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Report back on Cannes

View of Cannes Harbour

After a fun-filled, Rosé-fueled week in Cannes, it’s back to reality.  But not before a little update on all the happenings!

Much gratitude to Philippa for the endless hours of fundraising and organisation – after all the build-up to Cannes over the past months she and Chris pulled off a brilliant South Africa Party at the Plage Royale on Friday night.  We were also able to hang out there for most of the week and created a very casual S.A. base for ticket collection and promotional material.

It was very much go-go-go from the moment of arrival.  We were hosted very generously by Kodak on their boat on Tuesday and Thursday for drinks functions as well as for a South African Industry brunch on Wednesday morning.  Plage Royale proved an excellent base from which attendees could collect party tickets for Friday night and we could enjoy delicious lunches.  Thursday started out very tame and ended at the obligatory Gutter Bar at 4 in the morning, after enjoying some Swiss hospitality and then a raucous evening at the Shots Party.  Friday evening was brilliant fun, after Philippa, Ray and I bruised fingers tying helium balloons!

All in all, a really enjoyable time and a final thank you once again to all the sponsors who made this event possible: AFS Productions, Gatehouse Commercials, Lucky Rabbit Films and Moonlighting Film Production Services as well as Amazing Spaces, AVIS, Cinemark, Film & Event Publishing, Groundglass, Juice Film, Media Film Service, One Step Beyond, Panavision, Pioneer Freight, Searle St Post and Unitravel.  You can also see more on the Facebook Group Page for the event.

Yes, we Cannes

Cannes Lions Advertising Festival 19 - 25 June

It’s almost time for one of the most exciting advertising festivals of the year – Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity!

We’ve joined a private initiative to collectively market and showcase South Africa as a commercial shoot destination.  It’s going to be the 7th year running that there’ll be such a collective and we’ll be hosting a ‘South Africa Party’ on Plage Royale in Cannes (yes, right on the beach) on Friday 24 June from 10pm.  The party is being arranged by Philippa of Big Bash Theory and is set to be a magnificent success.  If you’re going to be around drop me a line as it’s invites only – so best be quick!  You can also find more info on the Facebook Group Page

We will also be hanging around sunning ourselves on the Plage Royale during the days if you want to pop in and say hi.  See you there and a big shout-out to all the sponsors who’ve got involved.

Cannes Lions Sponsors for South Africa Party