JOIN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF CRAFTERS
Kino International, Berlin
November 8, 9 & 10, 2022
David Lee is the Chief Creative Officer of Squarespace, leading their award-winning creative team whose work encapsulates all creative, design and production efforts for the company. Before judging and jumping on stage in Berlin, he shared some ideas and advices with CICLOPE.
Managing Director and Executive Producer at Iconoclast Paris (and President of CICLOPE Festival’s Music Video jury panel!), sat down with us to share her thoughts on the industry and why she wanted to be part of this year’s event.
Based in Cape Town, Emilie is a young audacious director and storyteller, a promising voice in the new generation of South African creatives. "Strangers", for Dom Dolla ft. Mansionair, is no exception: a captivating and unconventional portrait of young love, awarded Best Music Video at CICLOPE Africa.
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.
In 2021, SporTV "Let her run" won the Grand Prix at CICLOPE Latino. The film, directed by Rafael Damy and produced by Santeria, shed a light on the discriminatory “gender testing”.
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.
In this Q&A with Jan Tvilling, VFX Supervisor at BaconX, we go through the team’s work in this tender commercial directed by Martin Werner, that won the Gold for Best VFX at CICLOPE Festival 2021.
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”.