Tuesday, December 7, 2010

AdFest now accepting entries for 2011

The Asia Pacific Advertising Festival or AdFest will hold its 14th anniversary on March 17 to 19, 2011 at Movenpick Resort and Spa, Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand. Next year’s theme will be JUMP START, to celebrate the young blood in the advertising industries and as well as “the revived inspiration of the professionals.”

AdFest is now accepting entries for 2011! Deadline of entries is until January 14, 2011 only. There will be fifteen categories for judgment – Film, Press, Poster, Outdoor, Radio, Cyber, Direct, Promo, Design, Print Craft, Film Craft, New Director, 360 Lotus, Innova, and Lotus Roots.

All advertising and communications agencies based in Asia, Australia, and New Zealand are eligible to submit entries.

Last year, Ace Saatchi and Saatchi Philippines took home a Best of Show Lotus in the press category for Vespa’s Our Ride She Hated.

In line with the awards, AdFest is giving aspiring filmmakers an opportunity to jumpstart their directing careers through Short Films for AdFest by the Fabulous Four. There will be four winners, based on the votes by the jury. Entrants must be directors or assistant directors based in Asia Pacific. Submission of entries for the competition is until December 31, 2010 only.

Last year’s Fabulous Four are in the persons of Brian Lucknasuwan (Bangkok), Nitiz Wongthed (Bangkok), Sam Bryant (Sydney), and Yuji Shiota (Tokyo).

David Guerrero, Chief Creative Officer of BBDO Guerrero/Proximity Philippines will be returning as Jury President for the Press and Poster Lotus categories.

For more information, visit AdFest’s website at: http://www.adfest.com/index.php.