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 the ADCAN Awards so unique. This years’ awards gathering and exclusive industry workshops will take place in the home of film, LA.

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The Prize

This year international award-winning production houses in LA are running the winners’ workshops. On day one you’ll meet Rattling Stick, Anonymous Content, Psyop and Park Pictures and receive one-on-one advice in our speed-mentoring session. Then it’s your chance to shine at the ADCAN Awards show. Day two is an exciting full day of practical hands on workshops covering the whole filmmaking process from kit to sound design.

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

See briefs

FOLLOWING OUR GRAND PRIX WIN MY ADCAN DOP HAS BEEN BOOKED FOR COMMERCIALS AND 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. Longstanding partners and award winning UK production companies Rattling Stick, Partizan & Nexus are joined by US media giant Vice, leading management and Film, TV and Commercial production company Anonymous Content, International production company Park Pictures and US animation studio Psyop. With their impressive list of accolades, including Oscars, Cannes Gold Awards and Grammy nominations, they know how to spot great talent.

How to enter

  1. Get inspired by the briefs
  2. Make an original film
  3. Submit your film (2017 COMP CLOSED)

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