Jessica Alba joins Tribeca panel

Jessica Alba is among the jurors announced for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Other stars included on the panel of 35 filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, journalists and media figures are Aaron Eckhart, Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Cheryl Hines, America Ferrera, Alicia Keys, Zach Braff, American Splendor’s Hope Davis, Pleasantville director Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tribeca festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal said: “This year’s jury features the same impressive range and depth as our films playing in competition.”

She continued: “They are distinctive and accomplished storytellers, artists and entrepreneurs from the worlds of film, theatre, culture, fashion, television and new media – all of whom share a passion for film, a thirst for discovery and a spirit of independence.”

The 2010 festival runs from April 21 until May 2.

Winners in the world narrative, world documentary, New York narrative, New York documentary, narrative short and documentary and student short film categories will be announced at the awards night party on April 29.

Together, the six juries will award 130,000 dollars in cash and prizes, as well as a piece of original art to each winner as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards programme.

Source: Associated Press