Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett will lead this year's jury of 5 women and 4 men from 7 countries and 5 continents.

The jury for the 71st Cannes Film Festival will preside over the awards ceremony, which includes the Palme d'Or prize given at the Closing Ceremony. The 71st Cannes Film Festival is May 8-19, 2018.

CATE BLANCHETT (President) - Australian actress, producer

CHANG CHEN - Chinese Actor

Known for: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000); Happy Together (1997); 2046 (2004); The Assassin (2015)

AVA DUVERNAY - American Writer, Director, Producer

Known for: Selma (2014), 13th (2016), A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee; BAFTA and Emmy winner

ROBERT GUEDIGUIAN - French Director, Writer, Producer

Known for: Marius and Jeannette (1997); Lady Jane (2008); The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)

Prix Louis-Delluc winner

KHADJA NIN - Burundian Songwriter, Composer, Singer

Known for: "From Me to You"

Unicef and ACP Observatory on Migration Good Will Ambassador

Prix de l'Action Feminine winner by the African Women's League

LEA SEYDOUX - French Actress

Known for: The Beautiful Person (2008); Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013); The Lobster (2016); It's Only the End of the World (2016)

Palme d'Or winner

KRISTEN STEWART - American Actress

Known for: Twilight (2008); Snow White and the Huntsman (2012); On the Road (2012); Clouds of Sils Maria (2014); Personal Shopper (2016)

DENIS VILLENEUVE - Canadian Director, Writer

Known for: Sicario (2015); Arrival (2016); Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Academy Award winner; BAFTA nominee

ANDREI ZVYAGINTSEV - Russian Director, Writer

Known for: The Return (2003); The Banishment (2007); Leviathan (2014); Loveless (2017)

Cannes Jury Prize and Golden Lion winner; Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee

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