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about the jury

Emma Backman is a go-to editor well-versed in visual storytelling across automotive, fashion and beauty, and music videos. Informed by her background in dance, she is deeply attuned to the rhythms of visuals, sound, and music, weaving everything together with expert precision.

Emma helped to spearhead Cabin’s international expansion with the opening of Cabin Europe in 2022. As both partner and editor in the growing office, she is responsible for establishing Cabin’s proven, agile, creative editorial model in the UK and European markets. Emma’s work has earned multiple international awards including from Cannes Lionsthe CliosAICP, the ADC, and the Shots Awards. Her credits include projects for VolvoLexusUnder ArmourAmnesty InternationalAppleWhatsAppCoca-Cola, and Vogue.

In addition to her commercial work, Emma recently completed editing the feature documentary As We Speak, directed by J.M. Harper of Park Pictures. The film examines hip-hop lyrics and the criminal justice system, and is coming soon to Paramount+.