Tribeca Film Festival Announces Jurors In 11 Categories

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) today announced members of juries in 11 competitive categories for its upcoming 15th stand. The group includes actors, filmmakers, writers, entrepreneurs, artists and cultural leaders. The jury will be divided among eleven competitive Festival categories. Winning films, filmmakers, actors and storytellers in each category will be announced at the TFF Awards Night ceremony on April 21. The 2016 Festival runs April 13 –24.

The eight juries in the film and experiential storytelling categories will award $155,000 in cash and prizes. As announced last month, 10 of the winners will also receive a work of original art by an acclaimed artist as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards program. “The Festival’s goal is to bring diverse minds together to spark conversation,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival, and Executive Chair, Tribeca Enterprises. “Our jurors are as unique and multi-faceted as the films they will judge.”

In addition to the main competition juries, the Festival announced the five jurors for the new Tribeca X Awardm for “branded storytelling” and recognizes the intersection of advertising and entertainment. Seven jurors will choose the winners of the first ever Tribeca Snapchat Shorts program spotlighting the best Snapchat stories from across the U.S. Those winners will be announced on Sunday, April 17.

Below are the 2016 Festival juries and jurors

U.S. Narrative Competition:
Anne Carey, producer
James Le Gros, actor
Chris Nashawaty, journalist
Mya Taylor, actress
Jennifer Westfeldt, actress and filmmaker.

International Narrative Competition:
Hany Abu-Assad, filmmaker
Jean Reno, actor
Lydia Dean Pilcher, producer
Sam Taylor-Johnson, photographer
Danny Glover, actor and producer

World Documentary Competition:
Laura Poitras, documentary filmmaker
Douglas Tirol, producer and director.
Roger Ross Williams, director.

Best New Narrative Director Competition:
Hill Harper, actor and author
Col Needham, website founder
Ry Russo-Young, filmmaker

Albert Maysles Best New Documentary Director Award:
Jason Biggs, actor
Karen Cooper, film programmer
Sebastian Silva, writer

Narrative Short Film Competition:
Mike Birbiglia, comedian, writer, actor and director.
Chloe Grace Moritz, actress
Sheila Nevins, documentary film producer

Documentary and Student Visionary Competitions:
Maria Cuomo Cole, producer
Mark Consuelos, actor and producer
Jessica Yu, filmmaker
Parker Posey, actress
Alan Yang, writer

Storyscapes Competition:
Jessica Brillhart, virtual reality filmmaker
Jigar Mehta: digital entrepreneur
Saschka Unseld, writer and director

Nora Ephron Prize:
Rachael Leigh Cook, actress
Judy Greer, actress
Mary Stuart Masterson, actress, director and entrepreneur

Tribeca X Award:
Laurie Anderson, multi-media artist
Scott Carlson, storyteller.
Judy McGrath, producer
Liev Schreiber, actor and director
Hank Willis Thoma, photo conceptual artist

Tribeca Snapchat Shorts:
Jessica Alba, actress and author
Steve Aoki, music producer and entrepreneur
Steve Buscemi, actor, writer, director and producer
DJ Khaled, record producer, radio personality, DJ and record executive.
David Gordon Green, director
Vashti Kola, music video director
Marc Mathieu, marketing executive
Shay Mitchell, actress, author

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