Internation: In the first year of presenting best-of awards for creative excellence by region, The One Club for Creativity recognized FCB India as the regional winner for APAC at last night’s eighth annual One Screen Short Film Festival in New York.
The jury of leading film directors, producers, ad agency creatives and heads of production companies from around the world gave the honor to FCB India for “Times Out and Proud” on behalf of The Times of India. The work was accepted by director Jaydeep Sarkar and producer Prithvi Raj Luthra, both of Native Films, Mumbai, who flew to New York to attend the festival.
Other winning work from APAC included “Grow Beyond Your Goals: Meet Brianne West, founder of Ethique” by Google, Shibuya for Best Sound Design, Original Score; “Please Arrest Me” by Ogilvy Singapore for Best Documentary; and “TEDx Sydney: Legacy” by Substance, Sydney for Best Title and End Credit Sequences.
One Screen is the premiere short film festival that celebrates global filmmakers from both the advertising and film industries. Work from nine countries picked up awards at the show.
Along with awarding work in specific genre categories, One Screen expanded this year to also present best-of awards for creative excellence by region.
This year’s regional winners are:
- Regional – Asia Pacific: “Times Out and Proud” by FCB India, New Delhi
- Regional – Europe: “Boucan La Cible” by Quad Productions, Clichy
- Regional – Latin America: “The History of La Cerveza Mas Fina” by AB InBev México and Observatory, Los Angeles
- Regional – North America: “Conception: When Your Child’s Bogeyman is Real” by The New York Times, New York
“It’s fitting to present Regional awards for the first time because we received so much amazing work from around the world,” said Jonathan Jirjis, executive producer at The One Club and head of the One Screen program. “Global interest and participation in One Screen have grown sharply over the years, promoting us to recognize the best of the best by region.”
He added the body of work submitted illustrates the current mindset and voice of the greater global creative community. “This year’s entries include provocative subject matter that prompts us to think about how we’re progressing as a people and sparks conversation on how to keep us moving forward in the right direction,” said Jirjis.