Italian artist Mimmo Rotellawill head the jury of Venice's Orizzonti competition, the Biennale hasannounced.

Milan-based Rotella, who isone of Italy's leading contemporary artists, will be joined on the jury bySpanish writer-director Isabel Coixet, whose latest film, The Secret Life OfWords, with Tim Robbins and Sarah Polley, opens Orizzonti out-of-competition.

Italian actor ValerioMastandrea, French critic Jean-Michel Frodon, Japanese director ShinyaTsukamoto, round out the jury, who will hand out both a Premio Orizzonti forthe section's best film and a Premio Orizzonti doc for the best documentary.

Meanwhile, Venice alsoannounced names of the jurors who will vote for the Premio Luigi De Laurentiis,a prize of Euros 100,000 and 20,000 metres of Kodak film awarded to the bestfirst feature playing in any section of the festival.

The jury is composed ofCanadian director Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music in the World), US criticPeter Cowie, Italian actress Isabella Ferrari, French director IsmaelFerroukhi, and Russian actress-writer Renata Litvinova.