Posted by: ckckred | April 16, 2012

Editor’s Note: Tribecca, here I come

There are plenty of great things living near New York City.  One is going to see all those Yankee and Giants game.  Another is Manhattan.  Oh yeah, there’s also the Tribeca Film Festival.

In case if you didn’t catch that hint, it means I’LL BE ATTENDING THE TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL!  I’ll watch a few films on Saturday, talk about my experience there, and write a few reviews.  This may change my deadlines to review Mad Men (I’ve fallen behind my plan to write a review for each episode), so I’ll try to nudge it in over this week.

I’m planning to see GracelandPostcards from the Zoo, and Avant-Garde.  Here are the jurors of the Tribeca Film Festival below.

World Competition Categories:


The jurors for the 2012 World Narrative Competition are:

Patricia Clarkson
Dakota Fanning
Mike Newell
Lisa Schwarzbaum

Jim Sheridan
Irwin Winker: Oscar & BAFTA award-winning producer/director.

The jurors for the 2012 World Documentary Competition are:

Julia Bacha: Noted documentary filmmaker and media strategist at the nonprofit Just Vision.
Kim Cattrall
K’naan
Michael Moore
Lucy Walker: Two-time Oscar-nominated director.

Emerging Competition Categories:

The jurors for the 2012 Best New Narrative Director are:

Camilla Belle: Actress. Films include 10,000 BCPushThe Ballad of Jack & Rose, and the upcoming Open Road.
Whoopi Goldberg
Susannah Grant: WGA-winning screenwriter, director, and producer. Projects include Erin Brockovich and the current TV Series A Gifted Man.
Zach Helm: WGA-nominated screenwriter, producer, and director. Films include Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium and Stranger Than Fiction.
Courtney Hunt: Screenwriter and director (Frozen River).
Kellan Lutz
Leelee Sobieski

The jurors for the 2012 Best New Documentary Director are:

Stuart Blumberg: Oscar-nominated screenwriter, producer, and director. Films include The Kids Are All Right and Keeping the Faith.
Jared Cohen: Director of Google Ideas, Senior Fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations and author of One Hundred Days of Silence: America and the Rwanda Genocide andChildren of Jihad: A Young American’s Travels Among the Youth of the Middle East.
Rachel Grady: Oscar-nominated director and producer. Films include Freakonomics andJesus Camp.
Bethann Hardison: Noted former model and Manager, Documentarian and Editor at Large for Vogue Italia.
Sal Masekela: Television host and producer. Projects include: The ESPN X Games, Red Bull Signature Series and E!’s Daily 10.
Ricki Stern: Independent Spirit and Emmy-nominated director and producer. Films includeJoan Rivers: A Piece of Work and Knuckleball!.
Olivia Wilde

Short Film Competition Categories:

The jurors for the 2012 Narrative Short Film Competition are:

Maureen Chiquet: Global CEO of Chanel.
Hugh Dancy
Aline Brosh McKenna: BAFTA and WGA-nominated screenwriter. Films include We Bought a Zoo and The Devil Wears Prada.
Bridget Moynahan
Drew Nieporent: Famed restaurateur, whose two-Michelin star restaurant Corton was featured in the acclaimed HBO documentary A Matter of Taste.
Mohammed Saeed Harib: Creator and director of Freej, the Middle East’s pioneering 3D animated series from the UAE.
Shari Springer Berman: Oscar and Emmy nominated Director, screenwriter, and producer. Films include American Splendor and Cinema Verite.

The jurors for the 2012 Documentary and Student Short Film Competitions are:

Scooter Braun: Music entrepreneur who discovered Justin Bieber and orchestrated his rise to global super stardom.
Robert Hammond: Co-founder and Executive Director of Friends of the High Line.
Brett Ratner
Susan Sarandon
James Spione: Oscar-nominated director, producer, editor and writer.
Shailene Woodley
Susan Zirinsky: Primetime Emmy and Peabody-winning executive producer

TAA Creative Promise Awards

The jurors for the 2012 TAA Creative Promise Award—Narrative are:

Rosario Dawson
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Mekhi Phifer
Gabourey Sidibe

The jurors for the 2012 TAA Creative Promise Award—Documentary are:

Claire Aguilar: Vice President of Programming at the Independent Television Service (ITVS), which funds, promotes and distributes independently produced programming to public media.
Julie Goldman: Founder of Motto Pictures and producer and executive producer of feature documentaries. Projects include the Oscar award-winning The Cove.
Eugene Hernandez: Director of Digital Strategy at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and a founder of Indiewire.
Jean Tsien: Acclaimed documentary film editor. Projects include Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing.
Debra Zimmerman: Executive Director of Women Make Movies, the NY-based non-profit, which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of supporting independent women filmmakers.

TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund

The jurors for the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund, including the Heineken VOCES awards are:

Fernando Rovzar: Co-founder of Mexico-based Lemon Films. Producer of the Broadway hitSpiderman: Turn Off the Dark and executive producer of La Casa de Mi Padre, starring Will Ferrell, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal.
Cynthia Lopez: Vice President for American Documentary/POV, overseeing the development of the organization, programming/content development and delivery and strategic planning.
Ricardo Darin: Internationally-renowned actor with over 40 films to his credit (The Secret in their Eyes)

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