NY Festivals Announces Live Executive Jury With Funny ‘Judging Will Get Heated’ Film

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards (NYFA) announced the 2022 Executive Jury. For the first time in two years, New York Festivals will resume face-to-face live jury sessions with a wide spectrum of innovators to judge including execs from the US as well as NY-based international advertising creatives who have worked at top-tier advertising agencies in Brazil, Australia, Germany, South Africa, and Japan.

To celebrate the return of live in-person judging, Director Sheena Brady and production company WW7 have teamed with NYFA to produce a one-minute character-driven, NYC, Hell’s Kitchen-themed spot.


Fede Garcia, BCW’s Global Chief Creative Officer will preside over the live judging sessions.

2022 LIVE Executive Jury

  • Executive Jury President: Fede Garcia, Global Chief Creative Officer, BCW USA
  • Hemant Anant Jain, Executive Creative Director, Argonaut USA
  • Samira Ansari, Executive Creative Director, FCB New York USA
  • Chaucer Barnes, Chief Marketing Officer, UnitedMasters USA
  • Patrick Bennet, Executive Creative Director, Momentum USA
  • Tina Cervera, Chief Creative Officer, Lippe Taylor USA
  • Corinna Falusi, Chief Creative Officer, Mother USA
  • Chris Garbutt, Chief Creative Officer/Co-President, Vice Media Group, Virtue USA
  • Walter Geer, Chief Experience Design Officer, VMLY&R USA
  • Rachel Donovan Geller, Chief Executive Officer, Moons USA
  • Andre G. Gray, Executive Creative Director, Grey USA
  • Sandy Greenberg, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Terri & Sandy USA
  • Bianca Guimaraes, Partner & ECD, Mischief USA
  • Rafael Rizuto, Chief Creative Officer, BBH USA
  • Laura Stamm-Boyd, SVP, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi USA
  • Shannon Washington, SVP, Creative Director, R/GA New York USA
  • David Weinstock, Partner, Chief Creative Officer, Decoded USA

The Executive Jury judging sessions will take place on June 7th & 8th at New York City’s Crosby Street Hotel’s luxurious state-of-the-art screening room.

The New York Festivals Advertising Awards receives entries from more than 60 countries and are judged by more than 400+ members of NYF’s Executive Jury and Grand Jury, who collectively cast their votes to select the year’s trophy-winning work.


The deadline to enter the 2022 New York Festivals Advertising Awards is April 22nd, 2022. For more information on categories, rules, and regulations or to review the 2022 entry guide visit: HERE. To enter your work, visit: HERE.

Film Credits

Director/Writer: Sheena Brady
Production Company: World War Seven
Executive Producer: Megan Pfaffenroth
Executive Producer: Josh Ferrazzano
Producer: Kelly Crooks

Director of Photography: Peter S. Thompson
1st AD: Matt Mazany
Gaffer: Mark Ramsey / Tony Cantor
Key Grip: Robert Ortwin
Production Design: Carl Swanberg
Costumes: Janet Hasse
Sound: Chantilly Hensley / Production Sound Los Angeles
Production: Jack Dahlin
Stage: Electric Pony Studios
Script Supervisor: Marsha GnaizdaProduction Supply Donation: RC PRODUCTION RENTALS
Lighting Donation: LUMINOUS LIGHTING
Grip Donation: THE GRIP HOUSE

Bill Bailey

Editorial: Arcade
Editor: Sean Lagrange
Assistant Editor: Joelle Graham
Producer: Kirsten Thon-Webb
Executive Producer: Crissy DeSimone

VFX Studio: a52
Flame Artists: John Valley, Corey Martinez
Producer: Andrew Rosenberger
Head of Production: Drew Rissman
Executive Producers: Patrick Nugent & Kim
Managing Director: Jennifer Sofio Hall

Color Studio: Primary
Colorist: Gregory Reese
Color Assistant: Ale Amato, David Oh
Color Producer: Jenny Bright
Executive Producer: Thatcher Peterson

Composer: Andy Huckvale

Designer: Paul White

Studio: Citizen Music
Mixer: Jon Fuhrer
Assistant Mixer: Kai Rizzuto
Producer: Kate Sims
HOP: Theo de Gunzburg