Actresses Cynthia Erivo and Daniela Vega among the members of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival juries
The Mulleavy sisters, who created the Rodarte fashion label, will pick the Next program winner.
(Photos courtesy of Sundance Institute) Director Julie Dash, actor Cynthia Erivo and novelist Hanya Yanagihara will comprise the U.S. Dramatic competition jury at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
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.”
(Photos courtesy of Sundance Institute) Ashley Clark, curatorial director of The Criterion Collection, and filmmakers Joshua Oppenheimer and Lana Wilson will comprise the U.S. Documentary competition jury of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
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).
(Photos courtesy of Sundance Institute) Turkish producer Zeynep Atakan, British filmmaker Isaac Julien, and Chilean actress Daniela Vega will comprise the World Cinema Dramatic competition jury at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
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.
(Photos courtesy of Sundance Institute) Filmmaker Kim Longinotto; Mohamed Saïd Ouma, executive director of Documentary Africa; and documentary editor and producer Jean Tsien will comprise the World Cinema Documentary competition jury of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
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.
(Photo courtesy of Sundance Institute) Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the minds behind the fashion label Rodarte, will be the jury for the Next program of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Next • Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters who operate the fashion label Rodarte, and wrote and directed the 2017 film “Woodshock.”
(Photos courtesy of Sundance Institute) Actor Raúl Castillo, visual artist Tacita Dean, and programmer/curator Inde de Leeuw will comprise the Short Film jury at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
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.)