International film craft award show, Ciclope Festival, launches in Asia via Tokyo event

Kazoo.gifLily Li MPC.jpgCiclope Festival, the award show that recognises and rewards exceptional film craft in advertising and music videos, is arriving in Tokyo in its first ever regional leg in Asia-Pacific.

CICLOPE Asia will recognize the most outstanding works produced by APAC professionals to be broadcasted in any country in the world, or produced by foreign professionals to be broadcasted in the region. Categories in the competition include Direction, Cinematography, Visual Effects, Editing, Animation, Script, Original Music, Casting, Music Videos and New Talent. Entries are now open, and applicants can upload their submissions via the website.

The entries will be judged by a selection of top creatives and producers from all over the world, such as Kazoo Sato (CCO, TBWA\Hakuhodo) (pictured top), Mike Farr (ECD, Wieden+Kennedy), Reed Collins (CCO, Ogilvy North Asia), Umma Saini (Creative Lead, Google India), Masa Tanaka (Associate Creative Director, RGA), Yuka Tsukada (CD, Dentsu), Michael Ritchie (Managing Director, Revolver/Will O'Rourke), Lily Li (General Manager, MPC Shanghai) (pictured bottom), Thanonchai Sornsrivichai (director, Phenomena) and Aki Mizutani (director and editor, Cutters Studios), among others (see an updated list of guests here).

Winners will be announced on Saturday 1st September at the awards ceremony, which will be hosted at Eurolive, in Tokyo's bursting neighbourhood of Shibuya.

Before the ceremony, CICLOPE Asia will present a short programme of talks that will include top speakers such as Tom Kuntz, director of the Emmy-winning commercial "The man your man could smell like".

"CICLOPE Festival is about discovering, stimulating and celebrating outstanding film craft, and we all know that big things are happening in APAC", said Francisco Condorelli, founder and director of the event. "For a couple of years now, we've been seeing great work coming from the region, so we are really looking forward to take a closer at local talent".

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