Movies News Pop: Saudi Arabian Director Haifaa Al-Mansour to Head Venice Jury For Debut Films

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July 10, 2013 AT 2:45 PM
Haifaa Al-Mansour, the first female film director of international note to emerge from Saudi Arabia, will head the jury that will award the Luigi De Laurentiis prize, given to the best debut film at the Venice Film Festival. The Luigi Delaurentiis prize, which includes a $100,000 cash award, is given each year to the best debut film screening in one of Venice's competitive sections.