Mos Def, Polley on Sundance Jury

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The winners at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival will be selected by a jury led by Mos Def and Sarah Polley.

The rapper-actor and activist-actress will be joined by director Catherine Hardwick, editor Pamela Martin and Film Independent Executive Director Dawn Hudson on the U.S. Dramatic Competition jury. The Sundance award winners will be announced via the Park City Racquet Club on Jan. 27 as the culmination of the annual festival that runs from the 18th through the 28th in Utah.

The jury for the U.S. Documentary Competition will be Alan Berliner, Lewis Erskine, Lauren Greenfield, Julia Reichert and Carlos Sandoval. The World Dramatic Competition jury is Carlos Bolado, Lynne Ramsay and U-Wei Bin Haji Saari, while the World Documentary Competition will be judged by Raoul Peck, Juan Carlos Rulfo and Elizabeth Weatherford.

"Napoleon Dynamite" helmer Jared Hess will team with Daniela Michel and Mark Rosenberg to award the prizes for short films and the Alfred P. Sloan Prize will be determined by Darren Aronofsky, Ann Druyan, Dr. Brian Greene, Howard Suber and John Underkoffler.

"We are blessed to an enormously talented group of jurors this year, who include some of the most exceptional individuals in the independent film community both in here an abroad," says Geoffrey Gilmore, director of the Sundance Film Festival. "Ranging from influential directors, innovative editors, last year's award-winners and industry leaders, these jurists truly bring a variety of experience and perspective to the table."

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