Changes may occur, so check the programme regularly.

09:00 - 13:40
Screening: Long Form shortlist
Watch the shortlisted Long Form entries! At the ground floor.
09:30 - 10:00
VFX Breakdown: The Alienist
A couple of months ago, Freefolk made the bold move into the world of Film & TV with ‘The Alienist’, a Paramount and TNT series adapted from the novel by Caleb Carr. Well versed in longform projects, the company’s Head of 2D Steve Murgatroyd supervised the work ranging from entire CG set builds to one of the tiniest comps of just over a pixel wide. In this talk, Justine White will share the secrets behind this project that led them to win an Emmy.
Justine White
Managing Director at Freefolk
10:00 - 10:30
Immersive technologies: are theme park rides art?

Are theme park rides art? The way we consume media is changing; entertainment, increasingly, has the potential to be both interactive and immersive. Theme parks are exploring innovative new ways of using technology to tell stories.

Amanda Johnstone-Batt
CG Supervisor at Framestore
10:30 - 11:00
New models in music management for moving image
A brief (and engaging) monologue from Record-Play’s founder on the effects of a comprehensive application of innovation /  consistency / ethics in strategic music management for brands and their communications.
Daniel Cross
CEO at Record-Play / Global Music Manager at Adidas
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break.
11:30 - 13:00
Networking: The Market
The Fresh Market is a networking activity in which full production companies (representing directors), digital production companies, post houses and music/sound companies can meet creatives and agency producers from leading agencies in the world.

The Service Market is the place where production service companies and location managers have the chance to meet executive producers from leading production companies in the world.

To participate, you must apply in advance. Only one application per company is allowed, but up to two persons can take part in the meetings. Please note that only FULL PASS and DAY 1 PASS delegates can apply, and keep in mind that the capacity is very limited. The sole purchase of a FULL PASS or DAY 1 PASS does not assure your access to The Market.
11:30 - 12:00
Costume design: craft prêt-à-porter

Unique costume design does not only support a story, but tells a story itself. Understanding what might have been in a character’s closet is just part of the process. Join this in-depth conversation with costume designer Sara Sensoy -who has worked for TV series (Bloodline), music videos (Elton John, Kamasi Washington, Florence and the Machine) and commercials (with directors such as Daniel Wolfe, Aoife McArdle and Max Weiland, among others)- to find out everything it takes to bring a set of costumes from idea to screen.

Sara Sensoy
Costume Designer & Stylist
12:00 - 12:30
Leadership: the power of slow

Geir founded The World Institute of Slowness, a thinktank in 1999. He has experience of change management and problem solving, for small and large corporations across the globe, for over 25 years. The  distinct aim of founding the institute was to change the way people think about values, speed, and our approach to work and life.

He says: “Most of us can go through high school and university without really understanding what thinking is, and how our thinking influences our lives. That is really a shame. Fast thinking is your autopilot — automatic responses that dictate your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Slow Thinking is what’s happening to you when you turn off your autopilot. Slow thinking is the understanding of our own thinking process and how thoughts make reality”.

Geir Berthelsen
Founder at The World Institute of Slowness
12:30 - 13:00
Brands + creativity: the wonder of collaboration

Breaking through the noise is not easy nowadays. However, creative director Donald Schneider found the way to create a constant buzz around H&M, one of the most defining brands of our times. His secret: collaboration. An interview with the man who initiated H&M’s work with Karl Lagerfeld, followed by collaborations with Versace, Marni, Alexander Wang, Balmain, Kenzo, Moschino, David Beckham, Beyoncé and Jeff Koons, among others.

Donald Schneider
Founder & Creative Director at Donald Schneider Studio / Former Global Creative Director at H&M
Laura Swinton
Editor in Chief & MD at LBBOnline
13:00 - 14:00
Enjoy your complimentary lunch at the venue.
13:40 - 18:45
Screening: Music Video shortlist
Watch the shortlisted Music Video entries! At the ground floor.
14:00 - 14:30
Shahmaran: turning art into film

Dutch-Ghanaian director Emmanuel Adjei teamed up with Sevdaliza to create a new music video for her song “Shahmaran”. The epic film -a three-year project inspired by the historic oppression of African people- is an breathtaking journey across deserted and futuristic landscapes. In this talk, the director will go through this and other projects in which he managed to create atmospheric worlds, transforming dramatic narratives into visual poems.

Emmanuel Adjei
14:30 - 15:00
Production services: redefining the category
A memorable film begins with much more than the perfect location. The setting is not only a backdrop in front of which the action unfolds, but an essential part of storytelling. A meaningful dialogue between production and production service company delivers results that go beyond what’s expected, beyond predictable. In this panel we shine a light on a side of the industry which receives remarkably little attention despite playing a major role in a huge number of productions.

The talk will be moderated by Jason Stone, from David Reviews.
Ali Brown
Partner & Executive Producer at Prettybird
Henry Hobson
Director at MJZ
Jason Stone
Co-Founder & Editor at David Reviews
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break.
15:30 - 16:00
Creativity: the best of times, the worst of times
An open and honest presentation on the beliefs and values that drive Anomaly, by Carl Johnson. Since launching the agency with his partners in 2004, Carl has been responsible for the guardianship and evolution of Anomaly’s proposition in an ever-changing, sometimes turbulent but always stimulating, industry. As importantly, with Anomaly surging in the U.S. and overseas, reinforcing the core principles, beliefs and values that underpin the seven offices –from LA to Shanghai– is a key focus.
Carl Johnson
Founding Partner & Global CEO at Anomaly
16:00 - 16:45
David LaChapelle: a groundbreaking vision

Live interview with photographer and director David LaChapelle.

After attending high school at North Carolina School of The Arts in the mid 1980’s, David  LaChapelle began showing in New York City galleries. Soon after, he was offered a job by Andy Warhol to work at Interview Magazine

LaChapelle’s unique approach to image making and groundbreaking vision quickly gained international interest. With his widely recognizable staged pictures, the artist began to expand the genre of photography and by 1991, The New York Times predicts, “LaChapelle is certain to influence the work of a new generation…in the same way that Mr. Avedon pioneered so much of what is familiar today.”

Over the past thirty years, LaChapelle’s prolific body of work has established the artist as a fixture in contemporary art. His portrait, stage and music video and film works have become iconic archetypes of America in the 21st Century.

In 2018, LaChapelle created visual campaigns for Travis Scott’s AstroWorld campaign as well as Elton John’s farewell tour.

David LaChapelle
Photographer & Director
Kati Krause
Correspondent at Monocle
16:45 - 17:15
Coffee break.
17:15 - 17:45
James Rouse: directing actors
It is said that directing is 90 % casting. But then what? In this talk, James Rouse (the director behind award-winning spots such as “Hope”, for the International Committee of the Red Cross) will go over his strategies to communicate with the artists and approach the director/actor relationship.
James Rouse
17:45 - 18:15
Live interview: a conversation with Crystal Moselle
Director Crystal Moselle, in conversation with Somesuch’s founding partner Sally Campbell.

Crystal Moselle is a New York based director best known for her Sundance, Grand Jury Prize award winning documentary, The Wolfpack. In the past she was a producer on the critically acclaimed documentary film, Excavating Taylor Mead. In the last decade she has been working with short-form storytelling for publications such as Vice, Nowness and The New York Times, where she created a series called “Something Big, Something Small,” featuring talent such as Pharrell Williams and Shepard Fairey. Later collaborations with Pharrell included, “Meet the Bae’s,” a series profiling the artists back up dancers. Moselle’s short film for Miu Miu, That One Day, premiered at The Venice Film Festival. The feature version of the film “Skate Kitchen” just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2018.
Crystal Moselle
Sally Campbell
Founding Partner of Somesuch
09:00 - 10:30
Screening: film craft around the world
Enjoy the most well-crafted commercials and music videos that won trophies at CICLOPE Africa, CICLOPE Latino and CICLOPE Asia.
09:00 - 11:00
Screening: Special Section shortlist
Watch the shortlisted Special Section entries! At the ground floor. 
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break.
11:00 - 16:00
Screening: Short Form shortlist
Watch the shortlisted Short Form entries! At the ground floor.
11:00 - 11:30
Women Owned Companies: more female voices in the advertising pipeline

The past two years have seen a tremendous amount of discussion of women and their voices in advertising. Through social movements and industry wide initiatives, women’s points of view have been pushed to the forefront, focusing our attention on the importance of women in creative roles such as agency creatives, directors, editors, etc. However, the importance of a women’s point of view on the production side has been relatively ignored. Recently, several major brands have begun to call out the importance of women owned companies, yet they seem to be difficult to find. While there are many female producers, the rate of female ownership or partnership is still relatively low.

Our panel will discuss why, now more than ever, it is important to continue to drive the conversation about equality forward. How can we help encourage parity in the business, without asking for preferential treatment? What are the steps we can take to encourage more female ownership within the industry. What is the role of the new international coalition of women run companies called OWNED in the advertising production industry?

Megan Kelly
Managing Partner & Executive Producer at Honor Society
Emma Daines
Group Managing Director/Executive Producer at Fin Design + Effects
Jessica Kersten
Creative Director at Cloudfactory
11:30 - 12:00
adidas + Johannes Leonardo: creative coupling
Finding a good partner is hard, but essential for success. The alliance between adidas Originals and New York-based Johannes Leonardo -who have been working together since 2014- is the best example. Join this talk to understand how a brave company and an innovative agency can come together to challenge the idea of originality and take the brand to a new level.
Jenny Pham
Global Senior Director of Brand Communications at Adidas Originals
Ferdinando Verderi
Founding Partner & Creative Director at Johannes Leonardo
Brittaney Kiefer
Creativity Editor at Campaign
12:00 - 12:30
adam&eveDDB: boosting innovation
Richard Brim is CCO of adam&eveDDB, one of the most consistently creative agencies on the world stage. Known as the undisputed King of Christmas – Rick leads creative on the agency’s Christmas campaigns, including the world famous John Lewis Christmas campaign.

The agency’s innovative creative work is testament to Rick’s passion and talents. Recent highlights include creating a new move in FIFA 18, Skittles giving up its rainbow to Pride with 3m white packs and a star-studded karaoke video with Naomi Campbell for H&M. The agency also created genetic testing kits to find out if Marmite’s long standing strategy of ‘Love it, or Hate it’ is actually true. Moreover, Oscar winner Danny Boyle borrowing the agency’s award-winning Shoplifters campaign for Harvey Nichols for his iconic ‘Choose life’ monologue in Trainspotting 2 (agencies normally steal from films, not the other way around).
Richard Brim
Chief Creative Officer at Adam&EveDDB
12:30 - 13:30
Enjoy your complimentary lunch at the venue.
13:30 - 14:15
Case study: Nike’s “Nothing beats a Londoner”
Nike’s “Nothing beats a Londoner” was one of the most powerful ad campaigns in the last few years. With this three-minute film -created by Wieden+Kennedy and beautifully shot by French directing duo Megaforce- the brand got back in touch with local consumers by putting the city and real kids in the spotlight. In this talk, the commercial’s creators will reveal all the details behind the spot.

The talk will be moderated by Jason Stone, from David Reviews.
Raphaël Rodriguez (Megaforce)
Tom Bender
Creative at Wieden+Kennedy
Matthew Fone
Owner of Riff Raff
Jason Stone
Co-Founder & Editor at David Reviews
14:15 - 14:45
New Talent: is it worth it?

Yes. The answer here is obviously yes: we are an industry which runs on talent and commodifying that into advertising. This talk will be discussing what exactly constitutes NEW, and how a company can build an infrastructure around finding, developing and keeping new directors. And why we should bother in the first place. 

Katie Lambert
Global Head of Stink Rising and Music Videos at Stink
14:45 - 15:15
Coffee break.
15:15 - 15:45
Please, not another panel

Tune in for everyone’s favourite advertising panel host Arif Haq as we bring you a hilarious show which is no way similar to the popular BBC comedy series Room 101, in which a panel of opiniated industry blow-hards persuade him and the audience to banish their pet hates about advertising into the dustbin of history. Any Hat Trick Productions executives concerned about copyright infringement are advised to leave the venue during this session.

Ash Atalla
Managing Director at Roughcut Television
Anna Hashmi
Managing Partner and Executive Producer at The Corner Shop
Chris Barrett
Co-Managing Director at Smuggler London
Arif Haq
Partner at Freuds
15:45 - 16:30
Clash of the giants: Lance Acord + Kirk Baxter
Join this incredible talk between director and cinematographer Lance Acord and Oscar-winning editor Kirk Baxter.

As a cinematographer, Lance Acord shot seminal music videos and feature films such as “Buffalo 66”, “Lost in translation”, “Being John Malkovich” and “Where the wild things are”. In the late 90’s he began his transition into directing, and in 1998, together with his business partner Jackie Kelman Bisbee, founded the production company Park Pictures. In the last years he has received multiple awards for his work with clients such as Nike, Apple, HP, VW, P&G and Subaru, among many others.

Kirk Baxter has earned three Academy Award nominations and two wins for Best Editing for The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. In 2014 he co-founded the award winning commercial editing company EXILE, along with his partners CL Weaver, Matt Murphy, and the late Eric Zumbrunnen. This year EXILE has 7 shortlist nominations in editing at Ciclope.


Lance Acord
Director at Park Pictures
Kirk Baxter
Co-Founder & Editor at Exile
19:00 - 20:00
Warm-up Cocktail
At Kino International. Finger Food & drinks will be served.
20:00 - 22:00
Awards Ceremony
At Kino International. Open to all ticket holders.
23:00 - 02:00
After Party (hosted by Stink, Mamma Team & Framestore)
At Atelier (Prinzenstraße 84, Berlin-Kreuzberg).
Hosted by Stink, Mamma Team & Framestore.
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