Ravi Deshpande, chief creative officer,
Contract Advertising, has been invited to be part of the Film Jury for the 54th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. The festival will be held from June 17-23, 2007, in Cannes, France. Deshpande will judge the film entries along with 21 others invited from across the world.
Last year, Deshpande judged The One Show held in New York and the Malaysian Kancil Awards. He was also a judge at the recent Dubai Lynx Awards, 2007.
This is the first time Deshpande will be on the Cannes jury.
Terry Savage is the executive chairman for the festival and Bob Scarpelli, chairman and chief creative officer, DDB Worldwide, will chair the Film and Press juries. The film entries will be judged from June 17 and the winners will be announced on the evening of June 23.
The judging process for the entries in the Press category will start on June 17and the winners will be revealed on the evening of June 20.
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