ROME — The Venice Film Festival has announced the complete juries for its cutting-edge Horizons sidebar, for its Lion of the Future first works prize, and for its shorts section, which sees cult U.S. helmer Stuart Gordon as jury president.
Gordon, a film and legit director known by fans for horror/fantasy films such as “Re-animator,” will head Venice’s Corto Cortissimo shorts jury, which also comprises Steve Ricci, topper of the UCLA Moving Image Archive Studies program, and Russian actress and critic Alieva Sitora, who is programming chief of the Sochi Open Russian Film Festival.
Heading the Horizons jury, as previously announced, is Spanish auteur Pere Portabella, who will be joined by Luxembourg-based musician and multimedia artist Bady Mink; South Korean director Gina Kim (“Never Forever”); Indonesian director Garin Nugroho (“Opera Jawa”); and Italian helmer Gianfranco Rosi, winner of last year’s Horizon’s docu award with “Below Sea Level.”
Already announced prexy of the Lion of the Future prize is Haile Gerima, who will decide the winner of the $100,000 nod with fellow jurors director Antoine Fuqua; visual artist Sam Taylor Wood; director Ramin Bahrani; and director Gianni De Gregorio, who won the nod last year with “Mid-August Lunch.”
The main competition jury is headed by Ang Lee and still being finalized.
The Venice fest runs August 2-12. The lineup will be announced July 30.