Film industry giant, Sanford Lieberson, will preside over the 2013 Jury for the Belize International Film Festival running from July 11th to July 15th this year announced Festival organizers.

Lieberson, who has been a major figure in the film industry in Europe and America since starting out as an agent for Peter Sellers and the Rolling Stones amongst others, said he was very proud and pleased to accept the Festival Director’s invitation to join the Jury this year. Lieberson who is also the founder and first chair of Film London and one of the founders of the Berlin Talent Campus went on to say,

“Film Festivals are a wonderful way for filmmakers to come together to celebrate the art and craft of cinema. It is also an important part of the culture of every country and it has been gratifying to see how Belize in recent years has been able raise it’s profile and attract world class artists and filmmakers through it’s International Film Festival.”

Sandy Lieberson will lead the other jury members to decide the winners of the Conchshell Awards at the Festival. Three already confirmed members of the 2013 BIFF Jury are US film, TV and stage actress, Erika Alexander who shot to prominence in the role of Cousin Pam on the Cosby Show, Cuban film director and founder of the Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase, Rigoberto Lopez, and Denise Williams Watts, the VP of Creative & Visual Content for Warner Bros. Other members of the jury will be announced later.

The Belize International Film Festival will celebrate its 8th edition this year and second time with a Jury. Last year’s President was trailblazing Caribbean Filmmaker Frances Anne Solomon.

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