Our prestigious Judges for 2021

Annette Gozon Valdes

President of GMA Network Films and GMA Worldwide Inc., Ms Valdez is also a member of the board of directors of GMA Network and programming and consultant to the CEO. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University cum laude with a BS in Management Engineering. She then took up Law at the University of the Philippines where she graduated Valedictorian before she did her masters in Law at Harvard University. She entered the field of media 21 years ago and has produced over 20 films. While her profession is law , she has always had a passion for media.

Christopher Sy

Chris Sy is currently the Managing Director of Columbia Pictures Philippines, the Philippines theatrical distributor for Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures. He has handled the release of such franchises as Spiderman, The Fast and The Furious, Mission Impossible and Jurassic World. Chris has been in the entertainment industry for over 27 years including Executive Vice President fro Viva Communications, CEO of MPB Primedia TV5, Managing Director of EMI Music Philippines and General Manager of United International Pictures. Chris has an MBA from and Columbia Business School and a BS in Economics from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Nixon Yau Lim

Nixon has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment content industry. He started his media distribution career with ECM, the British media firm that brought to Asia game show formats like Who Wants to be a Millionaire, The Weakest Link, and Gobingo. In 2015, Nixon added scripted content to his specializations when he joined Eccho Rights, the Swedish company that introduced Asia to the world of Turkish drama. As the head of their Asia Pacific operations, he was instrumental in making Eccho Rights one of the major global sources of high-quality drama content for the Asian market.

Nixon is now with Asia Media Distribution, a media content distribution company based in Hong Kong he co-founded in October 2020 with fellow media industry veterans.