Cannes Young Lion Competition Underway

Cannes Young Lion Competition released its campaign brief last Friday night, which led aspiring filmmakers the world over to rush to make a spot for Save The Children in just 48 hours. The ones who did are now tasked with getting their videos seen and voted on, so they can jet to the south of France and collect their Lion.

Let’s take a look…

Chris Leising, a writer/photographer currently working as an editor at an ad agency in Boulder, CO said he spent “every fleeting moment, devising, writing, storyboarding, visualizing, calling and texting resources, directing, shooting, editing, exporting, compressing, converting and uploading until literally like 6:00:04 pm Sunday.” His video is the second from the top (or bottom, as the case may be).

The other videos featured here are from Peru’s Rodolfo Torres and Shachar Aylon, a freelancer in Israel, respectively.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.