Cannes Lions award-winning ideas should be celebrated, and we don’t think it’s an appropriate time for that right now.

We’re grateful to all of your teams who have already spent a great deal of time on this year’s awards and the event. Their efforts won’t go wasted.

Work from the 2020 festival will be judged at the 2021 festival. The Cannes Lions Awards will be held in Cannes between June 21-25, 2021. The work eligible for each year’s festival will be judged separately. Separate Lions will be awarded accordingly.

We look forward to celebrating and honouring the work – and bringing the community together again when the world will hopefully be a more stable and optimistic place.

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Film Craft Lions

The Film Craft Lions celebrate onscreen artistry.

Entries will need to demonstrate exceptional filmmaking. That is, work in which technical skill and prowess in production/post-production elevates an idea or dramatically enhances its execution.

Criteria considered during judging will predominantly be the execution. There is no overall limit to how many times the same piece of work can be entered into Film Craft.

Each execution constitutes one entry and all executions must have run within the eligiblity period. However multiple executions of microfilms can be entered as one entry up to a maximum of 60 seconds. Each microfilm should be a maximum of 10 seconds in length.

Film Craft Lions Jury President


Kerstin Emhoff President


Emhoff is co-founder & president of PRETTYBIRD, a hybrid production company and creative studio producing entertainment properties and original IP alongside filmmakers, studios and brands.  For over 10 years, PRETTYBIRD has developed a diverse body of work from music videos and advertising to award-winning feature documentaries.  Emhoff recently finished producing Ready For War, a feature documentary that premiered in 2019 at TIFF and was acquired by Showtime.  Under her leadership, PRETTYBIRD has collected numerous Lions Awards, alongside Grammys and MTV Video Music Awards.
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