‘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.