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LONDON -- Organizers of the 17th Dinard Festival of British Film, which unspools in the northern French resort of Brittany Oct. 5-8, said Monday this year's jury will include actor and director Charles Dance, actor Stephen Mangan and Irish actor Bronagh Gallagher. The 2006 jury will be presided over by French actor Francois Berleand alongside fellow French representation including actor Chantal Lauby, producer and agent Dominique Besnehard, director Radu Mihaileanu with Korean actress Yoon Shun Lee and actress Evelyne Bouix also judging. Six films will screen in competition for the Hitchcock d'Or Award which sees the winning title secure a financial contribution of €3,000 ($3,800) towards distribution costs, and a €1,600 ($2,000) grant to the director. The winner will come from Almost Adult, directed by Yousaf Ali Khan, Cashback, directed by Sean Ellis, Menhaj Huda's Kidulthood, London to Brighton, directed by Paul Andrew Williams, Adrian Shergold's Pierrepoint, and Small Engine Repair, directed by Niall Heery. The festival kicks off Oct. 5 with an out-of-competition screening of The Queen, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Helen Mirren, and closes with an out-of-competition outing for Andrea Arnold's Red Road.

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