Revolver’s Pip Smart selected as AdFest 20-21 jury president for Film Craft & New Director Lotus

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Revolver’s Pip Smart selected as AdFest 20-21 jury president for Film Craft & New Director Lotus

AdFest has announced its all-star jury, which will oversee both the AdFest 2020 and AdFest 2021 Lotus Awards. Edelman Toronto’s Judy John will lead the judging process as Grand Jury President. Pip Smart, executive producer and partner at Revolver, Sydney has been selected as jury president of Film Craft Lotus & New Director Lotus.


Five creatives will represent Australia on the juries including: Alex Derwin, chief creative officer, BMF; James Burchill, creative founder, Rumble Creative and Media, Brisbane; Mark Braddock, co-founder and creative director, Block Branding, Perth; Hamish Stewart, creative partner, GHO Sydney and Julian Schreiber, chief creative officer and partner, Special Group Australia, Sydney.

The Magnificent 7 jury presidents are:
Judy John, Global Chief Creative Officer at Edelman Toronto (Grand Jury President and Jury President of eCommerce Lotus, Media Lotus & PR Lotus, INNOVA Lotus and Lotus Roots)
Anuwat Nitipanont, Chief Creative Officer at BBDO Bangkok (Jury President of Audio Lotus, Film Lotus, Outdoor Lotus & Press Lotus)
Sonal Dabral, Writer, Director, Keynote Speaker & Creative Consultant in Mumbai (Jury President of Brand Experience Lotus & Direct Lotus)
Ted Lim, Independent Creative Consultant, Singapore/Kuala Lumpur (Jury President of Branded Entertainment Lotus & Effective Lotus)
Masaya Asai, Global Creative Director, TBWA\HAKUHODO, Tokyo (Jury President of Design Lotus, Print & Outdoor Craft Lotus)
Kalpesh Patankar, Chief Creative Officer MENA, VMLY&R Dubai (Jury President of Digital Lotus, Digital Craft Lotus & Mobile Lotus)
Pip Smart, Executive Producer & Partner at Revolver, Sydney (Jury President of Film Craft Lotus & New Director Lotus).

The AdFest 2020 jury was originally scheduled to meet in Thailand in March until this year’s festival was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. All judging will now take place virtually.

Says Vinit Suraphongchai, chairman of AdFest: “We would like to thank all our judges for their commitment to judging the AdFest Lotus Awards – especially now that we have given them extra responsibility for judging the AdFest 2021 Lotus Awards, too. In a year that’s been full of uncertainty, their support for AdFest and their commitment to celebrating our industry’s talents are nothing short of remarkable.”

AdFest has revealed the complete AdFest Lotus Awards 2020 & 2021 Jury, divided by category. They represent 21 cities around the world:

Audio Lotus, Film Lotus, Outdoor Lotus & Press Lotus
Anuwat Nitipanont, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Bangkok (Jury President)
Abhinav Tripathi, Executive Creative Director, McCann Worldgroup India, Mumbai
Alex Derwin, Chief Creative Officer, BMF Advertising, Sydney
Ashwin Gopal, Creative Director, TBWA\New Zealand, Auckland
Brandie Tan, Executive Creative Director, Wunderman Thompson Philippines, Manila
Ie Tjer Wang, Creative Director, FCB Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
Kazuhide Adachi, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo
Michael Dee, Chief Creative Officer, United Communications Group, Taipei
Paul Chan, Chief Creative Officer, Cheil Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Brand Experience Lotus & Direct Lotus
Sonal Dabral, Writer/ Director/ Keynote Speaker/ Creative Consultant in Mumbai (Jury President)
Akira Yatani, Creative Director, Tokyu Agency Inc., Tokyo
Asheen Naidu, Global Creative Director, TBWA Singapore, Singapore
Jamal Hamidi, Executive Creative Director, Global Business, DDB Group Hong Kong
Jan Ott, Independent Creative Consultant, Shanghai/Beijing
Jung A Kim, Executive Creative Director, Innocean Worldwide, Seoul
Park Wannasiri, Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman Thompson Thailand, Bangkok
Rory Brett, VP, Group Creative Director, Jack Morton Worldwide, Singapore
Ruchi Sharma, Founder & CCO, HumanSense, Colombo

Branded Entertainment Lotus & Effective Lotus
Ted Lim, Independent Creative Consultant in Singapore/Kuala Lumpur (Jury President)
Akae Wang, Executive Creative Director, Tencent, Shenzhen
Baris Gencel, Creative Director, Brand Consultant, Creative Digital & Technology, Shanghai
Bitop Das Gupta, AVP & Strategy Lead, Grey Group Bangladesh, Dhaka
Bobby Pawar, Chairman & Chief Creative Officer, Havas Group India, Mumbai
James Burchill, Creative Founder, Rumble Creative and Media, Brisbane
Masato Mitsudera, Executive Creative Director & CEO, FACT / ADK Creative One, Tokyo
Oliver Robinson, Regional Executive Creative Director, FP7 McCann MENAT, Dubai
Phairat Uaphadunglert, Creative & Co-Founder, Choojai and friends, Bangkok

Design Lotus, Print & Outdoor Craft Lotus
Masaya Asai, Global Creative Director, TBWA\HAKUHODO, Tokyo (Jury President)
Birger Linke, Chief Creative Officer, Birger Linke Design, Beijing
Chutivat Cherdchoo, Executive Creative Director & Founder, VISIONARY, Bangkok
Jameilee Que, Creative Director, BBDO Guerrero, Manila
Jiahui Tan, Creative Director, Fable, Singapore
John Koay, Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Hong Kong
Marina Danjo, Creative Director, Dentsu Inc., Tokyo
Mark Braddock, Co-founder & Creative Director, Block Branding, Perth
Sachin Kamble, National Creative Director, Leo Burnett India, Mumbai

Digital Lotus, Digital Craft Lotus & Mobile Lotus
Kalpesh Patankar, Chief Creative Officer MENA, VMLY&R, Dubai (Jury President)
Abi Aquino, Chief Creative Officer, MullenLowe Treyna, Manila
Anish Varghese, Chief Creative Officer, Isobar India, Mumbai
Hamish Stewart, Creative Partner, GHO, Sydney
Kenta Ikoma, Regional Creative Director, Hakuhodo International, Tokyo
Mateusz Mroszczak, Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman Thompson, Singapore
Soora Min, Executive Creative Director & Chief of the Digital Studio Group, Cheil Worldwide, Seoul
Thanasorn Janekankit, Chief Creative Officer, CJ WORX, Bangkok
Wendy Chan, Executive Creative Director, McCann Health, Shanghai

eCommerce Lotus, Media Lotus & PR Lotus
Judy John, Global Chief Creative Officer, Edelman, Toronto (Jury President)
Cyril Drouin, Chief eCommerce Officer China & North Asia of Publicis and Co-CEO of Performics China, Shanghai
Dilip Cherian, Consulting Partner, Perfect Relations, Mumbai
Julian Schreiber, Chief Creative Officer & Partner, Special Group Australia, Sydney
Kenny Yap, General Manager, Red Havas, Singapore
Saroj Laohasiri, Marketing Counselor, Rabbit Digital Group, Bangkok
Seung Eun Jang, CEO & CCO, Overman Inc., Seoul
Shagorika Heryani, Head of Strategy, Grey MENA, Dubai
Shota Hatanaka, Creative Director, Hakuhodo Kettle, Tokyo

Film Craft Lotus & New Director Lotus
Pip Smart, Executive Producer & Partner, Revolver, Sydney (Jury President)
Diederik van Middelkoop, Executive Creative Director, Amp.Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Gun Kim, Film Director, Paranoid Studios, Seoul
Laura Geagea, Managing Director & Executive Producer, China, Asia + MENA, Sweetshop, Shanghai
Manasvi Gosalia, Executive Producer, Dejavu, Dubai
Roopak Saluja, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, BANG BANG, Mumbai
Sling Ng, Film Director & Co-Founder, Directors Think Tank, Singapore
Teruki Murakami, Executive Producer, GEEK PICKTURES Inc., Tokyo
Worhanhan Thammaphakphokin, Managing Director, Digital Magic Effect House Co.,Ltd., Bangkok

Entries to the AdFest Lotus Awards 2021 close on 25th December 2020. Download the ADFEST Entry Kit or click here for more information.

Founded in 1998, AdFest is a not-for-profit festival and one of only eight regional creative festivals included in the WARC Creative Rankings, the annual worldwide league tables for the global advertising industry. The AdFest Lotus Awards 2020 virtual awards ceremony will screen on 15th February 2021 from 6:00pm (UTC+7). For more details, click here.

All Jury photos & bios are available here: