The Sundance Institute announced on Thursday that “Sorry to Bother You” star Tessa Thompson, director Damien Chazelle and screenwriter Phyllis Nagy will be judges during the 2019 Sundance festival.
Thompson, Chazelle and Nagy will be part of the U.S. dramatic jury along with “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” filmmaker Desiree Akhavan and Dennis Lim, director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.
In the U.S. documentary section, anthropologist and filmmaker Lucien Castaing-Taylor; Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning director Yance Ford; Emmy-winning filmmaker Jeff Orlowski; Loki Films co-owner Rachel Grady and Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson will be on the jury.
Palme d’Or winner Jane Campion, Charles Gillibert and Ciro Guerra will serve as judges for the world cinema dramatic category, while Maite Alberdi, Nico Marzano and Véréna Paravel will be on the jury for Sundance’s world cinema documentary section. Young Jean Lee, Carter Smith and Sheila Vand will be on the jury for the short film category, and avant-garde artist, filmmaker and musician Laurie Anderson will serve as the NEXT Innovator Award juror.
Altogether, 20 celebrated and expert voices across film, art, culture and science will convene to award feature-length and short films shown at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with 12 prizes, announced at a ceremony Feb. 2. The awards ceremony will be live-streamed at sundance.org and on YouTube.
The 2019 Sundance Film Festival takes place Jan. 24 through Feb. 3 in Park City, Salt Lake City and Sundance, Utah.