Jury 2019

ASFF 2018 Jury

Find out more about the jury of industry professionals that selected the recipients of the awards at ASFF 2019.


Advertising & Music Video

Craig McNeil

Director of Creative Projects
Beggars Group

Craig is Director of Creative Projects at the Beggars Group of Labels. He joined Beggars in 1995 and has worked with artists including Adele, Dizzee Rascal, Jack White, British Sea Power, Interpol, Stornoway, Glass Animals, Daughter and The xx.

Luke Toyne

Executive Producer
Maker Projects

Luke’s first credit as producer was the first music promo to be shot in HD – the Sneaker Pimps’ “Sick” in 2001. Since then he has specialised in branded content and TV commercials for the likes of Saatchi & Saatchi, M&C Saatchi, Sky and ITV.

Animation & Comedy

Andi Osho

Filmmkaer, Writer & Perfromer

Andi Osho is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and performer who has appeared in Lights Out, Shazam, Curfew and many dramas and comedies on UK and US TV. She has performed comedy internationally live and on screen for major broadcasters. As a filmmaker her short films have appeared in film festivals around the world.

Chris Shepherd

Independent Filmmaker

Chris Shepherd is a multi-award-winning director, writer and producer. From his award winning directorial debut for Channel 4 in 1997 with The Broken Jaw, Chris has worked on many renowned TV Shows and commercials including Nathan Barley.

Tom Box

Co-Founder
Exec Producer, Blue Zoo

Tom co-founded Blue Zoo in 2000 and continues to be a driving force in the animation production company. He is executive creative within commercials and games, whilst managing Blue Zoo’s AnimDojo. Tom also runs the studio’s short film programme.

Artists’ Film & Experimental

Phoebe Roberts

Curator, Artangel

Phoebe looks after The Artangel Collection, a body of moving image works commissioned by Artangel. She collaborates with the likes of Tate and with curatorial colleagues across the UK to exhibit these innovative pieces in new contexts.

Dance & Fashion Film

Minnie Carver

Video Producer
British Vogue

Minnie Carver’s role at British Vogue involves commissioning, producing and often directing filmed content for the magazine’s video platforms. Her work bridges the gap between print and digital, responding to printed and photographic features.

Sadie Clayton

Fashion Designer

Sadie Clayton is designer exploring the creative boundaries between art, technology and fashion. Fascinated by innovation, Sadie has presented work at the Royal Academy of the Arts, Tate and V&A, and created content with Adobe films and FisForFendi.

Documentary

Cornelius Walker

Director / Screenwriter

Cornelius is a director and screenwriter and was the subject of the Oscar-Nominated documentary Black Sheep. He has worked with clients such as Google, William & Grant and HSBC as well as developing his feature film and TV projects.

Dionne Farell

Development Executive
BBC Films

Dionne is a Development Executive for BBC Films. Prior to joining BBC Films in 2018, Dionne started out as a runner in factual production, before moving over into scripted development, working for companies such as the BFI and Unigram.

VR & Immersive

Dan Bartlett

Programme Director
LCC

Dan Bartlett is Programme Director for Moving Image and Digital Arts at London College of Communication. As an animation visual development artist Dan aims to explore the duality that exists between fundamental artistic and cinematic principles, and emergent digital technologies.

Elaine Wong

Co-Founder
The Other Set

Elaine is a Programme Advisor for BFI London Film Festival and previews for Sheffield Doc/Fest and Underwire. She co-founded VR Distribution company Other Set in 2017, and currently works at the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling: StoryFutures Academy.


ASFF 2019 Northern Film School Best Screenplay Jury

Annabelle Pangborn

Director
Northern Film School

Annabelle Pangborn trained as a musician and composer at the London College of Music, and as a filmmaker at the Royal College of Art. She has worked in film and television as a composer and sound designer on award winning drama, documentary, dance film and experimental animation. She is also a writer and has produced films through her own production company which have been released through Columbia Tri Star.

Cherie Federico

Editor
Aesthetica Magazine

Cherie is the Editor of Aesthetica Magazine and the Director of the BAFTA Recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF). Originally from New York, Cherie moved to the UK in 2002 to study for her Masters degree and founded Aesthetica, which she has developed into an international brand distributed in 525 stores in the UK and exported to 20 countries. Interested in visual culture, setting up ASFF has been a career highlight.

Dan Weldon

Senior Lecturer
Northern Film School

For 25 years, Dan Weldon produced critically acclaimed feature films and documentaries that won major awards in Cannes, Berlin and Edinburgh. As a writer/director, he has also written a number of commissioned screenplays for the likes of Stephen Frears, Amblin Pictures and Channel Four Films. Dan still writes and makes films, but he spends his time teaching as a Senior Lecturer at Northern Film School.


VR Jury

Dan Bartlett

Programme Director
LCC

Dan Bartlett is Programme Director for Moving Image and Digital Arts at London College of Communication. As an animation visual development artist Dan aims to explore the duality that exists between fundamental artistic and cinematic principles, and emergent digital technologies.

Daniel Fraga

Creative Strategist
Somewhere Else

Daniel is a Creative Strategist at Somewhere Else. The London-based agency specialises in virtual reality, and helps clients tell powerful stories with immersive technologies. Somewhere Else’s recent VR productions include Canal+, France Télévisions, adidas and UEFA.

Heather Niven

Head of Science
Science City York

Heather currently works for Science City York, now part of Make It York, who work with businesses in IT & Digital, Creative and Bioscience industry areas and accelerate innovation in York via organisational support, projects and a lively events and workshop programme.