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Sundance Film Festival Reveals 2013 Jury Members, Including Ex-Fox Chairman Tom Rothman, Filmmaker Ed Burns

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by Anne Thompson
December 19, 2012 3:27 PM
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Edward Burns

The Sundance Institute has revealed 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The Short Film Awards will be presented on January 22 at Park City’s Jupiter Bowl, while the feature film awards will be given out at a ceremony on January 26.

Returning to his indie roots is ex-Fox chairman Tom Rothman, who joins Edward Burns on the dramatic jury. Rothman discovered the indie writer-actor-director at Sundance 1995 with "The Brothers McMullen."

Members of the Alfred P. Sloan Jury will be announced in January. The full jury lists and bios are below:

Tom Rothman

U.S. DOCUMENTARY JURY

Liz Garbus

Liz Garbus is a prolific documentary filmmaker. She co-founded Moxie Firecracker, Inc, an independent documentary production company and most recently directed Love, Marilyn, which opened as a Gala Premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Other directing credits include the Academy Award® nominated The Farm: Angola, USA, which won the 1998 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, Academy Award® nominated Street Fight; Xiiara’s Song and the Emmy® Award winning Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.

Davis Guggenheim

Davis Guggenheim is a critically acclaimed, Academy Award® winning director and producer whose work includes Waiting for “Superman”, It Might Get Loud, the 2009 documentary featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White, and An Inconvenient Truth, featuring former Vice President Al Gore, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2007. In 2008, Davis produced and directed President Barack Obama's biographical film A Mother’s Promise, and most recently, The Road We’ve Travelled, a short film for Obama's 2012 campaign. Davis has also directed many television series including Deadwood, NYPD Blue and 24.

Gary Hustwit

Gary Hustwit is an independent filmmaker based in New York and London. He worked with punk label SST Records in the late-1980s, ran the independent book publishing house Incommunicado Press during the 1990s, and was Vice President of the media website Salon.com in 2000. Hustwit has produced nine documentaries, beginning with I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, the 2002 film about the band Wilco. In 2007 he made his directorial debut with Helvetica, a documentary about graphic design and typography. The film marked the start of a design film trilogy, with Objectified, about product design, following in 2009. Urbanized, about the design of cities, premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Hustwit is a longtime advocate of self-distribution, direct audience engagement, and truly independent filmmaking.

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