Selection Committee Member
Akinna Aquino is a British-Filipino producer working across film and events. She delivered the first virtual editions of both the London Short Film Festival and the London Screenwriters’ Festival in 2020/21. In addition, she’s worked on a number of film/video projects including 3D animations for Coloro x WGSN and a short film looking at the lives of the Filipino immigrant community which was screened at the Earls Court Film Festival 2019.
This year she will be the Awards Production Manager for Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and working to deliver a national anti-racism campaign for the arts sector. Akinna is particularly interested in nuanced explorations of identity within diasporic and marginalised communities.