For ad films across ten categories, the German Advertising Film Academy hands out “Hatto” trophies—named after the founding father.
24.03.2017 Hamburg, Germany → www.deutscher-werbefilmpreis.de
Die Klappe honours TV, digital and cinema ads from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, along with a PR competition and youth prize.
06.04.2017 Hamburg, Germany → www.dieklappe.de
In the creative surroundings of the Old Truman Brewery, D&AD’s prestigious award ceremony is the finale to a rich festival of events.
25.04.2017 - 27.04.2017 London, United Kindom → www.dandad.org
Since its launch in 2015, this contest has made its name as an industry barometer for quality digital advertising across German-speaking markets.
27.04.2017 Berlin, Germany → www.deutscherdigitalaward.de
Since internet’s infancy in 1996 the Webbies have established themselves as one of the top prizes for all things online.
May 2017 NYC, USA → www.webbyawards.com
From humble beginnings as a student event in 1994, FMX is now a big deal in animation, effects, VR and transmedia—though it still retains its intimate feel.
02.05.2017 - 05.05.2017 Stuttgart, Germany → www.fmx.de
A powerhouse in German-language creative comms, Spotlight uses audience feedback along with a professional jury to award its prizes.
04.05.2017 - 06.05.2017 Stuttgart, Germany → www.spotlight-festival.de/
Berlin comes alive every May as hundreds of international speakers talk cutting-edge digital matters in a carnival of idea-sharing.
08.05.2017 - 10.05.2017 Berlin, Germany → www.re-publica.com
The “Creative Week” of top programming culminates in the One Show awards, where worldwide professionals hope to win the coveted Gold Pencil.
08.05.2017 - 12.05.2017 NYC, USA → www.oneshow.org
With the motto “Disrupting Deutschland”, the 53rd festival from the Art Directors’ Club features awards plus workshops and other events.
10.05.2017 - 11.05.2017 Hamburg, Germany → www.adc.de
Bringing the advertisers’ perspective into the foreground, winners here are chosen by the industry magazine “Werben & Verkaufen”.
16.05.2017 Munich, Germany → www.wuv.de
After input from a worldwide jury of 400+, prestigious Manhattan venue Jazz at Lincoln Center plays host to a glitzy award ceremony.
18.05.2017 New York, USA → www.newyorkfestivals.com
Tens of thousands of industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs clog the canals of Amsterdam for Europe’s leading tech festival.
18.05.2017 - 19.05.2017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands → www.thenextweb.com
The film and animation festival has been going since the 1960s in the beautiful alpine town—the main contest is accompanied by an industry marketplace.
12.06.2017 - 17.06.2017 Annecy, France → www.annecy.org
One of the world’s stellar advertising award ceremonies takes place at the world-famous Palais des Festivals.
17.06.2017 - 24.06.2017 Cannes, France → www.canneslions.com
19.01.2017 - 20.04.2017
The motherboard for all things computer, with a rich program on topics like graphics, augmented realities and games—with awards given out too.
30.07.2017 - 03.08.2017 Los Angeles, USA → s2017.siggraph.org
In terms of media and communication, this is one of the
real go-to festivals in Germany – complete with award shows, exhibitions, and expert panel.
September 2017 Hamburg, Germany → www.leadacademy.de/
This interdisciplinary contest rewards excellence in creative advertising from all over the world in an event known as “America’s Cannes”.
27.09.2017 New York City, USA → www.clioawards.com
01.03.2017 - 30.06.2017
The creative communications industry turns its focus to Southeast Asia in September for the region’s oldest award ceremony of its kind.
27.09.2017 - 29.09.2017 Singapore, Singapore → https://www.spikes.asia
11.05.2017 - 21.07.2017
The Europe-focussed sister to the Webby Awards, the Lovies get thousands of submissions, and honour creative brilliance online.
October 2017 London, UK → www.lovieawards.eu
01.03.2017 - 01.06.2017
This international festival honours advertising from “New Europe” countries like Czech Republic, Croatia and Tajikistan.
18.10.2017 - 20.10.2017 Ljubljana, Slovenia → www.goldendrum.com
22.03.2017 - 31.07.2017
Dedicated to the “craft in moving image”, this buzzing festival moved to Berlin from Buenos Aires in 2013. Categories include “Branded Content” and “Experiential Design”.
25.10.2017 - 27.10.2017 Berlin, Germany → www.ciclopefestival.com/
Formerly known as the London International Awards, LIA rewards global excellence across 19 unique media types, judged by top international professionals in Las Vegas.
November 2017 Las Vegas, USA → www.liaawards.com
01.03.2017 - 09.06.2017
“Advertising is the fuel of the free press,” says Epica—hence these are the only creative industry awards selected by journalists. The host city changes every year.
November 2017 TBA, TBA → www.epica-awards.com
31.07.2017 - 30.09.2017
This unique event, taking place on alternate years in Düsseldorf and Berlin, sees advertising film directors present work in an intimate, lounge-like setting.
November 2017 Düsseldorf, Germany → www.regielounge.de
More than 60,000 attendees will flock to the burgeoning start-up hub of Lisbon for the big daddy of tech conferences, described as “Davos for geeks.”
06.11.2017 - 09.11.2017 Lisbon, Portugal → www.websummit.com
Setting standards for efficient marketing communication, the GWA flags up outstanding communication solutions at its glamorous annual ceremony.
09.11.2017 Frankfurt, Germany → effie.gwa.de
After Helsinki, Antwerp and Rome in past years, London will host this year’s event programme and award ceremony highlighting Europe’s diversity.
28.11.2017 - 30.11.2017 London, UK → www.eurobest.com
19.08.2017 - 02.10.2017
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