American director Oliver Stone will attend this year’s Zurich Film Festival (September 26 – October 6) as president of the jury.
He will be joined on the International Competition jury by Colombian director Ciro Guerra, Italian director Laura Bispuri, German actor Sebastian Koch, and Swiss producer Tiziana Soudani.
Zurich’s International Documentary Film Competition will this year be chaired by British producer Simon Chinn. He will be joined by American producer Stephen Nemeth, Swiss director Anja Kofmel, French director Maryam Goormaghtigh, and Swiss documentary filmmaker Christian Frei.
The Focus Competition, which selects first, second or third features from Switzerland, Germany or Austria, will be chaired by German producer Thomas Kufus, who will be joined by Swiss producer Aline Schmid, German producer Benjamin Herrmann, Austrian director Marie Kreutzer, and Swiss screenwriter Natascha Beller.
Director Stone has attended the Zurich festival on four previous occasions, including closing the festival in 2010 with his Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and opening it in 2012 with Savages.
This year, alongside his jury duties he will also present a restored version of his feature The Doors, and a screening of his documentary series The Putin Interviews.