Lee has been named an honorary judge of the
Babelgum Online Film Festival, which seeks to recognise
outstanding international filmmakers whose work appears
on the Internet.
In an announcement at the Venice Film Festival, Babelgum
CEO Valerio Zingarelli said the jury would be composed of
"industry experts drawn from around the world"
and that the general public will also have the opportunity
to vote for finalists.
It was not clear what role an honorary judge will have in
the selection process, but Lee was quoted in Babelgum's
announcement as applauding the Babelgum festival for showcasing
the work of independent filmmakers.
The festival, which is open to films screened at more traditional
festivals from January 2007 to February 2008, will be shown
on www.babelgum.com beginning February 15. Winners will
be announced in April.