CICLOPE Festival celebrated its 10th edition on November 7 & 8, with the most crowded edition of the event so far. About 800 producers, creatives, marketers and directors from all over the world –from the US to Japan, including Brazil, Egypt, Australia Russia and Malasya– attended the event at Delphi Filmpalast, a new and bigger venue in the newly awakened center of West Berlin.
This year, CICLOPE’s community enjoyed more than 20 talks focused on film craft, advertising and creativity, with a line-up of speakers that included directors Traktor, Ian Pons Jewell, Sheila Johansson, Miles Jay, Academy award nominated cinematographer Ellen Kuras, Mike Byrne (Global CCO, Anomaly), David Kolbusz (CCO, Droga5), David Rolfe (EVP, Director of Integrated Production at BBDO), among many others.
Meanwhile, the jury chaired by Dinah Rodriguez (Park Pictures), Robin Shenfield (The Mill), Alice Bottaro (Antoni) and Seth Wilson (Somesuch), chose -among more than 1,000 entries- the most well-crafted works of the year in 34 categories.
About 100 entries were awarded and six of them received a Grand Prix: “The New York Times – The truth is worth it: Perseverance” (directed by Martin + Lindsay, produced by Furlined, created by Droga5, edited by Final Cut, and sound by Wave Studios), “The National – I am Easy To Find” (directed by Mike Mills, produced by MJZ, and visual effects by MPC), “The New York Times – The Truth Is Worth It: Fearlessness (ISIS)” (directed by Martin + Lindsay, produced by Furlined, created by Droga5, edited by Final Cut, and sound by Wave Studios), “HECATE – What Happened?” (directed by Yukihiro Shoda, produced by CONNECTION + Soda!, created by Cherry + ADK), “Essity – Viva La Vulva” (directed by Kim Gehrig, produced by Somesuch, created by AMV BBDO, edited by Trim Editing, and sound by Soundtree Music), “The Walking Fish” (directed by Thessa Meijer, produced by HALAL).
Based on a points system where all credited companies receive 1 (one) point for a finalist submission, 3 (three) points for a Bronze award, 5 (five) points for a Silver award, 7 (seven) points for a Gold award and 20 (twenty) points for a Grand Prix, CICLOPE Festival also delivered special awards to:
Production Company of the Year: Somesuch
Director of the Year: Kim Gehrig
Animation Company of the Year: Le Cube
Visual Effects Company of the Year: MPC
Editing Company of the Year: Final Cut
Sound Company of the Year: Wave Studios
Music Company of the Year: Soundtree Music
Agency of the Year: Droga5
Representatives from dozens of companies also had the chance to meet top creatives and producers in The Fresh Market and The Service Market, while about 30 agency producers from all over the world enjoyed the first edition of HOPE, Heads of Production Encounter, an unprecented summit that allowed an open and frank discussions about nowadays challenges.
CICLOPE Festival’s 11th edition will take place on November 5 & 6, 2020.