She takes over from Clare Stewart who is not returning from a year’s sabbatical.
Lukas Dhont’s Girl won the Sutherland Award in First Feature Competition.
Screen celebrated the class of 2018 at the Rooftop at Trafalgar St James in London.
Directors, actors, producers, executives and film journalists were celebated at LFF photocall.
Trio join Lenny Abrahamson as heads of the four juries this year.
Richard Billingham’s debut feature premiered at Locarno.
Award is for a filmmaker screening their first or second feature at London Film Festival.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Clint Mansell also added to screen talk line-up.
Guests include composer Alexandre Desplat and producer Ed Guiney.
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, Beautiful Boy and Suspiria among headline galas.
Room director Lenny Abrahamson also announced as jury president.
It’s the first time the LFF has collaborated with the initiative.
Title, new image from project also revealed.