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"'DI KA PASISIIL (NEVER SHALL BE CONQUERED)" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: Current Affairs

Entrant: ABS-CBN Corp./ Quezon City
Production Company: ABS-CBN DocuCentral


Additional Credits: Overall-In-Charge Of Production: Ging Reyes; Executive-In-Charge Of Production: Francis Toral; Production Unit Head: Carmina Reyes; Documentarists: Chiara Zambrano, Jeff Canoy; Executive Producer: Hera Sanchez; Program Producer: Kelvin Paulino; Directors Of Photography: Nonie Sales, Ralph Rodriguez; Segment Producers: Cherry Salazar, Dawnavie Dadis; Production Coordinator: Jason Reyes; Musical Scorer: Ean Aguila; Audio Engineer: Kevin Rustia; Graphics Artist: Mich Baetiong
The full-length documentary stresses that the battle for Marawi is not a religious war, contrary to what the terror Maute Group would like the public to believe. It is imperative for the team behind this documentary to be able to promote peace and unity among Filipinos, regardless and in spite of differences in religious affiliation. The documentary hopes that by telling stories leading to, and behind, the battle for Marawi, Filipinos — both in the country and abroad — will understand that there is much more at stake in this conflict than meets the eye. The documentary hopes to shed light on the war to prevent the public from making hasty generalizations that may polarize the already sensitive issue.


"A BITE OF CONSPIRACY" (Hong Kong)
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CORPORATE: Public Service Announcements (PSA)

Entrant: Creative Creature Company Limited / Hong Kong


The video aims at enhancing the public understanding of the concept of market sharing under the Competition Ordinance, with the appearance of famous Hong Kong celebrity, Timothy Cheng Tse Shing.


"A JOURNEY THROUGH THE NIGHT (INCLUDING MAKING OF)" (Germany)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: German National Tourist Board / Frankfurt
Sponsor/Client: German National Tourist Board / Frankfurt
Production Company: K22 Film & Entertainment
Producer: Wolfram Giese Ralf Blasius, Director: Ole Gurr


Follow us on a journey through the night and see Germany from exceptional perspectives! Much hides in the dark but we were able to uncover the true face of the night with the help of innovative technologies. Immerse yourself in this truly remarkable adventure and discover the hidden sites of Germany!
This film evolves as a window into the dim hours of the German night. Only made possible with innovative camera technology it pictures a variety of places with high touristic interest and uncovers the beauty in the dark of these well known sites. Therefore, all of the 16 states of Germany are represented through typical landscapes, cities or nature at different times of the year - from husky sledding to hidden castles to colorful illuminated cities. It is the mystical yet inspiring mood that makes discovering German nights so fascinating.


"ACIDITY AND HEARTBURN RELIEF" (United Kingdom)
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CORPORATE: Craft/Production Techniques: Virtual Reality (VR)

Entrant: Random42 Scientific Communication / London
Sponsor/Client: GSK


Creating the immersive, 360° environments for this project was a real creative challenge for our team. We started with the assets from the initial 2D animation and added details and extensions to all of the environments to surround the viewer for the VR experience. All of the models were initially created inside 3Ds Max, where we also added texturing, lighting and finally animation. Lighting this project was a challenge as when inside the stomach, the environment is totally enclosed, so lights had to be placed carefully to light the scene well without making it obvious where the light source was coming from. We wanted the stomach to feel like an organic cave, which was achieved by a mixture of careful placements of lights along with the use of Sub surface materials. For the liquid simulation, the software Houdini was used, the biggest challenge was getting the liquid to change colour as the blue fluid collides with the red. Particle IDs were used to generate a map which defined when the blue part of the simulation was to overcome and envelop the red. We then used V-Ray to render out thousands of animation frames at 2K resolution for both the left and right eyes, to create the 360 effect. We took these rendered frames into Fusion; our compositing software and took advantage of the cutting-edge VR and grading tools to achieve the look we were after. Then in the editing stage we used Adobe Premiere to arrange all the shots and make use of the new 360 tools to transition between them, adding to the viewer’s virtual experience.


"ACTIS - THE EDITA STORY" (United Kingdom)
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CORPORATE: Communication: Investor Relations

Entrant: Bladonmore / London
Sponsor/Client: Actis / London
John Thompson, Rick Phillips
Production Company: Bladonmore / London
Producers: Nick McAlpine; Sara Tingström; Director: Nick McAlpine
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Shadi Foley; Editors: Nick Guest; Nicodemos Pinto;
Sound: Zeyad Ezzat; Michael Holland


The film sets out to tell the story of Actis’ investment in family-owned Egyptian snack food business, Edita, through interviews with key characters who were involved over a four-year period. These include not only members of the Actis investment team and mangers in the business but also Hani Berzi, the patriarch of the family who founded Edita. Shot on location throughout the sprawling city of Cairo, the film seeks to provide its audience with a street-level view of this investment. The film was shot in March 2017, just as Actis was completing its financial exist from the Edita business and so held no operational control at the time. Key to the success of the project was our production team building a trust and a repour with Mr Berzi, not only to gain access to the company and to film extensively throughout its operations but also to reach a point where he would be prepared to appear on camera and to speak frankly about the events that took place, during Actis’ investment period. Given increasing concerns in Egypt at the time around western journalists and film makers, despite working with a predominantly local film, his involvement was by no means a given. But perseverance paid off and full access was granted, despite a heightened level of security in Cairo throughout the filming period.


"AFTERTASTE" (Taiwan)
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CORPORATE: Public Relations

Entrant: Wizard Films / New Taipei City
Sponsor/Client: Shin Yeh Co. Ltd.
Production Company: Wizard Films / Yuan Ze University
Director: Shih-Ming Chang (Yuan Ze University)
Additional Credits: Producers: Shih-Lei You, Shih-Ming Chang (Yuan Ze University);
Cinematographer: Yao-Xing Lee; Editor: Du Du Chen; Music: Chello Fan


The rich and varied cuisine tantalizes people from the start. From the moment the signature Preserved Radish Omelet touches your tongue, it is as if you were traveling back in time, seeing the entire historical journey of the dish in your mind’s eye, and seeing the countless people who have contributed to this amazing dish. Then a new ordinary day dawns. The same ingredients and cooking, and the unchanging feelings and attentiveness that has persisted for 40 years will allow people to experience the same magnificent and memorable meal.


"ALAALA (REMEMBER): A MARTIAL LAW SPECIAL" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: Docudrama

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
SVP, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Credits: FVP, Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; SAVP, Public Affairs:
Clyde Rolando A. Mercado; Program Manager: Joy Madrigal


ADDITIONAL CREDITS: Casts: Alden Richards, Gina Alajar, Bianca Umali, Rocco Nacino; Executive Producers: Richelle Ramirez, Criselda Caringal; Screen Play Writer: Bonifacio Ilagan; Writers (Documentary): Harvey Bayona, Criselda Caringal; Directors: Adolfo B. Alix, Jr., Rember Gelera (Drama), Harvey Bayona (Documentary); Director of Photography (Documentary): Marco Felipe Lopez; Directors of Photography (Drama): Jhapz Bagnas, Mark Joseph Cosico; Edit Supervisor: Ayisha Fabian; Researcher: Nina Torralba; Translator: Katherine Rosanne R. SyCip
“Never forget.” Now is the time in Philippine history where this phrase rings urgency more than ever. Today the remains of former dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, rest at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (The Philippines’ Cemetery for Heroes). In recent months, historical revisionism has been spreading like wildfire on social media, with posts claiming the period of martial law as “the best era in Philippine history.” This is despite the fact that 34,000 were tortured and 800 became desaparecidos or disappeared under martial rule. Alaala (Remember): A Martial Law Special serves as a reminder of the horrors of this dark period in Philippine history, particularly for the youth in whose hands the future of the Philippines lies. Two teams were formed to produce this special: the documentary team and the drama team. The documentary team shadowed the drama team's production, with behind the scenes footages. The documentary team also interviewed personalities who experienced Martial Law atrocities, as well as historians and experts to provide the bigger picture of life during the Marcos dictatorship. The drama team employed the best actors from the roster of GMA Network– Alden Richards, the Philippines’ biggest matinee idol, and award-winning actress Gina Alajar. The short film was directed by internationally acclaimed director, Adolf Alix, Jr.


"ALCALÁ: YOUR DESTINATION" (Spain)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Readmore Basic, s.l. / Madrid
Sponsor/Client: Concejalía de Turismo, Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares
Production Company: Readmore Basic, s.l. (Readmore Films) / Madrid
Producer: David C. Cooper; Director: Hervé Tirmarche


Alcalá, the city where dreams become words, words build stories and stories become true. Alcalá is a city of culture, but also of emotions and experiences. A place where history, art, music, literature, theater, gastronomy, traditions, can be contemplated and learned; at the same time felt and enjoyed. The destination in which dreams are lived.


"ALFA-BANK ONBOARDING" (Russia)
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CORPORATE: Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Consumer

Entrant: Rivelty / Moscow
Sponsor/Client: Alfa-Bank / Moscow
Production Company: Rivelty / Moscow
Producers: Dmitriy Bogdanov, Nataliya Bogdanova; Director: Andrey Kudryashov
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Aidar Sharip


Alfa-Bank is known for its unconventional approach to service and for special care for its clients. Specifically, for each new client, they organize an onboarding event called ‘Welcome to Alfa-Bank’. At this event, the clients are introduced to their account managers, consulted on various issues, and exposed to banking products and services that are useful for their specific businesses.


"AN HONEST DEATH: A PALLIATIVE CARE DOCTOR'S FINAL DAYS" (Japan)
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DOCUMENTARY: Health, Medical

Entrant: NHK / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK / Tokyo
Producer: Keiichi Bo; Director: Hiroki Sano
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Kei Matsukawa; Editor: Teruhisa Kanno


This documentary began with an unusual request: "Will you film everything about me until I die?" Masahiro Tanaka was a palliative care doctor and a Buddhist priest. As an end-of-life specialist, he had helped thousands of patients die peacefully. Now, he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. An NHK crew set out to document what they imagined Tanaka would see as an ideal death. What they witnessed was quite different. Tanaka drifted in and out of consciousness, took out his anxiety and irritation on the people around him, became fainthearted, and ultimately lost the ability to speak. When the crew felt hesitant about continuing to film, Tanaka's wife told them he had expected this decline when he asked them to film him until the end. The documentary examines what death means to an individual and his family and offers an unflinchingly honest look at human nature at its most vulnerable.


"ARZ E PAKISTAN (LAND OF PAKISTAN)" (Pakistan)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Family Films / Karachi
Sponsor/Client: FindMyAdventure
Production Company: Family Films / Karachi
Producer/Director: Ali Sohail Jaura


The purpose of the project was to promote both local and international tourism in the Northern regions of Pakistan, to make people aware of the environmental treasures so that it can be preserved, and bring about the positive and cultural image of Pakistan that is often neglected by the mainstream media.


"ATTENBOROUGH'S ANT MOUNTAIN" (Austria)
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DOCUMENTARY: Craft/Production Techniques: Cinematography

Entrant: Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH / Vienna
Production Company: A production of TERRA MATER FACTUAL STUDIOS in association
with BBC and ABC Australia produced by AMMONITE LTD.
Additional Credits: Producer: Joe Loncraine; Written/Directed by Martin Dohrn, Joe Loncraine;
Cinematographers: : Martin Dohrn, Jack Hynes; Editor: Andi Campbell-Waite


Special Credits: Sound: Cheryl Jones; Music composed by Fraser Purdie; Executive Producers: Ivo Filatsch, SABINE Holzer
David Attenborough travels to the Jura Mountains in the Swiss Alps, to find out about one of the largest animal societies in the world, where over a billion ants live in peace. After following the lives of these incredible creatures and their dramatic fight for survival for a year, David is able to unravel the secrets of the Swiss super-colony... Winter in the Swiss Jura Mountains. Nothing lives in the frozen landscape – or so it seems. Hidden beneath the snow, billions of individuals are about to stir, because this sparkling winter wonderland is home to hundreds of nests of wood ants. Right now, each tiny resident is hunkered down in the corridors and chambers of their miniature cities, hibernating through the worst of the cold and barely moving, but when the snow starts to melt their lives will change dramatically. As spring arrives, David Attenborough introduces us to the protagonists of a spectacular and epic story - the queens and workers of an extraordinary ant society. They form one of the largest animal societies anywhere on Earth – but it’s a society that shouldn’t exist.


"BAREFOOT CONTESSA" (United Kingdom)
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ENTERTAINMENT: Cooking

Entrant: Pacific Television / London
Sponsor/Client: Food Network / New, NY
Production Company: Pacific Television / London
Producer: Rachel Purnell; Director: Olivia Grove


Ina Garten’s tackling pasta likes a pro first baked in delicious Crusty Baked Shells and Cauliflower, then in a classic Italian soup - Pasta e Fagioli with a 16-bean twist. Orzo’s the base for a delicious lemony salad with fresh green herbs and salty feta cheese, her special guest the pasta master Chef Mario Batali is sharing his three top pasta tips and finally Rigatoni With Sausage and Fennel takes all in one pasta meals to a whole new level


"BITE ANTIBODIES" (United Kingdom)
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CORPORATE: Craft/Production Techniques: Animation/Motion Graphics

Entrant: Random42 Scientific Communication / London
Sponsor/Client: Amgen


The 3D assets for this creative project were modelled using the 3D sculpting tool Zbrush and then imported into 3DS max for texturing, lighting and animation. Taking advantage of the powerful Vray render, enabled us to use High Dynamic Range Photographs to light the scenes, and complex texture maps plugged into subsurface materials. The compositing software, Fusion, was utilized for compositing and grading, and we proceeded to edit the rendered footage together in Adobe Premiere. The overall look and feel of this project took its inspiration from coral and the deep sea. We appreciated the idea of colourful vibrant coral debris floating at the bottom of the murky ocean, creating a striking contrast between the two.


"BORN TO BE WILD: BAGONG MUKHA NI PAG-ASA (PAG-ASA’S NEW FACE)" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: Public Affairs Programs

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
SVP, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Credits: FVP, Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; SAVP, Public Affairs:
Arlene U. Carnay; Program Manager: Angeli Guidaya-Atienza


ADDITIONAL CREDITS: Host: Dr. Nielsen Donato; Executive Producer: Annalyn Ardoña; Segment Producer: Karl Perry Laylo; Researcher: Joy Rabe Guray; Videographers: Randy Mariñas, Jose Niño Ramirez; Editors: Niño Bautista, Mark Soliman, Ayisha Fabian, Rovie Dela Cruz; Translator: Katherine Rosanne R. SyCip
As the only environment and wildlife show on Philippine television, Born to be Wild receives at least a hundred requests from its viewers every day, asking for help with animal rescue and treatment. One such case was of a dog named “Pag-asa” (Hope). Pag-asa was abandoned on the streets when he contracted a disease that slowly ate up part of his face, leaving a big hole where his nose should have been. Luckily, some concerned citizens rescued the dog and turned him over to a rescue center, the Animal Kingdom Foundation. In this temporary shelter, Pag-asa found the care that he needed, but with his nasal cavity exposed, he remained vulnerable to infections. Born to be Wild host and veterinarian Dr. Nielsen Donato took on the case and discovered that it was a cancerous tumor that led to the damage on Pag-asa’s face. In collaboration with a Japanese reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Nielsen gave Pag-asa a fighting chance by giving him a new face.


"BOSCH PROVING GROUND BOXBERG" (Germany)
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CORPORATE: Craft/Production Techniques: Editing

Entrant: castor-film GmbH / Stuttgart
Sponsor/Client: Robert Bosch GmbH / Stuttgart
Production Company: castor-film GmbH / Stuttgart
Producer: Beate Geiger-Castor; Director: Konrad Bohley;
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Martin Castor; Editor: Konrad Bohley;
Sound: Rüdiger Fleck


Morning haze in Boxberg. The sun can only be seen above the clouds, but suddenly everything clears out and we jump in the new area of the proving ground Boxberg. One employee enters his office - an elevated place with a tremendous overview of the whole Boxberg area. We look with him through his glasses and get a complete overview- all various test tracks from water to stone can be seen in various angles - drone shots, extreme close ups and aesthetic slow motion shots introduce all possibilities of Boxberg. Than it’s getting night and also in Boxberg, the working day is ending - the employee switches off his lights in his unconventionel office.


"BREAKING THEIR SILENCE: WOMEN IN WARTIME MANCHURIA" (Japan)
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DOCUMENTARY: History

Entrant: NHK / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK / Tokyo
Producers: Akira Itami, Jun Shioda, Hideki Masuda
Additional Credits: Directors: Megumi Kawa, Naomi Fuma;
Cinematographer: Hideaki Odanaka; Editor: Takuro Komatsu


In 1945, 20-year-old Harue Sato was living on a Japanese settlement in Manchuria, northeastern China, when she made a gut-wrenching decision: She agreed to go into sexual servitude to help ensure the safety of fellow settlers. The settlement was one of hundreds set up before and during World War Two to cement Japanese control of the region. But after Japan's defeat, the residents' very survival was at risk. The desperate leaders of Harue's settlement offered 15 teenage girls and young women to advancing Soviet troops in return for protection (an arrangement they called "entertainment"). Despite their sacrifice, surviving women endured decades of shame back home in Japan before finally deciding to speak out. This documentary uses first-hand accounts and interviews to reveal a new chapter in Japan's wartime history and to show how the collateral damage wrought by war leaves scars that span generations.


"BRIGADA (THE BRIGADE): COMBAT CAMERA TEAM" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: Current Affairs

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. (GMA News TV) / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. (GMA News TV) / Quezon City
SVP, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Credits: FVP, Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; SAVP, Public Affairs:
Clyde Rolando A. Mercado; Program Manager: Joy Madrigal


ADDITIONAL CREDITS: Host: Jessica Soho; Segment Hosts: Marisol Abdurahman and Raffy Tima; Executive Producer: Harvey Bayona; Director: Bryan Kristoffer Brazil; Program Researchers: Nyorly Gail Montero, Shilla Anne Esquibel; Videographers: Enrico Gaa, Corsino Gulane; Editors: Albert Magcamit, Juden Casidsid, Jon Wesly Lagdameo, Jhoan Antenor; Translator: Katherine Rosanne R. SyCip
In a span of 153 days, more than a thousand soldiers have been wounded, over a hundred troops killed in action, more than 6,000 families forcibly displaced to over 30 evacuation centers, and one peaceful city is now devastated. In the middle of intense firefight in Marawi City, two members of the Combat Camera Team of the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion are extremely busy. Their mission in the frontline is to document all the operations of the Philippine Army’s combatant units. Marisol Abdurahman meets Codename Alpha and Codename Bravo who use their cameras and not their rifles as primary weapons in the war. Meanwhile, now that the war in Marawi is over, some residents are gradually picking up the pieces in the hopes of restoring their war-torn city. Raffy Tima joins some of the internally displaced persons who dream of bringing their beloved Marawi back to life.


"CHE: CAMINOS, HUELLAS, ENIGMAS" (Russia)
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DOCUMENTARY: History

Entrant: RT / Moscow
Sponsor/Client: RT / Moscow
Production Company: RT / Moscow
Credits: Producer: Marina Toledo; Original idea: Lidia Tishkina
Project direction & Coordination: Victoria Vorontsova, Alexander Luchaninov


Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Maximiliano López Santos, Pablo Daniel Sánchez Rivera, Adolfo Ley Jiménez, José Lius Romero Ortiz, Raúl Blanco Urra, Raiber Noé Monagas Velásquez, Jeyson Puentes; Presenters and Editors: Ignacio Jubilla, Érika Ortega Sanoja, Emma Torres, Paola Guzmán, Oliver Zamora Oria, Ricardo Romero; AV Postproduction: Nikolay Gorokhov, Sergei Otroshko, Dmitri Yergulev, Sergei Kukushkin, Arkadi Ivanov, Vladimir Potyukaev
The show focusses on the near impossible task understanding Che’s psyche. Who was he? An adventurer or incurable romantic? And who is he to the world now? A symbol of the eternal struggle for freedom or just a trendy image on (posters and) t-shirts?


"COMMERCIAL UPGRADE PROJECT IN MEGA KAZAN" (Russia)
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BEST OF FESTIVAL NOMINEE - Corporate
CORPORATE: Communication: Investor Relations

Entrant: Zilant Pro / Kazan
Sponsor/Client: MEGA Kazan / Kazan
Tatyana Polyakova; Centre Manager: Liana Sirazetdinova
Production Company: Zilant Pro / Kazan
Producer: Alena Lipina; Director: Dmitrii Zakharov; Sound: Ildar Fattikhov
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Timur Minevaliev; Editors: Ildar Fattikhov, Pavel Moscvin,
Ranis Gilmutdinov


After a year of construction and successful completion of the facade renovation, galleries and territory in front of the MEGA Kazan shopping center, the second stage of the shopping center renovation began. The team Zilant.pro followed the progress of the work for 2 years and filmed everything that happens in the TimeLapse mode. As the project participants say: "It was the construction of a new building inside the existing shopping center," which was the main feature of the commercial renewal project. More than 30 shooting days were conducted on the site, and during the whole MEGA Kazan reconstruction project (2 years) several professional shooting systems for ultra-longterm timelapses "Timebox" (http://timebox.camera/) were installed, which continuously shot in 24/7. As a result of our work, there was a video that in just 7 minutes shows more than 10 000 photos of the project and tells viewers about the scale and complexity of the reconstruction of the shoping center.


"CORALEE’S STORY" (United Kingdom)
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BEST OF FESTIVAL NOMINEE - Corporate
CORPORATE: Communication: Employee/Internal-Oriented

Entrant: Shell International / London
Producer: Darren Connell


This film was produced for an induction program for Prelude workers. It was made to trigger a conversation about safety and remind workers of the dangers of complacency. can be a killer . To achieve this we filmed the story of Prelude Technician Coralee Alexander. In 2014 while working in South Korea, Coralee tripped and fell down a flight of stairs, fracturing her spine and ultimately ending up in a wheel chair. We wanted to show Prelude workers that incidents can happen to anyone, anytime and the consequences are profound and very real.


"CYBER SECURITY AT SEA" (United Kingdom)
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EDUCATION: How-to, Instructional, Tutorials

Entrant: KVH Videotel / London


Recent high-profile ransomware attacks and other computer system breaches have alerted the shipping industry to the challenge of cyber security. Aimed at all seafarers, this KVH Videotel training package in association with BIMCO, explains what the major risks are and where they could come from. Cyber Security at Sea shows how all seafarers can play an important part in reducing the risks on ships by following correct procedures and applying effective cyber 'hygiene'.


"DDS. COPENHAGEN - COAST & COUNTRYSIDE" (Denmark)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Kongshaug Productions/vnr.TV / Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsor/Client: DDS-De Danske Sydhavskyster (The Danish Southseacoast)
Production Company: Kongshaug Productions/vnr.TV / Copenhagen
Producer: Mathias Peter Christian; Director: Anders Garde Kongshaug


Why are Danes the happiest in the world from Monday to Sunday? Two modern women in relationships communicate via sms about there vacation in the same region: One with two kids and the another without kids. We follow there different, but happy vacation from Monday to Sunday.


"DECISIONS - RECRUITMENT INFORMATION DAY CLIP" (Switzerland)
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EDUCATION: How-to, Instructional, Tutorials

Entrant: Center of Electronic Media CEM / Berne
Sponsor/Client: Recruitment Department of the Swiss Army / Berne
Matthias Müller


The clip was filmed in different parts of the Swiss army to give an impression on how many and how many different jobs there are.


"DENSITO: ADDICTION" (Switzerland)
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CORPORATE: Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Business

Entrant: Forster Film / Winterthur
Production Company: Forster Film / Winterthur
Director/Editor/Writer: Bernie Forster; Cinematographer: Markus Ljungberg


The aim was to show how easy it is to operate the device in different situations, how light it is, and how diverse its uses.


"DESTINATION TOBOLSK" (Russia)
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BEST OF FESTIVAL WINNER - Corporate
CORPORATE: Communication: Investor Relations

Entrant: LBL Production (FreeMotion Group) / Moscow
Sponsor/Client: Sibur. ZapSibNeftehim / Tobolsk
Production Company: LBL Production (FreeMotion Group) / Moscow
Producer: Sergey Murashkin; Directors: Pavel Menyailo, Petr Pchelnikov
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Artem Orlov, Aleksandr Savchenko; Editor: Pavel Menyailo;
Script: Galina Goldfeld


When you hear ‘a massive construction project’, what picture comes to your mind? It is a common phrase, but the scope of this project is truly colossal. The largest petroleum refinery to be built from scratch in the center of the world’s biggest country. Outsize equipment from 7 countries to be transported to the building site. How is that manageable, its size 106 meters, its weight 917 tons? No motorway or train is up to the task. Is it even possible?


"DINO DANA: MEGA TOOTH & DINO DODGEBALL" (Canada)
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ENTERTIANMENT: Children's

Entrant: Sinking Ship Entertainment / Toronto, ON
Production Company: Sinking Ship Entertainment / Toronto, ON
Director: J.J. Johnson


Dino Dana was created to teach kids about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, as well as to encourage female interest in science.


"EARTH 360°" (Russia)
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DOCUMENTARY: Craft/Production Techniques: 360 Video

Entrant: RT/ Moscow
Sponsor/Client: RT/ Moscow
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Ivan Kuryshev, Ivan Sidorenko
Editors: Ivan Kuryshev, Yana Yerlashova; General producer: Ed Chizhikov


First man ever to spacewalk Alexey Leonov experiences spacewalking in vr goggles together with his American friend – astronaut Thomas Stafford. They share their impressions and stories from their space life. The film is based on the stories of two friends, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov who was the first man ever to walk in the outer space and American astronaut Thomas Stafford who flew to the Moon. Together they made history by shaking hands after successful docking of the “Apollon-Soyuz” in 1975. Since then they’ve been friends forever no matter what. Space unites, they say. But still very few people can really go to space. Neither can Alexey and Thomas, anymore. And here vr technologies save the day.


"EIFELSTEIG - THE TRAIL OF THE ELEMENTS" (Germany)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Spreadfilms GmbH /Traunstein
Sponsor/Client: Eifel Tourismus e.V. / Heimbach


The film was made to get more backpackers on the Eifelsteig. The 313km long trail is in Germany and famous for the incredible and unique landscape.


"EVER VANISHING PRESENT – LIVING WITH 7 SECONDS OF MEMORY – SPRING 2017" (Japan)
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DOCUMENTARY: Health, Medical

Entrant: CBC Television, Co.,Ltd / Nagoya


Not many people spend every single day realizing that they are living in the “present” moment. However, how would you live your daily life if your memory fades after a mere seven seconds? 10 years ago, Junko Mizuta (48) fell into a difficult situation where she couldn’t remember what happened just seven seconds prior, due to an aftereffect from an illness. She must take note of everything that happens throughout the day. This program documents her life for the past 4 years. What is memory? What is to live? And what am I? We want to convey the answer to these questions through the experiences of Mizuta’s daily life where she struggles to hang on to the ever vanishing present.


"EXPEDITION CONGO" (USA)
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EDUCATION: Secondary/High School

Entrant: Healing Seekers / High Point, NC
Production Company: McWhorter Concepts


What we had anticipated filming was not what we ended up filming due to unforeseen circumstances with an arrest, a logistics team that fled, and the difficulties faces within the jungle itself (including severe dehydration and insects) It became difficult to film for more than 20 minutes at a time due to swarms of bees, for example ~ which resulted in smaller amounts of footage and much of the story unable to capture on film....leaving many holes in the story. In order to create the documentary, we pulled from interviews taken during the trek, post interviews and voiceovers to tell the story.


"FAROE ISLANDS TRANSLATE" (Denmark)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Mensch - Sansir / Copenhagen
Sponsor/Client: Visit Faroe Islands & Atlantic Airwyas
Production Company: Kovboyfilm


The Faroes language was endangered by tourists. So we created Faroeislandstranslate.com where language skilled faroese volunteers make video-translations for the tourists.


"FILM IN PERU" (Peru)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Comisión de Promoción del Perú para la Exportación y el Turismo - PROMPERU / Peru
Sponsor/Client: Comisión de Promoción del Perú para la Exportación y el Turismo - PROMPERU/Peru
Production Company: Comisión de Promoción del Perú para la Exportación y el Turismo - PROMPERU/Peru
Producer/Director: Isabella Falco


A tour of the most impressive locations, mystical and full of history that discover a virgin scenery for many producers and filmmakers.


"FLAMENCO MADRID" (Spain)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Madrid Destino / Madrid
Sponsor/Client: Madrid Destino / Madrid
Production Company: Madrid Destino / Madrid
Producer: Luis Medina; Director: Santiago Alcazar


A promotional video for the “Flamenco Madrid 2017” Festival, featuring the artists dancing in the city’s most famous spots and on different modes of public transport. The music is a flamenco adaptation of Agustín Lara’s popular chotis “Cuando vengas a Madrid”.


"GENERATION WITH A CAUSE" (Peru)
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Entrant: Comisión de Promoción del Perú para la Exportación y el Turismo - PROMPERU / Peru
Sponsor/Client: Comisión de Promoción del Perú para la Exportación y el Turismo - PROMPERU/Peru
Production Company: T BRAND
Producer/Director: Dorian Walker


Micro documentaries and content were created in social networks and a space in the digital platform, one of the most important media in the world the NYT. Space where we tell the stories and messages of the members of this generation with cause.


"GIVE US A BREAK! PART 2: 100 PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES SPEAK OUT" (Japan)
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ENTERTIANMENT: Variety

Entrant: NHK / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK / Tokyo
Producer: Shuichi Mano; Directors: Shinji Suzuki, Yuki Nishijima
Addittional Credits: Cinematographers: Katsuo Kitada, Kenta Watanabe;
Editor: Yoshihiro Kitamura


This show is a form of barrier-free entertainment in which 100 disabled people engage in honest, lively discussion with able-bodied entertainers. At the end, the disabled people decide which of the able-bodied people deserves the"MZK" (Most Zero Knowledge) title for misconceptions about them. This edition asks able-bodied people what they think they ought to do in certain situations involving disabled people (for instance, what they think they ought to do if a person walking along the street were screaming). The discussion takes the form of a quiz in which able-bodied people answer questions related to each of several types of disability. Also, able-bodied parents and children are told to do impressions of disabled people. Some participants hold back, not wanting to appear cruel. But some disabled people think that's a kind of prejudice. In the runup to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, the show raises awareness of disabled people's issues and encourages everyone to try to build a barrier-free future.


"GREECE-A 365 DAY DESTINATION" (Greece)
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CORPORATE: Tourism Films

Entrant: Greek National Tourism Organisation - Vienna
Sponsor/Client: Greek National Tourism
Production Company: Greek National Tourism Organisation - Vienna
Director: Andonis Theocharis Kiouka


Bustling cities, small traditional villages, breathtaking nature, rich culture, imposing archaeological sites, mesmerising islands, savoury culinary treats and recipes form a fascinating destination. Enjoy Greece all year round, as each season has something special to offer. Uncover Greece's hidden treasures!


"HELPING YOU MAKE EVERYDAY BETTER" (Belgium)
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CORPORATE: Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Business

Entrant: B 4 Mountain / Meise
Sponsor/Client: Puratos / Brussels
Cathie Cazus
Production Company: Clementine / Roseslare
Producers: Lieselot & Barbara Dejonghe; Director: Peter Bostoen
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Marc Van Acker; Editor: Barbara Dejonghe
Sound: Erik Verheyden (4audio)


Everything started with a good script and a client that was enthusiastic about the proposition. The director wanted to give the film a natural flow, almost as if you're witnessing real life scenes. The talent was a mixture of real bakers, personnel of Puratos and paid extras. The film was shot in three and a half days on a lot of different locations. Partly well-prepared, partly guerrilla film-making. The film resonated inside Puratos and was used extensively in commercial contacts with very positive feedback.


"I-WITNESS: HULING GABI (THE LAST NIGHT)" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: Current Affairs

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
SVP, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Credits: FVP, Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; SAVP, Public Affairs:
Clyde Rolando A. Mercado; Program Manager: Joy Madrigal


ADDITIONAL CREDITS: Host/Writer: Howie Severino; Executive Producer/Writer: Criselda Caringal; Director: She Andes; Writer: Janus Victoria; Program Researcher: Nina Torralba; Edit Supervisor: Tin Macatulad-Chua; Editors: Fredie Abril, Anna Isabelle Matutina, Mark Antonio, Josue Penilla; Production Assistant: Conrad Jessie Asia; Production and Logistical Support: Joan Camaya-Pacson; Videographers: Disney Carreon, Jonathan Viterbo, Mark Lapuz, Jonathan Villasor, Randy Mariñas, Leonard dela Mance
This documentary was produced to expose harsh realities left by the current administration’s war on drugs: 1) that impoverished families no longer seek justice as they fear for their own lives, 2) that funeral parlors are somehow exploiting the situation by imposing large fees on impoverished families who wish to claim the bodies of their murdered loved ones, and 3) that police investigations usually stop at dead-ends when investigating vigilante killings.


"I-WITNESS: SILANG KINALIMUTAN (THE FORGOTTEN)" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: Social Issues

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
SVP, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Credits: FVP, Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; SAVP, Public Affairs:
Clyde Rolando A. Mercado; Program Manager: Joy Madrigal


ADDITIONAL CREDITS: Host/Writer: Atom Araullo; Executive Producer/Director: Bryan Kristoffer J. Brazil; Program Researcher: Nyorly Gail Montero; Edit Supervisor: Harvey Henryan Bayona; Production Assistant: Pauline Jane Castillo, Regit Adrian Antonio; Editors: John Wesly Lagdameo, Gavian Llave, Genice Panuncio, Jhoan Antenor; Videographer: Vince Eribal; Production and Logistical Support: Joan Camaya-Pacson
In a refugee camp in Bangladesh, a Rohingya mother carefully prepares a simple meal for her kids. They live in a small makeshift tent, bare except for a few belongings strewn on the earthen floor. Hamida says she hardly brought anything when she fled Myanmar, not even clothes for her kids. Her husband was killed by the military, she claims. When asked how she feels about their situation now, Hamida solemnly says heaven is within her reach. In recent years, insurgency has persisted in the northern part of Myanmar, a clash between the Buddhists Burmese and the Rohingya Muslims. The Myanmar government denied the citizenship of the Rohingya and their movement within the country is restricted by local authorities. The internal conflict eventually prompted thousands of Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. The UN has called the decades-long oppression and the atrocities by the military in Myanmar as a form of “ethnic cleansing”. Myanmar officials are firm in their stance that the Rohingya are not citizens of their nation while neighboring Bangladesh considers them as forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals who could be deported anytime soon. I-Witness followed the journey of a Filipino serving as a humanitarian worker in the largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. This documentary teaches us the value of compassion, bridging differences in color and beliefs.


"I-WITNESS: WAR ZONE ER" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: Current Affairs

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
SVP, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Credits: FVP, Public Affairs: Nessa Valdellon; SAVP, Public Affairs:
Clyde Rolando A. Mercado; Program Manager: Joy Madrigal


ADDITIONAL CREDITS: Host/Writer: Sandra Aguinaldo; Executive Producer/ Director: Marilen Go; Program Researcher: Allane M. Orendez; Edit Supervisor: Tin Macatulad- Chua; Production Assistant: Pauline Jane Castillo; Master Editor: Josue Penilla; Editors: Fredie Abril, Mark Antonio, Josue Penilla, Paul Frank Mejia; Videographer: Francis Epino; Assistant Videographer: Mike Batacan
The sound of gunfire is relentless. In the morning, air raids drop bombs a few blocks away. Inside the main battle area in Marawi, the sound of a tank rushing towards a makeshift clinic rouses everyone into action. In a matter of seconds, a wounded soldier is unloaded onto an examination table attended by a surgeon, an anesthesiologist, an internist and a team of nurses. This is a composite team by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police. Emergency care facilities near the battleground, no matter how crude, is a life-saving tool that has redefined warfare. Combat casualties benefit greatly from the proximity of a team of medical specialists on-hand to give immediate care until they reach a tertiary hospital. Often, a 10-minute window is all they have to ensure survival. But there is also a casualty collecting point, a smaller facility closer to the battleground that can be reached in under three minutes. Inside the bullet-ridden structure that used to be someone’s home is a makeshift operating table covered in tarpaulin. Outside, what used to be a garage serves as the emergency room. This clinic is manned by a surgeon, Major Candelaria, who joined the troops as a Scout Ranger after being a civilian doctor for 10 years. Despite accepting the realities of war, he admits, it’s tough being a combat doctor because your patients are sometimes your friends.


"IN TO THE FIRE" (Canada)
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DOCUMENTARY: Science, Research, Technology

Entrant: 90th Parallel ProductionsLtd / Toronto, ON


Nature created fire. Humans harnessed it. And now, as global warming lights a flame to our forests, scientists are desperately trying to understand it. INTO THE FIRE discovers some of the latest research on the physics of fire and explores new techniques to predict and prevent it. Along the way, we’ll meet the fascinating characters whose jobs compel them.


"INSIDE MARAWI: A REPORT ON 360 VIDEO BY RAFFY TIMA" (Philippines)
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DOCUMENTARY: Craft/Production Techniques: 360 Video

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc. / Quezon City
SVP, News and Public Affairs: Marissa L. Flores
Credits: FVP News: Grace dela Pena-Reyes; Producer/Reporter/Videographer/Writer/ Editor:
Rufino "Raffy" Tima, Jr.; Translator: Katherine Rosanne R. SyCip


As the Battle for Marawi raged for five months, people saw from afar the progressive destruction of the city and with it, the lives of the residents. Up close, the situation was even more dire. This 360-degree video, shot by Raffy Tima as he traveled through the war-torn city, showed unforgivingly all the angles of destruction. Even if the fighting was already over, getting access to the site of the main battle area was not easy. The area was still restricted as it has not yet been cleared. Raffy was able to convince the military to allow him inside the area using his 360-degree camera with one condition: that he delay airing of the resulting footage for one month due to security concerns. Martial law was still in effect at that time, clearing operations were still ongoing and the military was still in pursuit of the remnants of the terrorist Maute group. The resulting footage showed the path walked by soldiers in liberating the city – going into structures that are now little more than rubble, streets hidden by debris, nests used by terrorist snipers and demolished homes of residents whose lives are also now ruins.


"INSPIRATION IS HERE" (Germany)
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Entrant: German National Tourist Board / Frankfurt
Sponsor/Client: German National Tourist Board / Frankfurt
Production Company: Rejell – a unit of filmbar Filmproduktion GmbH
Producer: Karsten Krause; Director: Tour Vitesse


"Germany offers an enormous variety of impressions and experiences. Inspiration is everywhere: 1900 fairytale-like castles will simply inspire you. 300 types of bread will simply inspire you. 16 Magic Cities will simply inspire you. Endless symphonies and festivals will simply inspire you. Hundreds local customs will simply inspire you. 200 km of nature trails will simply inspire you. 1200 km of nature trails will simply inspire you. Inspiration is here."


"JEAN JUAN LU" (Russia)
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CORPORATE: Specialty Productions

Entrant: LBL Production (FreeMotion Group) / Moscow
Sponsor/Client: Denis Ivanov Restaurants / Novosibirsk
Denis Ivanov
Production Company: LBL Production (FreeMotion Group) / Moscow
Producer: Sergey Murashkin; Director: Pavel Menyailo
Additional Credits: Cinematographers: Artem Orlov, Aleksandr Savchenko, Vitaly Gulyaev;
Editor: Pavel Menyailo


What is Izakaya? It’s not just a restaurant concept. It’s a philosophy and an approach to communicating with guests. It’s an atmosphere… Everything is special here: the food, the interior, the service. And the story told by the film has to be unusual, too. We don’t interfere with the guests’ savoring the food, don’t interrupt them by interviewing, we just discreetly observe them. We overhear snatches of their conversations and impressions. We taste not only the restaurant but these stories, too.


"KEMPPI - FUTURE WELDING" (Finland)
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CORPORATE: Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Business

Entrant: Nitro Film / Helsinki
Sponsor/Client: Kemppi / Lahti
Kati Heikkonen, Päivi Talonen
Production Company: Nitro Film / Helsinki
Producers: Marika Tulivuori & Jan Blomberg; Director: Mika Suhonen
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Kari Kylänpää; Editor: Janne Sinkko;
Sound: Tomi Nikulainen & Torsti Spoof


With careful planning we made a high-quality film with a reasonable budget. The end result is a clever combination of different elements: film with a movie element, high-quality CGI effects, professional stage set-up and special effects. One element of the success was the music, which was composed by Finnish Hollywood composer, Torsti Spoof. Careful planning was also present in the Post Production phase of the film in which we proceeded through Research and Development and Pre Visualization towards the final result. In doing so, we were able to reach the immersion of future technologies and their possible uses. This kind of conceptual film within the technology industry is a very exceptional way of representing a company. This is why the film received the kind of attention we wanted and caught the attention of all the intended target audiences – as well as the attention of international competitors.


"KURARA: THE DAZZLING LIFE OF HOKUSAI'S DAUGHTER" (Japan)
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ENTERTAINMENT: Drama

Entrant: NHK / Tokyo
Production Company: NHK ENTERPRISES, Inc. for NHK / Tokyo
Producers: Motohiko Sano, Takashi Nakamura; Director: Taku Kato;
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Kazunori Soma; Editor: Shuici Kakesu;
Original Story “Kurara” by Makate Asai; Script by Mika Omori


Kurara: Japanese for dazzling, mesmerizing, brilliance. The act of painting was always kurara to O-Ei, was the daughter of the Edo period master painter Katsushika Hokusai. Since her childhood, she was captivated by painting. O-Ei marries a town painter, but she soon chooses art over marriage and divorces him. Once she returns to the family home, she begins assisting her father. O-Ei is by his side as he completes his iconic "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series. When Hokusai grew too old to wield his brush freely, O-Ei becomes his "brush" and paints on his behalf. It’s during this time that she starts to grow a strong fascination with colors as she finally develops her own painting style.


"LET LIFE FLOW" (Belgium)
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CORPORATE: Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Consumer

Entrant: B 4 Mountain / Meise
Sponsor/Client: Locinox / Waregem
Lieven Pieters, Joseph Talpe
Production Company: Videoline / Ichtegem
Producer: Rik Maertens; Director: Peter Bostoen
Additional Credits: Cinematographer: Tommy Vuylsteke; Editor: Thomas Van Troostenberghe
Sound: La Vita E Media; Paragon Pictures / Antwerp; Producer: Bavo Bostoen


Locinox has been there for more than 25 years with locks, hinges and door systems. They are now moving towards smartphone controlled entrance systems. That's why they wanted to show a wide variety of possibilities for their new system. They wanted the film to be as broad as possible in showing practical uses, thus hoping that everyone sees one or several possible uses. The client asked for a light tone in the approach and for a film that can work with & witout sound. They show the film at professional fairs all over the world, on their website and through targeted campaigns on the internet.


"LIFELINES IN THE INLAND SEA" (Japan)
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DOCUMENTARY: Health, Medical

Entrant: Sanyo Broadcasting Co.,Ltd / Okayama


By 2060, 40% of Japan's population will be 65 or older. Such extreme population aging has not yet been experienced by any other country. How does it affect people's lives? Who will support the elderly as this process unfolds? And how does it influence our perception of life and death? There's one place that's already experiencing the superannuated future: the island of Teshima, in the beautiful Inland Sea of Japan. While gaining recent international fame as a place for the Setouchi Triennale Art Festival, Teshima is also a place of an aging population, with more than half the residents aged 65 or older. This program focuses on the work of a nurse affectionately called Uta-san, one of the island’s few younger residents, who provides crucial medical support to elderly islanders. Through her eyes, viewers can glimpse the contours of the aging society to come, and witness how the elderly face the end of life together.


"LIMITS OF PERFECTION" (Russia)
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CORPORATE: Communication: Employee/Internal-Oriented

Entrant: SUEK / Moscow
Sponsor/Client: SUEK / Moscow
Production Company: VOzDUH Film company / Novokuznetsk
Producer: Peter Pintusov; Director: Konstantin Kuznetsov


JSC SUEK has been investing billions of rubles in Kuzbass underground and open pit mines for introducing new, more efficient and safe technologies, purchasing world class equipment, and improving miners’ productivity. The regional and federal media cover it extensively. However, very often this information is of quite specific nature in terms of understanding the nuances of mining in general and underground coal mining in particular, which is hard for the general public to comprehend. Most of the people in Russia still remember an image of a miner back from the 1990’s: miners on strike, hard working conditions, people mining coal basically with picks and shovels, disasters and tragedies as a result of widespread breach of mining safety laws. A miner’s work is considered low-skilled, and miners themselves are seen as exhausted half-naked workers in confined space. A well-established stereotype is hard to destroy. The conventional techniques – media publications and TV reports are not particularly effective.


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