FINCH Sydney, R/GA, BBDO NY Among Big Winners At One Screen Short Fest
A scene from Ad Council's "Rising"
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FINCH, Sydney, Australia, was awarded Best of Show for “The Eleven O’Clock” at last night’s (2/13) seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival, the premiere short film festival from The One Club for Creativity that unites the film and advertising worlds. Following the delusional patient of a psychiatrist who believes he is actually the psychiatrist himself, "The Eleven O’Clock" also picked up a One Screen award in Comedy at the ceremony and screening at the SVA Theater in New York.

Other notable winners on the night included “Rising” by R/GA, New York on behalf of The Ad Council, which picked up three awards, one each in the Fiction, Movie Poster and Art Direction/Production Design categories. 

"Rising," a short film that is a powerful extension of the iconic Love Has No Labels campaign, was directed by Game of Thrones’ David Nutter and written by Lena Waithe--creator of Showtime drama series The Chi and Emmy-winning writer for Master of None--and Azia Squire. The dramatic short film created pro bono by R/GA with production house Great Guns and VFX by Ntropic, follows a group of diverse Americans facing a devastating storm. A closing montage features photos of real disaster survivors coming together regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability and age.

BBDO New York also had three wins at the One Screen Short fest, on work for AT&T, Johnson & Johnson and Mars Chocolate North America, Snickers.  Observatory and Shutterstock each took home a pair of One Screen awards.

One Screen is part of The One Club for Creativity, the global non-profit organization celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design.  Now in its seventh year, One Screen focuses on all forms and aspects of short films--commercials, music videos, short narratives, spec work, passion projects, movie poster design, credits, etc.--and celebrates the best of the film and ad industries with no limitation and total artistic freedom, all on one screen.  

Entries were received this year from 45 countries and judged by a 79-person jury of leading film directors, producers, ad agency creatives and heads of production companies.  

“Now in its seventh year, One Screen has become a showcase for the passion projects of accomplished filmmakers, as well as a high-visibility forum to recognize promising young talent,” said Jonathan Jirjis, executive producer at One Screen and The One Club.  “We’re thrilled with the range and quality of work submitted this year and congratulate all of our 2019 winners.”

Here’s a rundown on this year’s One Screen Short Film Festival winners:

Best of Show
“The Eleven O’Clock” (trailer) by FINCH, Sydney, Australia

“The Craft” by //Thirteen & Co, Paddington, NSW, Australia

“Wa’ad (The Promise)” by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Geneva, Switzerland 

“Rising” by R/GA, New York, NY, USA for The Ad Council

“Dergin Tokmak - Start Your Impossible” by Adi Halfin, Tel Aviv, Israel and Berlin, Germany for Toyota.

Music Video:
“Corporation” by Prettybird, Culver City, CA, USA for Jack White 

“Albatross Soup” by Cause + Effect, New York, NY, USA 

Branded Entertainment
“Endless Stories” by AlmapBBDO, São Paulo, Brazil for Getty Images

“A Report of Connected Events” by PostPanic, Amsterdam, Netherlands with Nuna9, London, UK for Liberty Global 

Budget Under $10,000
“We Build Walls!” By Two Hands, Los Angeles, CA, USA for Boccamazzo Construction
“Dukkha” by 18 Uppercut, a film collective in China/Singapore/USA, for W. Y. Huang 

Mobile Film
“What is Beauty?” By Film Pill, London, UK 

Title and End-Credit Sequence
“Semi Permanent 2018 Opening Titles” by Joyce N. Ho, New York, NY, USA for Semi Permanent 

Movie Poster
“Rising” by R/GA, New York, NY, USA for The Ad Council

“Get Out - Shutterstock Oscar Pop Poster Series 2018” by Shutterstock, New York, NY, USA 

“Margins of Error “ by BBDO New York, NY, USA for Mars Chocolate North America, Snickers 

“Darkest Hour Shutterstock Oscar Pop Poster Series 2018” by Shutterstock, New York, NY, USA

“The Eleven O’Clock” by FINCH, Sydney, Australia 

60-Second Film
“Piano” by Cossette, Toronto, Ontario, Canada for Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity 

“Dieline Rebrand Launch” by Jones Knowles Ritchie, London, UK for Dieline 

Art Direction/Production Design
“Rising” by R/GA, New York, NY, USA for The Ad Council 

“Nurses Save Lives” by BBDO New York, NY, USA for Johnson & Johnson

Sound Design/Original Score
“Savor.WAVS” by Observatory, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY, USA for Chipotle 

Foreign Film
“Bheki The Mbhaco Maker Short Film” by FCB Africa (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa for South African Tourism 

Visual Effects
“Bus” by BBDO New York, USA for AT&T

“Fang” by Observatory, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY, USA for AB InBev, Budweiser 

Emerging Directors
“Adam” by William Armstrong, London, UK 

“Medically Speaking” by Megan Park, Pereira O’Dell, San Francisco, CA, USA for Ignite National

Emerging Writer
“Naje” by Naje Wright, Best Buy, Richfield, MN, USA for Best Buy Teen Tech Centers 

“If I Wasn’t There” by Juliana Aterje, Boston, MA, USA


Client The Ad Council/Love Has No Labels campaign Heidi Arthur, Sheri Klein, Jenn Walters, Libby Panipinto, Allison Greenwald, campaign development (Ad Council); Julia Blumenstyk, strategy & evaluation (Ad Council); Greg Kelly, media strategy (ad Council). Creative Lena Waithe, Azia Squire, screenplay. Agency R/GA Chris Northam, Eric Jannon, SVPs/executive creative directors/writers; Diana Gonzalez, Dave Surgan, planning; Jeff Skutnik, Chase Smith, Mac Demyanovich, production. Production Company Great Guns David Nutter, director; Diego De La Maza, Laura Gregory, exec producers; Thom Fennessey, producer; Peter Menzies Jr., DP. Postproduction Whitehouse Editorial James Demetriou, editor. Music Blake Neely, composer; Akila Robinson, music supervisor. Sound Design Tim Hayes, sound designer. VFX Ntropic, Los Angeles Juliet Tierney, exec producer; Simon Mowbray, VFX supervisor/Flame lead; James McCarthy, VFX shoot supervisor; Bridgette Spalding, Tom Baker, producers. Erin Lockard, VFX coordinator; Jadan Duffin, Devin Uzan, VFX Nuke compositor; Roger Kupelian, VFX matte painter; Nick Sanders, colorist; Kevin Miller, color producer. (Toolbox: Maya, Houdini, Nuke, Flame, Resolve)


Client AT&T Visual Effects/Animation  KEVIN, Venice, Calif. Sue Troyan, sr. EP/partner; Tim Davies, executive creative director/partner; Mike Dalzell, head of CG; Jami Schakel, VFX producer; Andrew Cowderoy, VFX coordinator; Anthony Petitti, Marisa Chin, Robert Murdock, Steve Gibbons, Theodore Maniatis , Roger Kupelian, 2D; Andy Byrne, Carl Harders, Delano Athias, Greg Mawicke, Jarrod Avalos, Kris Kelly , Matt Longwell, CG. (Toolbox: Flame, Maya, Houdini) Music/Sound Barking Owl, West Los Angeles Atticus Ross, Jacob Plasse, composers; Morgan Johnson, sound designer; Kelly Bayett, executive producer/creative director. Audio Post Sonic Union, NY Steven Rosen, Mike Marinelli, Paul Weiss, engineers; Justine Cortale, Pat Sullivan, producers. Agency: BBDO  Production: Somesuch, London; Anonymous Content, bicoastal; Daniel Wolfe, director


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