March 7, 2018

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About

The Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival & Conference is recognizing outstanding work in this emerging space, showcasing fresh and surprising storytelling across platforms. In addition, we will present panels on the state of short form video as well as opportunities to network with creators and buyers of this format.

  • 1:45-2:00pm: Registration
  • 2:00-3:40pm: Panels 
  • 3:40-4:00pm: Networking Break
  • 4:00-5:45pm: Awards Program / Video Viewing 
  • 5:45-7:00pm: Networking Reception

FEATURED SPOTLIGHT ON OUR FINALISTS >
Over the next few weeks, we’ll rotate a random sampling of our finalists. 

Get Tickets by 02/28

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Panels

Not only will the winning videos will be screened at this one-of-a-kind festival, but we will also present thought-provoking and idea-rich panel discussions with producers, directors, actors, marketers, and more. Panels will address topics including:

Finalists

Animals/Pets - Series

  • Jukin MediaAwesome Pet Thoughts
  • ESPNESPN Features: SC Featured - Arthur (Snapchat)
  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosNutrish & HGTV

Animals/Pets - Single Entry

  • TVGArrogate - super horse!
  • USA TODAY NETWORKBlind bison never loved anyone until she met Oliver the cow
  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosNutrish & HGTV: DIY Kitty Corner Playground

Animation - Series

  • HeartHat EntertainmentCANAdooDAday #104 "Alexander Graham Bell Invents The Telephone"
  • Marvel EntertainmentMarvel's Rocket & Groot
  • Mattel CreationsThomas & Friends™ Adventures
  • Time Inc., PeopleTVTravel + Leisure Explainers

Animation - Single Entry

  • Apartment Therapy Media9 Stylish Houseplants (And How Not to Immediately Kill Them)
  • Synergy MediaBEAT MONSTERS
  • Verizon go90Dear Basketball
  • TurnerExploring Our Dark Sides: A Brief History of the Shadow People
  • SundanceTVScent of a Sasquatch
  • Flashpoint PRThe Beatles’ LEGO Yellow Submarine vs. the Sea Monster

Branded Content/Content Marketing - Series

  • E! EntertainmentAsk Kylie
  • Discovery Networks Latin America / US HispanicFanáticos del Asombro | Digital Series | Discovery Latinoamérica
  • Full Picture ProductionsMDNA Skin featuring Madonna and Dr. Paul Frank
  • Scripps Networks Interactive HGTV Quicken Loans Mortgage Check: Short Form Series
  • Viacom VelocityMountain Dew Spiked Lemonade & MTV Beach House
  • NBCUniversalNBC News & Discover Student Loan Series
  • TurnerOrigins, Inspired by Genesis
  • SundanceTVProject Five by Five
  • Univision CommunicationsSaboreando Presentado por Coca-Cola
  • Extreme ReachStream On Campaign
  • NBCUniversalT-Mobile: Secrets to Success

Branded Content/Content Marketing - Series [Food]

  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosAirheads & Food Network/HGTV
  • Bravo Digital MediaGoing Off the Menu
  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosMan Crafted with James Briscione, by Food Network and McCormick Spices
  • USA NetworkWhat's Cooking With Julie Chrisley

Branded Content/Content Marketing - Series [Kids/Teen]

  • Disney Digital NetworkClub Mickey Mouse
  • NBCUniversalJCPenney - Dorm Decor
  • Mattel CreationsThomas & Friends™ Adventures

Branded Content/Content Marketing - Series [Sports]

  • NBC Sports GroupDraftsville
  • Viacom VelocityLogo Snow Days @Aspen Gay Ski Week & AT&T
  • mlb.comMLB's Express Written Consent
  • SkratchOrchestrating the PGA TOUR
  • GMR MarketingEsurance – Pep Talks with Buster
  • AdvantageRolling with the Rookies, Presented by Hyundai
  • WWESouthpaw Regional Wrestling
  • SNYThe Amazin' Life

Branded Content/Content Marketing - Single Entry

  • Bloomberg Media"Day Zero"
  • Univision Communications Inc.LipstickFables: How to Get Along With Your Partner's Family
  • ogilvyIBM- The Living Network - Women's March + Ancestry
  • Viacom VelocityMeet an Owner: Daniel Tosh
  • Penguin Random HouseMeet Elizabeth Bennet from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen | kick-a** characters
  • Outside TelevisionPrairie Vodka - Organic Farming
  • Blue Chalk MediaRicardo's Story
  • WorldGaming Network LPSTEEL:REDEMPTION
  • Flashpoint PRThe Beatles’ LEGO Yellow Submarine vs. the Sea Monster
  • GOOD/ UpworthyUpworthy + Cricket Wireless - Fill My Basket
  • VIMBYWonder Woman In the Sky

Branded Content/Content Marketing - Single Entry [Health/Fashion/Beauty]

  • Viacom VelocityCraft Services: Old Spice Sweat-Blastin' Robot Tank
  • EdelmanDove and Shonda Rhimes Launch Real Beauty Productions
  • NBCUniversalJCPenney - Fall Fashion
  • NBCUniversalJCPenney - Pair Up Program
  • Honour EssentialsMORNING RITUAL: COFFEE TO SKINCARE
  • WE tvGoo Ru Style: Commit to a Routine!

Comedy - Series [5 minutes or less]

  • Comedy CentralAhamed's Ramadan Diaries
  • AMCBetter Call Saul Los Pollos Hermanos Employee Training Videos
  • LifetimeBTWN 2FLRS
  • AMC NetworksFODtv on IFC
  • Viacom VelocityHandy

Comedy - Series [more than 5 minutes]

  • Distilled TVDistilled TV
  • Verizon go90Drive Share
  • IFCFrank & Lamar
  • Verizon go90Mr. Student Body President
  • IFCNeurotica
  • Verizon go90Now We're Talking
  • Stage 13Snatchers
  • WWESouthpaw Regional Wrestling

Comedy - Single Entry

  • Univision Communications Inc.LipstickFables: How to Get Along With Your Partner's Family
  • Nickelodeon InternationalKrabby Patty IRL: Chopped Meat
  • Viacom VelocityMeet an Owner: Daniel Tosh

Culinary - Series

  • Time Inc., PeopleTV"What I Really Cook for Dinner"
  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosFood Network Finds
  • WE tvCooking Up Soul
  • USA NetworkWhat's Cooking With Julie Chrisley

Culinary - Single Entry

  • Wrigley Media GroupFarm to Bottle
  • Scripps Networks InteractiveFood Network and Cooking Channel Brand Sizzle
  • Nickelodeon InternationalKitchen Secrets - Lincoln Loud
  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosPizza Skulls from Genius Kitchen
  • Brand USASORTEDFoods - Kansas City BBQ (Fountain Hunters)

Documentary - Series

  • DEFY"It Got Real: Erin's Surgery"
  • Entertainment WeeklyBreaking Big
  • Vulcan ProductionsChronicles of Courage: Stories of Wartime and Innovation
  • Stage 13Independent
  • Showtime NetworksLegacy: Bob Hurley | Digital Documentary | SHOWTIME Sports
  • Ready Set ProductionsModern Hero
  • Verizon go90Psycho Family
  • Verizon go90QB1: Beyond the Lights
  • SpikeThe Art of Ink

Documentary - Single Entry

  • Viacom Velocity60 Second Docs x Spike: Wrongfully Accused & Locked up at 16- Time: The Kalief Browder Story
  • ESPNESPN Features: SC Featured - The Legacy of 261
  • ESPNESPN Features: SC Featured - The List
  • GLOWHBO J.Cole: Mapping the Story
  • Ready Set ProductionsModern Hero
  • Viacom VelocityOff the Grid: Sabra
  • Lions RoarStriking Silver: The Untold Story of America's Forgotten Hockey Team
  • SinamaicaThe Other Dreamers
  • Wrigley Media GroupThe Path to Totality

Drama - Series

  • AMCFear the Walking Dead: Passage
  • Adaptive StudiosChatterbox Chapter 1: Escape the Asylum
  • ALZGLALost Memories
  • Stage 13Two Sentence Horror Stories

Game/Competition/Quiz - Single Entry

  • TV Land"Younger" Emoji Phrases - Chickens
  • TV Land"Younger" Indie Band/Sex Position

Instructional - Series

  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosNutrish & HGTV
  • The Legal EdgeThe Legal Edge
  • USA NetworkWhat's Cooking With Julie Chrisley

Instructional - Single Entry

  • Apartment Therapy Media9 Stylish Houseplants (And How Not to Immediately Kill Them)
  • Viacom VelocityCraft Services: Old Spice Sweat-Blastin' Robot Tank
  • E! EntertainmentKylie Instructional Video
  • Outside TelevisionRewa: Conservation through Fly fishing

Live Event

  • Dutch ProductionsGarden of Dreams Talent Show Intro Videos at Radio City Music Hall
  • Outside TelevisionMarshall Miller's Solar Eclipse Jump
  • Viacom VelocityMTV Movie & TV Awards + Toyota C-HR
  • Sports Illustrated SwimsuitVIBES Festival
  • Bravo Digital MediaTop Chef - LIVE Quickfire Challenge
  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosUncharted Discoveries with Travel Channel and Land Rover
  • VIMBYWonder Woman In the Sky

Music - Series

  • BET NetworksBET Digital's Rate The Bars
  • Disney Digital NetworkClub Mickey Mouse
  • Stage 13Independent
  • NBC Entertainment Marketing & DigitalThe Voice on Snapchat Show
  • TVOneUnsung Live

Music - Single Entry

  • Viacom VelocityExtra Gum + 2017 MTV Video Music Awards
  • Viacom VelocityLip Sync Battle: SketchShe Mash Up
  • Portal ASong Voyage – "Chicken Attack"
  • APCO WorldwideThe Heart of Harmony: The Vienna Philharmonic & Suntory Music Aid Fund
  • Nickelodeon InternationalThe Loud Song
  • JillGo ProductionsThe Songs of Beulah Rowley Album Trailer
  • TVOneUnsung Live

News in Short – Series

  • Time Inc., PeopleTV"People Cover Story” and “People Features”
  • BET NetworksBET Digital News - Policing The Police
  • NewsyGeopolitics
  • E! EntertainmentThe Rundown

PR or Marketing Campaign

  • Nickelodeon International1-2-3 Coloriage: Blaze and The Monster Machines
  • TV Land"Younger" Date Reveal
  • ogilvy IBM - The Living NetworkWomen's March/A Chance of Two Lifetimes
  • Pond5If
  • SundanceTVJimi Could Have Fallen from the Sky
  • TV Land"Younger" Live Portraits
  • TV Land"Younger" Memories
  • Extreme ReachStream On Campaign
  • Volvo Trucks North AmericaThe World's Largest Unboxing
  • USA NetworkWhat's Cooking With Julie Chrisley

PR or Marketing Campaign[Travel]

  • Outside TelevisionOutside TV Features
  • SundanceTVProject Five by Five
  • SundanceTVScent of a Sasquatch
  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosUncharted Discoveries with Travel Channel and Land Rover

People - Best Actor

  • Stage 13Hannah Barlow
  • Viacom VelocityErich Lane
  • Stage 13Gabrielle Elyse
  • Stage 13Gentry White
  • Stage 13Wei-Yi Lin

People - Best Director

  • Stage 13JD Dillard
  • Viacom VelocityJosh Miller
  • Stage 13Vera Miao
  • T.S.E.M ProductionsWalk To Fame

People - Best Host

  • WWEAustin Creed for UpUpDownDown
  • WWECathy Kelley for “WWE Now”
  • E! EntertainmentErin Lim, "The Rundown"
  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosJason Pickens in The Workaround
  • Discovery Networks Latin America / US HispanicJason Silva | Fanáticos del Asombro | Discovery Latinoamérica
  • Lifetime/Full Picture ProductionsKatie Sturino in Project Runway's Behind The Seams

People - Best Influencer

  • Viacom VelocityLip Sync Battle: SketchShe Mash Up
  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosMaria Antoinette & HGTV Handmade
  • Outside TelevisionOutlook: Jake Burton
  • Brand USASORTEDFoods - Kansas City BBQ (Fountain Hunters)

Preview/Sneak Peak

  • TV Land"Younger" Date Reveal
  • TV Land"Younger" First Look Trailer
  • Outside TelevisionMellisa Arnot-Reid Outlook
  • Outside TelevisionOutlook: Jake Burton
  • Viacom Media NetworksSweet/Vicious - Sweet Attack
  • Viacom Media NetworksThe Challenge XXX: Dirty Thirty - The Dirty Awards

Sports & Recreation - Series

  • Minute Media90min FanVoice
  • SkratchAdventures in Golf
  • CBS Sports NetworkBody Image Series
  • rEvolutionMeet The Maddons
  • New York JetsMy JetLife Series
  • SkratchOrchestrating the PGA TOUR
  • The Players' TribuneOut of Context with Richard Sherman
  • NBC Sports GroupPromoted
  • Sports Illustrated, The MMQB"24 Hours With" Series
  • Verizon go90The 5th Quarter
  • Univision CommunicationsUnivisiondepcrtes.com Presents Heroes of the Gold Cup sponsored by Kia Motors

Sports & Recreation - Single Entry

  • ESPNESPN Features: SC Featured - The Legacy of the '97 Masters
  • GLOWHBO Boxing: How To Fight Mexican Style
  • The Rugby ChannelHome Grown - Finding the Next USA Eagle Ep4
  • Showtime NetworksMayweather v. McGregor | Snapchat Discover Show | SHOWTIME Sports
  • Outside TelevisionMellisa Arnot-Reid Outlook
  • Viacom VelocityOff Day: Rashad Jennings
  • Sports IllustratedThe 812-Mile Run: Why Rob Jones is Running Marathons Every Day for a Month
  • The Players' TribuneThank You, New York

Stand-Alone Short from a TV Network or Digital Publisher – Series

  • BET NetworksBET Digital's - The Last One Horror Series
  • Discovery CommunicationsID NOW
  • Scripps Networks Interactive HGTV Quicken Loans Mortgage Check: Short Form Series
  • Myx TVMy Motto: Veterans Edition
  • The Fred Rogers CompanyOdd Tube
  • Discovery CommunicationsShark Week
  • SNYThe Amazin' Life
  • SpikeThe Art of Ink
  • NuBluTime Warriors
  • Stage 13Two Sentence Horror Stories

Stand-Alone Short from a TV Network or Digital Publisher – Single

  • TVGArrogate - super horse!
  • Music ChoiceMusic Choice Pick Up Lines Dave East
  • Viacom VelocityState of the Art: Timothy Goodman
  • Scripps Networks InteractiveUncharted Discoveries

Travel - Series

  • SkratchAdventures in Golf
  • Myx TVDiscovering Routes
  • Viacom VelocityLVCVA and RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Outside TelevisionOver the Horizon
  • SundanceTVProject Five by Five
  • Time Inc., PeopleTVTravel + Leisure Explainers
  • Scripps Networks InteractiveUncharted Discoveries
  • Brand USAUSA Through Music
  • VISIT PHILADELPHIAWe Got You: Philly By Tarik

Travel - Single Entry

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises25 Years of Unforgettable
  • SundanceTVJimi Could Have Fallen from the Sky
  • Viacom VelocityOff the Grid: Sabra
  • Outside TelevisionRewa: Conservation through Fly fishing
  • Regent Seven Seas CruisesRSSC World Cruise 2018
  • SundanceTVScent of a Sasquatch
  • Little Mammoth MediaWhat We Love About London - A Kids Tour
  • WWEWWE IRL: Sasha Banks in Boston

Viral Video from a Brand - Series

  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosMan Crafted with James Briscione, by Food Network and McCormick Spices
  • Full Picture ProductionsMDNA Skin featuring Madonna and the Fat Jewish
  • Ready Set ProductionsModern Hero
  • Time Inc., PeopleTVPeopleTV's "Kids Interview..."

Viral Video from a Brand - Single Entry

  • Minute Media90min FanVoice
  • Penguin Random HousePEOPLE TRY BOOKS FOR THE FIRST TIME [Parody]
  • Scripps Lifestyle StudiosPizza Skulls from Genius Kitchen
  • Volvo Trucks North AmericaThe World's Largest Unboxing

Viral Video from a TV Network or Digital Publisher - Single Entry

  • Time Inc., PeopleTV"Dirty Laundry: Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski”
  • First Media (Blossom)First Media - Blossom "Get clever with your clutter...and these 7 organization hacks!"
  • Music ChoiceMusic Choice Pick Up Lines Dave East
  • Jukin MediaPeople Are Awesome: Best Videos of the Year So Far!
  • SmartStudyPinkfong's Baby Shark Dance Video
  • USA TODAY NETWORKTeen gives up role in marching band to be friend's 'eyes'
  • NBC Entertainment Marketing & DigitalThe Wall – LeBron James Viral Video
  • NBC Entertainment Marketing & DigitalThis Is Us’ Milo Ventimiglia Surprise
  • WE tvWE tv's Mama June: From Hot to Not "Pumpkin’s Pregnant"

Virtual Reality

  • EkoBroken Night
  • Sports Illustrated, LIFE VRCapturing Everest
  • Mandt MediaGame Day in Pittsburgh 360
  • Mandt MediaIndyCar 360
  • USA NetworkShooter 360: Inside the Action
  • USA NetworkThe Mr. Robot Virtual Reality Experience
  • USA Today NetworkVRtually There

Venue

SVA Theatre

333 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

The festival will take place on Wednesday, March 7th at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea (NYC). Click here to purchase tickets.

Jurors

Randy Abramson

Head of YouTube MCN

Cary Anderson

Screenwriter, Director, Producer

Josh Beane

Founder/CEO

Joe Bellotti

Head of Global Music Marketing

Perrin Chiles

CEO/Co-founder

Polly Conway

Senior TV Editor

Ariel Elazar

EVP of Brand, Marketing, & Digital Strategy

Nick Frew

Creative Director

Anthony Galloway

VP, Programming

Scott Iason

Agent

Ashley Kaplan

SVP, Production (Head of Content)

Justin Killion

GM, Premium Content

Ajay Kishore

Founder & CEO

Howie Kleinberg

COO

Christine Lubrano

SVP, Original Programming

Vikki Neil

GM

Bonnie Pan

Head of Network

Nick Sheingold

Director of Strategy

Mike Vainisi

Head of Editorial

Veronica Zelle

CCO & Co-Founder

Pricing

Festival Tickets

$695/ SEAT

Group Rates

$645/ TICKET

Available for groups of 3 or more.

Juror Insights

“Why is short-form content so hot now?”

Contact

Questions

For questions related to award entries or event tickets:

Jenn Ocampo
Director of Marketing
Cynopsis Media
jenn@cynopsis.com
203.906.4603

Sponsorships

If you would like to purchase a sponsorship:

Mike Farina
VP, Sales & Marketing
Cynopsis Media
mike@cynopsis.com
203.218.6480

Program

For information on programming and speakers:

Cathy Applefeld Olson
Awards Producer
Cynopsis
cathy@cynopsis.com