Netherlands photographer and director Anton Corbijn has been named as president of the main feature film jury for the upcoming Zurich Film Festival.

Oscar-winning producer Malte Grunert (All Quiet On The Western Front) will be the jury president for the Focus competition, reserved for first, second and third features, while another Academy Awards winner, Last Men In Aleppo director Feras Fayyad will head up the documentary competition jury.

The juries each award a Golden Eye endowed with a $27,000 (CHF 25,000).

“Anton presented his film Life about James Dean at ZFF eight years ago, now we’re delighted that the world-famous director and photographer is returning to preside over the feature film jury,” said Zurich director Christian Jungen.

“Producer Malte Grunert and documentary film director Feras Fayya are also set to enrich the ZFF with their wealth of experience. Our competitions are dedicated to promoting the next generation, so it’s encouraging for all the participants that the juries are presided over by such inspirational greats from the world of international auteur cinema.”

Corbijn will be joined in his jury by New Zealand producer Finola Dwyer, French actress, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen and creative producer and VFX consultant Bryce Nielsen.

The Focus jury also features Oscar and BAFTA-nominated producer Gabrielle Tana, German producer Katrin Renz, film editor Heike Parplies and Swiss actor Sven Schelker.

Fayyad is joined in the documentary jury by Romanian producer Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Swiss-Italian film editor Claudio Cea, director Crystal Moselle, Indian filmmaker and scholar Shaunak Sen

The Zurich Film Festival runs from September 28 to October 8.



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