The Big Syn Institute is honoured and proud to have international luminaries from the world of film, media and academia as judges of the 2020 Big Syn International Film Festival.

Emma Thomas
BAFTA Award-winning Script Supervisor

Prof. André Singer, OBE
Emmy Award-winning Director & Producer | Anthropologist

Prof. Victoria Mapplebeck
BAFTA Award-winning Writer, Director, Artist

Patrick Aryee
Wildlife TV Presenter | Digital Content Producer

Prof. Lyndsay Duthie
CEO,  The Production Guild of Great Britain

Prof. Ioannis Ioannou
London Business School | Global influencer – Sustainability leadership and CSR

Prof. Marion Schmid
University of Edinburgh | School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

Gerardo Silano
Writer, Director, Producer

Susan Kemp
University of Edinburgh | Film, Exhibition & Curation