The Cannes Film Festival opened this week in the south of France.
This year the jury is headed by last year's Palme d'Or winner, "Triangle of Sadness" director Ruben Ostlund.
The jury includes four men and four women who will decide on the prizes for the 21 films in competition.
The team includes two women with African roots.
Morocco's Maryam Touzani was celebrated last year at Cannes for "The Blue Caftan" about homosexuality, which followed her critically acclaimed "Adam" in 2019 centred around an unwed and pregnant country girl.
Zambia-born Rungano Nyoni, who grew up in Wales, caused a sensation with her first feature about a little girl accused of witchcraft, "I'm Not a Witch" in 2018.
The winner will be announced on May 27th.