Here are the Judges of the 2018 edition of the Student World Awards.

Thank them for taking the time !


Ninaad Kulkarni

Animator, director



Ninaad is a filmmaker from Mumbai, India, now based in Brooklyn, New York.

He placed semi-finalist in the 44th Student Academy Awards for his film ‘KCLOC’. He has worked in the creative multimedia industry in USA, Germany, Switzerland, and India.

His recent animated documentary film was selected and screened at over 90 film festivals across the globe, won 20 awards and was recently showcased at the MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York.



Jesse D’Angelo



Jesse is a director and storyboard artist, credited on Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie), Mini’s First Time (with Alec Baldwin, Nikki Reed, Carrie-Anne Moss), Darkness Falls, Invasion of the quite not Dead.

As an actor, he is credited on Warfighter, Black Roses, Hollywood Treasure.




Jared Isham



Jared is a filmmaker with films distributed by Lionsgate & PureFlix Entertainment. Cinematographer/Photographer/Editor, multi-tasking and multi-talended.

Passionate about telling stories in unique and engaging ways, he is true to his work.

Brands Jared has worked with: Nike, Toyota, Disney, CW, Red Bull, Barns & Noble,, and more.

He also runs a You Tube channel full of tips, advises, and great stuff to become a more aware filmmaker.



Jaymie Dornan



Jaymie John Dornan was born in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada-a suburb of Montreal.

He moved from Quebec to Ontario before the age of two and again at 6 years of age he moved to Suwanee, GA. Then after a few years, he started performing in New York as a child actor, including “Turn the River ” with Famke Janssen.

Among his TV appearances was “Law and Order” with Chevy Chase and his recurring role as Kyle Kessler on the Showtime hit Series “Ray Donovan.”

Jaymie took a sabbatical to fulfill a promise to his late Mother and obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

He is now back at work and will be one of our Judges for the 2018 SWA.



Christian Janner



Christian got into acting as soon as elementary school, his first role being… A butler who got slapped in the face. That didn’t diminish his motivation, and after he completed school, took a business degree and got into the army, he found his way back to Ney York, studied acting, and started his way into the industry.
His recent credits include DUNKIRK, directed by Christopher Nolan, the 5 times Academy Awards nominated LADYBIRD, and RIVERSIDE.