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The diverse list includes Sharon Stone, Patricia Arquette, Sanaa Lathan, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Warrington Hudlin, Delroy Lindo, Elijah Wood, Bryan Cranston, Andre Holland, Margaret Cho, Melissa Leo and Hari Ne. The group includes filmmakers, actors, producers and representative from entertainment and culture.
Winners will be announced June 17.
See the press release for additional information about the Tribeca Film Festival.
NEW YORK, NY - June 3rd, 2021– The Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced the 2021 jury members who will select winning projects in the film, immersive, games and the festivals all new podcasts competition sections. The Festival has increased to 14 different competition categories where jurors will honor winning storytellers and creators with monetary awards and some will receive the soon to be announced unique Tribeca Festival Art Award supported by CHANEL where each year ten world-class artists donate work to be presented as an award to honored filmmakers. Jurors for Tribeca’s 20th anniversary edition include a diverse roster of groundbreaking filmmakers, award-winning actors, celebrated multi-hyphenate producers and leaders from entertainment and culture including Sharon Stone, Patricia Arquette, Sanaa Lathan, Warrington Hudlin, Delroy Lindo, Elijah Wood, Bryan Cranston, Andre Holland, Margaret Cho, Hari Nef, and more.
Storytellers rallying together, sharing their admiration and inspiring growth in one another’s work is one of the most inspiring parts of Tribeca,” said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Festival. “Our jury and incredible community of talented creators are coming back to gather in-person to surround their fellow artists with support.”
In addition to the awards in competition categories, for the ninth year, the Nora Ephron Award, created to honor the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer, Nora Ephron will be presented. Also, as previously announced, this year, the Festival will award the inaugural Harry Belafonte Voices For Social Justice Award to Stacey Abrams for her service and commitment to fighting against injustices.
More than 40 industry leaders were selected to honor feature length and short film categories, comprised of narrative and documentary films, as well as Storyscapes, the juried section of the Virtual Arcade. Jurors will also present the Tribeca X awards which celebrates storytelling at the intersection of entertainment and advertising. A jury has also been assembled this year to honor the best work in Games and to honor submissions in Tribeca’s all new Podcast category.
The winning films, projects, filmmakers, storytellers, and actors in each category will be announced at the Tribeca Festival Awards Ceremony on June 17th where the first ever Persol Award will be presented.