Russiandirector Nikita Mikhalkov is to head the jury that will judge the short filmcompetition at Cannes.

Also on thejury are actress-director Nicole Garcia, actress Marisa Parades and directorsNuri Bilge Ceylan and Pablo Trapero.

They willpreside over the short and medium films from film schools presented in theCinefondation section.

Prizes forthe Cinefondation will be announced on Thursday 20 May and the OfficialSelection's short films revealed on Saturday 22 May.