August 1, 2016 6:50 AM



We are very excited to announce that our judging panel for the 2016 Australian Fashion Film Awards has been finalised. The esteemed panel of international jurors will bring great diversity and expertise to the judging table.

Evan Greene, who has been the Chief Marketing Officer at the GRAMMYs for over a decade is one of the individuals on the judging list for this year’s awards. Greene spent the first ten years of his career developing integrated marketing solutions for Sony Pictures and Disney.

Beyonce receiving a Grammy

Another member of the panel is Cate Smith who has been working at Paramount Pictures Australia for the past nine years as their Marketing Director. Smith is enthusiastic about Australian film, having been involved with the acquisition and release of many local films.

Also joining the judging panel is Michael Goldberg, Creative Director at Victoria’s Secret. Previously, Goldberg worked as a creative director for Sony, Beats by Dr. Dre and 20th Century Fox.

Victoria's Secret
Victoria’s Secret

Marina Go, General Manager of Hearst Bauer Media is one of the talented individuals on the judging list for 2016. Marina has over 25 years of leadership experience in the media industry. She was named Editor of Dolly magazine at age 23 and has held leadership roles at both Fairfax and Pacific.

Another creative on board to help adjudicate this year’s awards is Amsterdam local Negin Mirsalehi, blogger and creator of Gisou. Mirsalehi is very popular in the world of Instagram, with a loyal 3.2 million followers.

Negin Mirsalehi – Fashion Blogger

Fashion Journalist, Marion Hume is returning to the AFFA panel for this year’s awards after judging at the 2015 inaugural ceremony. Hume has been a freelance journalist for over three decades, contributing to publications such as the New York Times, Vogue, Business of Fashion and Forbes.

Keeping alliances local, Katrina Sedgwick, CEO of ACMI has signed on to be part of the judging committee for AFFA. Additionally, AFFA’s screening event will be held at ACMI on August 29 as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.

Another judge for the 2016 awards is Max May, one of Australia’s leading Hair & Makeup Artists. May has also found more popularity in the beauty scene thanks to his blog, Max Made.

Max May
Max May – Make-up Artist

Completing the team of judges for this 2016 Awards is photographer, Candice Lake is another creative on board to help adjudicate this year’s awards. Lake has been a contributing photographer internationally for Vogue over the past seven years and is also in charge of Global Client Relations at Rue du Mail.

Candice Lake
Candice Lake

We are so excited to have these nine incredibly talented individuals on board with us for the 2016 Australian Fashion Film Awards. Their knowledge and expertise in their respective fields will be invaluable when judging of the finalist films.

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