Steve Buscemi, Whoopi Goldberg and More Set as 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Jurors

Steve Buscemi, Whoopi Goldberg and More Set as 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Jurors
Steve Buscemi, Whoopi Goldberg and More Set 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Jurors

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The Tribeca Film Festival has officially announced the jurors for its 2015 edition, running April 15-26. The 34 selected jurors represent a diverse group of award-winning filmmakers, producers, acclaimed actors, authors and entrepreneurs, and they will be split among the seven competitive Festival categories. The seven TFF juries will award $150,000 in cash and prizes when the winning films, filmmakers and actors in each category are announced at the TFF Awards Night ceremony on April 23 at Spring Studious.

“The group of unique voices and perspectives that make up this year’s jury are sure to spark thoughtful discussion – and perhaps some friendly debate – around this year’s films,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival.   

The 2015 Festival jurors include:

2015 World Narrative Competition:
Paul Attanasio (Oscar-nominated screenwriter and producer of “Quiz Show,” “Donnie Brasco”)
Sophie Barthes (French-American director and screenwriter  “Cold Souls”)   
Whoopi Goldberg (EGOT winner and star of  “The Color Purple,” “Ghost”)
Dylan McDermott (Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee, current star of CBS’ “Stalker”) 
Burr Steers (Writer and/or directing of “17 Again, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”)

2015 World Documentary Competition:
Diego Bunuel (Franco-American filmmaker, Head of Documentaries on Canal Plus) 
Tine Fischer (Founder and CEO of the leading international documentary film festivals such as CPH:DOX)
David Gelb: (Documentarian, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”)
Josh Rothkopf (Film Editor at Time Out New York)
Gloria Steinem (Writer, lecturer, editor, feminist activist, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom)
2015 Best New Narrative Director:
Mark Boal (Producer/writer, “The Hurt Locker,” “Zero Dark Thirty”)
Minnie Driver (Actress, “About a Boy”)
Don Hertzfeldt (Animator, “It’s Such a Beautiful Day,” “The Meaning of Life”)
Cobie Smulders (Actress,  “How I Met Your Mother”)
Joana Vicente: (Producer on films by Jim Jarmush, Todd Solondz, Alex Gibney and Brian De Palma)

2015 Best New Documentary Director:
Rachel Boynton (Producer/director, “Our Brand is Crisis,” “Big Men”)
Lola Kirke (Actress, “Gone Girl,” “Mistress America”) 
Will Patton (Actor, “Remember the Titans,” “Armageddon”)
Alison Pill (Actress, “Snowpiercer,” “The Newsroom”)
Michael Rapaport (Actor/director, “True Romance,” “Mighty Aphrodite”)

2015 Narrative Short Film Competition:
Hank Azaria (Actor, “The Simpsons,” “The Birdcage”) 
Mamie Gummer (Actress, “Evening,” “John Adams”) 
André Holland (Actor, “The Knick,” “Selma”)
Arian Moayed (Artistic Director of Waterwell)
Sheila Nevins (President of HBO Documentary Films)
Dan Silver (Senior Director of Development for ESPN Films)

2015 Documentary and Student Visionary Competitions:
Steve Buscemi (Actor, “Boardwalk Empire”)
Debi Mazar (Actress, “Entourage”)
Katherine Oliver (Principal at Bloomberg Associates) 
Theo Rossi (Actor, “Sons of Anarchy”)
Vanessa Williams (Actress/singer, “Ugly Betty”)

2015 The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Storyscapes Award:
Andrew Golis (Director of Digital and Senior Editor at FRONTLINE, founder & CEO of This.)
Shari Frilot (Curator of New Frontier at Sundance and senior programmer for the Sundance Film Festival)
Charlie Phillips (Head of Documentaries at The Guardian)

2015 Nora Ephron Prize:
Rachael Harris (Actress, “Diary of Wimpy Kid”)
Kevin Corrigan (Actor, “Goodfellas”)
Katja Blichfeld (Filmmaker/writer/casting director, “High Maintenance”)
Christine Lahti (Actress)
Talya Lavie (Writer/director, “Zero Motivation”) 

Visit the Tribeca Film Festival website for information about the 2015 edition of the festival.

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