TheGerardmer Fantastic Film Festival (January 25-29 2006) has named director Hideo Nakata as president of the main jury for its13th edition.

TheJapanese thrill master has previously been to Gerardmerwith Ring in 2000 and Dark Water in 2003 which took both thecritics and grand prizes that year.

Frenchwriter, director and actor Sam Karmann will head upthe short film jury.

Forits 13th run, the festival, held in a snowy lakeside town in Eastern France, will focus onsuperstition. A full list of juries and films in the line up will beannounced in January.