The charity that IAPI have chosen for the Film category is Concern Worldwide. 

This competition is open to IAPI creative member agencies only. 

You must be 30 years of age or younger, born on or after 22 June 1987 and resident in Ireland.

Key Dates
Key Dates

Brief available

14th Feb

Entries Open

16th Feb

Deadline - 5:00 p.m.

5th Mar

Entries are shortlisted

15th Mar

Film teams present in person to the jury - 21 March

21st Mar
The Competition
The Competition

Who can enter? 

This competition is open to IAPI creative member agencies only. You must be 30 years of age or younger, born on or after 22 June 1987 and resident in Ireland. Registration for the competition will be opened after the briefing event. You can register to attend the briefing here.

The Competition

In addition to a full expenses paid trip to Cannes, the winning film entry for 2018 will see their script become a fully fledged film. Pull the Trigger will handle the production logistics and Wide Eye Media have committed to airing the advertisement in Irish cinemas for six weeks. (You can view the final films from the Cannes Young Lions Film category winners in 2016 and 2017 on our vimeo channel.)

You can include the following in your entry: 

  • Mood board 
  • Story board
  • Mood film / Short video clips (YouTube/advertisements)
  • 300 word written explanation including summary of the film and cultural/context information

Please Note: When you compete in Cannes, you will be required to write, shoot and edit an original TVC within 48 hours. You must be proficient in using a GoPro before travelling to Cannes. 

Your entry will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity (50% of vote) - is the work innovative and surprising or have you seen similar work before? 
  • Strategy & Insight (20% of vote) - Is there a strong idea at the heart that brings the campaign together? 
  • Relevancy to brief (20% of vote) - Does the work answer the clients brief? 
  • Execution (10% of vote) - Is there rigour in the execution? Would the campaign work? How well-crafted is the work?

Shortlisted entrants will be asked to present their idea in person to the jury w/c 19 March exact date TBC.

Entry fee

There is an entry fee of €75 per team. 

Pay the entry fee and register your team here.

The Deadline

5 pm on Monday 5 March

You must submit your entry to katherine@iapi.com and include the CATEGORY (i.e. FILM) and both TEAM MEMBERS NAMES AND EMAILS. 

Entries must not contain any agency branding.

Thanks to sponsorship from Pull the Trigger / Wide Eye Media
Thanks to sponsorship from Pull the Trigger / Wide Eye Media
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