Goafest appoints Agnello Dias as jury chairperson, Film

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Advertising | March 23, 2010
Recipient of several awards including the first ever Grand Prix of the country, Agnello Dias will judge the Film category at Goafest 2010

Agnello Dias, popularly known as Aggy, co-founder and chief creative officer, TapRoot India has been appointed jury chairperson for the Film category at Goafest 2010, according to a press release.

In 2009, Piyush Pandey, executive chairperson and creative director, Ogilvy South Asia chaired the Film category.

Currently in its fifth year, Goafest is one of most prestigious national advertising awards festivals in India, organised by the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) in association with the Advertising Club Bombay (ACB). Ajay Chandwani, director, Percept and chairperson, Creative Abbys at Goafest 2010, says, "We believe Aggy will help push the Goafest judging standards even higher."

Dias has won much recognition, including the AAAI Copywriter of the Year (2004), NDTV's Creative Director of the Year (2007) and has consistently ranked among the top four Indian creative personalities in all local and international rankings.

"I am expecting to see the work that pushes boundaries and the work that solves marketing problems," says Dias in a conversation with afaqs! on the sort of work he expects to see at Goafest 2010.

In 2007, Dias won the country's first ever Grand Prix and Titanium/Integrated Lion at Cannes, besides leading JWT to the best ever performance by an Indian advertising agency at the festival and to the No.1 spot in the WPP network. His Teach India campaign won a double Grand Prix at the Media Spikes in 2009.

Goafest 2010 aims at providing opportunities to young talent in the industry to learn and exchange ideas. The event is set to take on issues and challenges faced by the marketing and communications industry.

Recently, KV Sridhar was appointed jury chairperson in the Print category at Goafest 2010.

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