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The Art of Creativity


An International Awards event honoring the work of production and post production companies that have transformed the making of commercials, music videos and branded entertainment into its own art form; judged
exclusively by museum curators and art critics from around the globe.

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The Art of Creativity


An International Awards event honoring the work of production and post production companies that have transformed the making of commercials, music videos and branded entertainment into its own art form; judged
exclusively by museum curators and art critics from around the globe.

 

THE INSIGHT

Our mission is to celebrate the most recent work from companies that raise the creative bar by surprising, inspiring and elevating a viewers senses thereby enhancing the definition of art. AOC continues to explore the relationship between art and advertising, creating a platform to ideas that talk about their interconnection. All submissions are judged for their artistic value and creativity by museum curators and international art critics. 

 
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aoc awards 2019: los angeles & london


ARENA CINELOUNGE, LOS ANGELES AND SOHO HOTEL, LONDON
Join us for the screening, award presentations and panel
discussions with some of our winners and special guests

aoc awards 2019: los angeles & london


ARENA CINELOUNGE, LOS ANGELES AND SOHO HOTEL, LONDON
Join us for the screening, award presentations and panel
discussions with some of our winners and special guests

Award presentations and the screening of the Art of Creativity's winning compilation reel is followed by a discussion about craft, creativity and the power of visual language. Event dates TBA once all winners are announced in October. Panelists consist of some of our 2019 winners and honorable mentioned work and are moderated by one of AOC’s 2019 judges.

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2019 judges


2019 judges


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Award Categories


All submissions are judged exclusively by internationally acclaimed
museum curators and art critics who are excited about witnessing work that can almost be interpreted as a piece of art, work that pushes the
frontiers of a visual narrative.

Award Categories


All submissions are judged exclusively by internationally acclaimed
museum curators and art critics who are excited about witnessing work that can almost be interpreted as a piece of art, work that pushes the
frontiers of a visual narrative.

FOR COMMERCIAL AND MUSIC VIDEO ENTRIES (including Case Studies)  

Submission deadline Friday, September 27, 2019
Maximum Length; 5 minutes in commercials, 6 minutes in music videos

Great Storytelling  If this were a book it'd be a page turner. Or, when viewing it has you think 'absolutely sharing this one, who won't relate to it?' 

Best Direction  When a performance is so on point that you feel the director's skills are successfully seeping through.

Innovative Digital Craft  Aptly blending content with technology, made to create an engaging user experience.

Spectacular Animation  An ode to those who imagine, and create... All while sitting behind a screen - not a camera.

Best Music Video  "Unforgettable" says the viewer after repeated play...

Stellar Editing  Telling a story by way of sensational editing techniques.

Exceptional Cinematography  The WOW factor! That is to say, I can mute the sound and still have my eyes glued to the screen. A creative work of art. Stellar lighting, amazing camera work, and a unique visual way of telling a story.  

Outstanding Visual Effects  Holy $%#! Is this for real?! The answer we're looking for is no.

Creative Sound Design  The feeling that you became a part of the commercial thanks to the sound surrounding you. 

Memorable Branded Content   All those videos you share that merge style with substance and resonate with you on an emotional level... only to realize that it's actually branded entertainment. 

Our winning compilation reels can be viewed at The Paley Center for Media in New York and Los Angeles' permanent collection and are also a part of the British Film Institute National Archive.

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Strategic Partners


Strategic Partners


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submission details


submission details


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Fee Schedule:

Each Entry: $350USD - per title and category

Multi-Pack discounts:
Three to Five Entries: $315USD per title and category
Six Entries or more: $300USD per title and category

**All winners and honorable mentioned work are invited to participate in AOC's panel discussions that will follow award presentations and the screening of our winning compilation reel.

More on what you need

  • Submissions are for work released between August 1, 2018 and September 27, 2019

  • Maximum Length: 5 minutes (for commercials and case study entries) and 6 minutes (for music video entries)

  • File types: .MOV, .MP4, WMV, .FLV, .MPEG4, .AVI, .WebM, .3GPP, .MTS  

  • File Size: Maximum 1 GB per submission

  • Email submissions by file transfer to: filetransfer@aocawards.org  (with entry title only, no credits)

  • Accepted Forms of Payment: Credit Cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, ACH Bank Transfer (U.S.  only no fee), Wire Transfers (+$30 bank fee)

  • Submission confirmations are sent after receipt of payment

  • Entry fees are Non Refundable; If a category entry error was made please contact us prior to deadline, we'd be glad to fix it                                                                                                                                      

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The Award


The Award


The Art of Creativity Award can be considered a work of art in and of itself. They also happen to double as a kaleidoscope. Each signed piece is meticulously handcrafted by an American artist who has been crafting unique kaleidoscope creations for over the past thirty years. Awards have been specially designed for AOC, making them as original as the awarded winning work. The scopes are made from the finest materials available, including the use of the highest quality first surface mirrors, unusual wood and often adding whimsical lego, tools and other unique objects that can be enjoyed when soaking up all the fanciful images that a kaleidoscope brings to the eye. 

 

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That's a Wrap


That's a Wrap


 So what's next? Complete the application form just below and you're good to go.

See you at AOC 2019 events!

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Contact


Contact


Want some help figuring out which category best suits your entry? Contact Rob - rob@aocawards.org

General Information:
info@aocawards.org

 

Submission Information:
submissions@aocawards.org

Sponsorship Opportunities:
sponsor@aocawards.org

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