Jean-Christophe Berjon has beennamed as the new director for International Critics' Week at Cannes.

Elected by the French Unionof Film Critics, he succeeds Claire Clouzot.

The 40-year-old Berjon is atheatre director and drama professor for the Florent School in Paris. Since1998 he headed the Annuel du cinema publication and also serves as thedirector for the bi-monthly Les Fiches du Cinema.

Along with Berjon, the newSelection Committee members are : Patrice Carre (Le Film Français), MatthieuChereau (Les Cahiers du Cinema), Matthieu Darras (Positif), Nadia Meflah(Objectif Cinema), Glenn Myrent for feature films and Francis Gavelle, CecileGiraud, Bernard Payen for shorts.

This new committee will relyon a network of foreign correspondents comprising Pablo Baksht Segovia(Mexico); Olivier Barlet (African cinema); Anchalee Chaiworaporn (Thaïland);Antoine Coppola (South Korea); Valerie Dhiver (Japon); H. Phoebe Huang (Taïwanand Hong-Kong); Mireille Micoud (Spain) and Rüdiger Suchsland (Germany).