This year, the festival received nearly 900 submissions from more than 45 countries worldwide. All submitted productions were carefully evaluated and screened by a 70-member jury. In the process, 200 productions received a shortlist nomination, of which 130 received a Dolphin trophy.
The Film "Studying is what you make of it!" by Seed was able to convince the jury due to the contemporary and multi-faceted presentation of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, and was awarded the Grand Prix for Corporate Media. "Simply a brilliant realization from start to finish. Perfectly shot, great editing, the script to the point. Without a doubt the best in the competition," the jury reasoned. The Grand Prix for Documentary went to Austrian-based production company Terra Mater Studios for their documentary "Once Upon a Time in Tsavo - Episode 1: A Time of Plenty," which recounts the relationship between elephants and termites as they create water holes.
In addition to the Grand Prix, Seed was able to secure gold for the FHNW film in the "Image Films" category. Furthermore, the corporate film "Fail Forward" for CTC Analytics was awarded a Finalist Certificate in the category "Human Resources".
Overall, the DACH region made a strong statement, securing over 50 Dolphin trophies at this year's edition. Among them were the two Grand Prix trophies and the blue Dolphin for Best Production Company. This makes the DACH region one of the strongest regions in this year's edition.
A total of 17 awards went to Switzerland.
|Grand Prix||Seed||Corporate Media||FHNW||Studying is what you make of it!|
|Gold||Seed||Image films||FHNW||Studying is what you make of it!|
|Finalist Certificate||Seed||Human Resources||CTC Analytics||Fail Forward|
|Gold||Maybaum||Image films||Trisa||Trisa of Switzerland|
|Silver||Family / Stories||Marketing films B2C||Watson||Only those who know can make a stand|
|Finalist Certificate||Frame Eleven + Partners||Image films||Hüsler Nest||Good night, good day|
|Gold||Guava Motion||Information films & explanatory videos||Swisspatat||The story of the small potato|
|Gold||Film Tannery||Information films & explanatory videos||Economiesuisse||Hannah Cash S2E2|
|Silver||Maybaum||Information films & explanatory videos||ApoSanitas & Eigens.net||Own e-recipe|
|Finalist Certificate||Maybaum||Social responsibility/CSR||Coop Legal Protection||Coop Legal Protection Sponsoring|
|Gold||Switzerland Tourism/ Wirz / Pumpkin Film||Tourism films - Destinations - Countries||Switzerland tourism||No Drama|
|Gold||Switzerland Tourism / Wirz / Stories||Tourism films - Products||Switzerland tourism||No one upstages the Grand Tour of Switzerland|
|Gold||Film Tannery||Web documentations||Sunrise||Levada|
|Silver||Family / Stories||Brand Image Videos||Watson||Only those who know can make a stand|
|Finalist Certificate||Dynamic Frame||Brand Image Videos||Building||Building x Atelier Oï - Spinpark|
|Finalist Certificate||Maybaum||Webisodes||Suisa||Louis checks it out! What's really behind Suisa|
|Black dolphin||Maybaum||Best use of drones||Maybaum||Just another day at the Maybaum Film Office - Drone Video|
Source: Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards