Weir’s last feature The Way Back, was featured in DIFF’s Cinema of the World section in 2010.

Six-time Oscar nominated director Peter Weir will head up the jury for the Muhr Arab Features award at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival.

He will be accompanied by actor Amr Waked, German filmmaker Emily Atef, Lebanese filmmaker Ghassan Salhab, and Moroccan film critic Hamid Aidouni.

The jurors will decide the winners for the Muhr Arab Features, which is a part of the awards competition which includes Muhr Arab, Muhr Asia Africa and Muhr Emirati.

Each competition has separate categories for best short films, documentaries and feature fiction films. The winnings for all categories add up to over $600,000.

Weir’s film, The Way Back, was featured last year in DIFF’s the Cinema of the World segment.