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Garbus, Guggenheim among 2013 Sundance doc jurors

Filmmakers Liz Garbus (pictured), Davis Guggenheim, Gary Hustwit and Brett Morgen, along with Participant Media's exec VP of documentary films Diane Weyermann, will comprise the U.S. documentary jury at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
December 20, 2012

Filmmakers Liz Garbus (pictured), Davis Guggenheim, Gary Hustwit and Brett Morgen, along with Participant Media’s executive VP of documentary films Diane Weyermann, will comprise the U.S. documentary jury at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

The five are among 19 jurors that will sit on five juries to award prizes at the annual event, which takes place January 17-27 in Utah cities Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance.

Garbus is the co-founder of indie prodco Moxie Firecracker whose documentary credits include Love, Marilyn, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Guggenheim’s doc credits include An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud and Waiting For “Superman.” Indie filmmaker and former Salon.com VP Hustwit is behind nine documentaries including I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Helvetica and Urbanized. Morgen recently helmed the Rolling Stones doc Crossfire Hurricane and is now working on the first authorized documentary about the life of late Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain. At Participant, Weyermann has overseen production of docs such as A Place At the Table, State 194, An Inconvenient Truth and Food, Inc.

The World Cinema Documentary jury members are Sean Farnel, a specialist in festivals and digital distribution for creative documentaries and a former Hot Docs director of programming; Robert Hawk, a filmmaker and festival consultant who has run filmhawk.com for the past 20 years; and Enat Sidi, a documentary editor whose credits include The Boys of Baraka and Jesus Camp.

The feature film prizes will be awarded on January 26, 2013.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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