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VENICE 2011 Jury

Fedorchenko, Yilmaz and Mazzacurati in jury to select winner of Venice Award for Debut Film

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Fedorchenko, Yilmaz and Mazzacurati in jury to select winner of Venice Award for Debut Film

With Carlo Mazzacurati (pictured) as president, acclaimed in Venice last year with La passione [+see also:
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(in competition) and the documentary Sei Venezia [+see also:
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, the international Jury for the 68th Venice International Film Festival’s ‘Luigi De Laurentiis’ Award for Debut Film is now complete.

Alongside Mazzacurati will be Russian director and screenwriter Aleksei Fedorchenko (author of Silent Souls, Osella Award and Fipresci at the film festival 2010); American producer Fred Roos (whose previous successes include The Godfather, American Graffiti and Star Wars, as well as Somewhere by Sofia Coppola, Golden Lion in Venice last year); French film critic Charles Tesson, a major figure of the ³Cahiers du cinema²; Turkish actress Serra Yilmaz, the symbolic face of Ferzan Ozpetek¹s films.

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The jury will select one from all the first works competing in the different sections of the festival, for the Lion of the Future Venice Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Debut Film. In recent years, the award has gone to: Le Grand Voyage (2004) by Ismael Ferroukhi, 13-Tzameti [+see also:
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by Gela Babluani (2005), Khadak [+see also:
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interview: Jessica Woodworth
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by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth (2006), La zona [+see also:
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by Rodrigo Plá (2007), Mid-August Lunch [+see also:
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by Gianni Di Gregorio (2008), Engkwentro by Pepe Diokno (2009) and Majority by Seren Yuce (2010).

(Translated from Italian)

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