Thursday 02 June 2011
Cannes Lions Launch CannesAlso Photographic Exhibition Judged By Rankin
CannesAlso will launch at this year’s event, adding another dimension to the Festival’s celebration of Creativity and an element of fun for delegates.
“Since changing our tagline this year to The International Festival of Creativity, we wanted to enhance this and inject more creative inspiration by drawing on other elements that motivate creatives whilst adding a bit of fun. We hope to achieve this by launching CannesAlso,” says Philip Thomas, Cannes Lions CEO.
“Creatives in agencies often produce art in their spare time and CannesAlso will provide the platform to showcase this art. For this first year CannesAlso will focus on photography, but in the future it could be an exhibition of painting or sculpture or something completely different, so long as it adds another level of creativity, is inspiring and fun.”
Sponsored by The Brand Union and Lambie-Nairn, and supported by Getty Images and Clear Channel, the CannesAlso photographic exhibition will be in the form of a giant book that delegates will be able to walk through and interact with. It will be positioned outside the Palais des Festivals in Cannes during the Festival week, 19-25 June.
With no entry fee and open to anyone enthusiastic in photography, from beginners to semi-professionals, entrants were able to submit up to three images. Over 1,500 images were received, many of which will feature in The Big Book, of which guest judge renowned photographer Rankin, has selected 11 photographs that will feature prominently.
"In a world where commercial art is king, it's great to be part of celebrating individuals' creative talent,” comments Rankin.
The 11 images selected by Rankin are:
Roberto Muñoz, from Pindaro in the Dominican Republic
title: Girl in an Orphanage in Dominican Republic
Fouad Abdel Malak, from Impact BBDO in the UAE
title: Venezuelan Model
Karl Gillebert, from Karl Xéna in France
title: Miroir Ténébreux
Nayef Zacca, from Strategies in Egypt
title: Set Me Free
Reginald Van de Velde, from These Days in Belgium
title: l'Autoroute de l'Avenir
Harald Benz, from squarehead in Canada
Ewa Zakrzewska, from Starcom MediaVest Group in Poland
title: Back in the 1930s
Keith Melder, from The Campaign Palace in Australia
Ana Oliveira Rovati, from Ana Oliveira Rovati in Brazil
Jerald Packiasamy, from Still Waters Films Private Limited in India
title: The Mighty
Benjamin Kaufman, from 7Films in South Africa
title: The Exuberant Elder
Registered delegates will be able to obtain a complimentary copy of The Small Book, featuring the selected images by Rankin. They can also be viewed here:
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58th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, 19-25 June 2011, Cannes, France:
The International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world's leading celebration of creativity in communications. As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 28,800 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival. Winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy honouring the most creative film, print, outdoor, interactive, radio, design, sales promotion & activation, film craft and integrated advertising, as well as the best media, direct marketing, PR, titanium and creative effectiveness ideas. The Festival is also the only truly global meeting place for advertisers, advertising and communication professionals. Over 8,000 delegates from 95 countries attend seven days of exhibitions, screenings, as well as over 50 high-profile seminars, 20 workshops and master classes presented by renowned worldwide industry leaders. As the networking and learning opportunity of the year, Cannes Lions is the must-attend event for anyone involved in brand communication.
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