London: Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, best known for his films `Bandit Queen` and `Elizabeth`, has been named as one of the jury member for upcoming London film festival, which begins October 13.
To be headed by Patricia Clarkson, the jury also includes Gabriel Byrne and Sandy Powell. Kapur, who was also on jury for the Cannes film festival, will be judging films including Danny Boyle`s `127 Hours`, Mike Leigh`s `Another Year` Darren Aronofsky`s `Black Swan` and Tom Hooper`s `The King`s Speech`, the Hollywood Reporter said.
The best film award was introduced last year at the 15-day-long festival, which will roll red carpet for some of the biggest cinematic talent.
Last year`s winner was Jacques Audiard`s `A Prophet`. Other awards to be given out during the ceremony include a nod for best British newcomer; the Sutherland Award, presented to the director of the festival`s most original and imaginative feature debut; and the Grierson documentary feature award.
The best British newcomer will emerge from among writers, directors, producers and actors including Conor McCarron for his turn in `Neds` and Richard Ayoade, the writer-director of `Submarine`.
Boyle will also be honoured with a fellowship by British Film Institute during the festival.