Official Selection Judges

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Anita Adams

Executive Director/Founder First Weekend Club

Vancouver, Canada


Marc Checkley

Founder / Creative Director, IO Creative

Lausanne, Switzerland


Delia Dobritoiu

Production & Programming Specialist

Discovery Communications

London, UK


Pola Hempowicz

Channel Executive

Comedy Central Poland

Warsaw, Poland


Jean-Claude Anto

International Sales Agent


Montreal, Canada


Sarah Coursey

Head of Sales & Co-Productions

Americas at Zee TV USA Inc

New York CIty, USA


Jacopo Fantastichini

Executive Producer & Co-Founder

Samarcanda Film

Rome, Italy


Jesper Kjolsrud

Visual Effects

Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group

London UK


Brandi Bertrand


JFL Northwest

Vancouver, Canada


Tom de Grunwald

Director of Media

Blurrt Ltd

London, UK


Lisa Gray

Executive Producer / Content Consultant

Black Meteor

London, UK


Sylvia Kocman

Director of Business Development

The Format People Inc.

Montreal, Canada


Maike Buckmakowski

Professional Project Manager


Berlin, Germany


Marie-Charlotte Derne

FX TD - Weta Digital

Wellington, New Zealand


Robert Guastini

Dialogue Editor

Sony Pictures

Los Angeles, USA



Sandra Lehner

Head of Content Acquisitions EMEA


Zurich, Switzerland


Jesse Lipscombe

Actor, Producer, Co-founder The #Makeitawkward Campaign.

Edmonton, Canada


Pamela Liversidge

Director of Policy & Partnerships


Vancouver, Canada


Lissa Lloyd

President, Senior Agent

Lloyd Talent

Vancouver, Canada


Michael Lolato

Senior Vice President, International Distribution, GRB Entertainment

Los Angeles, USA


José Machado

CNO at International TV Professionals

Lisbon, Portugal



Marcos Mion

Executive Producer

Jaque Productora+Estudio

Córdoba, Argentina


Michele Partridge

Owner/Lead Instructor,

The Drama Class

White Rock, Canada


Thomas Rogel


N2O Comedy

Recklinghausen, Germany


Satoru Watanabe

Senior Producer

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Tokyo, Japan


Omri Marcus

Creative Director OMARCUS.TV

Tel Aviv, Israel


Edith Sierra Montaño

Consultant and Producer, Interactive & Transmedia Content

Bogotá, Colombia


Doug Paterson

Sound Designer & Founder  Big World Sound

Vancouver, Canada



Kent Speakman

CEO, Producer


Los Angeles, USA


John T. Wells

VP of Business Development, Frequency Networks.

Los Angeles, United States



Tyler Massey

VP, Int'l Distribution & Co-Productions

IM Global TV

Los Angeles, USA


Sean Patrick O’Reilly

CEO & Founder

Arcana Studios

Vancouver, Canada


Matthias Puschmann

Co-Founder & Managing Director


Berlin, Germany


J. Martin Taylor


The Mix Room

Vancouver, Canada


Nathalie Wogue

Entertainment Format Expert & Associate Director

Ascendo TV

Paris, France


Fabrizio Mazzeo

Actor / Writer/Producer

Rome, Italy


Mathew Parry

Location Consultant

Provincial Film Commission


Vancouver, Canada


Claudia Rodriguez Valencia


Preciosa Media

Bogotá, Colombia


Brian Topp

Composer, Sound Design

Vancouver, Canada





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