Brand Film Festival London 2019: 'Early bird' ticket deadline nears

Friday is your last chance to purchase reduced-price tickets.

Brand Film Festival London: hear from experts
Brand Film Festival London: hear from experts

The deadline for buying reduced-price tickets to attend Brand Film Festival London 2019 – the award scheme and conference from PRWeek and Campaign that celebrates brand storytelling – is tomorrow (Friday 22 March).

Brand Film Festival London will showcase Europe’s most artistic, creative and effective work through branded content films, from three-second clips to long-form documentaries.

The festival will honour the agencies, brands, filmmakers and storytellers behind the films, which will be screened at the Brand Film Fesival event at Hawker House, London, on 1 May.

As well as the awards announcements, the day will include showcases of the shortlisted films, plus presentations from top speakers. The event will be split into three themed sections: craft, creativity and effectiveness.

The craft section will include presentations on:

  • The business case for diversity in brand film
  • Creating the future: brand film after 2020
  • Challenger brands: making the competition irrelevant

The creativity segment will look at:

  • Using brand film to amplify your corporate purpose
  • Using brand film to create emotional connection: neuroscience meets filmmaking on set
  • Targeting all age groups through brand film

The effectiveness strand will examine:

  • The strength of numbers: using data to create more compelling and effective brand films
  • Amplifying and distributing your brand film
  • Using influencers in brand film

Speakers and panellists confirmed so far include:

  • Tanja Adams, founding partner, Another Production
  • Heather Andrews, chief executive, UK, Neuro-Insight
  • Ben Bale, creative innovation director, Drum
  • Jamie Credland, senior vice-president, client strategy and marketing, The Economist Group
  • Dabasree Dasgupta, global brand director, RB
  • Samantha Fay, senior vice-president, global brand strategy, Guinness World Records
  • Leo Rayman, chief executive, Grey Consulting
  • Klare Kennett, assistant director, external relations, marketing and communications, RSPCA
  • Kate McArthur, head of marketing, Square
  • Leila Mountford, global creative manager, Amnesty International
  • Francis Oliver, head of creative, Sky
  • Ben Shaw, head of strategy, Bartle Bogle Hegarty
  • Laura Street, head of content, social media and PR, Collect+

Click here for more details and to book tickets for Brand Film Festival London 2019.

See the list of shortlisted films below – additional people and agency shortlists will be announced on the night.

Animated

  • Pokémon Planet for The Pokémon Company. Entered by Hope & Glory; other credit: Maverick Productions
  • Viva la Vulva for Essity. Entered by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO; other credits: Somesuch, Ketchum, Poke, Zenith, Trim Editing, Time Based Arts (see video below)
  • Yonkers Savings Bank for HSBC Global Communications. Entered by HSBC Now; other credit: MerchantCantos

B2B

  • ADDERLink Infinity Range Video for Adder. Entered by Shoot You Video & Animation Production
  • Dr Martens: Rebel soles for Dr Martens. Entered by LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell
  • Identity for Pinn. Entered by The Edge Picture Company
  • In nuclear research, total well-being starts with safety for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. Entered by LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell
  • Naia for Eastman. Entered by Cell48; other credit: Jacqueline Bissett

Best Director

  • Babbel "An Alien Abroad" for Babbel. Entered by O Positive; other credits: Wieden & Kenney London
  • Imagine for easyJet. Entered by Riff Raff; other credits: VCCP, MPC, The Factory
  • Nothing Beats a Londoner for Nike. Entered by Riff Raff; other credits: Wieden & Kennedy London, Final Cut, 750MPH, Time Based Arts

Best Performance

  • The Note for The Ritz-Carlton. Entered by Hearst Media Solutions
  • Viva la Vulva for Essity. Entered by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO; other credits: Somesuch, Ketchum, Poke, Zenith, Trim Editing, Time Based Arts

Best Post-Production

  • Dragon Challenge for Range Rover. Entered by Big Buoy/Big Chop; other credits: Spark44, Carnage, Rogue
  • Erbauer Range Film for Kingfisher Plc. Entered by Ecstasy of Gold
  • Imagine for easyJet. Entered by MPC; other credits: VCCP, Riff Raff
  • #ShowYourEdge for Jaguar. Entered by WING London; other credits: CAA
  • The Boy and the Piano for John Lewis & Partners. Entered by MPC; other credits: Adam & Eve/DDB, Academy Films
  • Viva la Vulva for Essity. Entered by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO; other credits: Somesuch, Ketchum, Poke, Zenith, Trim Editing, Time Based Arts

Best Screenplay

  • Strangers' Reunion for The Ritz-Carlton. Entered by Hearst Media Solutions

Brand Documentary

  • Aum’s Reunion: A lost child’s search for home for Google. Entered by Across the Pond
  • Build the Danish Way for Carlsberg. Entered by Armoury; other credits: Fold7
  • Facebook: Beyond the Screen for Facebook. Entered by Hope & Glory; other credits TCO and Huck
  • Jaguar: Going Electric for Jaguar. Entered by Flying Mile Films
  • Minds Wide Open: unlocking the potential of the human brain for Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute. Entered by MerchantCantos
  • Mushy's Story for Currys PC World. Entered by The Hook; other credits: JBL, Blue 449
  • The Land of Land Rovers for Land Rover. Entered by The Progress Film Company; other credits: Spark44
  • The Pioneers for HSBC. Entered by Hill & Knowlton Strategies; other credits: ZoomFiji
  • The soul of a violin for Bodegas Ramon Bilbao. Entered by Bodegas Ramon Bilbao; other credits: Cine 365 Films
  • Uber: Where to, Britain? for Uber. Entered by Gravity Road; other credits: Channel 4, Manning Gottlieb OMD, Faithful Hound
  • UWE Mental Health for UWE Bristol. Entered by Korro
  • Volvo CE and Lego Technic join forces with children to imagine the future of construction equipment for Volvo Construction Equipment. Entered by SE10; other credits: Forsman & Bodenfors (see video below)
  • Woody Woodpecker – Bird Gone Wild for Universal Pictures. Entered by Nemorin Creative Film & Video

Branded Programme

  • Barclays "Card Freeze" with Capital FM for Barclays. Entered by Global; other credits: OMD
  • Dear Dorothy for Jaguar Land Rover. Entered by Commotion
  • FA UNLCKD Series for Footasylum. Entered by Chief
  • Surroundings 001: Flava D – Lewisham for Shure. Entered by Crack
  • The Adventure Effect for Youth Hostel Association. Entered by Cubo; other credits: Secret Compass
  • The Omen Esports Report from Omen by HP for HP. Entered by Drum; other credits: PHD
  • Tiny Kitchen x Ant-Man and the Wasp for Disney. Entered by Tastemade; other credits: OMD

Consumer Goods

  • Mushy's Story for Currys PC World. Entered by The Hook; other credits: JBL, Blue 449 (see video below)
  • Racing car vs train Moscow for CJSC Transmashholding. Entered by Motive
  • Viva la Vulva for Essity. Entered by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO; other credits: Somesuch, Ketchum, Poke, Zenith, Trim Editing, 750mph, Time Based Arts

Corporate

  • BP, Rise for BP. Entered by Psona Films; other credits: Unit for Grade & Sound
  • Dear Dorothy for Jaguar Land Rover. Entered by Commotion
  • Gateway to the World for Mwani. Entered by The Edge Picture Company
  • Go home well for Shell Connected Pictures. Entered by TMW Unlimited; other credits: Connected Pictures
  • Have You Heard? for Tideway. Entered by The Edge Picture Company
  • Ice Cream for All for Northern Bloc. Entered by Northern Bloc; other credits: Iron Row Films
  • Life in the Glass Age for Corning. Entered by Cell48; other credits: MRM McCann, SpeedVR, Spring Onion VFX, Primer, QLBeans
  • One Moment of Courage for Goodman Masson. Entered by Goodman Masson; other credits: Beast London
  • Very Old Skateboarders for Facebook. Entered by Hope & Glory; other credits: Lewis Khan

Foreign Language

  • Another dream of yours for Larios. Entered by Pelonio; other credits: Garlic Films
  • Skittles launch Norway for Mars Nordic. Entered by JCP PR & Advertising; other credits: Kandidat Film

Funniest Film

  • Chabuddy CWC for Cricket World Cup. Entered by Black Shark Media; other credits: Ogilvy PR
  • Even Divas are Believers for Hostelworld. Entered by Lucky Generals; other credits: Blink, The Mill, Stitch
  • Geek Island for UKTV Play. Entered by UKTV Creative and Taylor Herring; other credits: St Mark's Studios
  • If Monopoly was real life for Hasbro. Entered by Jungle Creations; other credits: OMD UK
  • Palace 'Tokyo' for Palace Skateboards. Entered by MPC Creative; other credits: MPC

Healthcare

  • Making Gut Health Digestible for The Gut Stuff. Entered by Jones Knowles Ritchie; other credits: Resonate
  • Sorry for Sidra. Entered by The Edge Picture Company
  • You vs Train: Tom's Story for Network Rail and British Transport Police. Entered by Pegasus; other credits: Progress Film Company (see video below)
  • Viva la Vulva for Essity. Entered by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO; other credits: Somesuch, Ketchum

Internal

  • Four Years Long for English Institute of Sport. Entered by Tilling Creative Group
  • Fremantle 24/7 for Fremantle Media. Entered by Ecstasy of Gold; other credits: Fremantle Media, Workplace by Facebook
  • Go home well for Shell. Entered by TMW Unlimited; other credits: Connected Pictures
  • Meet Amy for HSBC. Entered by The Edge Picture Company
  • Proud of us in 2018 for Northumbrian Water Group. Entered by Northumbrian Water Group
  • Selfridges Duke Street Project for Selfridges. Entered by MediaWorks London Limited
  • Tick Tock for AstraZeneca. Entered by The Edge Picture Company
  • We Are Operations for HSBC Now. Entered by HSBC Global Communications; other credits: MerchantCantos

Issues and Crisis Management

  • Brides of the Well for WaterAid. Entered by Nucco Brain
  • Fighting Financial Crime – Drug Trafficking for HSBC. Entered by HSBC Global Communications; other credits: MerchantCantos
  • ICAM Lab Safety Films for International Centre for Advanced Materials. Entered by Tilling Creative Group

Most Emotional Film

  • Armistice Day for Westminster City Council. Entered by TMW Unlimited; other credits: Westminster City Council
  • #bethegift for Nokia/HMD. Entered by Nucco Brain
  • Dear Dorothy for Jaguar Land Rover. Entered by Commotion
  • Mushy's Story for Currys PC World. Entered by The Hook; ther credits: JBL, Blue 449
  • SAFER and Red2Green for Local Services Division. Entered by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust; other credits: Featurephonicmedia
  • Viva la Vulva for Essity. Entered by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO; other credits: Somesuch, Ketchum, Poke, Zenith, Trim Editing, Time Based Arts
  • Within Indigo Walls for Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion. Entered by Brace Productions Ltd

Music and Entertainment

  • Geek Island for UKTV Play. Entered by UKTV Creative and Taylor Herring; other credits: St Mark's Studios
  • Pokémon Planet for The Pokémon Company. Entered by Hope & Glory; other credits: Maverick Productions
  • Tiny Kitchen x Ant-Man and the Wasp for Disney. Entered by Tastemade; other credits: OMD
  • Very Old Skateboarders for Facebook. Entered by Hope & Glory; other credits: Lewis Khan (see video below)

Not-for-Profit/Giving Back

  • Armistice Day for Westminster City Council. Entered by TMW Unlimited; other credits: Westminster City Council
  • Nathalie McGloin – Making Motorsport for Everyone for Stanley Black & Decker. Entered by Stanley Black & Decker
  • Small Talk Saves Lives: Everyday Small Talk for Samaritans, Network Rail and British Transport Police. Entered by Pegasus; other credits: Progress Film Company
  • The Adventure Effect for Youth Hostel Association. Entered by Cubo; other credits: Secret Compass
  • The Daily Mile – The Poem for The Daily Mile. Entered by Media Zoo; other credits: Ineos
  • What We Do – brand film for Sightsavers. Entered by Sightsavers; other credits: Magneto Films Ltd
  • Where do you draw the line? for TimeTo. Entered by Lucky Generals; other credits: Another Film Company, The Quarry, 750mph
  • Youth Employability for McDonald's. Entered by The Edge Picture Company

Public Affairs

  • How Long Would It Take You? (For Fire Door Safety Week) for British Woodworking Federation and Fire Door Alliance. Entered by Speed Communications

Sport

  • 50 years on – Susie Goodall takes on the Golden Globe Race for DHL. Entered by Maverick Sports & Entertainment; other credits: Trunk, Coda, Light Colour Sound
  • Bring Your Fire for Dragons Rugby. Entered by Affixxius Films
  • Chabuddy CWC for Cricket World Cup. Entered by Black Shark Media; other credits: Ogilvy PR
  • Palace x Adidas "Court Date" for Palace Skateboards. Entered by MPC Creative; other credits: MPC
  • Puma – We Are The Arsenal for Puma. Entered by Autobahn Productions; other credits: Knas, Pedro and James, Autobahn Productions/Falca Production
  • SAP + Manchester City "Who's The Blue?" for SAP, Manchester City. Entered by Momentum Worldwide; other credits: Burger Films, Dojo Filmhouse
  • #ShowYourEdge for Jaguar. Entered by Wing London; other credits: CAA
  • The Pioneers for HSBC. Entered by Hill & Knowlton Strategies; other credits: ZoomFiji

Sustainability

  • Gansu for HSBC Now. Entered by HSBC Global Communications; other credits: MerchantCantos

Viral

  • #BeBrave for McLaren. Entered by Wing London
  • Even Divas Are Believers for Hostelworld. Entered by Lucky Generals; other credits: Blink, The Mill, 750mph, Stitch
  • Nothing Beats a Londoner for Nike. Entered by Riff Raff; other credits: Wieden & Kennedy London, Final Cut, 750mph, Time Based Arts
  • Palace x Ralph Lauren for Palace Skateboards. Entered by MPC Creative; other credits: MPC
  • Pokémon Planet for The Pokémon Company. Entered by Hope & Glory; other credits: Maverick Productions
  • Pump it Up for Volvo Construction Equipment. Entered by SE10; other credits: Forsman & Bodenfors
  • Small Talk Saves Lives: Everyday Small Talk for Samaritans, Network Rail and British Transport Police. Entered by Pegasus; other credits: Progress Film Company
  • The Boy and the Piano for John Lewis & Partners. Entered by MPC; other credits: Adam & Eve/DDB, Academy Films
  • Very Old Skateboarders for Facebook. Entered by Hope & Glory; other credits: Lewis Khan
  • You vs Train: Tom's Story for Network Rail and British Transport Police. Entered by Pegasus; other credits: Progress Film Company

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