Sundance Institute announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Kartemquin's Artistic Director and Co-founder Gordon Quinn will serve on U.S. Documentary Competition Jury.
Gordon Quinn has been producing documentaries and mentoring filmmakers for five decades as co-founder and artistic director of Kartemquin Films. His credits include directing Golub, Prisoner of Her Past, and A Good Man, and executive producing Hoop Dreams (winner of the Audience Award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, Stevie (for which Gordon also won the Best Documentary Cinematography Award at the 2003 Sundance Film Film Festival), The Interrupters (world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Film Festival), The Trials of Muhammad Ali, The Homestretch, and Life Itself (world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Film Festival). Currently, he is executive producer each new Kartemquin film, including the Al Jazeera America series Hard Earned, and directing '63 Boycott and an episode of The School Project. A passionate advocate for independent public media, Gordon is an expert on fair use, ethics, and storytelling in documentary. He has received awards from the Emmys, Peabodys, PGA, DGA, and the Sundance Film Festival. In 2014, he received a Career Achievement award from Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and a Master of Cinema award from the RiverRun International Film Festival, and served on the the International Feature Documentary Jury at Hot Docs.
Gordon's fellow Sundance U.S. Documentary jurors are Eugene Hernandez, Kirsten Johnson, Michele Norris, and Roger Ross Williams. The festival takes place from January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. See the full list of jurors and films selected for the U.S. Documentary Competition.
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
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