Campaign India Team
Apr 19, 2012

Final set of juries announced for Cannes Lions

Cyrus Oshidar finds a place on branded content & entertainment jury and Sneha Iype Varma on film craft jury; no Indians on mobile jury

Final set of juries announced for Cannes Lions

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has revealed the final three juries for this year's event: Branded Content & Entertainment, Film Craft and Mobile Lions jury.

Avi Savar, founder and chief creative officer of Big Fuel, USA, will chair the first ever Branded Content and Entertainment Lions jury; Ivan Zacharias, director of Stink, UK, will lead the Film Craft Jury; and Tom Eslinger, digital creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, takes the helm of the inaugural Mobile Lions jury.

From India, Cyrus Oshidar, creative director, Bawa Broadcasting, is on the Branded Content & Entertainment jury and Sneha Iype Varma, executive producer/partner, Nirvana Films is on the Film Craft jury. The Mobile jury doesn't have any representation from India this year. 

Terry Savage, Chairman of Cannes Lions, says, "This is an exciting year for Cannes Lions, not only does Mobile become an awards category in its own right, but Branded Content & Entertainment Lions is launched. We very much look forward to welcoming the esteemed members of these two new juries, who, alongside the talented Film Craft jurors, will be setting the benchmark for their respective categories, each of which play a crucial role in our ever evolving creative communications industry."

The complete set of jury members for these three categories is below:

Branded Content & Entertainment Lions Jury

Avi Savar, founder and chief creative officer, Big Fuel, USA – Jury President
Rodrigo Figueroa Reyes, founder and chief executive officer, FiRe Advertainment, Argentina
Michael Hilliard, executive producer, FINCH, Australia
Silvia Goh, managing director, LiquidThread/Starcom MediaVest Group, China
Jan Godsk, creative consultant/branded content specialist, Ideatakeaway, Denmark
Cyrus Oshidar, creative director, Bawa Broadcasting, India
Marc Ros, partner & general director, AFTERSHARE.TV, Spain
Dean Baker, managing director, JWT Entertainment, United Kingdom
Mary Lisio, senior vice-president, non-fiction and branded entertainment, Scott Free Productions, USA
Doug Scott, President, OgilvyEntertainment, USA
Bill Davenport, president, Wieden + Kennedy Entertainment, USA
Scott Donaton, chief executive officer and president, Ensemble, USA

Film Craft Lions Jury

Ivan Zacharias, director, Stink, United Kingdom - Jury President
Dulcidio Caldeira, director, ParanoidBR, Brazil
Ralf Schmerberg, artist/director, Atelier Ralf Schmerberg, Germany
Sneha Iype Varma, executive producer/partner, Nirvana Films, India
Seiichi Hishikawa, executive creative director, Drawing and Manuel, Japan
Espen Horn, executive producer, Motion Blur, Norway
Alex Roman, director, The Third & The Seventh, Spain
Peter Raeburn, creative director, Soundtree Music, United Kingdom
Michael Sagol, executive producer and managing partner, Caviar, USA
Diane Jackson, executive vice-president/director of integrated production, DDB Chicago, USA

Mobile Lions Jury
Tom Eslinger, digital creative director, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Global – Jury President
Barney Loehnis, digital lead Asia Pacific, OgilvyOne Worldwide, Asia Pacific
Leo Xavier, founder, Grupo.Mobi, Brazil
Paul Gunning, chief executive officer, Tribal DDB Worldwide, Global
Daisuke Yanasawa, chief executive officer, KAYAC, Japan
Hoon-Joo Shin, vice-president of corporate image, KT, Koea
Per Holmkvist, founder and board director, Mobiento, Sweden
Salvador Carillo Bardo, chief executive officer, Mobile Dreams Factory, Spain
Peter Sells, head of mobile, BBH, United Kingdom
Laura Marriott, chief executive officer, NeoMedia Technologies, USA

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