Marielle Heller, Garrett Bradley and Dawn Porter are among the filmmakers who have been appointed to this year’s competition juries for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, it was announced on Friday.
“These exceptional individuals will come together to offer a collaborative lens on our program,” Kim Yutani, the festival’s director of programming, said in a statement. “Their diverse personal perspectives can elevate work above the sum of its parts.”
They are the U.S.’s leading drama competition jury. Leading the U.S. Dramatic Competition jury “C’mon C’mon”And “Booksmart” producer Chelsea Barnard, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”Heller as director and Iranian actor/star “A Separation”And “Westworld” Payman Maadi.
Bradley, the filmmaker of the Oscar-nominated documentary “Time,”The U.S. will be led by Joan Churchill, an experimental filmmaker, and Peter Nicks, a cinematographer. Documentary jury. “Weekend” (2011) director Andrew Haigh, Egyptian screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy La Frances Hui (MoMA Film Curator) will serve as the World Cinema Dramatic Competition Jury. And Emilie Bujès, an artistic director for Visions du Réel, Patrick Gaspard, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, and Porter, director of the documentary “The Way I See It,”Will be the World Cinema Documentary Competition Jury.
The NEXT section’s juror will be “I Love Dick”And “Transparent” creator Joey Soloway. Penelope Bartlett and Kevin Jerome Everson. Jury for the Short Film Program Competition.
The Jan. 28 announcement will reveal the winners of the feature-length and short films categories. Festival attendees also have the chance to vote in the Audience Awards main categories as well as the festival favourite across the entire feature film programme. And award-winning films will be available for an extended run to watch during the fest’s closing weekend.
The jury for the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize is Dr. Heather Berlin, Dr. Mandë Holford, PhD, Tenoch Huerta, Lydia Dean Pilcher, and Shawn Snyder. The Prize was awarded after they deliberated before the Festival. “After Yang,”Kogonada directed the film and Jodie TurnerSmith starred in it.
This year’s Sundance is officially going fully virtual, but it will still take place January 20-30 and in seven different satellite screens for in-person screenings across the country during the festival’s second weekend.