Tribeca Film Festival: Eclectic group of doc jurors announced, including Orlando von Einsiedel, Julie Goldman and Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
The 18th annual edition of the festival runs April 24-May 5
When it comes to awarding prizes at film festivals around the world, the unwritten rule states that doc people judge documentaries and narrative/fiction people judge narrative/fiction films. But Tribeca doesn't roll like that. They prefer to mix it up.
That was clear on Tuesday as Tribeca revealed an eclectic group to serve as jurors in the documentary categories for the 18th edition of the festival, including comedic actor David Cross and future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Cross, known for his work on the TV series Arrested Development, will join fellow comedic performer Tig Notaro on the panel judging the Best New Documentary Director Competition. Also serving on that jury are actress Kathrine Narducci (The Sopranos) and actor Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire). The only juror in that section with a more traditional nonfiction film resume is Orlando von Einsiedel, the Oscar-winning director of The White Helmets.
A handful of well-established doc figures, meanwhile, will serve on the jury for Documentary Feature Competition. They include Oscar-nominated producer Julie Goldman (Life, Animated), director Robert Greene (Bisbee '17) and filmmaker Cheryl McDonough (America Inside Out).
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is among those who will serve on the jury judging the Short Documentary and Student Visionary competitions. He will be joined by (among others) Buster Scher, founder of Hoops Nation, actress Kathy Najimy, actor David Krumholtz, and Sheila Nevins, the former longtime head of HBO Documentary Films.
Below is the full list of jurors across the Tribeca categories.
The jurors for the 2019 Documentary Feature Competition section are:
The jurors for the 2019 Short Documentary and Student Visionary Competitions section are:
The jurors for the 2019 U.S. Narrative Feature Competition section are:
The jurors for the 2019 International Narrative Feature Competition section are:
The jurors for the 2019 Best New Narrative Director Competition section are:
The jurors for the 2019 Narrative Short Competition section are:
The jurors for the 2018 Storyscapes Competition are:
The jurors for the 2019 Nora Ephron Award are:
The jurors for the 2018 Tribeca X Award are:
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.