Danny Boyle all set to lead Shanghai fest jury

'Slumdog Millionaire’ director Danny Boyle will be the leading member of the jury at the Shanghai Film Festival.

Written by ANI | Washington | Published: March 26, 2009 5:39 pm

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ director Danny Boyle will be the leading member of the jury at the Shanghai Film Festival.

The Oscar-winner filmmaker told the Xinhua news agency that he had never been on a fest jury before.

Boyle also revealed his plans to make a flick in China.

“When you have a city that is full of people and stories like Mumbai,Beijing or Shanghai,it’s just so much excitement and potential for a filmmaker. It’s like a dream come true,” ‘Variety’ magazine quoted him as saying.

The Shanghai fest,which runs from June 13-21,will include more than 600 features.

As many as 200 shorts have already been submitted to the fest committee.

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