Adfest announces film craft and new director jurors

Ad awards show Adfest has announced the judging line-up for the film craft and new director categories.

The announcement:

BANGKOK: ADFEST is pleased to announce that some of the world’s most celebrated creative professionals will be joining ADFEST 2016 as jurors.

The jury panel for Film Craft Lotus & New Director Lotus includes:

  • Sihabutr Xoomsai , Film Director from Triton Film, Bangkok (Jury President)
  • Adam Sinclair, Film Director from Reservoir World Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur
  • Bruce Liao Yongjun, General Manager from TPSS Production, Beijing
  • Josephine Mackenzie, Executive Producer from Blockhead, Auckland
  • Julie Thomas-Toda, Chief Creative Coordinator from AOI Pro. Inc., Tokyo
  • Manoj Tapadia, Film Director & Creative Director & Lyricist from Offroad Films Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
  • Sean Yoo, Film Director from Breakfast Film, Seoul

The jury panel for Interactive Lotus & Mobile Lotus includes:

  • Valerie Cheng, previously Chief Creative Officer from J. Walter Thompson Singapore, and (from late February) Head of Creative Shop for Southeast Asia, Facebook, Singapore (Jury President)
  • Anuwat Nitipanont, Executive Creative Director from BBDO Proximity Thailand, Bangkok
  • Dinesh Swamy, Senior Creative Director from Razorfish, Mumbai
  • Johan Vakidis, Executive Creative Director from R/GA Shanghai, Shanghai
  • Marcus Tesoriero, Creative Director from Affinity Australia, Sydney
  • Minoru Yashima, Senior Communication Director & Communication Architect from ADK, Tokyo
  • Takayuki Niizawa, Creative Director from TBWA\HAKUHODO, Tokyo

The jury panel for Direct Lotus includes:

  • Richard Yu – Chief Creative Officer & China Network Creative Consultant, ADK Taiwan, Taipei (Jury President)
  • Dante Abelarde, Creative Director, MRM//McCann, Singapore
  • Esther Wong, Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Gigi Lee, Executive Creative Director, Y&R Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • Nobutoshi Takada, Executive Creative Director, Tokyu Agency Inc., Tokyo
  • Sehoo Kwon, Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide, Seoul
  • Woon Hoh, Regional Executive Creative Director, Hakuhodo Asia Pacific, Bangkok

The jury panel for Outdoor Lotus and Press Lotus includes:

  • Chee Keong (CK) Tan, Group Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (Jury President)
  • Hiroshi Yonemura, Executive Creative Director & Art Director, Hakuhodo Inc., Tokyo
  • Noah Regan, Creative Partner, DDB Group Australia, Sydney
  • Rey Tiempo, Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Philippines, Manila
  • Richard Copping, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Middle East, Dubai
  • Rojana Chuasakul, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Storyteller Bangkok Co., Ltd., Bangkok
  • Terence Leong, Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy, Shanghai

“It’s a real privilege to have so many respected creative leaders joining us at ADFEST this year. All of our jurors at the top of their game, and they bring so much talent to the table when it comes to judging this year’s Lotus winners. It’s now their responsibility to choose the work that is driving our industry forward,” says ADFEST President Jimmy Lam.

All judges will arrive in Pattaya, Thailand a few days prior to ADFEST 2016, which will run from 16th to 19thMarch at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group.

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Source: press release


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