PARK CITY, UTAH, January 11, 2023 — The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the 16 jurors granting awards for artistic and cinematic excellence at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, including the five jury members who awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Film Prize. The 2023 Festival will take place January 19–29, 2023, in person in Park City, Salt Lake City, and the Sundance Resort, along with a selection of films available online across the country January 24–29, 2023. Single Film Ticket sales begin on January 12 at 10 a.m. MT.
Sixteen critical voices across film, art, and culture will grant this year’s awards for feature and short films, which will be announced on Friday, January 27. This year’s awards ceremony will be an intimate gathering of artists comprising the Festival lineup, with the Festival’s social channels sharing the award recipients as they are announced.
This year’s jurors are: Jeremy O. Harris, Eliza Hittman, and Marlee Matlin for U.S. Dramatic Competition; W. Kamau Bell, Ramona Diaz, and Carla Gutierrez for U.S. Documentary Competition; Shozo Ichiyama, Annemarie Jacir, and Funa Maduka for World Cinema Dramatic Competition; and Karim Amer, Petra Costa, and Alexander Nanau for World Cinema Documentary Competition; Madeleine Olnek for the NEXT competition section; Destin Daniel Cretton, Marie-Louise Khondji, and Deborah Stratman for the Short Film Program Competition.
The jury for Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize is Dr. Heather Berlin, Jim Gaffigan, Dr. Mandë Holford, Shalini Kantayya, and Lydia Dean Pilcher. They deliberated in advance of the Festival and awarded the Prize to The Pod Generation, directed by Sophie Barthes.
Festival audiences attending in person will have a role in voting for the 2023 Audience Awards, open to films in the U.S. Competition, World Competition, and NEXT categories. Attendees are also able to vote for the Festival Favorite, which is selected across the entire feature film program.
Following are the 2023 Sundance Film Festival Jury members and their respective sections: