- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 22, 2011

PARIS (AP) - The Cannes Film Festival says inventive French director Michel Gondry will lead the jury of its short film competition.

The “Green Hornet” director is the latest in a long line of prestigious directors to preside over the jury, including Martin Scorsese and Atom Egoyan.

Gondry has won considerable critical acclaim for his seven feature films, which include 2004’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and 2006’s “The Science of Sleep.” He’s also made several shorts and dozens of music videos.

The 64th edition of the prestigious French Riviera festival runs May 11-22. U.S. actor Robert De Niro will lead the jury for the main competition, and Woody Allen’s new “Midnight in Paris” will open the festival.