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Madeleine Sanderson For more than eighteen years, Madeleine was the managing director of the leading production company Partizan, which has offices in London, LA, New York, Paris and Berlin. In 2016 she set up her own production company, Curate Films, with a focus on producing feature length fiction and documentary films. During her many years in the business, she has helped many directors make short films.


Jabari Cofer Jabari (formerly Jocelyn) has worked their way up from assisting at Walt Disney to being a lead animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks, working on such amazing films as Wreck-It Ralph, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Sea Beast along the way. They are currently working on a major animation for Netflix. It will be no surprise to learn that the amazing Jabari judges the Best Animation Award.


Gillies MacKinnon Gillies is one of Scotland's leading filmmakers, having directed high-end TV drama (The Village, Trial & Retribution) and feature films (Hideous Kinky, Behind The Lines) for the last two decades. Having studied at the NFTS, he also watches short films as an assessor for the world-famous film school. He has been nominated for a BAFTA award, and has won numerous other awards during his career.


Femi Oyeniran Femi started out as an actor, starring in films such as Kidulthood and Adulthood. After studying for a law degree, he began producing films and TV with his late producing partner and friend, Victor Adebodun, and continues to do so through Silver Streak Films - often collaborating with Nicky "Slimting" Walker. They have produced such films as The Intent, The Come Up and the upcoming Trapping.

Alex Jago

Alexa Jago Alexa began her career as an actress, working mostly in Hollywood, before focusing on production, and setting up Genesis Media Capital. Her feature film, Kilo Two Bravo, was nominated for a BAFTA and won a BIFA. She is now developing a slate of films - across different genres - to produce and finance. She is on the Board of BAFTA North America and splits her time between the UK and US.

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John Hardwick John is from Liverpool but studied film in the United States. He started out in shorts before moving into television, including The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret in 2016. His feature films include the 2013 British comedy, Svengali, starring Martin Freeman. But he also likes to keep his hand in with short filmmaking, and recently made the fiction-meets-reality comedy The Pitch.

Robert Brinkmann

Robert Brinkmann A Hollywood cinematographer, director and all-round good guy, Robert has never turned his back on shorts despite working on major studio feature films (The Cable Guy, Rules of Attraction) and TV dramas (The Good Guys). As well as producing, more recently he has pursued his interest in directing, making the wonderful short Cindy's New Boyfriend. Robert selects the Cinematography Award.

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Ellie Bartlett Ellie is Director's Rep at Canada, one of the leading creative studios with offices in London, Barcelona and Los Angeles. Canada produces content for major brands, including the likes of Nike and Adidas, and music videos for artists ranging from Katy Perry to Foals. Ellie joined in 2016 having studied at the London College of Communication and took on the Directors' Rep role in 2019. 


Charlie Roberson Charlie is head of talent at Rogue Films, a major creative studio with offices in London, New York, Paris, Toronto and Berlin. They are reponsible for some of the most iconic campaigns on television, working for the likes of Virgin Media, Nike and Adidas. They also produce music videos for the likes of Harry Styles, Sam Smith and Adele. Charlied joined Rogue Films in February 2020.


Max Yeoman Max is a co-founder of MindsEye, one of the most respected agencies in the UK. A talent-centric commercials and film production company, MindsEye produces commercials, music videos and short films, as well as a growing film & TV development arm. Max and the agency itself are passionate about filmmaking and storytelling, their goal is to be the best home for directing and producing.


Jannie McInnes Jannie is an executive producer at Scheme Engine, which is based in Los Angeles and New York. The company is perhaps best known for its music-related content, creating classic videos for songs like Sam Smith's Unholy and documentaries on artists like Jay Z. They also make commercials for a range of brands, including The Royal Navy. Jannie joined Scheme Engine from Believe Media in 2019.


Claire Leaver Claire is Head of Talent at Knucklehead, another of the leading creative studios, with offices in London and Los Angeles. Knucklehead produces content for a wide range brands, from Nike to Samsung to Nivea, and music videos for artists ranging from Dave to Def Leppard. Claire has been at Knucklehead for more than 10 years, before which she ran marketing campaigns for production companies.


Rob Wildsmith Rob is a producer and co-founder of DadBod Films, an independent production company based in London. The company was borne out of a desire to have the freedom to make what and work with who, they wanted. They are growing their roster of creatively diverse directors with a focus on those who strive to make highly visual work, which feels as unique as it does bold; as enjoyable as it is intriguing.

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