David Blecken
Sep 3, 2018

Revolver wins top prize at inaugural Ciclope Asia

The international festival, which aims to recognise the best in film craft, held its first event for Asia in Tokyo.


Ciclope Asia, a festival focusing on film craft, made its debut in Tokyo on Saturday, with judges awarding a total of 14 pieces of work out of around 200 entries.

The Grand Prix went to ‘Stop the Horror’, a film for Go Gentle Australia, an NPO that aims to relieve the suffering of terminally ill people and their families. It was produced by Revolver/Will O’Rourke, with the concept developed by Cummins & Partners.

The winners were also named production company of the year and agency of the year respectively.

Umma Saini, creative lead for Google India, and Takeshi Takada, co-founder and executive producer of Alt.vfx, led the jury, which was a mixture of producers, directors and agency creatives from around the world.

The winners under the Brand Content umbrella were:

(Animation) ‘Samurai Noodles’ for Nissin by AOI Pro/Nishikaigan/Samurai Inc/small Inc/Boku to You Inc

(Casting) ‘Rats Tale’ for NZ Transport Agency by Finch/Clemenger BBDO Touchcast

(Cinematography) ‘Shanghai Fast’ for Nike by Stink Films/Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai

(Direction – 90 seconds and under) ‘The Secret’ for Monde Nissin by Factory01/Ogilvy Bangkok

(Direction – over 90 seconds) ‘Armoured Truck’ for Lotto New Zealand by Scoundrel Films/DDB New Zealand

(Editing) ‘Innovation in the 227th Year’ for Suntory's Iyemon by Cutters Studios/Hakuhodo

(Low budget) ’50 Shades of No’ by Otto

(Original music) ‘Shanghai Fast’ for Nike by Soundtrack Music Associates/Stink Films/Wieden + Kennedy Shanghai

(Production design) ‘A Twist at Every Turn’ for Visit Victoria by Revolver/Will O’Rourke/Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

(Visual Effects) ‘Help When it Matters’ for Westpac by Alt.vfx/Exit Films/DDB Sydney

(Writing) ‘Bodybuilder' for Unilever by Stink Films/Ogilvy Singapore

Special Categories winners included:

(Live Experience) ‘Green Light Run for Adidas by Tohokushinsha Film Corporation/TBWA Hakuhodo

(Music Video) ‘Obsession’ for Double A by OK Go/AOI Pro

Ciclope began in Argentina in 2010. Its main event is now held in Berlin, while regional events take place in Mexico and South Africa as well as Japan.

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