Jury members announced for SUNDANCE Film Festival 2022

The non-profit Sundance Institute today announced the members of the six juries awarding awards for artistic and film achievement at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. The Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize judging panel was also announced. The Festival takes place January 20-30 via our enhanced online platform at Festival.Sundance.org and in person at seven Satellite Screens venues across the country during the Festival’s second weekend.

Sixteen famous voices from film, art and culture will award this year’s awards to feature and short films to be announced on January 28. Festival audiences have a role to play in deciding the 2022 Audience Awards, open to films from the US Competition, Global Competition and NEXT categories, as well as Festival Favourite, which is selected across the full feature program footage. The award-winning films will be available for special long-form viewing on the closing weekend.

The Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize jury is made up of Dr. Heather Berlin, Dr. Mandë Holford, PhD, Tenoch Huerta, Lydia Dean Pilcher and Shawn Snyder. They deliberated ahead of the Festival and awarded the Prize to After Yang, directed by Kogonada.

This year’s jurors are: Chelsea Barnard, Marielle Heller, and Payman Maadi for US Dramatic Competition; Garrett Bradley, Jeanne Churchill, and Peter Nicks for the American Documentary Competition; Andrew Haigh, Mohamed Hefzy and La Frances Hui for the World Cinema Dramatic Competition; and Emilie Bujès, Patrick Gaspard and Dawn Porter for World Cinema Documentary Competition. Joey Soloway for the NEXT competition section. Penelope Bartlett, Kevin Jerome Everson and Blackhorse Lowe are on the judging panel for the short film program competition.

The Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize jury is made up of Dr. Heather Berlin, Dr. Mandë Holford, PhD, Tenoch Huerta, Lydia Dean Pilcher and Shawn Snyder. They deliberated ahead of the Festival and awarded the Prize to After Yang, directed by Kogonada.