14 entries from Asia make the cut at the Ciclope International film craft awards: 10 from Japan

Cyclope.jpgCICLOPE International Festival of Craft has announced their shortlist. The jury - that comprises top producers and creatives from all over the world - chose, among more than 1,000 entries, the best works in each category, which will compete for CICLOPE's one-eyed trophies. All finalists will be screened at Kino International, in Berlin, during CICLOPE Festival, on November 8 & 9.

Asia has 14 shortlists in total. Japan has 10 shortlists, China has 3 and Thailand has 1.
Shortlisted work:

Short Form category

CINEMATOGRAPHY, WRITING & ORIGINAL MUSIC
Nike - Shanghai Fast   
Stink Films China
Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai     

DIRECTION - UNDER 90 SECONDS
Monde Nissin (Thailand) - The Secret
Factory01 Bangkok

EDITING   
Suntory Holdings Limited  - The 227th Year of Innovation   
Cutters Studios    
Hakuhodo Japan

PRODUCTION DESIGN   
Toyota Finance Corporation - a car(d) life story   
TAIYO KIKAKU Co., Ltd
ASATSU-DK INC  Japan

Long Form category

CINEMATOGRAPHY   
Tiffany & Co - Tiffany Blue   
GEEK PICTURES INC  Japan

CINEMATOGRAPHY, ORIGINAL MUSIC, SOUND DESIGN, VISUAL EFFECTS  
Suntory Holdings Ltd - Yamazaki Moments
TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION   
DENTSU INC  Japan

PRODUCTION DESIGN   
KAZETOROCK INC - MIRAI 2061   
GEEK PICTURES INC Japan  

DIRECTION   
Obsession for smoothness 
OK Go
AOI Pro. Inc  Japan

PRODUCTION DESIGN   
Wednesday Campanella - The Bamboo Princess       
TAIYO KIKAKU Japan

The shortlist is a collection of the best ranked entries in each category, based on the scores given by the Executive Jury and the Grand Jury during the online judging. Winners will be defined by the Executive Jury during an in-person judging session to be held in Berlin on November 7th, when the jury will deliver one Bronze, one Silver and one Gold trophy in each category, and may award a Grand Prix per section.

The Executive Jury will be chaired by Rupert Reynolds-MacLean, Managing Director at Biscuit UK; Lisa Margulis, Managing Director and Executive Producer at The Directors Bureau; and Ali Brown, Partner and Executive Producer at Prettybird.

The winners will be announced in the Awards Ceremony at Kino International, on November 9th, at 8.00 pm, after two days of inspiring talks & panels by the likes of David LaChapelle, Lance Acord (Park Pictures), Kirk Baxter (Exile), Jenny Pham (adidas Originals), Carl Johnson (Anomaly), Crystal Moselle (Somesuch) and Megaforce (Riff Raff Films), among many others.


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