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"27TH ARMY SCIENCE CONFERENCE" (USA)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Craft/Production Techniques: Writing, Concept

Entrant: Creative Technologies Inc./Los Angeles, CA
Sponsor/Client: Assistant/Washington, DC
Dr. Cary Chabalowski, Michael Putnam, Randy Wingett
Production Company: Creative Technologies Inc./Los Angeles, CA


Citing bold predictions that comically failed the test of time, the point is made that none of us, no matter how qualified, can reliably predict the future. The US Army's focus and investment in technology must serve an extremely broad base of mission requirements in the context of an ambiguous and uncertain future. A daunting challenge...that will yield to the talents, passion and dedication of the US Army scientific community.


"A SACRED TRUST" (CANADA)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Fundraiaing Development

Entrant: Eclipse Productions/Montreal, QC
Sponsor/Client: Canadian Friends of the IDF/Montreal, QC
Production Company: Eclipse Productions/Montreal, QC


'A Sacred Trust' was commissioned by the Canadian Friends of the IDF to raise funds for 'Camp Olga'. Situated in Hadera, Israel, Camp Olga is a 'vacation retreat' where families, widows and orphans of fallen soldiers, whether Jewish, Christian or Israeli Arab, are cared for and given therapy and treatment to come to terms with their loss and share their experiences with eachother. Presented by a leading Montreal Rabbi, the focus of the video are the tragic stories of 2 'ordinary' Israeli families. These are poignant stories of loss and grief and even though the stories relate to families of soldiers in the Israeli Defence Force, the message in this video is universal: when a parent loses a child in conflict, they all share the same pain.


"AUDI A4L DTM - BEFORE THE GAME" (GERMANY)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Craft/Production Techniques: Editing

Entrant: Barbecue Mediendesign GmbH/Frankfurt
Sponsor/Client: FAW-VW/ China
Shanghai Linats (Beijing office) Simon Pang Shu Yong / Matthew Wong Zhi Chu
Production Company: Key Point Productions /Shanghai


The well-dressed owner of the new Audi A4L is coming home after work and is parking his car in front of a modern apartmenthouse. He is entering his elegant and modern apartment and switches on the TV to watch the DTM race. Inspired by the race the car in front of the house starts engine and lights and drives through the night without driver. It drives in a tube and meets a Audi A4 race car. They are having a race trough the night and at last the Audi A4L is the winner. next Morning, when the owner is coming out oh his house the car is back und it looks like nothing happend. Only a few waterdrop son the windshield surprises the owner and lokks aoround astonished......


"CLIP MY JOB" (FRANCE)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Public Relations

Entrant: RC1 Regine Cardin Production/Paris
Sponsor/Client: EDF/Paris
Jean Baptiste Baldi, Eve Mathieu, Philippe Charton
Production Company: RC1 Regine Cardin Production/Paris


A series of three short video clips + one "making-of" We called for volunteers among students on BTS higher diploma technical courses to spend a whole day shadowing an EDF Group technician. In each of the video clips, a student follows, films, and interviews a technician working in one the Group’s branches (Thermal, Nuclear and Network Operations) accompanied by a professional cameraman, who goes everywhere with them.


"DISCOVER SCIENCE: THE APPLE DOESN'T WANNA MOVE!?" (JAPAN)
SILVER SCREEN
Educational: Primary/Elementary School

Entrant: NHK / NHK Educational Corp ./ Al Jazeera Children's Channel
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Company)/Tokyo


A new science entertainment series that will help you understand the theories of science by seeing it in action. No presenters, no CGIs, just ridiculously huge experiments! Using high-tech cameras and shooting expertise, the series comes up with interesting ideas on how to visualize various scientific phenomena. In hope to stop children moving away from science, the spectacular experiments are conducted in an easy-to-understand manner and presented in an a humorous way to attract, not only children, but viewers of all ages whether science lovers or not. In this episode, the program challenges the phenomenon of inertia. Everyone is familiar with the table cloth tug. A 10m-square tablecloth is covered with dishes. Can a rally car pull it from under the dishes without breaking them?


"EATON FILM, RENEWABLE ENERGY" (AUSTRIA)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Environmental Issues/Concerns

Entrant: planB Werbeagentur GmbH/Vienna
Sponsor/Client: Eaton GmbH, Electrical/Vienna
Production Company: planB Werbeagentur GmbH/Vienna


People used to believe in mythology whereas today they believe in safety. Forces of nature were unexplainable and unpredictable. To deal with them better,mankind gave those phenomenons - namely air, fire, earth and water - mythological, human inspired forms. But there is a major difference between then and now: this difference is the research and development carried out by Eaton to make the forces of nature safer to use. Renewable energy is the future and it is Eaton which offers both technological safety and tried and tested solutions.


"EDGE OF EMPIRE-THE EAGLES EYE" (UNITED KINGDOM)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Specialty Productions

Entrant: Dene Films Limited/Newcastle upon Tyne
Sponsor/Client: Vindolanda Charitable Trust/Hexham
Patricia Birley
Production Company: Dene Films Limited/Newcastle upon Tyne


The movie filmed in 3D shows a young recruit in the Roman Army, Aquila, arriving at Hadrian's Wall in the North of England. We hear his voice and the voice of a eagle (Brian Cox) as his career progresses, showing many aspects of life in the army. The eagle used as a transition device flies along along the wall looking down as it was in Roman times and as it is today. The use of CGI also recreates forts, turrets and mile castles and together with actors, extras, a trained eagle and animals this low budget production gives the viewer a memorable experience. The eagle used as a transition device flies along along the wall looking down as it was in Roman times and as it is today. The use of CGI also recreates forts, turrets and mile castles and together with actors, extras, a trained eagle and animals this low budget production gives the viewer a memorable experience.


"GO: MEET THE WORLD IN GÖTEBORG" (SWEDEN)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Tourism Films

Entrant: Göteborg & Co/Göteborg
Sponsor/Client: Göteborg & Co/Göteborg
Production Company: Big5 Film & TV Productions AB/Stockholm


A ballet above the clouds takes us to Göteborg. Meet with the friendly faces and atmosphere of the city. Green city parks. Cultural scene with world famous arts museum, Röhss design museum. Music from Gothenburg Symphonics. Small art gallery, music with singer-songwriter José Gonzalez. Boatlife and bathing in the beautiful surrounding archipelago. Sports; youth soccer tournament Gothia Cup, Gotheburg horse show, City race arena, football, icehockey and athletics. Music festival in Slottsskogen city park, concerts. Sustainable growth; R&D, science and industry, the city´s two universities. Urban planning including public transportation. Scandinavia´s largest book fair. Gotheburg´s gastronomic scene with five Michelin-starred restaurants.


"IMBESTIGADOR (THE INVESTIGATOR): SMUGGLED PINOYS" (PHILIPPINES)
SILVER SCREEN
Documentary: Television: TV News: Investigative/Special Reports

Entrant: GMA Network, Inc./Quezon City
Production Company: GMA Network, Inc./Quezon City


In exchange for a chance at a better life, a considerable number of Filipino workers risk everything, from their safety to their savings, just to secure a decent job abroad. But in some cases, they instead end up surrendering their fate on the hands of unscrupulous human traffickers who are only interested in selling them to the highest bidder. These unknowing victims of modern day slavery end up more miserable than the impoverished lives they left in the Philippines . They are delivered, exported and sold to foreign syndicates in different parts of the world like commodities with a corresponding price tag. They are the Smuggled Pinoys.
On its tenth year of providing unique and fearless brand of exposes, hard-hitting investigative reports and compelling cases, Mike Enriquez and his entire IMBESTIGADOR team entered the sinister but organized realm of human trafficking predators and their prey. Through extensive preparation, research and documentation, IMBESTIGADOR traced the trafficker's trail and expose their illicit methods of recruitment: from convincing the innocent victims in the most impoverished areas in the Philippines, to smuggling them to one of Southeast Asia's primary destination for trafficked persons - Malaysia.


"INSIDE WIKILEAKS" (JAPAN)
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Documentary: Television: Documentary Programs: Current Affairs

Entrant: NHK Japan - WikiLeaks Coverage Team
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Company)/Tokyo


Is it a media organization for justice,or an enemy that threatens the security of nations? This program is the latest report on the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. NHK made contact and had an exclusive interview for over three hours with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been the focus of great attention after his website released 400,000 classified US military documents. Also included are interviews with WikiLeaks’ collaborators and a report on a former secret military base. This searching probe further lifts the veil of mystery surrounding WikiLeaks.


"INTELLIGENT PLANTS" (GERMANY)
SILVER SCREEN
Documentary: Television: Documentary Programs: Nature, Wildlife

Entrant: WDR Television/Cologne
Sponsor/Client: United Docs/Cologne
Bettina Oebel
Production Company: Matthey Film/Waiblingen


It’s nothing new for plant lovers. They’ve always known their green darlings can do more than just grow and flower. Plants may not have muscles or nerves but they still manage to master the great challenges of life - faced by humans and animals too: they must explore their surroundings and struggle against enemies and competitors. They have to find sexual partners, and send out their offspring into the world. In the process they have developed almost uncanny strategies and abilities. They defend themselves and warn their neighbours. They lie and deceive. They communicate with each other and call for help. We’re starting to look at plants in a new way, and this new approach has given a big boost to plant research. Scientists are now decoding the scent-language of plants - eavesdropping on the silent whispering of beans and of trees. They watch with amazement as ‘shock troops’ and ‘early warning systems’ are deployed. And they even record the electrical signals with which leaves and roots communicate. Plants can do more than we think. Filmmaker Volker Arzt and biologist Immanuel Birmelin use innovative filming techniques to reveal the tricks and survival tactics of plants. They record the hunting technique of the witch’s shoelace, and the distress call of the tobacco plant. In the swamps of Borneo they seek out the greediest plant in the world, capable of eating thousands of termites in a single ‘meal’. They have a painful encounter with the vicious bodyguard of the Mexican Acacia tree and witness the deceitful seduction of a wasp by the orchids of Mallorca. And they decide to find out if a mimosa can be anaesthetised - under strict medical supervision, of course!


"JUST AS AMBITIOUS AS I AM" (THE NETHERLANDS)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Communication: Employee/Internal-Oriented

Entrant: Borish/Amsterdam
Sponsor/Client: ABNAMRO/Amsterdam
Johan Hillebrand, Sandra Bergsteijn
Production Company: Borish/Amsterdam


This film tells the story of 3 people (clients), each with their own expectation, their own ambitions and their own (financial) needs. The three people are role-models representing the three typical clients of the major business divisions of the bank.. 1: A young couple, Robin and Linda, just starting in life and at the point of buying their first house. They have certain financial needs of the commercial banking unit of the bank. 2 : Christine is an ambitious lady with a coffee company concept for Fairtrade coffee. She is a medium business owner with 30 stores in the Netherlands and looking for foreign expansion. She has her own needs in both private and business banking units of the bank. 3: John is an ambitious CEO of a large international transportation company. Doing business around the world. He has international needs in the private and corporate banking units of the bank.
For all three characters it is an obvious choice to bank with ABNAMRO, because it is ABN AMRO that creates the context in which they can accelerate.


"KALEIDOSCOPE - PROMOTIONAL FILM OF THE CITY OF POZNAN" (POLAND)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Tourism Films

Entrant: City of Poznan - City Promotion Office/Poznan
Production Company: City Promotion Office/City of Poznan


The film opens with a kaleidoscope of houses in the Poznan Old Town. Then the kaleidoscope turns into a bird's-eye view. Close-up on kids in front of the city hall. The camera goes up. Cut. A kaleidoscope ends with a shot of ballerina. Pull focus - in the camera lens, we can see the Poznan Ballet School. Cut. We are in the classroom. Zoom in of the camera on the book and soon after a zoom out. A young girl turns the page. She is in front of the campus. Pull focus. From the surroundings of campus, we move to the sewage treatment plant. Bird's perspective, we move along the river and the highway. The passage of the camera ends with a top view over the City Park housing development.Zoom in of the camera to the roof. We go inside. We are in an apartment in Poznan. Cut.The camera is overlooking the city, precisely the Warta river. Another kaleidoscope introduces an evening event in one of clubs in Poznan. Another kaleidoscope ends with a passage on the wall with file binders. A man takes one out. The camera follows him and travels towards a table filled up with drawings. Zoom in on one of the drawings. Passage through the whiteness of the paper to a table. The camera goes up. Soon after, the courtyard of the Stary Browar appears. The camera glides up. We can see the building from the top.
Passage to the highway. Bird's-eye view. Afterwards, a sequence of shots of the city from above - the Poznan airport and Race Circuit. We can see the race car. Afterwards we can observe the start of motorcycles race. After the camera zooms out. Cut. Volkswagen car factory. Cut. From the top, the parking lot. The camera zooms out. A kaleidoscope. Montage of several scenes from the plays shown during the Malta festival. Another kaleidoscope. Upon its completion, we travel to the PoznanInternational Fair. From the top, we can see the escalator and businessmen. The sequence ends with a zoom on the distinctive spire. A kaleidoscope introduces pictures of recreational areas. Kaleidoscope opens on a view of a motorboat sailing the river. We pass to the waterways, situated along the Warta river. The camera goes up. Another kaleidoscope ends with the shot of the Lake Malta. We see a close-up on the rowers. The camera goes up. Another kaleidoscope introduces a sequence showing various locations in Poznan Another kaleidoscope, transforming into the dome of the Municipal Stadium. The last kaleidoscope - logo and promotional slogan of Poznan.


"LANTERN FLOATING HAWAII 2010" (USA)
SILVER SCREEN
Documentary: Television: Documentary Programs: Cultural Issues

Entrant: Shinnyo-en Hawaii/Honolulu, HI
Sponsor/Client: Shinnyo-en/Tachikawa, Tokyo
Atsushi Matsunaga, Shinji Kondo, Kenichi Koarashi
Production Company: Shinnyo-en/Tachikawa, Tokyo


With visuals and testimonies of actual participants, the Lantern Floating Hawaii 2010 inspires the viewer to journey through the loss of loved ones to finding peace, comfort,and unity. Witnessing thousands of people who share in the same emotion and experience makes what would have stood out as differences to be uniquely precious to all. Not only does it heal the void or sadness, it brings hope and encouragement to making life at present more meaningful and to sharing love and peace to those around us.


"LISTEN TO THE MOUNTAIN SAGES" (SINGAPORE)
SILVER SCREEN
Documentary: Craft/Production Techniques: Direction

Entrant: MediaCorp Pte Ltd / SIngapore and NHK/Tokyo


How can important memories be conveyed to the next generation? In Japan, a country of forests and mountains, work methods that have long been at the heart of mountain life like tree cutting, slash and burn agriculture, and roof thatching are quietly disappearing in the course of modernisation. Recently, some Japanese high school students have gone up to the mountains to see the people who live there and possess these skills, asking them about their craft and about life itself writing down what they hear, word for word, unchanged, just as it was spoken. This documentary takes a close look at the lives of four such masters of life in the mountains and the four high school students who learnt from them, capturing the moments when, by listening and recording, memories were transmitted from one to the other.


"MY LIFE AS A LINEMAN" (USA)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Communication: Employee/Internal-Oriented

Entrant: American Electric Power/Columbus, OH


On-camera, unscripted interviews with experienced AEP line mechanics provided the focus of the video. Many of the interviews were conducted in the comfort of the employee’s home to provide additional focus on how intertwined their work becomes with their home life. The on-camera interviews were supplemented with video footage of line employees performing their jobs. Still photographs of the line mechanics’ families were also used to show the loved ones that want them to come home safe each day.
Internal production resources were used to produce the "My Life as a Lineman" video. The only expenses incurred were for travel.


"NEIGHBORS" (JAPAN)
SILVER SCREEN
Entertainment: Television: Animation

Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)/NHK Educational Corp./Tokyo
Production Company: NHK Educational Corporation for NHK/Tokyo


"Neighbors" is a whimsical animated tale of a group of animal characters who all live in a wibbly-wobbly apartment building, each enjoying life in their own way. They bother each other; they help each other; they argue; and sometimes they just want to be alone. But whatever happens, they all do their best to get along: And that’s the message: that we should all make an effort to get along with people of every kind, always being inclusive. The original drawings for "Neighbors" were made by Japanese artist Minako Higashi, who has succeeded in creating a unique way of looking at the world despite having Down syndrome. Children who watch "Neighbors"are invited to send drawings of characters they would like to be included. Since the first broadcast in April this year, children around Japan have sent more than 50 drawings every day.


"NOKIA WORLD 2010 OPENING FILM" (UNITED KINGDOM)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Advertising/Marketing: Business-to-Business

Entrant: Jack Morton Worldwide/London


This film, Nokia World 2010 Opening Film, was developed as a film with two purposes. Firstly, a film to Open Nokia World 2010 at the London Excel Centre, and also a brand communications film to be used globally to communicate Nokia's rejuvenated brand message. At the opening, the film was played to 5,000 people consisting of Nokia senior management, press, retailers, operators, developers and public. The original 16:9 film which was used for online brand communications was especially blown up for this event to be shown on a 75 x 5 meter screen at a super wide aspect ratio of 15:1. Many of the keynote speakers saw the film and adapted their speeches to include the sentiment of the film. It has been used by Nokia as a new Brand Film and has become one of their ”best practice” films.


"SAAB 9-5 SPORT COMBI" (SWEDEN)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Craft/Production Techniques: Editing

Entrant: Edithouse Film Works/Götenburg
Sponsor/Client: SAAB/Trollhättan
Production Company: Edithouse Film Works/Götenburg


Studio footage of the new Saab 9-5 SportCombi.


"TEARS OF IGNORANCE: 28 YEARS ON DEATH ROW" (JAPAN)
SILVER SCREEN
Documentary: Television: Documentary Programs: Biography

Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)/Tokyo
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Company)/Tokyo


In 1969, Norio Nagayama, a notorious serial killer who murdered four men with a pistol, was arrested and placed on death row. In prison, he taught himself to write and published numerous books publicly influencing many. During the course of his confinement, he opened his heart to a woman for the first time in his life. In the 28 years of imprisonment, he exchanged more than 15,000 letters. With newly unearthed materials and exclusive interviews, this documentary reveals the emotional journey of a death-row prisoner and the people whose lives he influenced.


"THE GAME REVOLUTION" (JAPAN)
SILVER SCREEN
Documentary: Television: Documentary Programs: Cultural Issues

Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)/Tokyo
Production Company: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Company)/Tokyo


Video games have become a huge worldwide industry, and the competition is fierce. In the United States, the world’s biggest market, big-name Hollywood movie directors are producing epic-scale video games. To counter this, in Japan world-famous anime production company Studio Ghibli is turning its hand to video game development, creating a new, interactive world in animation. In the US, Japan, Canada, France, and Russia, the program looks at the frontlines and future of rapidly advancing video game development that now applies even cutting-edge science and the latest military technology.


"THE GLACIER - AN ALPINE LEGEND" (AUSTRIA)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Tourism Films

Entrant: ScienceVision Filmproduktions GmbH/Judendorf - Strassengel
Sponsor/Client: Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG/Kaprun
Production Company: ScienceVision Filmproduktions GmbH/Judendorf - Strassengel


"The Glacier - An Alpine Legend" presents the mountain range Kitzsteinhorn - one main chain of the Austrian Alps. - as a summit with unlimited freedom. Pictures of the countless sports possibilities change with fantastic shots of the wonderful landscape. The most splendid Alpine flowers and butterflies of the region entice the guests to a closer consideration. The remarkable rock and ice formations of the summit and glacier region impress not only in winter, also during the summer months the Kitzsteinhorn mountain range promises more. It is not only a sports paradise but also living space for Golden Eagle, Ibex, Mountain Hare, Marmot and many other alpine mountain dwellers - and becomes therefore a miracle world in the midst of incomparable scenery. The images, accentuated by the emotional music score, tell everything there is to tell - the spoken word has been omitted on purpose.


"THE NEW NORMAL" (UNITED KINGDOM)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Communication: Employee/Internal-Oriented

Entrant: Jack Morton Worldwide/London


The objective of the film, The New Normal, was to provide context and set the scene for business topics on the agenda at the HSBC CEO Global Roadshow. The HSBC Global Roadshow takes place annually and runs for 3 weeks in different locations around the world and was seen as the perfect platform to showcase the film to the intended audience.The brief was to present the financial issues that are affecting HSBC in the most creative and visual way possible. HSBC attributes their success to a clear communication of business strategy to their employees so this film needed to appeal to everyone within the organisation and be engaging on a global level. The film was received extremely well by the audience over the duration of the Roadshow and is still being used for post-event purposes. The film has since been adapted and revised for other departments such as the Global FX Division.


"THE OLDEST PROFESSION - PROSTITUTES AND SEXWORKERS" (GERMANY)
SILVER SCREEN
Documentary:Television: Documentary Programs: Social Issues

Entrant: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)/Köln
Production Company: LE V/Leipzig


If in Hamburg Herbertstraße, the Parisian Bois de Boulogne or in Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk,people who want to buy sex know where to find it. The prostitution business flourishes in Europe. What are the women like who offer Sex for money? What do they sell: their body, a service or even love? Has anything changed through the centuries regarding their reputation, their social standing or has sex work even become an ordinary job for some of them? Katja Esson and Uta Kolano talked to women in Germany, France, Greece, Italy and Great Britain and stated that their respective working conditions and personal attitudes vary as much as their customer’s inclinations. The documentation analyzes the relation between power, money and morals and takes a close look at the female position within this constellation in the run of European history. It describes how clients treat prostitutes, asks questions concerning hygiene and contraception as well as payment and the dropping out possibilities.


"TOGETHER FOR A BETTER LIFE" (GERMANY)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Public Relations

Entrant: REWE-Zentralfinanz eG/Cologne
Production Company: MPG/Duesseldorf


The REWE Group Imagefilm includes the new concept plus the basic values of the concern; the film represents the REWE Group as a national and international company in trade, travel and tourism. Furthermore the REWE Group presents all business departments - food trade and tourism sector - and the appendant logos of the distributive channel. The employees are in the focus and the movie tells a story along the workday of the REWE Group staff members. The intention is obvious: The achievement of common purpuses and the continuous ambition of the employees, traders and suppliers is to improve their own and their client’s life.


"VOLVO S60 - PEDESTRIAN DETECTION" (SWEDEN)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Communication: Dealer, Distributor, Franchisee

Entrant: Edithouse Film Works/Göteborg
Sponsor/Client: Volvo Car Corporation/Göteborg
Production Company: Edithouse Film Works/Göteborg


We see the Pedestrian Detection system in action, and how it works


"WE ARE ANGLO AMERICAN" (UNITED KINGDOM)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Craft/Production Techniques: Music - Original

Entrant: World Television/London
Production Company: World Television/London


Our solution was to combine specially-shot portraits and extreme close-ups with carefully selected archive footage. We combed through hours of footage/stills to find the right shots to tell the story. A series of simple questions help structure the narrative progression of the film, culminating in a short sequence of people stating their names, before delivering the film’s title and strapline: We Are Anglo American. The overall simplicity of the piece and the richness and diversity of the voices of these real employees is key. We are particularly proud of the music track, designed specifically to accompany the film. It is deceptively simple yet client and audience response confirms it perfectly captures the spirit of Anglo American’s new brand. Taking the BBC’s original 1959 Radio Ballads as our inspiration (which wove together the voices of ordinary working people with music and sound effects), we commissioned a composer to work with the voices of Anglo American employees from right across the organisation. Up to 100 audio interviews with miners, supervisors, truck drivers, managers, accountants, geologists and marketing staff were recorded on location at Anglo American sites in Brazil, South Africa, Chile, Australia and London. A process of editing and re-editing followed, where we stripped the interviews right back to find the single sentences that captured the essence of what we were after. The composer then integrated the selected voices into the music track to create a single piece of sound design where the rhythm of the voices, and their tonal qualities; how people said what they said - was as important as the content they delivered. This was one way in which we gave the film its emotional punch. The track is mixed to have impact both at low volume on small speakers; eg over the internet, and on the big screen. The film is used in rotation with the corporate video and other material on the homepage of Anglo American’s website. For the three months following the campaign’s launch July, it had pride of place. It has been distributed internally and externally on DVD in English, Portuguese and Spanish. It had a key role to play in employee workshops around the world as part of the brand roll out. We do not have specific figures for the external reach of the video (the hits on Anglo American’s website are not available to us) but internally the film has been seen by the vast majority of the company’s 107,000 employees.


"WILD JAPAN: THE WONDERS OF ABUNDANT WATERS" (JAPAN)
SILVER SCREEN
Documnetary:Television: Documentary Programs: Nature, Wildlife

Entrant: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.)/NHK Enterprises, Inc./Tokyo
Production Company: Produced by NHK and NHK Enterprises, Inc
in association with Animal Planet Japan Co., Ltd.


This two-part series explores the secrets of the Japanese Islands, a miracle of nature. Part 2 focuses on the sea. Recent studies show that Japanese waters are the most biodiverse in the world, with about 34,000 species, representing 15 of the earth’s total marine life. This richness is the result of many unusual geological conditions, including a unique confluence of frigid and warm ocean currents, and a natural undersea conveyer belt that brings nutrients to Japan from far-away Russia. These waters truly offer spectacular sights, which were captured on film over a period of three years.


"YONGE STREET - TORONTO ROCK & ROLL STORIES" (CANADA)
SILVER SCREEN
Documentary: Television: Documentary Programs: History

Entrant: David Brady Productions/Toronto, ON
Production Company: David Brady Productions/Toronto, ON


*A three-part mini-series YONGE STREET - Toronto Rock & Roll Stories tells the untold tales of those first steps, with performers revealing, in their own words,their struggles trying to make the scene on Yonge Street, from Rock & Roll's dodgy beginnings in the late 1950s through to 1975, when strip clubs took over Yonge Street and dropped the curtain on this most exciting era of the city's musical and social history. Full of colourful anecdotes and previously unseen and unheard archival material,the 3 x 1 hour series features illuminating, entertaining reminiscences by many of the musicians and performers who were there when it all went down. We share in the stories related by Robbie Robertson (The Band),Rompin, Ronnie Hawkins, Cathy Young, Gordon Lightfoot,Sylvia Fricker (Tyson, John Kay( Steppenwolf), David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat and Tears), Daniel Lanois, Skip Prokup (Lighthouse).
The series captures all the flavour, excitement, and energy of the period when "the Devil's music" stormed white bread Toronto, and Yonge Street became the essential destination for musicians, singers and music fans not only in Toronto but across Canada and beyond. YONGE STREET - Toronto Rock & Roll Stories is a love story about a street, ; a city, and the Toronto sound - a sound that predates the 1957 night Elvis stormed Maple Leaf Gardens. The stories of YONGE STREET - Toronto Rock & Roll are still reverberating and ricocheting around the world.


"YOU FOR ME" (FRANCE)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Public Relations

Entrant: RC1 Regine Cardin Production/Paris
Sponsor/Client: EDF/Paris
Jean Baptiste Baldi, Eve Mathieu, Philippe Charton
Production Company: RC1 Regine Cardin Production/Paris


The quirky tone of the film is meant to surprise when the EDF discourse and key messages are revealed and acts as a counterpoise to the individual discourse of the film’s cast of characters. This angle ensures greater impact and collective weight to the key messages of EDF, highlighted through the singular nature of individual situations. 25/30 years olds love films that are offbeat and modern: They can say to themselves "EDF is evolving in step with us". Being humorous and offbeat is a way of putting a sparkle in the eyes of our target audience. We are all conscious of the fact that a sustainable relationship is built and nurtured on a daily basis and that this is synonymous with communication, authenticity, trust, respect, sharing, awareness, loyalty, projects, advancement and passion. To appeal to young people We have decided to use a concept employed by them, speed-dating. We wanted to show that a relationship between a company and its employees can sometimes resemble a love affair.


BSAS 2010 - " NEW STANDARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION" (FINLAND)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Public Relations

Entrant: Pohjantähti-Elokuva/Helsinki
Sponsor/Client: Baltic/Helsinki
Ilkka Herlin, Saara Kankaanrinta, Anna Kotsalo-Mustonen
Production Company: Pohjantähti-Elokuva/Helsinki


In February 2010 heads of states and businesses of the Baltic Sea area gathered together in Finland at the Baltic Sea Action Summit to contribute to saving one of the world's most polluted seas. Majority of the 1500-plus media coverages praised the summit for committing to actions rather than talks. The number of the announced commitments to saving the Baltic Sea was over 150 - even though the practical solutions to eliminate the sources of pollution and eutrophication are still distant. Our film describes the BSAS, as well as the alarming situation of the Baltic Sea. The approach is as truthful as possible - with a seed of hope at the background. Our small sea can still be rescued! The film is part of the Save the Baltic Sea campaign, which was awarded the Golden Lion at the Cannes festival 2010.


HEADLINER - "DUBIOUS VACCINES IN SHANXI PROVINCE (CHINA)" (CHINA)
SILVER SCREEN
Documentary: Television: TV News: News Features/Segements

Entrant: Radio Television Hong Kong/HKSAR


The RTHK programme Headliner is a weekly magazine programme which highlights the major current affairs issues, both local and international, in an unconventionally way. A Public Security’s diary- Tofu dregs schools bloodstained coalmines…facing chains of manmade disasters, victims have no right to voice their complaints. If they do, they become the accused, and are prosecuted for inciting disorder. Animation made by a local renowned comics artist, Emu. Radio Television Hong Kong’s “Rich Mate, Poor Mate II” is a reality show exploring the economic gap between the rich and the poor in Hong Kong. In this program, we put wealthy people in the shoes of the poor, with our film crew closely following them around the clock to see their experience of poverty.
Will there be an answer to dubious vaccines- Mainland Chinese reporter Wang Keqin discovered that many children in Shanxi province have died or become handicapped soon after vaccination. An official from Shanxi Disease Control Centre, Chen Taoan even revealed that since 2006, there have been vaccines which were exposed to high temperatures. The government, however, said that the problem of the children had no relationship with the vaccines. Even when reporters and parents had evidence, the courts refused to take up the cases. This incident is only the tip of an iceberg. Child victims of contaminated vaccines have since been found all over China. From the spread of AIDS,melamine milk power to killer vaccines, more and more people are victimised, and more and more victims are pressured to shut up. The children are innocent. Who actually incites disorder, unscrupulous businessmen and officials, or the country which allows all this to happen?


KNOLE ‘FIVE CENTURIES OF SHOWING OFF’ (UNITED KINGDOM)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Specialty Productions

Entrant: Firehouse/London


We were commissioned to tell the amazing story of Knole House in a way that would engage all audiences from school children upwards. We chose to look at the historic property through modern eyes explaining the family fueds and mini scandals that are intricatley woven into its lomg history. Eminent historian Dr Jonathan Foyle takes us through the story.


SHIRE 'BETTER LIVES' (UNITED KINGDOM)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Public Relations

Entrant: World Television/London
Production Company: World Television/London


‘Better Lives’ tells Shire’s story through three employees, with contributions from colleagues, patients and their families. Individual stories are woven together to provide a vivid overall impression of the company. It opens with short, unattributed voiceovers which set up the idea of making our working lives mean something. At the end of the film it is revealed these voices belong to Shire’s Senior Executives when the same people are interviewed. We cut to the story of Maja Schramm, a Senior Product Manager in Germany, and her battle to raise awareness of ADHD. We learn why she wanted to join Shire and her drive to make a difference. The mother of an ADHD son she speaks movingly of the effect on him and her family. In San Francisco we discover how Sales Rep, Drew Kain, joined Shire nervous and insecure. With mentoring from his boss, Christine Raymond, who guided him through meetings with physicians and encouraged him to return to college a course Shire paid for Drew went on to win President’s Club and get his Masters Degree. Lastly we travel to Boston to focus on Shire’s 10 year struggle to bring a life-changing therapy for Hunter syndrome to market, from the perspectives of Shire’s VPs of Research and Development Operations. But the final word is reserved for Hunter patient, Kyle Plunkett: "I feel really honoured that I’m being helped by Shire. I feel that they are really caring about me and other people who have this problem, and they want to help." The film was produced over 18 months. We conducted detailed research into many stories before deciding upon these. Getting permission to feature patients and physicians in different territories was a detailed, painstaking process. The film was shot on HD video and Super 8 film. This combination of formats, and the considered yet immediate documentary shooting style, helps give the film its fluidity, warmth and impact. The film is underscored by specially composed music. ‘Better Lives’ was first shown in a series of dedicated cinema-style screenings across the company. An English version is streamed on the shire.com to make it as accessible to as wide an external audience as possible. It is also available on DVD in five other European languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German). Since the film launched on 19 July 2010 it has received around 250 views per month on Shire’s intranet. On shire.com the video was viewed over 1,600 times in under 2 months.


VOESTALPINE BRAND - "MEET PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE" (AUSTRIA)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Communication: Employee/Internal-Oriented

Entrant: voestalpine/Linz
Sponsor/Client: voestalpine/Linz


With the help of five group employees, the films show how we at voestalpine work each day in the various divisions to promote both large- and small-scale development. For instance, Rogério Cota Ferreira da Silva in Brazil describes how his team worked to enable Brazil’s sugar cane factories to produce not only sugar and ethanol, but also to supply valuable energy to their neighboring cities. Tim Teegarden in the United States talks about his career and private life. Stephan Diehl in Germany shows how he stays in motion. Ziying Hao in China pushes Western clichés to the side and gets on track for high-speed transport. And Danny van der Hout describes the contribution voestalpine heavy plate makes to the worldwide energy supply. These examples are also combined into a corporate video that makes these small contributions visible in people’s everyday lives and shows that, thanks to these employees, we at voestalpine will remain one step ahead in the future as well.


VOESTALPINE BRAND - "ONE STEP AHEAD" (AUSTRIA)
SILVER SCREEN
Corporate: Public Relations

Entrant: voestalpine/Linz
Sponsor/Client: voestalpine/Linz


With the help of five group employees, the films show how we at voestalpine work each day in the various divisions to promote both large- and small-scale development. For instance, Rogério Cota Ferreira da Silva in Brazil describes how his team worked to enable Brazil’s sugar cane factories to produce not only sugar and ethanol, but also to supply valuable energy to their neighboring cities. Tim Teegarden in the United States talks about his career and private life. Stephan Diehl in Germany shows how he stays in motion. Ziying Hao in China pushes Western clichés to the side and gets on track for high-speed transport. And Danny van der Hout describes the contribution voestalpine heavy plate makes to the worldwide energy supply. These examples are also combined into a corporate video that makes these small contributions visible in people’s everyday lives and shows that, thanks to these employees, we at voestalpine will remain one step ahead in the future as well.


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