This year’s jury features award-winning filmmakers, actors, producers, and cultural leaders, including Angela Bassett, Rebecca Miller, Orlando von Einsiedel, Steve Zaillian, Drake Doremus, Famke Janssen, Jenny Lumet, Tig Notaro, Chloë Sevigny, and more. The festival will take place in New York City from April 24-May 5.
In all, over 52 industry leaders have been selected to honor feature length and short film categories, comprised of narratives and documentary films, as well as Storyscapes, the juried section of the Virtual Arcade, presented by AT&T.
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The jurors will also present the Tribeca X Award, celebrating branded storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment.
The festival additionally plans to announce the winner of the seventh annual Nora Ephron Award, created to honor the spirit and vision of legendary filmmaker and writer, Nora Ephron. The winner will be selected by a jury of women in the industry.
“At 18 we’re proud of our lineup of talented and diverse filmmakers and welcome our extraordinary jury,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and CEO of the Tribeca Film Festival.
The winning films, projects, filmmakers, actors, and storytellers in each category will be announced at the Tribeca Film Festival Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 2.
Here are the 2019 festival jurors and their respective categories. For a detailed list with credits and more, click here:
2019 U.S. Narrative Feature Competition
Jonathan Ames, Cory Hardrict, Dana Harris, Jenny Lumet
2019 International Narrative Feature Competition
Angela Bassett, Famke Janssen, Baltasar Kormákur, Rebecca Miller, Steve Zaillian
2019 Documentary Feature Competition
Drake Doremus, Robert Greene, Julie Goldman, Andrew LaVallee, Cheryl McDonough –
Best New Narrative Director Competition
Stephen Kay, Bill Keith, Piper Perabo, Mélita Toscan du Plantier
Best New Documentary Director Competition
Gbenga Akinnagbe, David Cross, Orlando von Einsiedel, Kathrine Narducci, Tig Notaro
Narrative Short Competition
Maureen Dowd, Topher Grace, Rosalind Lichter, Lily Rabe, Phoebe Robinson, Jeff Scher
Short Documentary and Student Visionary Competitions
Dr. Kevin Cahill, David Krumholtz, Kathy Najimy, Sheila Nevins, Agunda Okeyo, Aaron Rodgers, Buster Scher
Lisa Osborne, Adaora Udoji
Nora Ephron Award
Debra Messing, Chloë Sevigny, DeWanda Wise
Tribeca X Award
Nabil Elderkin, Kim Gehrig, Jason Kreher, Roy Lotan, Kinjil Mathur, John Osborn, Patrick Milling-Smith
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