Jacki Weaver to lead Adff jury

Jacki Weaver to lead Adff jury

Silver Linings Playbook actress to lead Narrative Competition jury.

The juries of the 7th Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Oct 24-Nov 2) have been revealed.

The Narrative Competition jury president is Australian actress Jacki Weaver, best known for her Oscar-nominated performances in David Michôd’s Animal Kingdom and David O. Russell’s The Silver Linings Playbook.

Joining her on the jury are Israeli actress Hiam Abbass, chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission Adrian Wootton, Tunisian producer Dora Bouchoucha and Sandra den Hamer, current CEO of Eye Film Institute Netherlands.

The New Horizons Competition jury is lead by Yeşim Ustaoğlu, director of Turkish drama Araf.

Ustaoğlu is assisted by Irene Bignardi, co-founder of daily newspaper La Repubblica and former director of the Locarno Film Festival (2000–05), Moroccan filmmaker Nour-Eddine Lakhmari, Ukrainian director Valery Todorovsky and Lebanese director Michel Kammoun.

President of the Documentary Competition is the co-director and artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff

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