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Establishing a short film festival through naming, branding and a promotional campaign which helped welcome thousands of award-winning submissions
Following the launch of the festival's identity and campaign, Shorts smashed their targets and welcomed more than 2,300 films from 96 countries to their first open-call request for submissions. This increased each year with a growing number of esteemed film-makers, independent artists and film-makers submitting their work.
Launching the festival successfully relied on the festival being reputable and desirable to be a part of from the beginning, so we were challenged with creating a brand which felt intriguing, reliable and desirable to be a part of.
Instilling confidence from film-makers and the creative community from day one was our biggest challenge.
Combining a simple name which reflects the format of the films being shown with a brand identity inspired by film-making, motion media and production tools we aimed to capture the independent, confident and genuine qualities of this new festival.
The work was deemed a success with the festival welcoming thousands of films from 96 countries for the first edition with guests travelling internationally to attend.