Promonews - 26th Feb 2020

The SHINY Awards 2020 took place last night (February 25th) in London, celebrating the very best emerging director talent worldwide, with six awards being announced at the event that took place at global VFX studio The Mill's London HQ.

Supported by five sponsors, advertisers, over 100 industry jurors and with worldwide entries from over 600 emerging directors over the last 12 months, SHINY awarded six trophies to five winners on the nighjt that was packed with representatives from ad agencies, production companies, post houses, production services - and included many emerging directors, either unsigned or recently signed and thereby eligible for the awards

Canadian director Farhad Gaderi won the Best Music Video prize for his video for Jordan Klassen's Virtuous Circle. Gaderi was recently signed to Boldly in Vancouver, and the trophy was awarded by Alex Hedges on behalf of Hogarth Worldwide/ Ogilvy.

Other winners were Red Filgate (Best Animation), Cleo Samoles-Little (Best Branded Content), Thessa Meijer (Best Recently Signed Director) and Abdou Cisse who won two awards (Best Drama/Documentary, Best Unsigned Director).

Here are the winners in full: 

Best Music Video: Farhad Gaderi for Jordan Klassen 'Virtuous Circle', recently signed to Boldly, Vancouver
Trophy awarded by Alex Hedges on behalf of Hogarth Worldwide/ Ogilvy

Best Animation: Red Filgate for Redrum 'Unit 22', unsigned, London
Trophy awarded by Kristy Currie, Big Buoy

Best Branded Content: Cleo Samoles-Little for Movember: Spot the Signs, recently signed to Unit 9, London
Trophy awarded by Dan Keefe, Black Sheep Studios/ BBH

Best Drama/ Documentary: Abdou Cisse for Serious Tingz, unsigned, London
Trophy Awarded by Maeva Demurger, Birth TV

Best Unsigned Director: Abdou Cisse for Serious Tingz, unsigned, London
Trophy Awarded by Josie Juneau, Rattling Stick

Best Recently Signed Director: Thessa Meijer for Heat, recently signed to Halal, Amsterdam
Trophy Awarded by Steve Davies, APA

• More on the event on the SHINY website 
 

Promonews - 26th Feb 2020

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