Cannes Lions - International Festival of Creativity

Monday 17 June 2019 - Friday 21 June 2019

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Cannes Lions is the world's biggest annual awards show and festival for professionals in the creative communications industry.

Présentation

A large-scale professional meeting.

Being in the spotlight is part of the Cannes DNA, no matter whether these are from the cinema or publicity. And the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity no longer has to prove its interest and renown as every year, since 1954, it has brought together thousands of short films, adverts, posters and other products from the creative communications industries. It therefore ranks among the most prestigious events in the advertising and communications sector and brings together publicists from the world over, celebrating the thousands of global creations and showcasing the best works from over 100 countries around the world.

A preferential place of exchange
With over 15,000 participants from more than 100 countries, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is a place for exchanges between entrepreneurs, directors, creators and the professionals and opinion leaders from the various advertising industries. On the programme: conferences, workshops, networking, tutorials and awards for those in the communications, marketing, design, technology, media and entertainment sectors.

A Festival that also puts the spotlight on a considerable number of speakers, from all walks of life and, for some, known by the media and the public, such as Shaquille O'NEAL (former basketball player), David OYELOWO (British actor: “A United Kingdom”, “Selma”, “The Butler”, etc.), Johnny MARR (former guitarist from The Smiths), etc.

Cannes Lions Awards
Every year, 20,000 works are submitted from every country across the globe for assessment by an international jury: over 5,000 advertising films, some 10,000 adverts and posters, 1,500 internet titles, over 800 media solutions and more. Some 9,000 publicists from the world over benefit from the opportunity to meet up. However, they also come in the hope of winning one of the Lions, prestigious prizes awarded by specialized juries in several categories. And Apple will be participating in the juries for the first time in the history of the festival, with Tor MYHREN, VP Marketing Communications appointed as the innovation chair. According to Jose PAPA, General Director of Cannes Lions, “the chairs of this years’ jury represent a blend of world famous creative leaders and incredible respected names from the brands and world of technology”.


A SOCIAL CONSCIENCE AT CANNES LIONS

The issue of global hunger will take centre stage at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Throughout the week, companies will come together to support the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) efforts to end hunger around the world.

Last year at Cannes Lions, SAWA, the Global Cinema Advertising Association, partnered with WFP to launch #FeedOurFuture, a global cinema campaign to engage cinema audiences with the issue of hunger. SAWA and the global cinema medium have worked to raise awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals since their launch in 2015.

Festival delegates will be encouraged to visit a Facebook fundraiser where they can buy meals for children living in some of the most difficult conditions around the world.

“Cannes Lions Festival attracts the world’s best and brightest from the creative industry. We want to place the futures of the furthest behind right in front of these leaders, no matter where they are, to let them know how easy it is to help the 3 million children who die from hunger every year,” said Cheryl Wannell, CEO of SAWA.

Donate @WorldFoodProgram to save a child's life:A Social Conscience at Cannes Lions
The issue of global hunger will take centre stage at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Throughout the week, companies will come together to support the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) efforts to end hunger around the world.

Last year at Cannes Lions, SAWA, the Global Cinema Advertising Association, partnered with WFP to launch #FeedOurFuture, a global cinema campaign to engage cinema audiences with the issue of hunger. SAWA and the global cinema medium have worked to raise awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals since their launch in 2015.

Festival delegates will be encouraged to visit a Facebook fundraiser where they can buy meals for children living in some of the most difficult conditions around the world.

“Cannes Lions Festival attracts the world’s best and brightest from the creative industry. We want to place the futures of the furthest behind right in front of these leaders, no matter where they are, to let them know how easy it is to help the 3 million children who die from hunger every year,” said Cheryl Wannell, CEO of SAWA.

Donate @WorldFoodProgram to save a child's life:https://business.facebook.com/donate/429999274506132/

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