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Patton Oswalt is set to host the awards ceremony for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which is largely being held virtually.
The awards ceremony, which will be live-streamed on Feb. 2, will feature special appearances from Alison Brie, Shira Haas and Diego Luna alongside the jurors, which include Julie Dash and Cynthia Erivo.
In addition to Oswalt taking on hosting duties, the Sundance Institute announced several other festival conversations. This includes “Conjuring the Collective, the Womxn at Sundance Speakeasy,” which will feature Judith Jamison (Ailey), Marlee Matlin, director Siân Heder (CODA), actor Rita Moreno (Rita Moreno: Just A Girl Who Decided to Go For It) and actor SOKO (Mayday, The Blazing World). It will also an appearance by recording artist Brittany Howard, as well as poet Ryka Ayoti.
Other newly announced panels are “Power of Story: Speculative Fiction is the Place” and “The Story of Us” moderated by Kimberlé W. Crenshaw.
The pandemic-era festival runs from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.
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