The Tribeca Film Festival has enlisted award-winning filmmakers, actors and journalists to make up the festival jury, including the directors of The Cove, The September Issue and The Tillman Story.
The jurors for the 2011 World Documentary Competition are director Amir Bar-Lev (Fighter, My Kid Could Paint That, The Tillman Story), actor Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno), filmmaker and Actual Reality Pictures founder RJ Cutler (The War Room, The September Issue), producer and philanthropist Abigail Disney (Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Sons of Perdition), actor Whoopi Goldberg, director Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) and Peter Scarlett, executive director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
The jurors for the 2011 Emerging Documentary Competition are doc producer and film preservationist Margaret Bodde (No Direction Home: Bob Dylan; Time Piece), author and Google Ideas director Jared Cohen, executive editor of People J.D. Heyman, actor and model Lauren Hutton (American Gigolo) and director Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback; Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work).
The jurors for the 2011 Documentary and Student Short Film Competitions are comedian and director Ahmed Ahmed (Just Like Us), MoMA president emerita Agnes Gund, actor Zoe Kravitz (The Brave One, the upcoming Beware the Gonzo), CNBC anchor Nicole Lapin, Council on Foreign Relations VP of communications and marketing Lisa Shields, producer Christine Vachon (Mildred Pierce, Cairo Time) and actor Patrick Wilson (Little Children, Watchmen).
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 20 to May 1. The TFF Awards Night ceremony takes place on April 28, where the six documentary and narrative juries will hand out US$175,000 in cash and prizes.