Chen Kaige is jury president

Kerry Fox and Mark Herbert have joined the Sydney Film Festival (SFF) jury.

Actress Fox and producer Herbert join SFF 2011’s jury president, Chinese director Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine, The Emperor And The Assassin, Together) whose new film Sacrifice will have its Australian premiere at the festival.

The final two jury members will be announced prior to the festival, which opens June 8.

Festival director Clare Stewart said: “I am delighted that Kerry Fox and Mark Herbert have accepted our invitation to join the official competition jury as they both embrace the values at the core of our official competition. Kerry is a brilliant actor and has always been courageous in her choice of roles and her capacity to bring emotional authenticity to each of her characters. As producer and CEO of Warp Films, Mark Herbert has continually backed and delivered daring, cutting-edge films.”