The veteran producer and director was jury head of the festival’s Young Cinema Competition in 1994.

86 year old US producer and director Roger Corman is to head up the jury at the 25th Tokyo International Film Festival.

Corman has produced more than 550 films over a career spanning 60 years.  In 2009 he received an Honorary Oscar of Lifetime Achievement.

In 1994 Corman was the jury president for the Young Cinema Competition at the 7th edition of TIFF in Kyoto. Last year, Corman’s World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel was selected for the TIFF Special Screening section.

The 25th edition of the festival will run October 20-28.

“There are telltale signs when you are witnessing the humble origins of a future master filmmaker. These young filmmakers display a certain intelligence, creativity and tireless effort. It is exhilarating to watch and aid their ascension,” said Corman in a statement.

“I am privileged to return as Jury President of the Tokyo International Film Festival, to again experience the thrill of finding young genius. I know that this year, as in years past, we will be impressed and inspired by new storytellers.”