All-Star Jury Panel Shines a Bright Light on OneScreen Festival

The One Club

Sep 06, 2012

Contact: Lisa Hanock-Jasie, PR Manager

Short Film & Video Competition Extends Submission Deadline To 12:00 Midnight, September 21st

NEW YORK, NY (September 6, 2012) – OneScreen Festival shines a bright light on its first annual international short film & video competition, producing an all-star panel of jurors who include former official Obama White House videographer Arun Choudhary, movie critic Danny Bowes, actor/comedian Rick Overton, and long accomplished list of directors and creative executives from some of world’s leading ad agencies.

With so much interest in the new competition and entries surpassing first-year expectations, the submission deadline has been extended through 12:00 Midnight, Friday September 21, 2012.

The OneScreen jury panel (in alphabetical order):

Leslie AliFreelance Director & Creative DirectorNew York
Danilo BoerCreative Director, BBDONew York
Danny BowesCritic, Movies by BowesNew York
Carl ByrdDirector, Carl Byrd & Company New York
Ray ChanExecutive Creative Director, PublicisBeijing
Pat ChatmonDirector, Double7 ImagesNew York
Arun ChoudharySVP, Revolution Messaging & former official White House VideographerWashington DC
John DukakisSVP & Director Branded Entertainment, Hill HolidayBoston
Sean DunneDirector, NONFICTIONNew York
Nick GaulVP/EP Content & Development, BBDONew York
John GodseyDirector of Branded Content, VML Kansas City
Ron HonsaDirector, Moving PicturesNew York
Margaret JohnsonExecutive Creative Director, Goodby Silverstein & PartnersSan Francisco
Julian KatzVP/EP Content & Development, BBDONew York
Matt Murphy Creative Director, 72 and SunnyLos Angeles
Peter NicholsonFreelance, former Executive Creative Director, JWTNew York
Rick OvertonActor/Comedian/Writer/DirectorLos Angeles
Jaime RobinsonCreative Director, Pereira & O’DellSan Francisco
Sam SaundersExecutive Creative Director, Young Discovers ClubNew York
Stephen SchudlichDirector of Exhibitions, University of Michigan School of Art & DesignDetroit
Calle SjoenellExecutive Creative Director, OgilvyNew York
Chuck TsoFreelance Art DirectorNew York
Loren VictorySenior Vice President/Director of Integrated Content, Team Detroit Detroit
Faris YakobChief Innovation Officer, MDC PartnersNew York

More creative film, video, and advertising industry professionals have expressed interest in joining the prestigious OneScreen jury panel and new judges will be announced at a later date, along with details of the upcoming awards ceremony later this fall. Judging will take place over a two-week period starting late October. Finalists will be notified by e-mail. Winners in the competition categories Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Script and Best of Show will be honored the beginning of November at a special awards presentation and screening to be held in New York City

Produced by The One Club, OneScreen was conceived for filmmakers of today and tomorrow who want to showcase their work to the organization’s established global audience. To be eligible for entry, films and videos must be 10 minutes or less in run time. Entry categories include Narrative, Documentary, Music Video, Animation and Branded Content. All entries must be submitted online at in MP4 or MOV H.264 format. Entry fees are $25.00 per submission. Students $20.00 per submission. All non-English films must contain English sub-titles. All finalists grant The One Club the rights to use their films and/or videos in press materials for promotional purposes. Films and/or videos selected as winners become part of The One Club archive library.

“Our new OneScreen Festival was designed to encourage the video and filmmakers of today and tomorrow from across the globe to submit their creative work for viewing in front of our well-established international audience,” says Kevin Swanepoel, president of The One Club. “All entries will be judged by the talented members of our jury and winning shorts will be viewed by our eager global online audience of creatives.”

The OneScreen competition was first launched in July at the website, designed by Sid Lee Toronto, OneScreen sponsor.

For more information about how to enter the OneScreen Short Film Festival, please visit

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About The One Club The One Club, a non-profit organization, exists to champion and promote excellence in advertising and design in all its forms. Founded in 1975, as part of its mission to promote high standards of creative excellence, The One Club produces the One Show, One Show Design, One Show Interactive and One Show Entertainment. The coveted One Show Gold Pencils are regarded as the zenith of achievement in the advertising world.

In 1995, The One Club established an education department, dedicated to fostering the creative talents of advertising students nationwide. The department administers scholarships to outstanding students in advertising programs at a variety of schools across the country and produces an annual College Competition. As a part of this department, the award-winning One Club Diversity Program conducts workshops, portfolio reviews and outreach to multicultural students around the country.

Art & Copy, a documentary film produced by The One Club, won an Emmy Award after appearing on PBS Independent Lens.

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