Kristen Stewart to lead 73rd Berlinale film festival jury

FILE - Actress Kristen Stewart poses during a photocall before the presentation of Chanel's Metiers d'Art collection at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, Dec. 4, 2019. American actor, screenwriter and director Kristen Stewart will be the president of the International Jury at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival in 2023. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) (Thibault Camus, Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

BERLIN – Organizers of the annual Berlin film festival said Friday that Kristen Stewart will head the international jury in 2023..

The American actor, screenwriter and director, who starred in the “Twilight” series and recently played Princess Diana in “Spencer,” for which she received an Oscar nomination, will lead the judges' panel at the 73rd Berlinale.

“She’s one of the most talented and multi-faceted actors of her generation," festival directors Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian said in a statement, adding that "with an impressive body of work behind her, Kristen Stewart is the perfect bridge between U.S. and Europe.”

Stewart made her directorial and screenwriting debut in 2017, and was a member of the international jury at the Cannes Film Festival the following year.

The Berlin International Film Festival takes place from Feb. 16-26.


This story has been corrected to show that Stewart's directorial and screenwriting debut was in 2017, not 2018.