The shortlist for the British Television Advertising Craft Awards
is announced this week, with Jonathan Glazer, Michel Gondry and Colin
Gregg fighting for the best direction arrow for their work on Nike
’parklife’, Polaroid ’resignation’ and Blackcurrant Tango ’St George’
Lowe Howard-Spink’s ’smarienberg’ spot for Smirnoff Red is shortlisted
in four categories - cinematography, editing, video post-production and
The 100-strong jury includes John Webster, Hugh Johnson, John Lloyd and
Alan Parker. The three shortlisted in the new director category are
Richard Tindall of And Howe for Club 18-30 ’confession’, Rupert Sanders
of Tony Kaye Films for Philip Treacy ’circles’ and Pat Holden of Blink
for Halifax ’fisherman’.
The second annual BTAC awards will be presented at the Royal Lancaster
Hotel on Monday 3 November at a ceremony hosted by the TV presenter and
author, Melvyn Bragg.