In 2022, Mami Wata's "Luck Is Alive" won the Grand Prix at CICLOPE Africa. The film tells the story of an African surfer and an adherent of animism -the belief that inanimate objects and concepts can have a soul-, giving director Paul Ward the chance to create a breathtaking world.
Moby's music video for "My Only Love", directed by Paulo Garcia and produced by Zombie Studios, won the Best Music Video award at CICLOPE Latino 2021. Using some beautiful animation, the film shows the greatness of the forest and the destructive power of mankind.
At CICLOPE Festival 2021, Skrillex's "Butterflies" (directed by Ben Strebel, produced by Biscuit Filmworks, VFX by Electric Theatre Collective) won the Gold for Best Visual Effects in Music Videos. In this Q&A, Tobin Brett, 3D Lead on the project, shares some insights on this haunting film.
Show Yanagisawa is a film director based in Tokyo, Japan. He began his creative career as an oil painter and live graffiti artist, studying under the prominent contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. His signature abstract approach to filmmaking has earned him a number of the industry’s most prestigious awards.
Another Grand Prix, another extraordinary piece of film craft. Check this conversation with director Steve Rogers, creative director Jason Kreher (Wieden+Kennedy) and production designer Steven Jones-Evans, on their collaborative work for Brawl Stars - “Starr Park”.
In April 2021, Shelflife’s “Stüssy x Nike” won the Grand Prix at CICLOPE Africa. The stunning film, that revolves around the story of a weird dream (really weird…), gave director Marc Sidelsky (Massif / Little League Films) the chance to grow something from scratch and share his original view on how fashion could be communicated.
In 2020, Hutchison Three's “Real 5G: The future”, directed by Ian Pons Jewell, produced by Academy Films with sound by String and Tins, won a Grand Prix at CICLOPE Festival. We had a chat with director Ian Pons Jewell and sound designer Will Cohen to know more about this outstanding piece.