PROGRAMME 2019

Changes may occur, so check the programme regularly.
DAY 1
2019-11-07
DAY 2
2019-11-08
MAKING OF: HENNESSY’S ‘THE SEVEN WORLDS’ image
09:30 - 10:00
MAKING OF: HENNESSY’S ‘THE SEVEN WORLDS’
Hennessy’s ‘The Seven Worlds’ is a four-minute visual experiment created by director Ridley Scott and RSA Films, in collaboration with The Moving Picture Company (MPC). 

In this session, MPC’s Head of FX will explain how this work was brought to life, going through the collaborative workflow that was employed, explaining the director’s views and sharing his thoughts about the use of technology in reaching audience.
MAKING OF: HENNESSY’S ‘THE SEVEN WORLDS’ image
Selcuk Ergen
Head of FX at MPC
EXPERIENCING THE DIGITAL HUMAN image
10:00 - 10:30
EXPERIENCING THE DIGITAL HUMAN
Recently, digital humans are reaching a photo-real level of quality, populating films, games, commercials and Instagram. With 3D, we have the ability to explore unreal possibilities; customising humans in limitless ways and resurrecting historical figures. This is second nature to Hermione Flynn, CEO of Berlin’s 3D Character-Creation studio Mimic Productions, and the artist behind ‘Em’, the 3D performance-art avatar created in her likeness. Hermione will speak about how Mimic Productions is pioneering the digital human and present a detailed insight into the creation and application of these synthetic entities. 
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Hermione Flynn
CEO at Mimic Productions
NEW VOICES: A CONVERSATION image
10:30 - 11:00
NEW VOICES: A CONVERSATION

Framed within the broader context of increasing social polarisation of viewpoints, this interview panel will take a deep dive into the emergence of new voices for inclusion, representation and understanding that suggest a unique space for the creative mind to offer valuable nuance.

Looking at the work of directors Nina Holmgren, Gabriel B. Arrahnio and Pantera’s producer Manu Aguer, our discussion will focus on the ways in which film makers can actively participate in important social debates around gender, sexuality and cultural compassion. Ultimately, the work of this group of contemporary directors suggests that giving voice is the first step towards hearing, and through that increased human connection.

The conversation will be moderated by Lindy Stout, from 1.4.

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Gabriel B. Arrahnio
Director
NEW VOICES: A CONVERSATION image
Nina Holmgren
Director at Bacon
NEW VOICES: A CONVERSATION image
Manu Aguer
Executive Producer & Managing Director at Pantera & Company
Break image
11:00 - 11:30
Break
Coffee break. Courtesy of Miggel & Sun LatAm Production Services
NETWORKING: THE FRESH & SERVICE MARKET image
11:30 - 13:00
NETWORKING: THE FRESH & SERVICE 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.

Applications for the Fresh Market and the Service Market are now closed!
HOW DO YOU GET THE GIG? PITCH TO WIN image
11:30 - 12:00
HOW DO YOU GET THE GIG? PITCH TO WIN
How do you make the pitch hit the spot, so that you get the result you want? David Beckett, international pitch coach who has trained over 900 Startups, will share how to build your pitch creatively and how to turn it into a powerful connection with your audience. 
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David Beckett
Pitch Coach at Best 3 Minutes
CASE STUDY: BMW – ‘THE SMALL ESCAPE’ image
12:00 - 12:30
CASE STUDY: BMW – ‘THE SMALL ESCAPE’
In 1964, Klaus-Günter Jacobi had the idea of hiding a person inside the tiny BMW Isetta, and crossing the border, helping 9 people to escape East Berlin. 30 years after the fall of the Wall, “The Small Escape” recounts this story of freedom, ingenuity and engineering skill. Director Alex Feil and David Leinwebe, Group Creative Director at Jung von Matt/Next Alster will reveal the details behind this beautiful spot.

The conversation will be moderated by Ed Sayers, from straight 8.
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Alex Feil
Director at Tempomedia
CASE STUDY: BMW – ‘THE SMALL ESCAPE’ image
David Leinweber
Group Creative Director at Jung von Matt/Next Alster
HOPE: HEADS OF PRODUCTION ENCOUNTER image
12:30 - 15:30
HOPE: HEADS OF PRODUCTION ENCOUNTER

EXCLUSIVE FOR AGENCY HEADS OF PRODUCTION

HOPE is a closed-doors event exclusively for A-List heads of production/integrated production, and agency producers, it’s based on the insight of all the best peers networks: that someone in your role, somewhere else in the world has successfully solved the big hairy challenge you’re facing, if only you knew who that person was… HOPE is designed to allow open and frank discussions about the nature of those challenges and the practical solutions to address them.

APPLICATIONS FOR HOPE 2019 ARE NOW CLOSED!

INFLUENCER MARKETING: ANTICIPATING CULTURE, CREATING BEHAVIOR image
12:30 - 13:00
INFLUENCER MARKETING: ANTICIPATING CULTURE, CREATING BEHAVIOR

Influencers have become key figures for brands looking to amplify their impact and engage new audiences. Join Anneke Schogt (CEO of IMA, recently acquired by S4 Capital) through a journey beyond prejudices to understand the craft and possibilities behind influencer marketing campaigns.

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Anneke Schogt
CEO at IMA - Influencers Marketing Agency
LUNCH BREAK image
13:00 - 14:00
LUNCH BREAK
Give your brain a break. Go out and explore the area. You can find our suggestions in the ATTEND section on this website and discover the best restaurant options around the venue.
BUILDING INFLUENTIAL 21st CENTURY BRANDS image
14:00 - 14:30
BUILDING INFLUENTIAL 21st CENTURY BRANDS

Today brands must stand for something that transcends the business plan, be community-driven, technology enabled and narrative based: the currency of brand is storytelling and today the story needs to feel authentic and inspiring to customers, employees and investor alike. Join Co-Founder and Managing Partner of TwentyFirstCenturyBrand to discuss the pillars on which successful companies are built nowadays.

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Neil Barrie
Co-Founder & Global Managing Partner at TwentyFirstCenturyBrand
SHEILA JOHANSSON: HERITAGE, GUT FEELINGS AND HAVING FUN ALONG THE WAY image
14:30 - 15:00
SHEILA JOHANSSON: HERITAGE, GUT FEELINGS AND HAVING FUN ALONG THE WAY
“Someone once told me that if you just focus on the work everything around you will fall into place. For me, that means that what I do needs to go through me, in something I narrowed down to – Heritage, gut feeling and having fun!”

Stockholm based director, Sheila Johansson, started out as an Art Director after she graduated from one of Scandinavia’s leading creative schools, Beckmans Collage of Design. Headhunted for ad agency McCann NY, Sheila worked for international brands such as IKEA and Chevrolet and has been awarded for her work in CRESTA, One Show, and ADC to name a few.
SHEILA JOHANSSON: HERITAGE, GUT FEELINGS AND HAVING FUN ALONG THE WAY image
Sheila Johansson
Director
Break image
15:00 - 15:30
Break
Coffee break.
DAVID KOLBUSZ: FEELINGS ARE FACTS (AFTER YVONNE RAINER) image
15:30 - 16:00
DAVID KOLBUSZ: FEELINGS ARE FACTS (AFTER YVONNE RAINER)
David Kolbusz says data cannot replace observation and the unquantifiable energy that connects human beings. Do you agree? Join Droga5 London’s Chief Creative Officer in this discussion inspired by the American avant-garde choreographer and filmmaker.


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David Kolbusz
CCO at Droga5 London
MILES JAY: HOW TO THINK LESS AND BE NICER TO YOUR YOUR MOTHER image
16:00 - 16:30
MILES JAY: HOW TO THINK LESS AND BE NICER TO YOUR YOUR MOTHER
There’s endless discussion about career strategy throughout the commercial and music video landscape. In this talk, filmmaker Miles Jay examines the pitfalls of over-planning your creativity, the director’s ego, and how thinking less can lead to a more honest emotional connection to your work.
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Miles Jay
Director
Break image
16:30 - 17:00
Break
Coffee break. Courtesy of Miggel & Sun LatAm Production Services
NO PANEL, NO PRESENTATION, NO PLAN image
17:00 - 17:30
NO PANEL, NO PRESENTATION, NO PLAN
Yes, there might be bigger advertising festivals out there, but we know that a lot of you come because CICLOPE is smaller, more intimate and less French than the rest. We wanted to take advantage of the fact that the whole of Ciclope can fit inside one large-ish cinema by using YOUR collective brains to answer YOUR most pressing questions. Confused? You just might be!

Join Arif Haq as he proves that the smartest people at CICLOPE aren’t on the stage, they’re right there in the audience. Hopefully.
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Arif Haq
SCREENING: NIMIC image
17:30 - 18:00
SCREENING: NIMIC
NIMIC, the short film from academy award director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Favourite, etc) stars Matt Dillon and Daphne Patakia and it was developed in collaboration with MINI (produced by Rekorder, Superprime Merman and Droga5). After the screening, David Kolbusz (CCO at Droga5, credited for the film’s original idea) and Werner Klemm (CEO at Rekorder) will share all the details behind this unique project.

The conversation will be moderated by Claire Beale, from Campaign.
SCREENING: NIMIC image
David Kolbusz
CCO at Droga5 London
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Werner Klemm
CEO at Rekorder
TIPPING POINTS image
18:00 - 18:30
TIPPING POINTS
Extinction Rebellion (or simply, XR) is a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse. Join William Skeaping, Extinction Rebellion’s activist on why and how you should get involved to reverse this today. 
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William Skeaping
Activist, Extinction Rebellion
Chill out Drinks! image
18:30 - 20:00
Chill out Drinks!
Enjoy a beer and make new friends at Quasimodo.
HAMLET DRINKS image
21:00
HAMLET DRINKS
Come and have a drink with us while enjoying music, fine arts and excellent company. 
Registration required on www.hamlet.tv/drinks.
SCREENING: BEST OF THE DECADE image
09:00 - 10:00
SCREENING: BEST OF THE DECADE
This year, CICLOPE Festival is celebrating its 10th edition, so a look back seems inevitable. Although not big fans of nostalgia, we thought it would be fun to review all the Grand Prix we had so far. Sit down and enjoy!
RAISING AWARENESS (AND BEYOND) image
10:00 - 10:30
RAISING AWARENESS (AND BEYOND)

The current migration politics all over the world have put under stress the situation of refugees (human beings, “newcomers”) who feel excluded in their new homes.

This urgent issue hides many beautiful stories of people looking for inclusion, that we can bump into from time to time. But these emotional stories hardly explain the contribution newcomers can make to the community, and most of the times ignore their talents and achievements, as well as the difficult place women have in the process.

In this session, Fatuma Musa Afrah –a newcomer herself, and an award-winning activist with focus in women empowerment and community inclusion– will share her views on why the advertising and entertainment industries should be reflecting this social process, and how they can have a positive impact creating awareness and sensitization within the host communities. 

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Fatuma Musa Afrah
Founder at United Action e.V.
WORKING DIRECT: THERE’S WORK TO DO image
10:30 - 11:00
WORKING DIRECT: THERE’S WORK TO DO

Working direct to client is one of those opportunities for production companies, so the Advertising Producers Association conducted a study of brands. How is it working for them? What do they want from production companies?

Production companies keep their cost base low, which is good for managing through lean times but provides little resource for business development. Steve will talk about how production companies can overcome that challenge to win new work and how trade associations can support them in achieving that goal.

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Steve Davies
Chief Executive of the Advertising Producers Association
Break image
11:00 - 11:30
Break
Coffee break. Courtesy of Miggel & Sun LatAm Production Services
CRAFT IN A LO-FI WORLD: WHY “LIFE AS BIG MAN” IS BEST-IN-CLASS SOCIAL STORYTELLING image
11:30 - 12:00
CRAFT IN A LO-FI WORLD: WHY “LIFE AS BIG MAN” IS BEST-IN-CLASS SOCIAL STORYTELLING
Production-head Dave Rolfe of BBDO sits with Anomaly Production-head Chad Hopenwasser, and discusses social storytelling, vertical video, democratized media and Chad’s ever-popular video series on the spirit, and restraint, of gluttony.
CRAFT IN A LO-FI WORLD: WHY “LIFE AS BIG MAN” IS BEST-IN-CLASS SOCIAL STORYTELLING image
David Rolfe
EVP / Director of Integrated Production at BBDO
CRAFT IN A LO-FI WORLD: WHY “LIFE AS BIG MAN” IS BEST-IN-CLASS SOCIAL STORYTELLING image
Chad Hopenwasser
Chief Production Officer at Anomaly
TRAKTOR + LEGO: ‘REBUILD THE WORLD’ image
12:00 - 12:30
TRAKTOR + LEGO: ‘REBUILD THE WORLD’

‘Rebuild the world’ is the first global campaign of the iconic brand LEGO in 30 years. The commercial –about a rabbit trying to escape from a hunter– , directed by legendary collective Traktor, is an exquisite mix of CGI and live action where every character, animal and vehicle is based on a LEGO toy. Join Traktor in this action-packed journey through a world of adventure and creativity.

The interview will be conducted by Lindy Stout, from 1.4.

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Traktor
Directors at Stink Films
IN THE CUTTING ROOM WITH ‘THE QUIET ONE’ image
12:30 - 13:00
IN THE CUTTING ROOM WITH ‘THE QUIET ONE’

Directed by Oliver Murray and edited by Anne Perri, ‘The quiet one’ is a feature film about the life and career of Bill Wyman, one of the founding members of The Rolling Stones. In this talk, Oliver and Anne will discuss the Director and Editor relationship through the creative process, the script’s development, the use of archive material and the necessary trust between them when working on a feature.

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Anne Perri
Film editor at Work Editorial
IN THE CUTTING ROOM WITH ‘THE QUIET ONE’ image
Oliver Murray
Director
LUNCH BREAK image
13:00 - 14:00
LUNCH BREAK
Give your brain a break. Go out and explore the area. You can find our suggestions at the ATTEND section on this website and discover the best restaurant options around the venue.
CASE STUDY: MERCEDES-BENZ ‘BERTHA BENZ’ image
14:00 - 14:30
CASE STUDY: MERCEDES-BENZ ‘BERTHA BENZ’
Mercedes-Benz tells the story of the first long-distance car ride in a film directed by Sebastian Strasser. The piece sees Bertha Benz (wife of co-founder Karl) drive her open-topped vehicle through the countryside, astonishing villagers who’ve never seen such a contraption before. Join the crafters behind this intriguing retelling of a little-known tale with huge cultural significance.

The conversation will be moderated by Jason Stone, from David Reviews.
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Sebastian Strasser
Director
CASE STUDY: MERCEDES-BENZ ‘BERTHA BENZ’ image
Damir Maric
Head of Global Campaigns and Product Content at Mercedes-Benz
CASE STUDY: MERCEDES-BENZ ‘BERTHA BENZ’ image
Alice Bottaro
Creative Director at Antoni
CASE STUDY: MERCEDES-BENZ ‘BERTHA BENZ’ image
Christoph Petzenhauser
Executive Producer at Anorak
LIVE INTERVIEW: ELLEN KURAS image
14:30 - 15:00
LIVE INTERVIEW: ELLEN KURAS
Ellen Kuras is an Academy Award-nominated director/cinematographer whose eclectic, visionary work has made a mark in the studio and independent worlds of narrative and documentary to music films and commercials. Well-known for her visually stunning work on ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004), and BLOW (2001), as a cinematographer Ellen has collaborated with directors such as Michael Gondry, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Sam Mendes, Jim Jarmusch and Rebecca Miller. Her awards and nominations include the Emmy awards, the Independent Spirit Awards, and the Eastman Kodak Focus Award. She has won the Best Dramatic Cinematography award an unprecedented three-times at Sundance.

Ellen will be interviewd by Ed Sayers, from straight 8.
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Ellen Kuras
Director & Cinematographer at The Corner Shop
Break image
15:00 - 15:30
Break
Coffee break, courtesy of Miggel & Sun LatAm Production Services
BEHIND ‘CHERNOBYL’ image
15:30 - 16:15
BEHIND ‘CHERNOBYL’

Produced by HBO and Sky UK, Chernobyl was a global sensation, rated the greatest television programme of all time on IMDb, beating The Wire and Game of Thrones. Join part of the team behind this success that attracted an audience of about 10 million.

The conversation will be moderated by Jason Ston, from David Reviews.

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Luke Hull
Production Designer
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Hildur Gudnadottir
Composer
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Odile Dicks-Mireaux
Costume Designer
DOSIST: BUILDING A TOP-SELLING CANNABIS BRAND image
16:15 - 16:45
DOSIST: BUILDING A TOP-SELLING CANNABIS BRAND
In 2016, founding partners of world-class global agency Anomaly launched dosist, a premium cannabis brand designed to address specific need states through unique product innovation, design and chemistry.

On the verge of mass de-criminalization of cannabis in the United States, the opportunity is worth billions – hence the ‘heat’ in the VC community. Apart from legalization efforts on many state ballots this year, one of the biggest challenges with cannabis has always been inconsistent dosage and effect. Consequently, dosist is focused on specific use-occasions (e.g. pain, sleep, stress, etc.) combined with targeted chemistry that ensures uniform effect, and an innovative delivery method – called the Dose Pen™ – that guarantees consistent dosage of cannabinoids and terpenes.
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Mike Byrne
Founding Partner & Global Chief Creative Officer at Anomaly
IAN PONS JEWELL: FURTHER THAN EVER image
16:45 - 17:15
IAN PONS JEWELL: FURTHER THAN EVER
Ian Pons Jewell has applied his unconventional thinking to groundbreaking promos, time travelling epics and far out conceptual work.  Whether working in the realms of drama or comedy, his films carry a surreal originality that is compelling to watch.

The director will be interviewed by Jason Stone, from David Reviews.
Warm-up Cocktail image
19:00 - 20:00
Warm-up Cocktail
At Quasimodo. Finger Food & drinks will be served.
AWARDS CEREMONY image
20:00 - 22:00
AWARDS CEREMONY
At Delphi Filmpalast. Open to all ticket holders.
AFTER DRINKS (Hosted by Mamma Team & PlayDis!) image
22:00 - 01:00
AFTER DRINKS (Hosted by Mamma Team & PlayDis!)
At Quasimodo.
Hosted by Mamma Team & PlayDis!.
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