Meet The Cannes Young Lions Competition South African Judging Panel

An exciting panel of industry professionals and creatives have been confirmed to judge the entries.

They are: media industry guru Jeremy Maggs; Sibusiso (Sbu) Sithole, who is the co-founder and Creative Director at The Odd Number; 2017 Cannes SA judge in the Outdoor category and Chief Creative Officer of TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris Peter Khoury; exciting young creative talent in the form of Nkgabiseng Motau and Mukondi Ralushayi, the co-founders and Creative Directors of creative hub Think; winner of this year’s SAFTAs 11 Young Achiever Award, actor and director Thapelo Mokoena; Rayana Rassool, a Communications for Development specialist for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) South Africa; and representing Cinemark are Motheo Matsau, Chief of Marketing and Sales and Lynne Wylie, Head of Marketing

The Hunt is still on for the 2017 YOUNG LIONS CREATIVES and Cinemark is calling for all entries. The new date for the release of the CANNES YOUNG LIONS brief is on Saturday, 22 April. Please register on the Cinemark website, ( before or on 22 April, to enter the 2017 version of the competition, and show us what you are made of.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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