The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), which kicks off Wednesday with Hallam Foe, has named the members for its members of the Michael Powell Award jury.

The jury includes Sundance Film Festival director Geoff Gilmore, UK writer Jonathan Coe, actresses Natalie Press and Kate Dickie, and critic Jay Weissberg.

The Michael Powell Award, started in 1993 and sponsored by the UK Film Council, is given to the best new UK feature film in the festival. For the first time this year, the jury will also be judging the best performance in a UK feature.

The titles eligible for the Powell award and the PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film 2007 are: And When Did You Last See Your Father', Control, Extraordinary Rendition, Hallam Foe, My Life as a Bus, Stop, Saxon, Seachd - the Inaccessible Pinnacle, Special People, Sugarhouse, The Waiting Room, and WAZ.