Meet Sundance Film festival Juries

 Shirley Kurata, David Lowery and Patton Oswalt, Photo by Calvin Knight

Shirley Kurata, David Lowery and Patton Oswalt, Photo by Calvin Knight

The Sundance film festival, a groundbreaking happening in the cinema world has just finished another successful edition. Meet the people behind the awards decisions. 

It's done: the festival, which was a starting point for some of the most prominent films over the past three decades, wrapped up another successful edition. Those who couldn't attend the ceremony in the Park City on January 28th, could still be in the momentum, as it was live-streamed. They saw “I don’t feel at home in this world anymore.” and ‘Dina’ becoming the grand jury winners in the U.S. dramatic and documentary competitions. The festival’s lineup was extensive and this year the following experts determined the awards fate:

 Dina Buno and Scott Levin appear in Dina  by Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Dina Buno and Scott Levin appear in Dina  by Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini
Courtesy of Sundance Institute

The U.S. Documentary jury--  French filmmaker Diego Buñuel, Emmy Award winning producer Julie Goldman, Sundance-winning filmmaker and writer Robert Greene, iconic documentaries master Susan Lacy and Emmy Award winner Larry Wilmore.

The U.S. Dramatic Jury features Golden Globe winner Gael Garcia Bernal, Peter Dinklage, whose nest film is scheduled for festival's screening, writer-director Jody Hill, director of the AFI Fest Jacqueline Lvanga and production designer Jeannine Oppewall.

Producer Nai An, actress Sonia Braga and director Athina Rachel Tsangari joined the World Cinema Dramatic jury, while the documentary category of World Cinema is going to be judged by film curator Carl Spence, screenwriter Marina Stavenhagen and filmmaker Lynette Wallworth.

Comedian Patton Oswalt, costume designer Shirley Kurata and filmmaker David Lowery are on the Short Film jury. 

Finally, Alfred P.Sloan Feature Film Prize Jury gathered perhaps the most diverse experts: from screenwriter Nicole Perlman and director Jennifer Phang to cognitive neuroscientist Heather Berlin, flight systems engineer Tracy Drain and NPR science correspondent Nell Greenfieldboyce. There were some hard tasks ahead of these selected experts, we may not have seen the heated debated behind the award process, but this year's Sundance, as always, will be a talk of the cinema world for a long while. 

 Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper, programmers Short Film jurors and award winners  Photo by Jemal Countess

Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper, programmers Short Film jurors and award winners
Photo by Jemal Countess

电影界史无前例的盛会圣丹斯电影节已经完美收官。让我们来认识一下幕后的决策者们。

圣丹斯电影节是过去三十年来许多惊世骇俗之作的起点,本届电影节再次完美谢幕。对于那些1月28日不在帕克城的人,也可以通过现场直播见证盛会。他们会觉得“在这样一个世界里我真的感觉不到自己是在家。”“Dina”在剧情和纪录片单元中或者评审团的一致认可,成为大赢家。今年的参展阵容十分庞大,而以下这些专家评委将决定奖项归属:

美国纪录片评审团--法国制作人Diego Buñuel,艾美奖获奖制片人Julie Goldman,圣丹斯电影节获奖导演和作家Robert Greene,标志性的纪录片大师Susan Lacy和艾美奖得主Larry Wilmore。

美国的剧情片评审团有金球奖得主Gael Garcia Bernal,Peter Dinklage,他的新片定于电影节首映,导演兼编剧Jody Hill,AFI Fest获奖导演Jacqueline Lvanga,设计师Jeannine Oppewall。

制片人Nai An,演员Sonia Braga和导演Athina Rachel Tsangari加入世界剧情片的评审团,而世界电影纪录片将由电影馆长Carl Spence,编剧Marina Stavenhagen,导演Lynette Wallworth评审。

喜剧演员Patton Oswalt,服装设计师Shirley Kurata和导演David Lowery出任短片评审。

最后,Alfred P.Sloan电影奖评委会聚集最多元的专家:从编剧Nicole Perlman和导演Jennifer Phang到认知神经科学家Heather Berlin,飞行系统工程师Tracy Drain Tracy Drain和NPR的科学记者Nell Greenfieldboyce。在这些选定的专家面前有一些艰巨的任务,我们可能不会看到奖励过程背后的激烈辩论,但今年的圣丹斯也将一如既往地成为电影世界中的常驻话题。

 Larry Wilmore and Jessica Williams, Photo by Michael Loccisano

Larry Wilmore and Jessica Williams, Photo by Michael Loccisano

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