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Press release by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
Ludwigsburg, 14 August 2019



The international pull of the Porsche Award is as strong as ever: an impressive 92 films from 11 countries were submitted for the 16th edition of the advertising film award for young talents organised by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and the National Film and Television School (NFTS). A large majority of the submissions came from Europe – from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Finland, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy and Germany. However, a number of emerging filmmakers from further afield also submitted their work in the competition. Films were received from New Zealand, Singapore and the USA – with the latter coming in third in the table of best-represented countries. The winning films will be chosen at the award ceremony in the Curzon Soho Cinema in London on 21 November 2019.

As in previous years, films have been submitted in two categories: the Mobility Category and the Classical Category / Other Formats. For the first time, these are divided into the sub-categories “Classical 1” (for films up to 1 minute in length) and “Classical 2” (for films 1 to 3 minutes in length). This will make it easier to compare films with regard to the diversity of the formats submitted.

The jury made up of prominent international advertising film experts will assess all the advertising films in each category and draw up a shortlist, from which they will choose a total of six winners on the day of the award ceremony – three in each category. The jury members will reach a decision with absolutely no knowledge of who has produced each spot. This year the jury includes: Patrick Cahill (Joint Head of Integrated Production, Havas, London), Bruce St. Clair (Director from Madrid, Rattling Stick, London), Thomas W. Kienast (DoP, Founder of Das Rund, Vienna), Lyndy Stout (Editor, 1.4, London), Veronika Jelsikova (Executive Producer at Stink Rising and Producer at Stink, Prague), Shai Hirschon (Creative Managing Director at GINGER x MassiveMusic, Berlin), Angélique Bosio (Executive Producer at Stink Rising, Paris) and Oliver Hoffmann (Director Marketing Communications, Porsche AG, Stuttgart).

Patrick Cahill will also be our presenter for the award ceremony, a role he previously fulfilled in 2016.

The Porsche Award was first held in 2004, with the FABW hosting the completely non-profit competition from the very beginning. Since 2016, the Filmakademie and the NFTS have been working together on the direction of the competition – in close cooperation and coordination with Porsche. The Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer has been the event’s main sponsor from its inception. In this role, Porsche is providing the prizes for the winners, which include a cash prize and a trophy designed exclusively for the Porsche Award.
The specialist online publications 1.4 and shots are back this year as our international media partners.

You can find more information at: www.porsche-award.com




Award ceremony
Thursday, 21 November 2019 at the “Curzon Soho” cinema in London

Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

Organiser and partner
National Film and Television School (NFTS)

“Curzon Soho” in London

Project lead
Olivia Marten: porsche-award@filmakademie.de

Project collaboration
Hemant Sharda: HSharda@nfts.co.uk
Gillian Woods: GWoods@nfts.co.uk

Press and PR / Germany
Fenja Schnizer and Andreas Friedrich

Press and PR / England
Vicky Hewlett

Maximum film lengths
Up to 60 seconds (Classical Category, sub-category 1: classical format and campaigns)
Up to 3 minutes (Classical Category, sub-category 2: classical format or other format)
Up to 3 minutes (Mobility Category: classical format or other format)

Original language, English subtitles

Prize money Classical Category
1st Prize: €3,911, 2nd Prize: €2,911, 3rd Prize: €1,911

Prize money Mobility Category
1st Prize: €3,911, 2nd Prize: €2,911, 3rd Prize: €1,911

Main sponsor
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart
Press and PR: Nadescha Vornehm

Media Partners
shots, international advertising film publication, London
1.4, online platform for international short film talents, London

Press Works & Public Relations

Fenja Schnizer
Press Officer
Tel:+49 7141 969 82187

Fenja Schnizer
Fenja Schnizer

Public Relations

Andreas Friedrich
Press Officer & Head of Alumni Relations
Tel:+49 7141 969 82188

Andreas Friedrich
Andreas Friedrich
Fenja Schnizer
Fenja Schnizer
Press Officer
Andreas Friedrich
Andreas Friedrich
Press Officer & Head of Alumni Relations