Cary Fukunaga, Winona Ryder, Edgar Wright Named Sundance Jury Members

Cary Fukunaga, Winona Ryder, Edgar Wright

Cinematographer Lance Acord, film editor Sarah Flack, “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga, actress Winona Ryder and “The World’s End” director Edgar Wright have been named as the dramatic feature jury members for next month’s Sundance Film Festival.

The Sundance Institute announced Thursday the members of the six juries. Tig Notaro will host the festival’s feature film awards ceremony on Jan. 31 in Park City.

Notaro exec produced the documentary “Tig,” about her life, which will have its world premiere in the Documentary Premieres section.

The U.S. documentary jury includes Eugene Hernandez, deputy director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center; cinematographer and director Kirsten Johnson; NPR host Michele Norris; producer Gordon Quinn; and Roger Ross Williams, director of “God Loves Uganda.”

The world cinema documentary jury includes Elena Fortes Acosta, Mark Cousins and Ingrid Kopp, director of interactive at the Tribeca Film Institute.

The world cinema dramatic jury includes “Eden” director Mia Hansen-Love; Col Needham, founder and CEO of IMDb; and Taika Waititi, director of “What We Do in the Shadows.”

The short film jury includes production designer K.K. Barrett; “Arrested Development” actress Alia Shawkat; and director Autumn de Wilde.

The jury for the Alfred P. Sloan Prize, which covers science in film, includes Paula Apsell; Janna Levin, an astrophysicist and writer; actress Brit Marling (“The Keeping Room”); Jonathan Nolan, whose writing crdits include “The Dark Knight,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Prestige” and “Interstellar”; and Adam D. Steltzner, a Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

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  1. Mang Pekto says:

    Winona also served as a Juror at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998. She’s a walking encyclopedia of film. Despite her legal troubles, like a gazillion years ago—Directors and other Actors respect the hell out of her. She’s a great talent and a timeless beauty!

  2. Paramount Employee says:

    Winona Ryder?? I could see her In front of a Jury…

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