A legendary filmmaker, two groundbreaking actresses, and a pair of fashionable sisters will be among those deciding the winners of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Here are the line-ups for the festival juries, announced Friday by the Sundance Institute:
U.S. Dramatic • Julie Dash, director of the landmark 1991 film “Daughters of the Dust”; actor Cynthia Erivo, who received an Oscar nomination for playing Harriet Tubman in “Harriet”; and Hanya Yanagihara, who wrote the novels “The People in the Trees” and “A Little Life.”
U.S. Documentary • Ashley Clark, curatorial director of The Criterion Collection; Joshua Oppenheimer, who directed “The Act of Killing” and “The Look of Silence,” exposés of Indonesian death squads; and Lana Wilson, who directed the Taylor Swift documentary “Miss Americana” (SFF ’20).
World Cinema Dramatic • Zeynep Atakan, an Istanbul-based producer whose credits include the 2014 Palme D’Or winner “Winter Sleep”; Isaac Julien, British-born director best known for the 2008 documentary “Derek”; and Daniela Vega, Chilean star of the Oscar-winning “A Fantastic Woman,” and the first transgender actress to present an Academy Award.
World Cinema Documentary • Kim Longinotto, British documentarian whose films include “Rough Aunties” and “Shooting the Mafia” (SFF ’19); Mohamed Saïd Ouma, executive director of Documentary Africa; and Jean Tsien, Taiwan-born documentary editor, producer and consultant.
Next • Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters who operate the fashion label Rodarte, and wrote and directed the 2017 film “Woodshock.”
Short Film Jury • Raúl Castillo, the lead actor in the family drama “We the Animals” (SFF ’18); Tacita Dean, visual artist whose film works include “JG,” an exploration of Utah’s Spiral Jetty; and Inge de Leeuw, an award-winning programmer and curator who works with International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize • Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, whose work on racial and gender bias in artificial intelligence was featured in the documentary “Coded Bias” (SFF ’20); Aneesh Chaganty, who won the prize in 2018 for his first movie, “Searching”; Dr. Mandë Holford, associate professor of chemistry at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York; Lydia Dean Pilcher, director of “A Call to Spy” and co-director of “Radium Girls”; and Lena Vurma, head of acquisitions for the German distributor FilmWelt. (The Sloan Prize, given to a movie that tackles science or technology, is awarded ahead of the festival; this year’s winner is “Son of Monarchs,” a U.S./Mexico production playing in the Next program.)