Mike Newell

Source: Helen Marsden

Mike Newell

Donnie Brasco director Mike Newell is to preside over the official selection at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 15-Dec 1).

The UK filmmaker behind Four Weddings And A Funeral and Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire will be joined by Danish actress Lisa Carlehed, Italian composer Pivio, Indian director Rima Das, Italian director and cinematographer Fabrizio Maltese and Istanbul Film Festival director Kerem Ayan.

Together, the jury will consider the 21 films in official selection and hand out prizes for best film, director, script, actress, actor, cinematographer and music.

Other juries announced ahead of the festival include for the first feature competition, which includes Michael J. Werner, the Hong Kong-based producer behind Wong Kar-Wai’s In The Mood For Love and The Grandmaster.

He will be joined by Columbian director Rubén Mendoza, Turkish actress Şebnem Hassanisoughi, Croatian producer-director Arsen Anton Ostojic, and South Korean producer Miae Choi.

They will consider 18 films in the First Feature Competition line-up and hand out awards for best film and two special prizes.