(Toronto) Acclaimed filmmaker Barry Jenkins has been selected as Jury President for the Toronto International Film Festival’s (TIFF) Platform Competitive Program
The Moonlight director leads a three-member panel that will select the winner of a $20,000 prize.
The jury includes Canadian filmmaker Anthony Shim, whose film Riceboy Sleeps won last year’s award, and Nadine Labaki whose Oscar-nominated film Capharnaüm won the 2018 Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
The ten-film line-up opens with American filmmaker Kristoffer Borgli’s Dream Scenario and includes Canadian drama The King Tide, directed by Christian Sparkes.
This program is intended to showcase “films with unique directorial perspectives”. All titles will have their world premieres at TIFF, including Dear Jassi, from Indian director Tarsem Singh Dhandwar.
The festival will take place from September 7 to 17.