The anticipation for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has reached a crescendo with the announcement of the esteemed Jury Presidents for 2024. A cohort of global experts is set to converge in Cannes this June, bringing with them a wealth of experience that promises to redefine the benchmarks of creative and effective work worldwide.
Returning as the Glass: The Lion for Change Jury President for its 10th edition is the formidable Cindy Gallop, who previously led a groundbreaking jury. Meanwhile, the Film Craft Lions will witness the dynamic leadership of Prasoon Pandey, a Lion of St. Mark honoree.
What sets the Cannes Lions 2024 jury apart is the richness of experience and the global diversity encapsulated by the individual judges. With representation from a record 15 markets, including an unprecedented six Presidents based in the Asia-Pacific region, this year’s panel is poised to provide a nuanced and comprehensive evaluation of creative brilliance.
Among the notable Jury Presidents, Tor Myhren, representing Apple Inc., will take the reins as the Film Lions Jury President, marking a historic first for the tech giant’s involvement. Anselmo Ramos from GUT, who secured historic wins in 2023, is confirmed as the Brand Experience & Activation Lions President. Additionally, Debbi Vandeven, the Jury President of the Dan Wieden Titanium Lions, stands tall as the representative of VML, the largest creative agency network globally.
Commenting on the impressive lineup of Jury Presidents, Simon Cook, CEO of LIONS, emphasized, “This is an exceptional line-up of talent from across the world, and we can’t wait to see the work that rises to the top in June.”
The diversity of expertise extends across various categories, with each President hailing from different regions and industries, ensuring a broad spectrum of perspectives. From Audio & Radio to Social & Influencer Lions, the blend of skills promises a comprehensive assessment of creativity’s evolving landscape.
As Cannes Lions opens its doors for awards submissions until April 11, 2024, the industry awaits a festival that not only celebrates creativity but also reflects the dynamic and inclusive nature of the global creative community. With the introduction of the new Luxury & Lifestyle Lions, the retirement of the Mobile Lions, and the addition of a humor category to the Cultural & Context sections, this year’s festival promises to be a melting pot of innovation and inspiration.
Remember, X3M ideas, a Nigerian based creative agency led by Steve BabaEko recently won Nigeria and West Africa’s first Lion at the last edition. This was a great feat for the creativity industry in Nigeria.
Save the date for Cannes Lions 2024, taking place from June 17 to 21 in Cannes, France, where the world’s creative minds will gather to celebrate excellence and shape the future of advertising. For more details on Pass options and the Equity, Representation, and Accessibility Programme, visit www.canneslions.com.