With the YDA 2022 entry deadline fast approaching on Monday 16 May we have been busy assembling the YDA 2022 jury.
This year we are celebrating our 25th anniversary and we have handpicked a jury of elite professionals from all over the world. It is their task to uncover the best in a cutting-edge, new generation of filmmakers.
In its infancy, the YDA was oriented towards commercial film production. Now, it has grown into an award with twenty different categories, from short-form student films, to documentaries and animation.
Our 2022 Jury will be chaired by Anna Hashmi, Founder and Executive producer of The Corner Shop.
I was on the jury last year, and Gijs [Determeijer last year’s Chair] and Francois and his team selected a really smart and talented group of producers, directors and creatives from around the globe. It was interesting to see what resonated with people in different parts of the world, and how some films can just transcend all cultures and perspectives and be universally loved.
There are still a few seats to be filled but we thought now would be a good time 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 2022 JURY
Anna Hashmi, Founder and Executive Producer, The Corner Shop, US
Charlotte Marmion, Managing Director and Executive Producer, Iconoclast, France
Guneet Monga, Producer and CEO, Sikhya Entertainment, India
Nicky Barnes, Senior Executive Producer, Stink Films, US
Navi Lamba, Head of Comedy Talent Development, BBC, United Kingdom
Chrisitan Kroll, Creative Managing Director, Scholz & Friends, Germany
Flor Arrizabalaga, Managing Director and Executive Producer, Rebolucion, United Kingdom
Juliana Cobb, Executive Creative Director, Droga5 NYC, US
Kayode Kasum, Director and Producer, FilmTrybe Media, Nigeria
Evie Buckley, Digital Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and Youth Content, Channel 4, United Kingdom
Wang Lu Ka, Producer and Founder, Shylight, China
Mpho Twala, Co-Owner, The Rudeboy Collective, South Africa
Mike Turoff, Head of Production, Passion Pictures, United Kingdom
Marco Perez, Film Editor at Union Editorial, US
Flora Fernandez Marengo, Founder and Executive Producer, Labhouse, Argentina
Kabelo Moshapalo, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy, South Africa
Franziska Gärtner, Development Producer, X Filme, Germany
He Fan, Prodcuer and Co-Founder, EnMaze Pictures, US
Michelle Savill, Director, Good Oil Films, New Zealand
Scott Smith, Executive Producer/Managing Partner, Radke Films, Canada
Rejane Bicca, Executive Director, O2 Filmes, Brazil
Philip Töpfer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Bonaparte, Germany
Katie Keith, Head of Production, Havas London and Global Head of Content, Havas Studios, UK
Luca Fanfani, Executive Producer, Mercurio Film, Italy
Esko Rips, Founder and Executive Producer, Nafta Films, Estonia
Hyung Joon Park, Executive Producer, Planit Production, South Korea
Melody Sylvester, Head of Film, Engine Creative, UK
Angus Kneale, Chief Creative, Preymaker, US
Sara Koppel, Founder of Koppel Animation & Naked Love Film, Denmark
Pablo Flehner, Director, Producer and Co-Founder, Akiracine, Colombia
Nicholas Berglund, Founder, NB:, based in Italy/France/Spain
Lyndy Stout, Editor and Curator, 1.4, UK
Adam Berg, Director, Sweden
Matthew Brown, Founder and Managing Partner, Knucklehead, UK
Magne Lyngner, Executive Managing Producer, Bacon, Norway
Stephanie Oakley, Director of Production, 72andSunny, The Netherlands
Image: (From top left to bottom right, Anna Hashmi, Flor Arrizabalaga, Evie Buckley, Christian Kroll, Juliana Cobb and Kayode Kasum)