July 25, 2024
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Cannes Lions announces 2024 shortlisting jury with 6 Indians

Cannes Lions has announced the lineup of global experts from across the creative industries who will serve on the jury to shortlist exceptional creative work this June.

Announced are experts from across 75 markets, representing the global industry’s leading talent from a diverse range of disciplines. Markets represented on the jury for the first time include Algeria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Panama, Nicaragua, Slovakia, Uganda and Uzbekistan.

The jury of 2024 boasts an impressive representation from India with six accomplished professionals: Kopal Naithani, director and founder of Superfly Films (Film Lions); Gurbaksh Singh, chief innovation officer at Dentsu Creative (Social & Influencer Lions); Naina Meattle, vice president of planning at BBDO (Direct Lions); Ankit Desai, head of media, digital marketing, and brand PR at Marico (Media Lions); Prashant Tekwani, managing partner at Havas CX (Brand Experience & Activation Lions); and Kartikeya Tiwari, national creative director and senior vice president at FCB Kinnect (Brand Experience & Activation Lions).

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 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will take place from June 17 to June 21, 2024, where work from around the world will be judged and rewarded.