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Sundance Film Festival: Jeremy & Harris, Marley Matlin among the jurors

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Playwright Jeremy O. From Harris to Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, Sundance has announced 16 jurors for this year’s film festival awards.

This year’s Sundance Film Festival will be held in Utah from January 19-29, marking the first return to Park City since the pandemic. The awards ceremony will be held on January 27, with grants for feature and short films

The judges were Harris, Matlin and Eliza Hittman for the US Dramatic Competition; W. Kamau Bell, Ramona Diaz and Carla Gutierrez for the US Documentary Competition; Shozo Ichiyama, Annemarie Jasir and Funa Maduka for the World Film Dramatic Competition; Karim Amer, Petra Costa and Alexander Nanau for the World Film Documentary Competition; Madeleine Wolnek for the Next Competition category; and Destin Daniel Crayton, Mary-Louise Khandji and Deborah Stratman for the Short Film Program competition.

“Youth play an important role in the festival by amplifying groundbreaking works and giving audiences more opportunities to discover,” said Joanna Vicente, CEO of the Sundance Institute. “We thank them for their dedication to artistic excellence and their thoughtful lens on cinematic expression and all that independent film offers.”

Alfred P. The jury of the Sloan Feature Film Award is Dr. Heather Berlin, Jim Gaffigan, Dr. Mande Holford, Shalini Kantea and Lydia Dean Pilcher They thought ahead to the festival and chose “The Pod Generation” directed by Sophie Barthes.

“We are thrilled to welcome these respected and accomplished visionaries to the festival as our jurors,” said Sundance Director of Programming Kim Yutani. “Together they will embark on a journey through our program to highlight artistic achievements and honor compelling storytelling at this year’s festival. We can’t wait to hear what they think.”

Festival attendees will have a role in open voting for films in this year’s Audience Awards, US Competition, World Competition and subsequent categories Festival-goers can also vote for the Festival Favorite, which is selected throughout the feature film program.

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