Film-maker Alexander Paynewill preside over the inaugural short film jury at the 11th Sarajevo Film Festivalin August.

Payne, fresh from heading upthe Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes in May, had previously been announced asthe subject of a retrospective, including talks and workshops, at the event,which runs from August19-27.

Veteran Serbian actor MikiManojlovic, who starred in Emir Kusturica's Palme d'Or winner Underground amongothers, will preside over the main jury.

The winning short will winEuro 3,000, with two runners-up each receiving Euros 1,000. Perhaps moreimportantly, all three will also be entered into the Prix UIP, the winner ofwhich will be automatically nominated for the European Film Academy's (EFA)short film award.

This year also marks thefirst time that films from Hungry can compete alongside features from fellowterritories in the region like Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Romaniafor the Heart of Sarajevo award.