Spielberg to head Cannes jury

Campion will head the shorts and Cinefondation jury

The Cannes Film Festival’s official Twitter feed has announced that Steven Spielberg will head the jury for the 2013 edition of the festival.

Spielberg’s “The Sugarland Express” won best screenplay at the 1974 Cannes festival. Jane Campion will head the shorts and Cinefondation jury, and India will be the featured country.

The 66th edition of the festival runs May 15 to 26. Cannes topper Thierry Fremaux was in Los Angeles Monday for a luncheon honoring French Oscar nominees.

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