Cinemark, the local representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, has announced that two South African judges have been picked to be part of the judging panel at this year’s Dubai Lynx awards in March. For the media category, Elsa Carpenter-Frank has been chosen as a South African judge while the design category will see Celina Guimaraes representing the country.
“Congratulations to Celina and Elsa. Being selected as a juror for Dubai Lynx is an outstanding achievement not only from a personal capacity but for the region as well,” says Cinemark’s Yvonne Diogo.
As the local representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliated festivals, Cinemark’s aim is to secure positions on the various juries for South Africans. Diogo explains that this is quite a challenge as there are numerous international contenders on the scene. “So it truly calls for a celebration when professionals of Celina and Elsa’s calibre are recognised as such and can represent the region.”
The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is the Middle East and North Africa region’s annual must-attend event for the advertising and communications industry to learn, be inspired, network and celebrate.