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Young Lions 2023: Meet the Film & Digital Jury!

The 2023 Canadian Young Lions Competition is back, and we are excited to share the jurors for the Film and Digital Category for this year’s competition. 


The Film and Digital category is once again Chaired by Mary Maddever, EVP, Canadian Media Brands & Editorial Director, Brunico Communications, and includes: 

  • Alexandre Gadoua, VP, Creative Lead at Cossette

  • Darian Kovacs, Founder at Jelly Digital Marketing & PR

  • Fernando Muto Brevilieri, Creative Director at Critical Mass 

  • Francesco Grandi, Chief Creative Officer at Ogilvy

  • Jess Willis, Group Creative Director at Performance Art

  • Karen Howe, Canadian Cannes Advisory Board Member and Founder of The Township Group

  • Rica Eckersley, Executive Creative Director at DDB Canada

  • Zachary Bautista, Partner and Creative Director at Rethink Canada

Click here to learn more about the jury members. 


About the Young Lions Competition

The Young Lions competition, happening this year over the weekend of March 4 – March 6, 2023, is where teams of two will participate in a live competition in their registered category (over a 24 to 48- hour period), modeled after the global competitions in Cannes. A brief for a not-for-profit organization will be unveiled when the competition begins.

The winners from our Canadian qualifying competitions will go on to compete in person at the Global Young Lions Competition taking place during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France from June 19-June 23, 2023.

Visit our competition website here for more information about Young Lions, including, how to register.

About the Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail has been the Official Cannes Lions Festival Representative for the past 17 years and has had the privilege of sending over 60 Canadian teams to compete in the global competition that’s hosted in the south of France in Cannes against some of the best talents from around the world.

As the Competition Sponsor, The Globe awards a prize per Gold-winning team, which includes the registration fees for the virtual Global Young Lions Competition at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, delegate passes to attend the five-day festival, and the cost of flights and accommodation.


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