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Cannes Lions 2011 Reveals Juries From India

Santosh Padhi, Malviaka Mehra, Nandini Dias among 11 juries named for this year’s Lions.

Neha S | Delhi | February 23, 2011

The organisers of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity have picked a handful of judges from India for this year’s event that will take place in June.

The list of juries representing India at 58th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is as below:

Category Jury
1. Film Malvika Mehra, Grey India
2. Press Amer Jaleel, Lowe Lintas
3. Outdoor Santosh Padhi, Taproot India
4. Media Nandini Dias, Lodestar Universal
5. Cyber Ryan Menenzes, McCann Erickson
6. Direct Raj Nair, Contract Advertising
7. Radio Nitesh Tiwari, Leo Burnett Mumbai
8. Promo & Activation Brian Tellis, Fountainhead Promotions
9. Design Preeti Vyas, Vyas Giannetti Creative
10 PR Veena Gidwani, Madison Public Relations
11 Film Craft Prasoon Pandey, Corcoise Films

Excited with his appointment in the elite jury panel for the first time, Santosh Padhi, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Taproot India, a.k.a. Paddy says, "Its a great honor to be part of the world largest and one of the best organised festivals. I’m looking forward to meet some of the best minds of the industry to discus and debate over one of the finest and aggressively changing medium (outdoor/ambient). Newer and newer things are being explored in this medium to make it more and more engaging and interactive, which makes this category lot more exciting and interesting year after year. Every year I go there and learn a lot. This time I will be doing bit early and lot more in detail."

"I love the fusion of juries which takes the world view on every category with 25 odd juries from different parts of the world agreeing on local and global ideas," adds Paddy.

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