Filmmaker served as Young Cinema jury prexy in 1994

TOKYO — Veteran helmer and producer Roger Corman will head the competition jury at this year’s Tokyo Film Festival, fest officials announced Tuesday.

Corman previously served as prexy for the fest’s Young Cinema Competition jury in 1994. The section no longer exists.

“My last visit to Tokyo revealed to me a panorama of Asian cinema, a promising crop of young directors,” Corman said in a statement. “I am privileged to return as Jury President of the Tokyo International Film Festival, to again experience the thrill of finding young genius.”

The 25th edition of the fest will unspool Oct. 20-28 in Tokyo with the full fest lineup to be announced on Sept. 20.

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