Seven jurors from India selected to shortlist the Cannes Lions 2024 entries

Kopal Naithani, Naina Meattle, Ankit Desai, Kartikeya Tiwari, Gurbaksh Singh, Prashant Tekwani, and Nitin Mantri from India will serve as judges for entries advancing to the final judging stage at Cannes Lions 2024

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Delhi: Cannes Lions has announced the line-up of global experts from across the creative industries who will shortlist creative work this June.

Work from across the globe will be judged, awarded and celebrated during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, running from June 17 to 21, 2024.

Seven people from India are part of the shortlisting jury.

Here’s the list:

Film Lions:

Kopal Naithani, Director and Founder, Superfly Films, India

Direct Lions:

Naina Meattle, Vice President - Planning, BBDO, India

Media Lions:

Ankit Desai, Head - Media, Digital Marketing and Brand PR (India & Global Centre of Excellence), Marico, India

Social and influencer Lions:

Kartikeya Tiwari, National Creative Director and SVP, FCB Kinnect, India

Gurbaksh Singh, Chief Innovation Officer, Dentsu Creative, India

Brand Experience and Activation Lions:

Prashant Tekwani, Managing Partner, Havas CX, India

PR Lions: 

Nitin Mantri, Regional Executive Managing Director (APAC), WE Communications, and Group CEO, Avian WE, APAC

Markets represented on the Shortlisting Jury for the first time are Algeria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Panama, Nicaragua, Slovakia, Uganda and Uzbekistan.

Simon Cook, CEO, Lions, said, "Our Shortlisting Jurors play a fundamental role in the Cannes Lions judging process. This talented line-up of industry experts will bring us one step closer to defining the creative benchmark on the global stage this June. I’d like to extend my gratitude for their hard work in curating the work that will go on to be awarded and recognised at the Festival this year."

Marian Brannelly, Global Director of Awards, Lions, added, "We’re delighted to have representation from 12 new markets on the Shortlisting Jury this year, bringing a breadth of perspectives and specialisms to the judging process. It’s essential that we have diverse viewpoints and voices in this crucial stage of judging, and we’re looking forward to seeing the work that will go on to be shortlisted."

The Luxury & Lifestyle Lions Jury will be announced in due course.

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