will be joined in his deliberations by actor Ben Foster and the leading Asian film industry figure Lorna Tee.

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