Sundance Sets Jury For 2024 Festival

The 2024 Sundance Film Festival has set 16 alums from past editions to serve on its Competition Jury, also announcing the set of five set as jurors for the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize.

The list includes Debra Granik, Adrian Tomine, and Lena Waithe in U.S. Dramatic Competition; Shane Boris, Nicole Newnham, and Rudy Valdez in U.S. Documentary Competition; Jennifer Kent, Mira Nair, and Rui Poças in World Cinema Dramatic Competition; Mandy Chang, Monica Hellström, and Shaunak Sen in World Cinema Documentary Competition; Christina Oh, Danny Pudi, and Charlotte Regan in Short Film Program Competition; and Zal Batmanglij in the NEXT competition section.

Members of the Alfred P. Sloan Jury, who deliberated ahead of the festival and settled on Sam and Andy Zuchero’s Love Me as the winner of their science and tech-focused award, included Dr. Mandë Holford, Dr. Nia Imara, Matt Johnson, Theresa Park, and Courtney Stephens.

“The Sundance Film Festival is known for discovering and platforming visionary emerging artists. We cannot do this without our jury, who so thoughtfully help us recognize and amplify the next generation of independent storytellers,” said Festival Director Eugene Hernandez. “We are thrilled to announce the talented, accomplished artists who comprise this year’s jury.”

Commenting on the fact of jurors’ participation in past festivals, Director of Programming Kim Yutani said that “they know what it is to introduce new work to the Sundance community and we are so pleased to be able to welcome them back to Sundance to take in the films our programming team has curated. We can’t wait to see what resonates with them.”

Feature award winners at the 40th edition of the Utah festival will be announced at a ceremony at The Ray Theatre in Park City on Friday, January 26th, with short film jury winners to be announced at the Shorts Awards & Party on Tuesday, January 23rd. In addition to meting out prizes, members of the Competition Jury will participate in celebratory programming, ranging from talks and panels, to a special 40th edition trivia night, and a party for artist alumni.

The 2024 festival is taking place in person in both Park City and Salt Lake City from January 18-28, with a selection of films to be made available online across the country from the 25th to the 28th. Films in competition categories awarded by the jury will be screened in person and via the online festival platform from January 27-28.


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