ABBY One Show Awards has announced the appointment of PG Aditiya, the co-founder and CCO of Talented; Guneet Monga, Founder of Sikhya Entertainment, and Mangesh Rane, Founder and Creative Director, Open Strategy and Design, join as Jury Chair for the 2023 edition.
Aditiya joins the Abby One Show Jury to chair the AV Cinema, TV, Digital OTT Category (above 1 min). He is the creator of India's most internationally awarded campaign: The Unfiltered History Tour, an undercover tour of the British Museum's disputed artefacts - for Vice. The campaign was created by Dentsu Webchutney where Aditiya worked earlier.
Over the years, apart from Cannes Lions, he's helped lift India's credentials internationally at The One Show and Spikes Asia - through campaigns such as Swiggy's Voice of Hunger, Swiggy Instamart's The Better Half Cookbook and Flipkart's Hagglebot.
He said, “I am thrilled to watch, critique and recognise the best work from film which is such a team sport with an equally incredible team of jurors at this year's ABBY One Show awards.”
Monga is the founder of Sikhya Entertainment, a production house, and she is also an Academy Award winner and BAFTA nominee, and amongst the first producers from India to be invited to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
She produced ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ which won the Academy Awards 2023 for the Best Documentary Short Film category.
She has produced close to 30 feature films, that include -The Lunchbox (2013), Monsoon Shootout (2013), Masaan (2015), and Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012), all of which received critical acclaim at international festivals such as Cannes and Sundance.
Monga was one of the executive producers behind the documentary short film Period. End Of Sentence, which won an Academy Award in 2019.
She said, “I am happy to be associated with Abby One Show Awards Jury of Video Craft. I am sure with so much talent in India we can hope to raise the bar of excellence.”
Rane, Founder and Creative Director, Open Strategy and Design, has been appointed in the Abby One Show Award Jury to chair the Out of Home and Ambient category
He has spent 30 years in advertising and design, working at companies such as Enterprise, Trikaya Grey, Rediffusion DY&R, and Lemon Euro RSCG.
He co-founded Gallerie, an art and culture magazine. Throughout his career, he has contributed to the success of brands such as Louis Phillipe, Shoppers Stop, Cadbury, Taj Hotels, and UB Group.
Rane was earlier Executive Creative Director at Contract Advertising, he has assisted Indian conglomerates such as Adani Group and Reliance in harnessing the power of design, as well as launching global challenger brands like Unsaid and ALTR.
Rane said, “Abby is a grand celebration of not just what we have done, but what we want to become.”
The Abby Awards will be held on May 24, 25, and 26 during Goafest 2023.
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