Here's some happy news for your cineaste clients: The Sundance Institute has announced members of five juries awarding prizes at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival which runs January 20-30. The juries are comprised of 23 individuals spanning the global arts community. Juror photos and extended biographies, in addition to the complete Festival lineup and schedule, are available at www.sundance.org/festival.
According to the New York Times, the judges for the dramatic category include the actress America Ferrera and the directors Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Kimberley Pierce (“Boys Don’t Cry”). Notable names for the U.S. documentary category include the filmmaker Jeffrey Blitz (“Spellbound”) and “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groenig. The Korean director Bong Joon-Ho (“Mother”) and Rajendra Roy, chief film curator at MoMA, are on the world dramatic jury.
All awards will be announced the evening of January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The Short Film Awards will also be named earlier at a ceremony on Tuesday, January 25 at Park City's Jupiter Bowl.
For more information, visit www.sundance.org/festival.