British director John Boorman has been chosen to chair the main jury at this year's (04) VENICE FILM FESTIVAL - with a panel which will include Scarlett Johansson and Spike Lee.

Other members of the jury are film-makers Wolfgang Becker of Germany, MIMMO CALOPRESTI of Italy and Dusan Makavejev of Serbia and Montenegro; Italian editor Pietro Scalia; and XU FENG of Taiwan.

The film festival runs from 1-11 September and will award the winners with the coveted Golden Lion and Silver Lion trophies.

27/07/2004 09:26