- The Jury
Leading this year's jury is film producer Lord David Puttnam. Awarded the Best Picture Oscar in 1981 for his work on Chariots of Fire, a year later he received the BAFTA Michael Balcon Award for his outstanding contribution to the British film industry. Lord Puttnam currently sits on the Labour bench in the House of Lords and is responsible for the promotion and creation of numerous academic institutions, boards, councils and awards.
A celebrated comic artist and writer, Gibbons’ career has lasted more than 35 years and includes collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Frank Miller and more. He is best known for collaborating with Alan Moore on the 12-issue limited series Watchmen, now one of the best-selling graphic novels of all time, and the only one to feature on Time's "Top 100 Novels" list.
Internationally acclaimed UK designer Hemingway began his creative design career in fashion, launching the iconic Red or Dead in 1983. A staunch advocate that Britain is the most creative country in the world, the now MBE turned his hand to urban, graphic and product design with HemingwayDesign, creating a range of affordable, social housing projects and winning a raft of awards along the way.
Writer, journalist and broadcaster, Ekow Eshun was Artistic Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts from 2005 to November 2010. Eshun is a contributor to BBC 2’s Friday night arts programme Newsnight Review and currently Editor-in-Chief of Tank magazine. A critic on Saturday Review on BBC Radio 4, he also occasionally appears on The Review Show on BBC Two.
Best known as 'Molly' in BBC TV's acclaimed drama 'Sherlock', Louise began her career training at the Lee Strasberg institute in New York. She is also a widely published journalist and author, having contributed to titles as varied as SKY, Premiere, Wallpaper, The Face and I-D, as well as being Deputy Editor of Wonderland magazine. Louise is currently producing and co-writing children's comedy drama, 'The Charles Dickens Show'.