Judges & Speakers

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2019 Judges, Speakers & Guests:

Emily Caston, British Film Institute

Tash Tung (https://www.tashtung.com/)

Carly Cussen (https://www.carlycussen.com/)

Lily Rose Thomas (https://www.lilyrosethomas.com/)

Fran Broadhurst (http://mathyandfran.com/)

Sara Dunlop (http://saradunlop.com/)

Eve Mahoney (http://www.evemahoney.com/)

Liz Kessler, London Film Academy

Martyn Pick – Artist & Animator

David Knight – Director of Promonews

Daniel Miller – Comissioner of Sony International

Kevin Godley – Director

Ben Corfield – Editor at Stitch

Holly Greig – Colourist

Andy Copping – Flame Artist at Freefolk

MarBelle – Author at Director’s Notes

Kat Cattaneo – Sony International

Elena Argiros – Sony International

Marcella Martinelli – Stylist

Supple Nam – Choreographer

Dominic Anciano – Director

Andy Morahan – Director

Tim Pope – Director

Sharon Pinsker – Figurative Artist

Chico & Maria Bialas – Directing Duo

Caroline Gummage – Brand Director of Commercials


2018 Judges:

Eddie Gordon, King of Spins – Best Band/Artist

Martin Roker, Ridley Scott Associates, Black Dog Films – Best Music Video & Best Director

Chris Hopewell, Jacknife Prints- Best Animation

Ben Corfield, Stitch Editing- Best Editor

Kerry September, Hair & Makeup Artist- Best Hair & Makeup

Oscar Wendt, Electric Theatre Collective- Best VFX

Lewis Crossfield, Electric Theatre Collective- Best Colour

Supple Nam, Choreographer- Best Choreography

Danny Rogers, Design For Films- Best Production Design

John Perez, Cinematographer- Best Cinematography

Marcella Martinelli, Stylist- Best Costume

Past Panelists:

James Leach, Sony

Alayah Bentovim, Sister Bliss

Tom Russell, Prime Focus

Thom Trigger, Rushes

Ross Anderson, Nice and Polite

Ashley Pugh, The Big Foot Project

Dennis Madden – DOP

Jaques Steyne – DOP


Past Judges:

Andrew Daffy, Daffy Dot London

Carl Grinter, Three Wise Monkeys

Ian Roy – VFX

Sophie Fourdinroy – Editor

Lisa Gunning – Editor

Michael Hoenig – Composer

Aaron Reid – DOP

Steve Chivers – DOP

Marcella Martinelli – Stylist

Liz Kessler – Producer

Caroline Bottomley – Radar

Danny Rogers – Art Director

Paul Burns – Art Director

James Walker – Young Film

Chris Hopewell, Director of Videography

Otis Bell – OB Management

Jordi Barres – VFX

Shadeh Smith – Atlantic Records




Tash Tung

Tash Tung


Tash is a London-based director and visual artist with a background in fine art, graphic design and photography.

Having trained at Chelsea College of Art and London College of Communication, she crosses the boundaries between art, experimental films, music videos, independent films and branded content. Very much a visualiser across many mediums, she continues developing her relationship with film and music through a focus on strong concepts, storytelling and striking visuals.

Carly Cussen

Carly Cussen


Carly Cussen got her start in the industry as a runner soon after leaving school at 16. As soon as she could, she abandoned tea-making and got herself behind the camera… initially forging a reputation as a promo director, and she hasn’t looked back.

Epic locations, dynamic choreography and sharp cinematography all play their part in her work; and her range and style encompass everything from UK grime artists like Lethal Bizzle to slick pop acts such as Little Mix.

Lily Rose Thomas

Lily Rose Thomas


Lily’s background as a photographer is a strong influence on her directing work – with an emphasis on subtle narrative and story telling, but also a strong aesthetic. Having contributed photos to titles including i-D and Wonderland, as well as shooting album artwork, bands and also making her own zines and exhibiting, Lily has more recently collaborated with bands on music videos, with clients including Domino and Island Records. Most recently Lily has worked with brands such as Adidas & Bershka.

Fran Broadhurst

Fran Broadhurst


Director Fran Broadhurst of Mathy and Fran is a part of the directing duo based in London. Their projects span commercials, music videos, narrative and documentary. Fascinated by colour, Mathy & Fran produce work with a meticulous eye for detail and a glorious sense of the absurd. Working with brands such as Google, H&M and Magnum, they’ve been featured by the likes of Campaign, Slate and Nowness, picking up multiple Vimeo Staff Picks along the way.

Sara Dunlop

Sara Dunlop


After graduating in Film from the University of Westminster, Sara was soon named one of the Top 25 Directors to Watch by Creativity Magazine. Through her work, she demonstrates a particular affinity with cinematic realism, full of authenticity and beauty. She has a gift for narrative storytelling, with inspired casting and performances across her work.

Eve Mahoney

Eve Mahoney


In 2013 Eve graduated from Plymouth College of Art with her Film Art diploma ready to make music videos. Working with influential underground musicians such as Illaman, Klein and Estrons – as well as filming trailers for her brother’s award winning one-man show ‘Until You Hear That Bell’- whatever the brief, she finds new ways to lift you from the humdrum of every day life.

Dr.Emily Caston

Dr.Emily Caston

Professor of Screen Industries and Director of Creative Industries Research Centre at the University of West London.

Dr Emily Caston, Professor of Screen Industries and Director of Creative Industries Research Centre at the University of West London, has produced over 100 award-winning videos for artists such as Madonna and Oasis with directors such as Chris Cunningham and Spike Jonze and is currently Co-curator of the AHRC-funded research project Fifty Years of British Music Video.