Goran Paskaljevic named chairman

MADRID — Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic (“The Dog Who Loved Trains,” “These Earthly Days Go Rolling By”) will chair the main Competition jury at the 58th San Sebastian Film Festival, which runs Sept. 17-25.

A favorite at Spanish festivals, Paskaljevic’s “Midwinter Night’s Dream” won San Sebastian’s Special Jury Prize in 2004.

Three of his films have won Valladolid’s top Golden Spike: “Someone Else’s America” in 1995, “The Optimists” in 2006 and “Honeymoons” last year.

Paskaljevic will be joined by prolific Philippine helmer Raya Martin, who had two films selected for Cannes last year, “Independencia” and “Manila.”

The jury also includes two of Latin America’s most prominent young helmers, Peru’s Claudia Llosa, whose “The Milk of Sorrow” won Berlin’s Golden Bear in 2009, and Argentina’s Pablo Trapero, who competed at Cannes with “Leonera.”

Also performing jury service are make-up artist Jo Allen (“The Sea Inside,” “Gladiator”), Spanish actor Jose Coronado, Goya-nommed for “Goya in Bordeaux” and “Box 507,” and docu filmmaker Lucy Walker, who had two pics at this year’s Sundance: “Waste Land” and “Coundown to Zero.”

“Zero” will screen at San Sebastian as a Zabaltegi Special.

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