This year marks the 65th edition of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, which recognises international advertising excellence.

Alain Desormiers of PHD Canada will be judging the Media category (shortlist). This is his second selection to the Media Jury, having previously taken on the role in 2006.

This year’s juries are composed of representatives from 50 countries, including for the first time representatives from Georgia, Nigeria, Kenya and Sri Lanka. Continuing its campaign for a more diversified mix, 46% of women make up the jury members.

Of the eight Canadians selected to judge Cannes Lions this year, Desormiers is their only male juror.

This year, Cannes Lions takes place from 18 to 22 June 2018.

For the full list of Canadian judges and the original article, click here. The article is in French and was published in