Ciclope Festival an international award show that recognizes and rewards exceptional film craft in advertising and music videos, is arriving in Tokyo in its first-ever regional leg in Asia-Pacific.
CICLOPE Asia will recognize the most outstanding works produced by APAC professionals to be broadcasted in any country in the world, or produced by foreign professionals to be broadcast in the region. Categories in the competition include Direction, Cinematography, Visual Effects, Editing, Animation, Script, Original Music, Casting, Music Videos and New Talent. Entries are now open, and applicants can upload their submissions via their website.
The entries will be judged by a selection of top creatives and producers from all over the world, such as Kazoo Sato (CCO, TBWA\Hakuhodo) Mike Farr (ECD, Wieden+Kennedy), Reed Collins (CCO, Ogilvy North Asia), Umma Saini (Creative Lead, Google India), Masa Tanaka (Associate Creative Director, RGA), Yuka Tsukada (CD, Dentsu), Michael Ritchie (Managing Director, Revolver/Will O’Rourke), Kate Hyewon Oh (CCO & ECD, Cheil Worldwide) Lily Li (General Manager, MPC Shanghai), Thanonchai Sornsrivichai (director, Phenomena) and Aki Mizutani (director and editor, Cutters Studios), among others (see an updated list of guests HERE).
Winners will be announced on Saturday 1st September at the awards ceremony, which will be hosted at Eurolive Shibuya, Tokyo. Ciclope Asia’s Grand Prix and best works in each category will automatically become finalists in the flagship annual festival, to be held in Berlin on November 8 & 9, 2018. Call for entries is open until 27th July and tickets are already available at their website.
Before the ceremony, CICLOPE Asia will present two talks by top directors Tom Kuntz (MJZ, US) -creator of the Emmy-winning commercial “The man your man could smell like”- and Thanonchai Sornsrivichai (Phenomena, Thailand).
“CICLOPE Festival is about discovering, stimulating and celebrating outstanding film craft, and we all know that big things are happening in APAC”, says Francisco Condorelli, founder and director of the event. “For a couple of years now, we’ve been seeing great work coming from the region, so we are really looking forward to taking a closer at local talent”.