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CICLOPE Africa is the first African award show fully dedicated to craft in advertising and moving image.

CICLOPE Africa announces 2019 award winners

The winners for CICLOPE Africa 2019 were announced on Wednesday, 17 April, in an awards ceremony held at The Good Luck Bar, in Johannesburg. In its second edition, the event celebrated the most well-crafted commercials, music videos and short films made by African professionals and for the African market.

A jury chaired by Colin Howard (Egg Films) and Cat Lindsay (The Rudeboy Collective) chose – among 150 entries – the best works in 18 categories, including Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Animation, VFX and Casting, among others. The jury included Peter Khoury (TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris), Suhana Gordhan (FCB), Thabang Moleya (Seriti Films), Darren Gordon (They), Simoné Bosman (Osu), Daniel Mitchell (Left), Clare van Zyl (Monkey Films) and Marc Algranti (Pulse Music).

The panel recognised the very best entry in each category and awarded a Grand Prix to the most extraordinary work in the competition: “Chicken Licken – Sbu 2.0” (directed by Greg Gray, produced by Romance Films and created by Joe Public United). After the final ranking Romance Films won a special award as Production Company of the Year, and Joe Public United, as Agency of the Year. You can find the complete list of winners HERE.

With the aim of putting the region’s work under the spotlight, the winning entries at CICLOPE Africa will automatically become finalists at CICLOPE Festival 2019 – the global show to be held on 7 and 8 November in Berlin.

CICLOPE Africa 2019 was supported by 99c, Panavision, Panalux and Groundglass.

The inaugural Ciclope Africa winners

Yesterday, 10 April 2018, marked the first-ever African edition of the Ciclope festival – a leading international awards show which recognises exceptional craft in moving image. The African festival, which received over 150 submissions across 16 categories, was hosted at Cape Town’s new critically acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Art, Zeitz MOCAA.

A total of 18 winners walked away with metal: 12 in the Branded Content category, which held sub-categories including Animation, Casting, Cinematography etc.; five in the Special Categories, which included the sub-categories Low Budget, Long Form, Music Video etc.; and one Grand Prix winner, namely Beats by Dre – ‘Above The Noise’ which was directed by Terence Neale, produced by Park Pictures and created by agency JohnXHannes New York.

Production Company of the Year was awarded to 03:07, and Agency of the Year to FCB Africa.

Francisco Condorelli, director of Ciclope, says, “Our panel of local and international Jury Members was impressed by the quality of work submitted across the continent; submissions which showcased not only innovative and creative execution – but importantly – technical expertise. This year’s entries have set a high benchmark for future regional legs, and we are encouraged by the success of the inaugural African edition of Ciclope, as well as the support received from the local industry.”

“I would like to extend a thank you to all jury members, speakers, sponsors, organisers, attendees and entrants for playing a part in making Ciclope Africa a reality. We look forward to the next one.”

The winners in each category, as well as the Grand Prix winner, will receive an automatic entry to the flagship festival, which will be hosted in Berlin later this year.

See the full list of winners click here.

10 reasons why you don’t want to miss Ciclope Africa

Ciclope, the leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, will be hosting its first ever African edition, Ciclope Africa on 10 April 2018 at Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town.

Just in case you were still on the fence, here are 10 reasons why you should definitely get cracking on booking those tickets (which you can do here).

  1. It’s an international awards festival (emphasis on international):

Ciclope is lauded across the globe as the leading craft festival and will be turning its attention to Africa for the first time ever, with the aim of shining a spotlight on the continent’s production talent.

Those who feel that Africa has untapped potential which is not recognised globally; this is one you definitely don’t want to miss.

2. You get to watch renowned international speakers on stage:

The festival will have big names like Daniel Bergmann, founder and managing director at Stink Film (UK); Peter Grasse, executive producer at Dictionary Films (Japan); and Mbithi Masya, director at Fat Rain Films (Kenya) on stage, sharing their insights and knowledge with the audience.

3. Play witness to incredible shortlist work judged by respected local and international jurors:

All shortlist work has been judged by a jury panel comprised of local and global talents, including Alistair King (King James), Amy Allais (Ola! Films), Ralph Laucella (O Positive, US), Trish Russell (AMV BBDO, UK), Debra Stubbs (Groundglass), Kim Geldenhuys (0307), Yash Deb (Isobar, Kenya) and Antoine Bagot (Ogilvy Paris, France), among others. Now is your chance to see the work these great minds will award as finalists.

4. Fill up your Instagram feed:

As Ciclope Africa will be held at Cape Town’s new critically acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Art, Zeitz MOCAA, now is your chance to see what all the hype is about if you haven’t yet been.

  1. Get snacking:

There will be an array of canapés and tasty tidbits available, so you’ll never go hungry.

6. One for the gin fiends…

Gin fans will be happy to know that leading distiller Inverroche is sponsoring the welcome cocktails, so you can get your drink on while you mingle.

7. Meet your production heroes in real life

Ciclope Africa will play host to those talented directors, creatives, artists, and producers that you’ve always wanted to friend on Facebook, so now is your chance to meet them IRL.

8. Networking your a** off

We all know that tired old adage; ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’. Well, attending Ciclope Africa means that you will be sharing the same space as like-minded individuals who make it their life’s mission to excel in their craft – or work with those who do. Make sure you have those business cards ready.

9. One-of-a-kind:

Unlike far-too-many adland festivals, Ciclope focuses on the art of execution, rather than the ‘big idea.’ Whether it’s a TV commercial, a mobile app or an interactive installation, Ciclope believes that without expert execution, an idea falls flat…making it a one-of-a-kind.

10. Afterparty:

Ciclope Africa’s afterparty will be held at The Electric, a trendy new venue in Cape Town (behind Harrington Cocktail Lounge). DJ Richard Marshall will be on the desks, so bring your dancing shoes!

So, there you have it – 10 reasons why this is one you don’t want to miss! Don’t waste any more time, get your tickets today HERE.

 

Final call to enter Ciclope Africa

Ciclope Africa’s deadline for all award submissions is next Friday, 16 March 2018. The festival, which is aimed at recognising and rewarding craft excellence in moving image, will be hosted for the first time ever on African soil at Zeitz MOCCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town, South Africa, on 10 April 2018.

Francisco Condorelli, Director of Ciclope, says that this year’s Ciclope Africa Grand Prix winner – as well as the best entry in each category – will receive an automatic entry to the flagship festival, which will be hosted in Berlin later this year.

“We are excited by the number of entries received thus far, and urge those part of the local industry who haven’t yet submitted their work to do so, and help us showcase Africa’s production talent.”

For more information visit or to submit work please visit: http://africa.ciclopefestival.com/.

First ever African edition of international festival of craft, Ciclope, coming to Cape Town

Ciclope, the leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, is hitting the shores of Cape Town on Tuesday, 10 April 2018. This will be the first ever Africa regional leg hosted at the city’s new critically acclaimed contemporary art museum, Zeitz MOCCA. Ciclope Africa aims to shine a light on production excellence across the continent.

Francisco Condorelli, director of Ciclope, says, “The festival is exclusively dedicated to promoting excellence in craft, and we look forward to recognising categories like Cinematography, Animation, Production Design, Visual Effects, Original Music and more.

“And what’s more is that Ciclope Africa’s Grand Prix and best works in each category will receive an automatic entry as finalists into the flagship annual festival, which will be hosted in Berlin later this year,” adds Condorelli.

Condorelli mentions that Ciclope Africa will provide a platform for directors, creatives, artists, producers and brands to celebrate exceptional work and share knowledge. Guests can look forward to being inspired by speakers including Daniel Bergmann, founder and managing director at Stink Film (UK); Peter Grasse, executive producer at Dictionary Films (Japan); as well as Mbithi Masya, director at Fat Rain Films (Kenya). With more to be announced in weeks to follow.

Jurors include well-known local and international names like Ivor Mwela (Jupiter Drawing Room, Zambia); Neo Mashigo (M&C Saatchi, South Africa); Nizar Maalej (Havas, Tunisia); Markus Wormstorm (Biblo, South Africa); Alistair King (King James, South Africa); Amy Allais (Ola! Films, South Africa); Fran Luckin (Grey); Ralph Laucella (O Positive, US); Trish Russell (AMV BBDO, UK); Debra Stubbs (Groundglass, South Africa); Kim Geldenhuys (0307); Yash Deb (Isobar, Kenya); Zandi Tisani (Arcade Content, South Africa); Teboho Mahlatsi (The Bomb, South Africa) and Antoine Bagot (Ogilvy Paris, France).

For more information visit or to submit work please visit: http://africa.ciclopefestival.com/. Deadline for all submissions is 16 March 2018.

Entries now open for first ever African edition of international festival of craft, Ciclope

Entries are now open locally, and applicants can upload their submissions via the Ciclope website. The jury panel is formed by a selection of local and global talents, including Alistair King (King James), Amy Allais (Ola! Films), Ralph Laucella (O Positive, US), Trish Russell (AMV BBDO, UK), Debra Stubbs (Groundglass), Kim Geldenhuys (0307), Yash Deb (Isobar, Kenya) and Antoine Bagot (Ogilvy Paris, France), among others. The final round of judging and the awards ceremony will take place at Cape Town’s new critically acclaimed contemporary art museum, Zeitz MOCCA, on Tuesday, 10 April 2018.

“Zeitz MOCCA was the natural choice for Ciclope Africa, as its values – promoting creativity and intercultural understanding through elevating artists – so closely align with our own.

Ciclope Africa’s Grand Prix and best works in each category will receive an automatic entry as finalists into the flagship annual festival, which will be hosted in Berlin later this year.

Condorelli mentions that for the past eight years, Ciclope has provided a platform for directors, creatives, artists, producers and brands to celebrate exceptional work, share knowledge and be inspired, “and we are excited to turn the world’s attention to African talent, which has been largely underrepresented on the global stage.”

“Our aim is to celebrate and elevate this talent through the Ciclope platform; exclusively dedicated to promoting excellence in craft, and with awarding categories such as Cinematography, Animation, Production Design, and more.”

Ciclope Africa is part of a series of regional events that will continue on May 2018 with Ciclope Latino, to take place in Mexico City. The festival’s programme will also feature exhibitions, panel discussions, and renowned local and international guest speakers, as well as showcase some of the leading international trends.

 

Ciclope appoints local industry leaders to its Grand and Executive Jury

Ciclope, a leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, has invited four prominent figures in the South African film industry to sit on the jury of its upcoming awards show, which takes place on 26 and 27 October in Berlin, Germany.

The South Africans joining other global industry leaders as part of Ciclope’s Grand Jury are Rozanne Rocha-Gray (executive producer at Romance Films), Hylton Heather (production director at Ninety9cents), Jannette de Villiers (executive producer at Groundglass & inc.) and Debbie Dannheisser (head of TV and Radio Production at Ogilvy & Mather, Johannesburg.)

Rocha-Gray will also join the festival’s Executive Jury, responsible for determining the 2017 winners. Rocha-Gray and director Terence Neal are a sought-after local director/producer team, renowned for their firm focus on craft.

Francisco Condorelli, director of Ciclope, says, “We take a lot of care in securing judges who are equally passionate about the pivotal role that craft plays in bringing stories to life.”

“We feel extremely fortunate to have Rocha-Gray on board, as well as the other South African jury members, who represent some of the industry’s brightest, most accomplished production talent. We look forward to the insights and experience they’ll bring to the judging process.”

For the past last seven years, Ciclope has provided a platform for directors, creatives, artists, producers and brands to celebrate exceptional work, share knowledge and be inspired. Ciclope has been hosted in major cities including New York, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Sydney and more.

“No matter how forward-thinking or innovative a creative concept, with mediocre execution the message falls flat, says SA jury member Hylton Heather. “Ciclope is the only platform exclusively dedicated to promoting excellence in craft.”

Condorelli admits that the calibre of entries received this year has been extremely high; evidence of craft’s growing emphasis across the global playing field.

“We’re excited to provide a platform that shines a light on global talent, showcasing the incredible work produced worldwide,” concludes Condorelli.

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