Oliver Stone will preside over the Worldwide Competitors jury on the first Purple Sea Worldwide Movie Competition, which takes place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, March 12-21.

The Platoon filmmaker’s jury will hand out six prizes: the Golden Yusr for Greatest Function Movie (which comes with $100,000), and Silver Yusrs for Greatest Director ($50,000), Greatest Screenplay, Greatest Actor, Greatest Actress and Greatest Cinematic Contribution.

The winner can be introduced in the course of the awarding ceremony on March 19.

Attending the competition, Stone will current a screening of a movie he has chosen as an inspiration for his work, 1969 film Z by Costa-Gavras.

At the moment, the competition additionally introduced particulars of its inaugural program.

In whole, 107 options and shorts that can display. There can be 16 titles in competitors, together with Kitty Inexperienced’s Weinstein-inspired The Assistant, Derek Tsang’s Chinese language hit Higher Days, and native filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour’s The Excellent Candidate.

The competition will open with Saudi pic The Guide Of Solar, directed by the native Godus brothers, which can also be in competitors.