Italian horror king Dario Argento, veteran Brazilian director Hector Babenco and UK actress Jacqueline Bisset will be amongst the international jury members for the 51st Berlin International Film Festival.

Also on the panel are German film-maker Fatih Akin, French actress Dominique Blanc and former San Sebastian International Film Festival chief Diego Galan.

The Far East is represented by Kyoko Hirano, head of New York's Japan Society Film Center, and Chinese director Xie Fei. Bill Mechanic, former head of 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment, will chair the jury.