Korean director Bong Joon-ho, the oscar-winning director of Parasite, has been named head of the International Jury of the 78th Venice Film Festival, the organisation said Thursday.

The head of the seven-person jury, who will award the Golden Lion to the best film as well as other official prizes, was chosen by the board of directors of the Venice Biennale, which accepted Joon-ho’s nomination from Venice Film Festival director Alberto Barbera.EFE-EPA