2024 ADVISORY BOARD & GRAND JURY

ADVISORY BOARD
Walter Fernandez, Mediacorp , Editor-in-Chief & Chief Sustainability Officer, Singapore
Valeria Fiñana, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises , Vice President of Production & Development, Telemundo Streaming Studios , USA
Robert E. Frye, Whistling Communications, Managing Director, USA
Alex Hahn, Ludlow Arts, Electronic Media Artist, USA
Ken Kerschbaumer, Sports Video Group, Editorial Director, USA
Brian Lockhart, ESPN, Senior Vice President, Original Content and ESPN Films, USA
Jodain Massad, National Football League, Director, Development & Innovation, NFL Films, USA
Bill McCullough, Independent, Chief Content Officer/Executive Producer, USA
Katherine Meyer, Katherine Meyer Media LLC, Awards & Film Festivals Consultant, USA
Susanne Mueller, ZDF, Head of Coproductions and Development, GERMANY
Michael Pearce, Independent, Producer, USA
Regina Reyes, Independent, Journalist/Mentor/Advisor, USA
Susan L. Sewell, ABC, VP Media Relations, USA
Helfried Spitra, WDR, Head of Programme Management, GERMANY
Pete Stevenson, The Edge Picture Company , Executive Director, United Kingdom
Francis B. Toral, ABS-CBN Corporation, Head of Integrated News Division, Philippines
Giles Trendle, Independent, Non-Executive Director , United Kingdom
Ellen Windemuth, WaterBear Network , CEO, Netherlands
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Soo Young Ahn, MBC, Executive Producer, Entertainment TV, South Korea
Noelia Alonso Franco, Sony Pictures Television Iberia, Creative Center Iberia Director, Spain
Béatrice Alquier, France 3, Coordinator,Direction des Antennes & des programmes for the Directions Artistiques of France Télévisions, France
Drew Ambrose, Al Jazeera English, Senior Producer 101 East, Malaysia
Nina Aning, CTV News, Production Manager, CANADA
Angeli G. Atienza, GMA Network, Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs, Philippines
Dennis Beaulieu, Beaulieu Productions, Owner, USA
Ruth Beni, Animage Films, Co-Founder/Filmmaker/Writer, UNITED KINGDOM
Gaye Bennett, Radley Yeldar, Executive Producer, United Kingdom
Benjamin Best, Benjamin Best Productions GmbH, Journalist/Filmmaker/Book Author, Germany
Eric Black, Scholastic Entertainment, Director, Production & Technical Operations, USA
Graham Bond, Independent, Producer/Director/Videographer, Canada
Bryan Bruce, Red Sky Film & Television Ltd, Managing and Creative Director, New Zealand
Tessa Bryson, Independent, Producer, United Kingdom
Sharon Burden, Australian Government eSafety Commissioner, Assistant Manager - Gender and Technology Education, Prevention and Inclusion Branch, Australia
Ximena Cantuarias, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Senior Vice President of Scripted Production for Telemundo Global Studios, USA
Arlene U. Carnay, GMA Network, Vice President, Public Affairs, Phillipines
Daniel Carriere, Radio-Canada, Science Reporter, Canada
Joan Cartan-Hansen, Idaho Public Television, Science Trek Producer/Host, USA
Lizette Castaneda, Independent, Producer/Director/Journalist, USA
Lee Joseph Castel, GMA Network, Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs, Philippines
Luis Felippe Cavalleiro, TV GLOBO, Art Director (Ret.), Portugal
Donovan Chan, Beach House Pictures, Creative Director, Singapore
Kevin Chan, Mediacorp Pte Ltd, Senior Creative Producer, Singapore
Wai Thong Chow, August Pictures Pte Ltd, Managing Director, Singapore
Manuel Claro, SP Televisão , Head of Business & Co-production, Portugal
Pierluigi Colantoni , RAI, Director of the Creative Department, Italy
Duncan Copp, Shell, Director of Creativity, United Kingdom
Debbie Cuell, Sparkle Pictures, CEO & Executive Producer, Australia
Karina Dandashi, Filmmaker, USA
Sofia de Fay, Independent, Writer/Director, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Clara Dominguez, Voice of America, Director of Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives, USA
BARRY DONNELLAN, Tiny Big Films, Director/DOP, Ireland
Stacey Edmonds, Lively, a Learning Agency, Founder & Director, AUSTRALIA
Reim El Houni, Ti22 FIlms, CEO & Executive Producer, United Arab Emirates
Claudia Ernst, Doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm, Assistenz GF Joern Roever, Germany
Richard Fabb, LiveLab / Griffith Film School, Creative Director, Australia
Jeremy JP Fekete, ARTE G.E.I.E., Filmmaker, writer & director, GERMANY
Kate Feng, Ochre Pictures Limited, Writer, Singapore
Jim Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick Productions, Director, Writer, Producer, CANADA
Marissa Flores, Consultant, PHILIPPINES
Dr. Martina Fröschl, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Senior Scientist, Science Visualization Lab, Austria
Robert E. Frye, Whistling Communications, Managing Director, USA
Max Fuhrmann, ff fuhrmannfilm, Head of Creation, Germany
Mihai Gadea, Antena 3, CEO, Romania
Tim Gallagher, International Monetary Fund., Section Chief for Digital Content & Technology, USA
Mark Glaeser, group.IE, Managing Director, GERMANY
Wuan-ling Gou, Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation, Supervisor, International Affairs Section, International and Strategy Development Department, TAIWAN
Martin Groß, Martin Groß, Director, Germany
Marie-Claude GUAY, CGI, Director Consulting Services - Transformation & Innovation, Canada
Melanie Haft, nautilusfilm GmbH, Managing Director & Head of Production, GERMANY
Oliver Halmburger, Loopfilm GmbH, Director/Producer, Germany
Yuko Hashizaki, Kansai Telecasting Co, Ltd., Director of International Relations, News Center, Japan
Toby Hayman, The Nature Conservancy, Associate Director: Film & Video, USA
Oliver Hernandez, Paramount, Sr. Director Creative, EMEAA Entertainment Brand, SPain
Jacob Hickey, Blackfella Films, Head of Factual/Producer, Australia
Dillon Hicks, Sudo Roux, Managing Director & Partner, Australia
Sara Hidalgo, Paramount Creative EMEAA, Creative Director, Entertainment Brands, Spain
Mayuko Hori, NHK, Senior Producer Global Content Development Division, Japan
Scott Horsfield, DRPG, Head of FIlm, United Kingdom
Haibo Huang, Phoenix Satellite Television, Deputy Head of Phoenix Chinese Channel; Director of the Chief Editor's Office, Head of Phoenix Movie Channel, Hong Kong
Varaprasad J V, Greatguns Films Corp , Creative Director \ Editor, India
Michaela Javorsky , ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corp., Producer, Entertainment TV, Austria
Sarah Jenner, Plastic Pictures, Executive Producer, United Kingdom
Andrei Jiro, Globo Group, Design Manager, Brazil
Karen Jorgensen, Kaleidoscope Productions, CEO & Creative Director, USA
Natalie Jowett, JusticeAid Film Forum, Producer/Director, USA
Takayuki Kanei, Kansai Television Corp, Senior Manager, Japan
Manuela Kasper-Claridge, Deutsche Welle , Editor-in-Chief , GERMANY
Amy Katz, Voice of America News Center, TV Senior Executive Producer, USA
Yuka Kitayuguchi, Fuji Television Network, Inc., International Relations, Japan
Sven-Erik Knoff, FotoKnoff AS, Director of Photography, Norway
Thomas Kren, Bavaria Fiction, Development Executive, Germany
David Kunac, Final Frame GmbH, Managing Director, Germany
Douglas Lan, IFA Media, Supervising Producer & Director, Singapore
Jonathan Laskar, Punched paper films / Papier perforé, Filmmaker, Switzerland
Francisco Leao, Promo TV Globo, Creative Director, Brazil
Hin Wah, Vincent Lee, Radio Television Hong Kong, Assistant Director, Hong Kong
Dr. Patrick Lehn, dormakaba group, Senior Manager External Communications, Switzerland
Mikey Levelle, Familia, Executive Producer, United Kingdom
Joshua Lim, Temasek Polytechnic, Course Chair, SIingapore
Sandile Linda, The Animation School, Lecturer, South Africa
I-LI Lo, Hakka TV, Host & Producer, Taiwan
Brian Lockhart, ESPN, Senior Vice President, Original Content and ESPN Films, USA
Pedro Lopes, SP Televisão, General Content Director SP & SPI and Screenwriter, Portugal
Molby Low Kian Chye, WaWa Pictures Pte Ltd, CEO/Founder, SINGAPORE
Michael Maack, ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Marketing Producer, Germany
Bettina Malter, EyeOpening Media, Investigative Journalist, Germany
Jenny Manby, Plastic Pictures, Executive Producer, United Kingdom
Andrea Mantzei, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Editor, Germany
Matthias Martens, Timecode Production, Founder/Managing Director & Executive Producer, Germany
Justine Martin, Filmmaker, USA
Maribel Martinez, Diecinueve36, Founder & Creative Director, MEXICO
Jodain Massad, National Football League, Director, Development & Innovation, NFL Films, USA
Gary Matsumoto, CGTN America, Executive Producer, News & Programming, USA
Alex McCall, Glasgow Films, Producer/Director, UNITED KINGDOM
Bill McCullough, Independent, Chief Content Officer/Executive Producer, USA
Kelly McKeown, Independent, Executive Producer, VP Content, Canada
Sergio Mendoza, Telemundo Television Studios, VP, Scripted Development , USA
Sakiko Miyashita, Fuji Television Network Inc, General Manager/Producer, Documentary and Specials Production, Japan
Zach Nial, Denial Industries, Live Multi-Cam Director, USA
Akira Nishimura, Fuji Television, Executive Producer, JAPAN
Nick Olle, Al Jazeera, Senior Supervising Producer, Programmes, Malaysia
Steven Ong, Mediacorp, Head, English Entertainment Content, Singapore
Sonal R. Patel, Brunswick Group Advisory Ltd, Partner, Group Head of Creative, United Kingdom
Alexandra Pauliat, Off The Grid - TRT World, Executive Producer, Turkey
Michael Pearce, Independent, Producer, USA
Alberto Pérez, Paramount Creative EMEAA, Creative Manager, Spain
Judy Plavnick , Sit. Good Girl Productions, LLC, Executive Producer & Co-owner, USA
Juan Ponce, Telemundo Streaming Studios, SVP & General Manager, USA
Duncan Preston, Al Jazeera Media Network, Head of Global Creative Services , Qatar
Katherine Propper, Writer/Director, USA
Regina Reyes, Independent, Journalist/Mentor/Advisor, USA
Johanna Ridsdale, BBC , Head of Creative, BBC Studios EMEA, United Kingdom
John Roque, GMA Network, Senior Writer, Philippines
Regula Ruegg, Dekart Video, Camera/Photographer, USA
Vatche Sarkisian, Independent, Consultant, USA
Peter Schels, Al Dente Eentertainment GmbH, Managing Director, Germany
Stefan Scholz, brandscape GmbH, Director Visualizaton, Germany
Chris Schueler, Christopher Productions, President, USA
German Sela, Movistar+, Head of Brand, SPAIN
Sabanitha Shanmugasundram, Mediacorp, Head, Content Commissioning & Commercial Engagement Customer Group, Singapore
William Shaw IV, Shaw FIlms Inc., Producer/Director, USA
DT Slouffman, 21 Productions, Executive Producer/Owner, USA
Louise Smith, BBC, Design Manager / Editorial Project Manager, United Kingdom
Jessica Soho, GMA Networks, Broadcast Journalist, PHILIPPINES
Jay Soo, Moving Bits, CEO/Director, Singapore
Helfried Spitra, WDR, Head of Programme Management, GERMANY
Angeline Swee, Very! Pte. Ltd., Executive Producer, SINGAPORE
Imre Szabo-Stein, Independent, Director/Producer , Hungary
Vanda Tan, Wawa Pictures Pte Ltd, General Manager, Singapore
Chih Chong Tan, Sitting in Pictures Pte Ltd, Executive Producer, Singapore
Igor Tavares, TV Globo, Executive Producer, Brazil
Tina Tobin, PushDesign, Director, USA
Francis B. Toral, ABS-CBN Corporation, Head of Integrated News Division, Philippines
Brajesh Upadhyay, BBC, Digital News Editor, BBC North America, USA
Nessa S. Valdellon, GMA Public Affairs & GMA Pictures, First Vice President & Senior Vice President, PHILIPPINES
Maria Valenzuela , Telefonica, General Manager Movistar Plus+ International, Spain
Patrícia Vasconcellos, SBT - Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão., Journalist/TV Correspondent, Brazil
Ramon Verdet, AMC Networks International Southern Europe, Creative Director, Spain
Brian Vos, Jump Studios Ltd, Executive Producer, Canada
Felix Weber, Al Dente Entertainment, Head of Creation, Germany
Megan Wells, Independent, Director/Filmmaker, USA
Tom Williams, INTJ LLC, Director, USA
Wing Wong, Television Broadcasts Limited, Senior Programme Manager, Hong Kong
Noel Wong Ying Fei, Xebec Media Ltd., Executive Producer, Hong Kong
Cathy Yang, Cignal TV, MediaQuest Holdings, Host, Thought Leaders with Cathy Yang, Philippines
Zhao Yang, China Global Television Network, Producer, China
Jean Yeo, Ochre Pictures, Creative Director, SINGAPORE
Toshie Yoshida, TI ComNet Japan, President, JAPAN