The moviemaker will lead a panel of judges, featuring former Bond girl and new mum Olga Kurylenko, Italian actor/director Sergio Castellitto and French moviemaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet, when the event gets underway in Morocco on 4 December (15).

Previous jury heads and members have participated in master classes and talks, but it is unclear if Coppola will take part in one. In addition to Coppola's panel, Belgian writer/director Joachim Lafosse will head the Cinecoles short film competition. The festival will also feature a tribute to Canadian films, including movies from David Cronenberg and James Cameron, according to

The festival's full line-up will be unveiled in the next week. Previous jury heads have included Martin Scorsese and French actress Isabelle Huppert.