In an effort to draw more attention to Un Certain Regard, the world-cinema showcase element of the Cannes Film Festival, Sideways director Alexander Payne has been tapped to head its jury. The category was created in 1978 in order to subsume several other sidebar events, but has only been competitive for the past six years and, amidst all the Cannes hoopla, tends to get somewhat overlooked. The category seeks to present a wide-ranging palette of new and emerging filmmakers and experimental projects from around the world. For more info, visit the Cannes official site.

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