Cannes 2016: Canada makes Film shortlist nine times

Trophies in the Film competition will be handed out Saturday night

David Brown June 23, 2016

PRESENTED_BY_AOLCanada will have nine chances to win a Film Lion when the trophies are handed out at the final gala awards show of the International Festival of Creativity Saturday night.

Eight different agencies made the list with only John St. getting two different nominations: once in the Private Screens & Events category for its self-promotional “Jane St.” produced with Soft Citizen Toronto, Aircastle Production Toronto and Relish Editing Toronto; and again in Viral Film for “#CoverTheAthlete,” working with Soft Citizen Toronto, Aircastle Production Toronto and Relish Editing Toronto.

Joining John St. on the list are (scroll down to see some of the contending work):

And while it won’t go down as a Canadian win, Alter Ego Toronto and Saints Editorial Toronto were both shortlisted as production partners for BETC Paris’ “I Have Seen” for Gant.

The nine Canadian nominations this year are down from 17 last year. In all, the competition saw 2,801 submissions this year (down from 3,070) a year ago, and 247 made the shortlist. The Film jury has a Canadian representative, Nancy Crimi-Lamanna, vice-president, creative director at FCB Toronto.

Publicis—Preroll Petitions

Zulu Alpha Kilo—Lily & The Snowman

Anomaly Toronto—Unfiltered Big Game Ad Review

John St.—#CoverTheAthlete

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