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about the jury

J.B. Braud is a L.A. based French filmmaker, represented by Prettybird.

Braud began his career at Canal+ as a producer before transitioning to filmmaking with the documentary series Paris, Tokyo broadcast in Japan on multiple platforms. His first narrative, In the Still Night, garnered global acclaim, leading Apple to select him for two successive Shot on iPhone campaigns, showcasing the device’s cinematic capabilities. Braud’s recent projects include the evocative film, The Sound of Water, and the Christmas film, Tiny Christmas. The latter is part of Coca-Cola’s ambitious brand series, featured on Amazon Prime and awarded at Cannes Lions 2023.

Striving to seamlessly merge cinema traditions with cutting edge innovation, Braud continuously seeks to evolve as a forward-thinking filmmaker.