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Ciclope Festival Reveals Judges and Guests for 2016 Show in Berlin, 1 year, 10 months ago

The festival will take place on the 3rd and 4th of November in the German capital

Ciclope Festival Reveals Judges and Guests for 2016 Show in Berlin

CICLOPE Festival has just revealed its list of judges and special guests for its 7th edition, which will be held on 3rd and 4th November 2016, in Berlin. Once again, the most creative and talented professionals in the audiovisual industry will gather at the amazing Kino International to recognise the most well-crafted works of the year, network with colleagues and clients, and open up to new ideas.

This year, the first-class international jury includes about 70 creatives, producers and directors from the most recognised companies in the world. 

Divided into two groups (Executive Jury and Grand Jury), they will evaluate the entries and award the best commercials, music videos, fashion films and branded contents in 40 categories.

Patrick Milling Smith (President, Here Be Dragons), Tom Dunlap (Chief Production Officer, 72andSunny), Diane McArter (President, Furlined), Judy John (CCO, Leo Burnett Canada), Ralph Laucella (Founding Partner, O Positive), Vic Palumbo (Director of Integrated Production, Deutsch LA), Thomas Benski (Global CEO, Pulse Films), Richard Brim (ECD, adam&eveDDB), Raven Smith (Comissioning Director, Nowness), Olly Chapman (Head of Television, AMV BBDO), Brian O’Rourke (Director of Production, TBWA\Chiat\Day), David Olsson (Managing Director, Acne Group), Kat Friis (Executive Production Director, R/GA), Pelle Nilsson (Founding Partner, B-Reel), Andrés Ordóñez (CCO, Energy BBDO) and Justin Brakeman (Managing Director, MPC New York) are just some of them. Please click here to see the complete list of jurors.

As usual, CICLOPE Festival will host two days of thought-provoking talks and panels.

This year’s list of speakers includes advertising legend Sir John Hegarty (Founder, BBH), the movie trailer guru Mark Woollen, German director Sebastian Schipper (known for the outstanding film “Victoria”), multi-award winning director Daniel Wolfe, Kerstin Emhoff (President, Prettybird) and Industrial Light & Magic’s Ian Comley, who will explain his work on character design for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. And there are more big names to come!

CICLOPE’s guests will also take part of the Market, a networking activity in which festival’s delegates, creatives, agency producers, directors, executive producers, music producers and other professionals meet and discuss potential business opportunities.

Entries for CICLOPE Festival are already open. For submission details and more info, please visit

Tickets are available at

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