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2020 International Narrative Feature Competition Jurors

Demian Bichir

Demian Bichir is a renowned actor who was nominated for an Academy Award in A Better Life and is known for his work in television with roles in Showtime’s Weeds and FX’s The Bridge as well as his work in films like Che, Savages and The Hateful Eight.

Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle is an Academy Award winning director, who’s work includes the hugely successful Slumdog Millionaire. Other works include 127 Hours, 28 Days Later, Millions, The Beach, Sunshine and Trainspotting. His latest film Yesterday premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

Judith Godrèche

Judith Godrèche’s acting, writing, and producing career spans both Hollywood and Paris. Her work in such films as L’Auberge Espagnole, La Desenchantee and France Boutique have each garnered her a Cesar nomination. Judith’s most recent film, The Climb, screened at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival before its U.S. premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Sabine Hoffman

Sabine Hoffman, ACE has edited numerous award-winning feature films including Personal Velocity, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Juliet Naked, Maggie's Plan and The Glorias. Aside from her editing career, Sabine is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University, and serves as a consultant and mentor to filmmaking organizations such as the IFP, Firelight Media, Reel Works and the Sundance Institute.

William Hurt

William Hurt is an Academy Award-winning actor known for performances across film, television, and theatre. His most recent films include Marvel’s Black Widow, The Last Full Measure and Goliath

2020 U.S. Narrative Feature Competition Jurors

Cherien Dabis

Cherien Dabis is an award-winning narrative film and television writer, director and actor. She is currently working on her third feature, What the Eyes Don’t See, and her films Amreeka and May in the Summer previously premiered at Sundance Film Festival. Cherien’s work in television has spanned across shows like The L Word, The Sinner, Empire, Ozark and Ramy.

Lucas Hedges

Lucas Hedges is an Academy Award nominated actor known for Manchester by the Sea, Mid 90s, Ben is Back, Boy Erased and Honey Boy. He is one of Hollywood’s most promising up and coming young actors with credits for Oscar-nominated projects such as Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Terry Kinney

Terry Kinney is a Tony nominated and Drama Desk winning actor for his work in Grapes of Wrath and Balm in Gilead, respectively. He is a film, television, and theater director, and most notably known for his performances on the small screen in HBO’s Oz and Showtime’s Billions as well as films such as Last of the Mohicans, Sleepers, and The Firm. Most recently, he directed Signature Theater’s production of Curse of the Starving Class and will next be seen in the Warner Brothers feature film The Little Things.

2020 Documentary Feature Competition Jurors

Peter Deming

Peter Deming ASC, is a renowned cinematographer known for his work on Twin Peaks-The Return, which garnered him an Emmy nomination. His film credits include the Oscar nominated Mulholland Dr (Independent Spirit Award), OZ-The Great and Powerful and the upcoming Marvel X-Men film The New Mutants.

Ryan Fleck

Ryan Fleck is a writer and director known for Captain Marvel, Half Nelson, It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Mississippi Grind. He and his directing partner, Anna Boden, also have worked in television with episodes in HBO’S Room 104 and Looking, as well as Showtime’s Billions and The Affair.

Yance Ford

Yance Ford is an Oscar nominated, Emmy winning director/producer based in New York. His feature documentary Strong Island won a 2017 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize and the Gotham Award for Best Documentary. Strong Island was nominated for Best Documentary at the 90th Academy Awards and went on to win the Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. Ford was named to Variety’s 10 Documakers to watch, The Root 100 and is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow.

Chris Pine

Chris Pine is a renowned actor known for projects like Wonder Woman, Hell or High Water, Star Trek and much, much more

Regina Scully

Regina Scully is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning and Academy nominated producer of over 200 documentary films about some of the toughest social justice issues of our time. She is the Founder and CEO of Artemis Rising Foundation as well as a Founding Sponsor of the Athena Film Festival (NYC). Ms Scully is on the Board of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

2020 Best New Narrative Director Competition Jurors

Lukas Haas

Lukas Haas was nominated for an Emmy early in his career playing the title role in the TV movie The Ryan White Story. He continued to distinguish himself in films including: Music Box, Convicts, Rambling Rose, Mars Attacks! and Boys. More recently, Lukas was featured in The Revenant, Widows and First Man.

James Ponsoldt

James Ponsoldt is a director known for films including The End of the Tour, The Spectacular Now, Smashed, The Circle and Off the Black. He also has directed the pilot of and executive produced Netflix’s hit series Master of None.

Juno Temple

Juno Temple has starred in film and television alike – from features such as Joe Wright’s Atonement, Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane, Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel and William Friedkin’s Killer Joe to series like Scorsese’s Vinyl and the cult hit Dirty John.

Grace Van Patten

Grace Van Patten is an actress known for her performance in films such as The Meyerowitz Stories, Tramps, and Under the Silver Lake. She most recently starred in Good Posture and will next star in The Violent Heart and Mayday.

Nat Wolff

Nat Wolff is an actor and musician known best for his critically acclaimed roles in Palo Alto, The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Ashby, and most recently, The Kill Team.

2020 Best New Documentary Director Competition Jurors

Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson is an actor known for his roles in The Hunger Games franchise, The Disaster Artist, The Kids Are Alright, and many more. His career extends into producing and directing through his production company Turkeyfoot Productions.

Erin Lee Carr

Erin Lee Carr is a director, producer, and writer; named one of the All-Star Alumni “30 Under 30” most influential people in media in 2019 by Forbes. Erin's documentaries include At the Heart of Gold, I Love You: Now Die, Mommy Dead and Dearest and Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop, all for HBO as well as the forthcoming series How To Fix a Drug Scandal on Netflix. She is also the author of the memoir, "All That You Leave Behind".

Joel McHale

Joel McHale is an actor, comedian and host. Most notably he was in Community, The Soup and movies The Happytime Murders, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, The Informant, Ted. He is starring in Happily and Becky at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Gretchen Mol

Gretchen Mol is an actress known for her work in The Notorious Bettie Page, 3:10 to Yuma, Boardwalk Empire, and Manchester by the Sea.

Stacey Reiss

Stacey Reiss is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker who produces narrative and documentary films. She has produced films like The Perfection and The Eagle Huntress. Most recently, her film Spaceship Earth premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

2020 Narrative / Animation Short Competition Jurors

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon is an Emmy-winning, critically-acclaimed actress, writer, producer and director with one of the most distinct and celebrated voices across today’s television landscape. Currently, Adlon is the writer, producer, director and star of the award-winning FX comedy series Better Things.

Kerry Bishé

Kerry Bishé is a film, theatre, and television actress known for her roles in the Oscar winning film Argo, AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, and she can be seen in Showtime’s upcoming Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. Her Luminary podcast, Hyperthetical communicates science through storytelling.

Marshall Curry

Marshall Curry is an Academy Award winning writer, director, and editor. His narrative film The Neighbors' Window won the Oscar after premiering at Tribeca, and he was previously nominated for three Academy Awards for his documentaries, Street Fight, If a Tree Falls, and A Night at The Garden.

Taylor Hackford

Taylor Hackford is a renowned Academy Award winning director and has served two terms as president of the Director’s Guild of America. Notable films include Ray, An Officer and a Gentleman and The Devil’s Advocate.

Kasi Lemmons

Kasi Lemmons is an award-winning director, writer, actress and professor known for her acclaimed 1997 feature directorial debut, Eve’s Bayou. Her latest opus is Harriet, a deeply resonant and powerful drama based on the life of American icon Harriet Tubman.

2020 Nora Ephron Prize Jurors

Anna Baryshnikov

Anna Baryshnikov currently stars in the Apple TV series Dickinson. Other acting credits span across several mediums and include The Kindergarten Teacher (film), Manchester by the Sea (film), Time and the Conways (theatre) and Superior Donuts (TV).

Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan is a film and television actress known for roles in the series “Masters of Sex”and “Party Down” as well as the films Now You See Me 2, The Night Before, The Interview, Bachelorette and her breakout performance as ‘Janice Ian’ in Mean Girls. She most recently starred as Annie Wilkes in the second season of Castle Rock on Hulu.

Regina Hall

Regina Hall is known for her work in films such as The Best Man, the Scary Movie franchise, and Girls Trip. In 2019, she became the first African-American actress to ever win a New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Actress for her work in Support the Girls. She currently stars opposite Don Cheadle on Showtime's Black Monday, now in its second season.

Aparna Nancherla

Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and actress known for her roles in Corporate, Crashing, Master of None, Love and High Maintenance. In 2013, she made her late night stand up debut on TBS’s Conan and was one of the breakout New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez is an award-winning actress best known for work in Jane the Virgin. Other credits include Kajillionaire, Scoob, Awake, Miss Bala and Someone Great.

2020 Short Documentary and Student Visionary Competition Jurors

Asia Kate Dillon

Asia Kate Dillon is a performer, writer and director residing in New York City. Dillon plays the role of Taylor in Showtime’s Billions and was the first non-binary gender identifying actor to ever be cast in a major television series.

Sheila Nevins

Sheila Nevins is an Award-Winning Executive Producer, and after 35 years as President of HBO Documentary Films, where she was involved in the production of programs like The Jinx, Paradise Lost, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Citizenfour, and Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, she is now an Executive Producer in Programming at MTV Networks.

Marti Noxon

Marti Noxon is an Emmy-nominated writer, producer and director behind critically acclaimed projects like Sharp Objects, Dietland, the Peabody Award-winning first season of UnREAL, and the powerful film To the Bone.