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Source: Jemal Countess

Sundance Film Festival

The North Water and 45 Years director Andrew Haigh, Egyptian producer and Cairo International Film Festival head Mohamed Hefzy and Iranian American Silver Bear-winning star of A Separation Payman Maadi are among the 16 Sundance Film Festival jurors announced on Friday (January 7).

The roster includes artistic director of Visions du Réel Emilie Bujès, C’mon C’mon producer Chelsea Barnard and Can You Ever Forgive Me director Marielle Heller.

Members of the six juries and the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize were unveiled in the run-up to the event, which takes place January 20-30 online and in person at seven Satellite Screens venues across the US over the second weekend.

Barnard, Heller and Maadi are jurors for U.S. Dramatic Competition; Time director Garrett Bradley, documentarian Joan Churchill and cinematographer/director Peter Nicks for U.S. Documentary Competition; Haigh, Hefzy, and MoMA film curator La Frances Hui for World Cinema Dramatic Competition; and Bujès, former US amabassador Patrick Gaspard, and filmmaker Dawn Porter for World Cinema Documentary Competition.

Transparent creator Joey Soloway is the juror for the NEXT competition section, while Criterion Channel director of programming Penelope Bartlett, filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson, and Reservation Dogs director Blackhorse Lowe are on the Short Film Program Competition.

Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize jurors are Dr. Heather Berlin, Dr. Mandë Holford, Tenoch Huerta, Lydia Dean Pilcher and Shawn Snyder. They deliberated in advance of the festival and awarded the Prize to Kogonada’s After Yang.