With the YDA 2021 deadline fast approaching on May 14 we have been busy assembling a world class jury from across the globe. We take great care with our juries to ensure they represent as wide a range as possible across the industry.
Our 2021 Jury will be chaired by Gijs Determeijer, Partner and Producer at Halal, Amsterdam.
It was great fun finding jury members from all around the globe together with François and the team (and many helpers in various regions)! Tapping into our own networks and thinking outside the box for new connections was a balancing act to make sure we would craft an exciting, fresh & diverse edition.
I feel we have a well balanced group of individuals with great taste, who represent different areas both literally and figuratively, and are all passionate and sincere about supporting young directors find their path in this crazy world we live in. Looking forward to discussing the work with them in the coming weeks!
There are still a few seats on the jury to be filled but we thought now would be a good time, while you are putting the finishing touches to your entries, for you to see the jury (so far) who are going to be evaluating and discussing all your great work to eventually honour the very best with Gold and Silver Screen Awards.
YDA JURY 2021
Gijs Determeijer, Partner, Halal, Netherlands
Simoné Bosman, Founder & EP, Osu Creative Production, South Africa
Nkanyezi Masango, ECD, The King James Group, Founder of Blackboard, South Africa
Wuthisak Anarnkaporn, Director, Factory01, Thailand
Nik Beachman, Co-Founder & EP, Thick As Thieves, New Zealand
Peter Grasse, Producer, Mr+Positive, Japan
Ismail Kamarul, Founding Partner & Director, Reservoir Production, Malaysia
Kazoo Sato, CCO & ECD, TBWA Hakuhodo, Japan
Alisha Sharma, ECD, Leo Burnett India, India
Jing Wang, Producer, China
Professor Man-fang Wu, Producer, Professor & Department Dean, Beijing Film Academy, China
Reymundo Andrade, Partner & ECD, 72andSunny, Netherlands
Prudence Beecroft, Co-owner & EP, Odelay, United Kingdom
Anne-Marie Curran, MD, Arrow Films, Chair of CPI, Ireland
Valentina Fronzoni, Owner & Executive Producer, The BigMama, Italy
Rory Hamilton, ECD, Boys+Girls, Ireland
Espen Horn, Producer/Partner, Motion Blur, Norway
Daniel Huntley, News Editor/Social Media Manager, shots, United Kingdom
Florence Jacob, MD, Caviar Paris, President of APFP, France
Ellie Johnson, Partner & Editor, tenthree, United Kingdom
Alexander Kalchev, ECD, DDB Paris, France
Nico Kreis, Managing Partner, Bonaparte, Germany
Svenja Liebrecht, Global Television Agent, CAA, Germany/USA
Ulia Petrova, Head of Management, Blacklist MGMT, Russia
Jens Pfau, ECD, Jung Von Matt, Germany
Philipp Schmalriede, EP & Managing Partner, Cobblestone, Germany
Lyndy Stout, Editor, 1.4, United Kingdom
NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
Alice Bottaro, Creative Director, Apple, USA
Francesco Civita, Partner, EP & CEO, Prodigo Films, Brazil
Anna Hashmi, Founder & Executive Producer, The Corner Shop, USA
Kate Oppenheim, Managing Partner, m ss n g p eces, USA
Pantera (Brian Kazez, Pato Martinez & Francisco Canton), Directors, Argentina
Andrea Siqueira, ECD, BETC HAVAS, Brazil
As the remaining jury members are announced they will be added above.