French Competition Jury
Ashanti Omkar is a film, TV and streaming critic and broadcaster, based in London, UK. She is a full BAFTA member and voter and a BAFTA jury member, a BRITs and Hollywood Critics Choice voter and on the Super Awards committees for Action and Superhero cinema. Ashanti regularly appears on BBC TV and Radio, Sky TV, Channel 4 News, ITV, Times Radio and Monocle, commentating on representation matters, popular culture and on screen content. Ashanti has worked for tech giants like Oracle and SAP, and was a consultant at Hilton Group, O2 and PepsiCo. She transitioned into media, working as a contributing editor for Cineworld Cinemas, and helmed her eponymous radio show on BBC Sounds for 7 years. Ashanti is a curator for The London Action Festival.