President of the Jury
Cate BLANCHETTActrice, productrice
Cate Blanchett is an internationally acclaimed actress and producer of both stage and screen. A recipient of two Academy Awards (The Aviator, Blue Jasmine) and three Golden Globes (Elizabeth, I’m Not There, Blue Jasmine), her contribution to culture has been globally recognised. In June 2017, she was named a Companion of the Order of Australia for services to the performing arts and as a supporter of humanitarian and environmental causes, and in 2012 she was appointed Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture in recognition of her significant contributions to the arts. She has also been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society through Acting, and holds Honorary Doctorates of Letters from the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, and Macquarie University, in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to the arts, philanthropy and the community. She is an Ambassador for the Australian Film Institute and a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. Cate’s upcoming films are Ocean’s 8, Where’d You Go, Bernadette and The House with a Clock in Its Walls.