2 shortlists in Film Craft for India

22 Jun,2012


By A Correspondent [Updated]


There is every chance of India putting up a good show at the Cannes Lions festival under the category of Film Craft. After sending a record 41 entries this year, two of them have found mention in the shortlisted entries so far. And both of them stand a great chance of emerging winners given the adulation it has managed to receive on its own national shores. Of the 33 entries sent last year, only Ogilvy’s entry – Train for Indian Railways received a metal in the form of a Gold.


Of the two shortlists India has received this year, the first is BBH India’s entry for its client Google Chrome under the category of Art Direction. The second entry to be nominated is Ramesh Deo Productions’s entry for its client The Times of India titled ‘I am Mumbai’. The entry has been nominated under the category of Direction and Taproot India is the agency.


Introduced in 2010, the Film Craft Lions honours the craft of the filmmaking process – the direction, copywriting or editing, or the skilful use of music or sound design. A total of 1721 entries from 48 countries have been submitted into the Film Craft category this year, an increase of 30 per cent compared to 2011. The countries that have sent maximum entries include USA at 640, United Kingdom at 315, France at 77, Brazil with 76 entries and Germany with 72.


Representing India at the Jury is Sneha Iype Varma, Executive Producer/Partner, Nirvana Films.


The trophies will be presented during the Film, Film Craft, Branded Content & Entertainment and Titanium and Integrated Lions Awards Ceremony, which will take place on Saturday evening 23 June in the Grand Auditorium, Palais des Festivals.


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