BBDO’s ‘Back-to-School’ wins One Screen Short Fest

BBDO New York’s Back-to-School Essentials, created behalf of Sandy Hook Promise, led the way at the eighth annual One Screen Short Film Festival last night, winning three awards including Best-of-Show honors.

Short film work from nine countries picked up awards at the The One Club for Creativity event, that celebrates global filmmakers from both the advertising and film industries.

In addition, BBDO won Best Experimental Film for Monica Lewinsky — The Epidemic.

The jury of leading film directors, producers, ad agency creatives and heads of production companies from around the world also gave two awards each to Friends & Fellows Media, Munich, Observatory, Los Angeles with AB InBev México, Reverse, New York, The New York Times, New York and Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto.

Along with awarding work in specific genre categories, One Screen expanded this year to also present best-of awards for creative excellence by region.

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Asia Pacific
Times Out and Proud by FCB India, New Delhi

Boucan La Cible by Quad Productions, Clichy

Latin America
The History of La Cerveza Mas Fina
by AB InBev México and Observatory, Los Angeles

North America
Conception: When Your Child’s Bogeyman is Real
by The New York Times, New York

Back-to-School Essentials
by BBDO New York, New York

Best Animation
Conception: When Your Child’s Bogeyman is Real
by The New York Times, New York

Best Art Direction, Production Design
Behind the History of La Cerveza Mas Fina
by AB InBev México and Observatory, Los Angeles

Best Branded Content
Back-to-School Essentials
by BBDO New York, New York

Best Comedy
Billy’s Lemonade
by Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto

Best Direction
by Art and State, Los Angeles

Best Editor
by Mah Ferraz, Brooklyn

Best Cinematography
Be Unboardered
by Cossette, Toronto

Best Documentary
Please Arrest Me
by Ogilvy Singapore

Best Experimental Film
Monica Lewinsky — The Epidemic
by BBDO New York, New York

Best Fiction
Locals Only
by Skunk, Los Angeles

Play: The Power of Ideas
by Reverse, New York

Best Foreign Film
Dear Enemy – The Journey of Bashir
by Friends & Fellows Media, Munich

Best Emerging Directors
Arne Totz, Friends & Fellows Media, Munich
for Dear Enemy – The Journey of Bashir

Bradley Tangonan, Reverse, New York
for Rose de Mai

Best Emerging Cinematographer
Jeff Kim, VaynerProductions, New York
for Dwyane Wade’s Last Swap

Best Mobile Film
The Reef
by Sven, New York

Share Your Crazy
by Film Pills, New York

Best Music Video
Damn I Love This Friday Night
for Quarter Life Poetry
by Anonymous Content, Culver City

Best Sound Design, Original Score
Kim Jung Gi
by Gallegos United, Huntington Beach

Grow Beyond Your Goals: Meet Brianne West, founder of Ethique
by Google, Shibuya

Best Student Film
The Beauty
by Pascal Schelbli, Zürich

Best Title and End Credit Sequences
TEDx Sydney: Legacy by Substance, Sydney

Best Under $10,000 Budget
Boys Don’t Cry”
by Bensimon Byrne, Toronto

by Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto

Moving forward in the right direction
One Screen is part of The One Club for Creativity, the foremost global non-profit organization celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design.

The fast-growing global festival focuses on all forms and aspects of short films — narrative fiction, comedy, passion projects, commercials, branded content, music videos, spec work, animation, sound, movie poster design, title sequences, etc. — and has a mission to celebrate and award filmmakers from around the world working in both the film and ad industries with no limitation and total artistic freedom, all on one screen.

“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 has 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.

Sponsors for the 2020 One Screen Short Film Festival included Tanteo Tequila and Brooklyn Brewery.

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About The One Club for Creativity
The One Club for Creativity, producer of The One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world’s foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing, focusing on the creativity of ideas and quality of execution. The global ADC Annual Awards honors creative excellence in craft, design and innovation across all disciplines. Creative Week takes place in New York every May, and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.