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Sundance 2013: Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Host Awards Ceremony

The “Looper” star’s feature directorial debut, “Don Jon’s Addiction,” will screen at this year’s festival.

Joseph Gordon- Levitt Golden Globes Red Carpet - P 2012
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been tapped to host this year’s Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Jan. 26 in Park City.

As an Artist Trustee of the Sundance Institute, Gordon-Levitt has a long history with the annual festival. He has appeared in seven films at the fest, and his directing debut, the short film Sparks, premiered there in 2009. This year, Gordon-Levitt will make his feature directorial debut at Sundance with Don Jon’s Addiction, which will screen in the out-of-competition Premieres section.

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“Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s accomplished and original artistic perspectives have contributed greatly to Sundance Institute and the independent film community,” said festival director John Cooper. “As host, he is sure to add flair to our awards ceremony in similarly exciting ways, and we are thrilled that he will join us in recognizing outstanding achievements at this year’s festival.”

Last year, Parker Posey hosted the awards ceremony.

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The jury members and competition lineup for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival were previously announced. Tom Rothman, former co-chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment, filmmaker Ed Burns and Pulitzer Prize winner Wesley Morris are among those on the U.S. Dramatic Competition Jury. See the full jury lineups here and the complete competition lineups here.

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is slated to run from Jan. 17 to 27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

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