Tanya Seghatchian, producer of Jane Campion’s 2021 awards. The power of the doghas been appointed head of the official competition jury for the 2022 BFI London Film Festival, which opens on Wednesday, October 5 with the world premiere of The musical Matilda by Roald Dahl.
Seghatchian, who won the BAFTA last year when The power of the dog named best film, will lead a jury that includes Game of Thrones and Star Wars Gwendoline Christie star, One night in Miami writer and soul Kemp Powers co-director, Chaitanya Tamhane, Indian director behind Court and Practitionersand journalist Charles Gant.
The LFF’s main competition lineup includes films by Santiago Mitre Argentina, 1985Clement Virgo’s BrotherMarie Kreutzer’s Corsage, The Damned Don’t Cry from Fyzal Boulifa, Mark Jenkin’s Enys MenHlynur Pamason’s GodlandSoudade Kaadan’s Nezouh and Saint Omer from Alice Diop.
“I look forward to working with my fellow attorneys,” said Seghatchian, who also produced the 2018 Oscar-nominated film. Cold War. “It is a privilege and a luxury to be able to spend time watching such an eclectic and visionary group of films. This is a particularly uncertain time for independent cinema, so it’s more important than ever to have a UK film festival like the LFF there to celebrate the best of filmmakers. filmmaking around the world. “
Elsewhere, Nana Mensah, who has her directorial debut Queen of Glory (a 2021 LFF title) won Best New Narrative Director at Tribeca Film Festival 2021, headed the jury of the London festival’s first feature film competition (Sutherland Awards), filmmaker Italian Roberto Minervini will lead the jury to select the winner of the Grierson Award for best documentary after winning the 2018 award for his film. What will you do when the world is on fire?The XR and Immersive Art Competition will be led by photographer Misan Harriman, producer and director Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor (Blue story) will lead the jury to choose the best short film.
The 2022 London Film Festival Awards will be held virtually on October 16 at 4pm London time on BFI YouTube and social media.