French actress Juliette Binoche

French actress Juliette Binoche will head the jury of next year's Berlin Film Festival, organizers announced on Tuesday.

"The festival shares a strong connection with her, and I'm very happy that she'll be returning to the festival in this distinguished position," Dieter Kosslick, the director of the Berlinale, said in a statement.

Binoche said she would "embrace [the] task with joy and care."

The festival takes place from February 7 to 17.