ADCAN*

About the awards

The ADCAN awards is free to enter and invites unsigned filmmakers and animators to answer one of the live charity briefs. It's a chance for creatives to gain valuable access to industry leaders, for charities to get content to promote their cause and for the film and animation industries to find new talent. It's this circle of benefits that makes ADCAN so unique. Our year culminates in exclusive Winners Workshops and a celebration of *Creativity as a force for good in London & Los Angeles.

This year we’re excited to present our first Open brief. The ADCAN Open brief can be responded to in any medium and is for anyone, pro or up-and-coming, around the globe wanting to use their *Creativity as a force for good.

Winners Workshops

The Prize

This year international award-winning production houses in LA and London are running the Winners’ Workshops. You’ll meet Anonymous Content, Prettybird, Exile and Arcade Edit, Hey Wonderful, Psyop, Park Pictures, Nexus, Rattling Stick, Partizan and Vice and receive one-on-one advice from the production community’s best recruiters in our speed-mentoring sessions in London and LA. This is followed by practical hands on workshops with the best in the business covering the whole filmmaking process from kit to sound design. Then it’s your chance to shine at the ADCAN Awards show in LA.

Up to two winning filmmakers for each brief will be flown to LA from destinations within the US or from London subject to fundraising outcomes! If you’d like to help sponsor the awards please say hello@adcan.com

"FOLLOWING OUR GRAND PRIX WIN I NOW WORK FULL TIME AS A PRODUCTION MANAGER AT RATTLING STICK."

Emily Atterton, ADCAN Grand Prix winner

"The ADCAN awards has been better than the two years of university I paid for."

Ezrael Alem, ADCAN award winner

Our Judges

This year we welcome both new and returning judges. Long Standing partners Rattling Stick, Nexus, Partizan, Vice, Anonymous Content, Park Pictures & Psyop are joined by Prettybird, Hey Wonderful, Arcade Edit and the Department of Sales. With their impressive list of accolades, including Oscars, Cannes Gold Awards and Grammy nominations, they know talent when they see it.

How to enter

  1. Get inspired by the briefs
  2. Make something original
  3. 2018 competition now closed

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