Technicolor Companies Win ‘Company of the Year’ and more at CICLOPE, LIA, and SHOTS Awards

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November 07, 2017
MPC and The Mill, Technicolor companies, take international festivals by storm with multiple awards across VFX, animation, and post-production.
Technicolor Companies Win ‘Company of the Year’ and more at CICLOPE and LIA
  • At this year’s CICLOPE Festival, MPC was named VFX Company of the Year and took home two Gold and  one Bronze awards.
  • The Mill won Animation Company of the Year, a Grand Prix, and a Silver honor at CICLOPE.
  • At LIA, MPC won Post-Production Company of the Year, Europe; four Gold and a Bronze awards.
  • The Mill received 16 accolades across 9 categories, including Global Post-Production Company of the Year; Regional Post-Production Company of the Year, North America; and the Grand LIA.
  • At the shots Awards, The Mill was recognized as VFX Company of the Year for the second year in a row; while also winning a Bronze in the Music Video category
  • MPC took home Gold for Best Animation and Bronze for Interactive Campaign of the Year at the shots Awards.

MPC and The Mill, both members of Technicolor family of brands, have won multiple honors at two prestigious international festivals: CICLOPE in Berlin and the London International Awards (LIA), which convened in Las Vegas.

Dubbed the international festival of craft, CICLOPE celebrates the art of execution in moving images.

Following eight nominations across four categories, MPC won three of the one-eyed CICLOPE trophies, including the top accolade of VFX Company of the Year. MPC Film’s Sheldon Stopsack, VFX Supervisor, got the festival off to a start with a behind-the-scenes look at VFX craftsmanship as he discussed MPC’s visual effects work in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The Mill also had three wins at CICLOPE Festival, including the top prizes of Animation Company of the Year and a Grand Prix award.

Here’s the full round-up of CICLOPE awards:

Animation Company of the Year: The Mill

Grand Prix: The Mill

Jay-Z, 'The Story of O.J.' (co-directed by Jay-Z and Mark Romanek from Anonymous Content)

Silver: The Mill

Sony PlayStation, 'The King' (Branded Content / Short Form: VFX)

VFX Company of the Year: MPC

Gold: MPC

Samsung, ‘Ostrich’ (Branded Content / Short Form: VFX)

John Lewis, 'Buster the Boxer' (Branded Content / Short Form: Animation)

Bronze: MPC

Heineken, 'The Trailblazers' (Branded Content / Short Form: VFX)

 

MPC collaborated with Leo Burnett Chicago, adam&eve DDB, and Publicis Italy on the winning work.

 

The Mill and MPC were also big winners at the London International Awards (LIA), which recognizes creative excellence across 19 different media types, from Branded Entertainment and Design to Production and Post-Production.

 

Below is a full breakdown of their LIA wins:

 

Post-Production Company of the Year, Europe: MPC

 

Gold: MPC

VFX – Samsung, ‘Ostrich’

CGI – Samsung, ‘Ostrich’

VFX – John Lewis, ‘Buster the Boxer’

CGI – John Lewis, ‘Buster the Boxer’

 

Bronze: MPC

VFX – Heineken, 'The Trailblazers'

 

Global Post-Production Company of the Year: The Mill

 

Regional Post-Production Company of the Year, North America: The Mill

 

Grand LIA: The Mill

Music Video – Jay-Z, ‘The Story of O.J.’

 

Gold: The Mill

Music Video: Animation – Jay-Z, ‘The Story of O.J.’

Music Video: Best Music Video – Jay-Z, ‘The Story of O.J.’

Production & Post-Production: Cell Animation – Jay-Z, ‘The Story of O.J.’

Production & Post-Production: Visual Effects: Virgin Media, ‘Delivering Awesome’

Production & Post-Production: Visual Effects – Audi, ‘Duel’

 

Silver: The Mill

Production & Post-Production: CG Animation – Waitrose, ‘Coming Home’

Production & Post-Production: CG Animation – Heathrow, ‘Coming Home for Christmas’

NEW: Creative Technology – Chevrolet, ‘The Invisible Car’

 

Bronze: The Mill

Post-Production: Visual Effects – USMC, ‘Anthem’

Production & Post-Production: Visual Effects – Waitrose, ‘Coming Home’

NEW: Augmented Reality – Chevrolet, ‘The Invisible Car’

 

Finalist: The Mill

Production & Post-Production: Visual Effects – Kia, ‘Heroes Journey’

Production & Post-Production: Visual Effects – Strongbow Apple Cider, ‘A Nature Dream’

 

Finally, the London ad industry gathered to celebrate the best creativity and craft at the shots Awards, where The Mill was honored as VFX Company of the Year for the second year running.

VFX Company of the Year: The Mill

Bronze: The Mill (Los Angeles)

Best Music Video: Jay-Z's 'The Story of O.J.'

Gold: MPC

Best Animation – Samsung’s ‘Ostrich’

Bronze: MPC Creative

Interactive Campaign of the Year – John Lewis’ ‘Buster The Boxer’ VR experience
 

Congratulations to all of the talented artists at MPC and The Mill who picked up festival awards this year at CICLOPE, LIA, and shots.

 

MPC and The Mill, both members of Technicolor family of brands, have won multiple honors at three prestigious international festivals: CICLOPE in Berlin, the London International Awards (LIA) which convened in Las Vegas, the shots Awards in London.