The Berlinale's Kinderfilmfest has announced its International Jury which will award the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk Grand Prix.
The five jury members are:
German director Christina Schindler (Rinnsteinpiraten);
Norway's Lars Berg (winner of the Grand Prix and the Crystal Bear for Glasskar last year);
Ricardo Casas, director of Uruguay's Festival Internacionale de Cine para Ninos y Jovenes;
Ireland's Martin Duffy (Special Mention by the Children's Jury in 1991 for his The Testimony Of Taliesin Jones)
Canada's Gaurav Seth (Special Mention by the Children's Jury in 2002 for A Passage To Ottawa).
The winner of the Kinderfilmfest's Crystal Bear, though, will be decided by a jury of eleven children.
The sidebar has announced that a public discussion on February 16 about this year's programme with the International Jury and the young journalists of the internet portal www.kinderfilmfest.net, will also provide the backdrop for the presentation of donations collected for the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk during the festival.
Berlinale sponsor L'Oreal Paris has promised to donate Euros 200 for every star autograph immortalised on an oversize hairspray can located in the festival press centre, and L'Oreal Paris' Germany managing director Beatrice Guillaume-Grabisch will be on hand on the festival's last day to present the resulting donations to Thomas Krueger, president of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk.