As the 67th BFI London Film Festival prepares to kick off on October 4th, juries for the various competitions have been named.
Heading the official competition jury is acclaimed Mexican director, producer and screenwriter Amat Escalante, who won Best Director at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Heli and the Silver Lion for Best Director in Venice 2016 for The untamed. Escalante’s newest feature, Lost in the nightplays at the London Film Festival’s Thrill Strand.
Escalante’s main jury includes Kate Taylor, program director of the 2023 Edinburgh International Film Festival, and Niven Govinden, the English novelist and author of Diary of a film.
The official competition films that the trio will judge include:
BaltimoreChristine Molloy, Joe Lawlor
Dear JassiTarsem Singh Dhandwar)
Evil doesn’t existRyusuke Hamaguchi
Gasoline RainbowBill Ross IV, Turner Ross
I am SiratDeepa Mehta and Sirat Taneja
The Royal HotelKitty Green
Self-portrait: 47 km 2020Zhang Mengqi
Starve AcreDaniel Kokotajilo
Together 99, Luke Moodyson
Elsewhere, British director Raine Allen-Miller (Rye Lane) will lead the jury for the inaugural feature film competition, also known as the Sutherland Award, BAFTA Breakthrough winner Rubika Shah (white rioter) will lead the jury for the Grierson Award for Best Documentary, and Charlotte Regan (Sundance winner). Scrappers) will lead the jury for the best short film.
“I am honored to have such distinguished filmmakers, curators and industry leaders joining us in London this year and look forward to the unique perspective each jury member will bring to the films in competition,” said LFF Director Kristy Matheson.
The BFI London Film Festival runs from October 4th to 15th and begins with the European premiere of Emerald Fennells Salt burn.