Meet the Judges

Read the judging criteria below carefully and learn all about our independent judges so you can put your best foot forward to enter this competition!

Our Judges

Marissa Vicari

Georgia Arnold

Peter Piot

Danny Germain

Catherine Langevin-Falcon

Cheick Tidiane Tall

Noreen Masiiwa Huni

Noreen Masiiwa Huni

Noreen Masiiwa Huni is the Chief Executive Officer for the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative (REPSSI) which is a 13-country regional programme providing leadership, knowledge development and quality technical assistance in psychosocial and mental wellbeing for children and youth. She has over 25 years work experience in Social Development, Health and Education sectors. Noreen is actively advocating for the integration of psychosocial support and mental health into all services and programmes for children and youth to improve their health and educational outcomes. Noreen worked with UNICEF and WHO on the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in the East and Southern Africa regions, specifically on the HIV and Infant Feeding Counselling capacity building processes. Noreen is deputy chair for global The Coalition for Children Affected by HIV &AIDS. She also leads an Early Childhood Development World Forum Foundation - Voices of Hope Project on Children and HIV & AIDS and is a regional coordinator of the ECD Global Leaders in Africa. Furthermore, she serves on the WHO Civil Society Reference Group of HIV & AIDS.

 

Marissa Vicari

Marissa Vicari, MS, is Manager of the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric Education and Research (CIPHER), the paediatric programme of the International AIDS Society. She has over 15 years of experience in programme development and communications in the NGO sector in public health, with a dual background in science and bioethics. Her current work focuses on addressing research gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV through research promotion and advocacy, through strategic development of CIPHER at the IAS and in partnership with stakeholders. She actively participates in several international working groups in paediatric and adolescent HIV, including the Adolescent Treatment Coalition, the IATT Child Survival Working Group, the Paediatric Drug Optimization group and the Paediatric ARV Procurement Working Group. Prior to joining the IAS she was an independent consultant for several years, after having served as Deputy Scientific Director and Publications Manager at the Fondation Mérieux, where she developed multi-stakeholder dialogues and high-level scientific meetings addressing the challenges of infectious diseases in resource-limited settings.

 

Georgia Arnold


Georgia Arnold is Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility at Viacom International Media Networks and is responsible for developing social initiatives for the company’s portfolio of over two hundred TV channels and websites. Georgia has been overseeing The Staying Alive campaign since its launch in 1998. Staying Alive is forged upon partnerships including; UNAIDS, UNICEF, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PEPFAR and Kaiser Family Foundation. The campaign has delivered award-winning HIV and AIDS awareness programming, concerts, events and public service messages involving high profile individuals such as Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and Mary J Blige. Building on the success of the Staying Alive campaign, Georgia was instrumental in establishing the MTV Staying Alive Foundation in 2005, and was appointed Executive Director in October 2007. The MTV SAF is a global charitable body that provides grants to grassroots, youth-led organisations to set up HIV and AIDS awareness campaigns in their communities, and has distributed 550 grants in 68 countries since 2005, totaling over $5million.


Peter Piot

Baron Peter Piot CMG MD PhD is the Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the Handa Professor of Global Health. He was the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations (1995-2008), and was an Associate Director of the Global Programme on AIDS of the World Health Organization. A clinician and microbiologist by training, he co-discovered the Ebola virus in Zaire in 1976, and subsequently led pioneering research on HIV/AIDS, women’s health and infectious diseases in Africa. He has held academic positions at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp; the University of Nairobi; the University of Washington, Seattle; Imperial College London, and the College de France, Paris, and was a Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Medicine of France, and the Royal Academy of Medicine of his native Belgium, and is a fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal College of Physicians. He is a past president of the International AIDS Society and of the King Baudouin Foundation. In 1995 he was made a baron by King Albert II of Belgium. Professor Piot has received numerous awards for his research and service and has published over 580 scientific articles and 16 books, including his memoir, No Time to Lose.



Cheick Tidiane Tall

Dr. Cheick Tidiane Tall is a skilled medical doctor in the international development domain, with proven experience in health & HIV programs’ management at community, national and regional levels. He is the current Executive Director of Réseau EVA, a regional network of francophone pediatricians that aims at improving quality access to ART for children and adolescents.

Previously, he served as Executive Director of AfriCASO, the largest African network of community organizations involved in the fight against AIDS in Africa.

He also has been the head of Health program in Mali for ENDA TIERS MONDE, an international NGO, Regional coordinator of Rail Link, a regional project for the prevention of HIV in the rail ways Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal for CARE Mali; He finally was the Senior program manager of ICASA 2013, the largest conference on AIDS in Africa.

He served as Board member of the Global Fund against AIDS, TB and Malaria from 2011 – 2013, representing the Developing Countries NGO Delegation (including Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe & central Asia); and as Board member of the African AIDS Vaccine partnership (2010 – 2013).

He is member of IAS, member of Pediatric AIDS Drug optimization group (PADO) and the ARV procurement working group.

 

Catherine Langevin-Falcon

Catherine Langevin-Falcon is Senior Adviser with the HIV/AIDS Section of UNICEF, based in NY, and she leads the knowledge, advocacy and partnerships cluster. She joined this team in June 2017. Prior to that, she was UNICEF’s Chief of Strategic Planning and Communication Support (2013-2017), Chief of Publications (2009-2013), Senior Editor for the UNICEF flagship publications (2004-2009), and head of communication with UNICEF in Mexico (2000-2004).

Before joining UNICEF, she worked as a journalist and an editor. She has Master’s degrees in History and Journalism, both from New York University.  

 

Danny Germain

Danny is a 25 year old HIV+ positive filmmaker.  He’s lived all his life with HIV and his Mom passed away from AIDS related illness when he was 5 years old.  He left the University of Kent with a BSc in Wildlife Conservation before moving into the world of filmmaking.

After producing a feature documentary with the support of ViiV Healthcare about his own journey to living openly with HIV, he has since gone on to work with organisations such as the WHO and UNICEF, creating engaging films around their own HIV initiatives.  Danny also works more broadly in film production working with other well recognised brands such as Facebook, Red Bull and Mercedes.

When he isn’t behind a camera, or in front of one, Danny likes to be outdoors and can often be found skiing or surfing.

 

The Criteria

  1. Local Community Engagement
    Involving the community in both the film’s subject matter (i.e. on screen) and technical creation (film-makers, editors...)
  2. Use of Storytelling
    We're looking for a clear story with a strong beginning, middle and end
  3. Communicating What Works
    How clearly you are able to communicate the insights from and effectiveness of your community interventions.
  4. Creativity and Innovation
    The judges are looking for creativity in your filmmaking and inspiring work in your community
  5. Impact
    The positive impact that your program has made in your community

Public Voting & Judging

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Entries will go toe-to-toe in the public vote before six are shortlisted for our independent judging panel. They will then select two overall winners!