The jury, led by Argentina’s Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, made history by awarding top prizes to South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, the first time the top prize has gone to a South Korean feature. The Grand Prix went to French-Seneglese director Mati Diop for Atlantique (Atlantic), marking the first time the coveted prize have gone to a black female director in Cannes’ seventy-two year history.
Andalucía’s La Alhambra in Granada (pictured below), Plaza de España in Sevilla and the Monument to the Cadiz’s Court were awarded with the prestigious award “Set of Culture” in Cannes. Locations submitted by the Roma Lazio Film Commission also took home two of the awards that celebrate cinema and TV locations linked to the cultural and historical spirit of the European Union.
Originally titled Shibden Hall when commissioned by BBC One and HBO in 2017, Sally Wainwright’s period drama Gentleman Jack centres around the life of Anne Lister, who managed the estate in Halifax, West Yorkshire during the nineteenth century.
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As part of Land Rover’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the brand produced a short advertising film effectively exploring the longevity of their vehicles by showcasing the remote village of Maneybhanjang in mountainous West Bengal, India. The village is known as the land of land rovers due to its forty-strong fleet of vintage Land Rovers that are integral to life here.
The final shortlist will be announced on June 15th. All advertising works broadcast between January 2018 and the extended deadline of May 10, are eligible for entry.
In mid-April 2019, African producers, marketers and creatives gathered in Johannesburg for Ciclope Africa. The two day event, culminating in an awards show, celebrates the regions most well-crafted commercials, music videos and short films.
Entries made before Friday, April 5th will be eligible for the early bird rate.
Nike’s Nothing Beats a Londoner wins Commercial of the Year and Best Crafted Commercial at The British Arrows 2019
Nike’s Nothing Beats a Londoner campaign (below) that speaks to British youth in their own language won over the jury in both the Commercial of the Year and Best Crafted Commercial categories. Starring sporting talent such as Mo Farrah, Harry Kane, Alex Iwobi and Eden Hazard as well as musicians Skepta and Kurupt FM, the spot highlights normal Londoners dedicated to sporting success. The spot shot all around London, capturing the pace and humour of the capital.