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Here are the 2019 finalists!

Cynopsis is thrilled to announce the finalists for our 2019 Short Form Video Festival! Winners will be announced at the second annual industry event, taking place on Wednesday, March 6 at the SVA Theatre in NYC. The festival will also feature panels offering best practices in business and advertising in the short form space as well as opportunities to network with creators, buyers, distributors, brands and more. Register your team before February 20..  

Be in the theatre when winners are announced!

finalists

Animals/Pets

  • ABC NewsABC News Digital: Career Canines
  • ESPNESPN Features: SportsCenter - Fenway Dog Feature (Dave & Drago)
  • TVGTerra's Angel
  • Discovery IncThe Daily Bite: Countdown to Shark Week
  • Nat Geo WILDwild_life with Bertie Gregory

Animation – Series

  • Disney ChannelBaymax Dreams of Too Many Baymaxes
  • Sesame WorkshopEsme & Roy
  • Disney ChannelGiant Ant - Christmas/Holiday Series
  • MARVELMarvel Rising: Initiation Short 5
  • truTVRachel Dratch's Late Night Snack: Foul Shots by Kenny The Jet
  • TBS & TNTTeam Coco Comedy Club

Animation – Single Entry

  • GoogleCelebrating Mister Rogers Google Doodle
  • Disney ChannelD2: Rotten Holiday
  • Turner20th Century Fox/Deadpool 2 - Carl's Rant
  • Telemundo DeportesHistorias del Mundial - FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
  • Viacom VelocityViacom Velocity Capabilities Video

Best Short Form Content for Facebook

  • Walk Swiftly ProductionsCMT's Country on Campus
  • CBS NewsElderly man walks six miles every day to visit his wife in the hospital
  • Telemundo DeportesHistorias del Mundial - FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
  • Viacom VelocityRuPaul’s Drag Race + Samsung S10 Finale Reactions w/ Queens Aquaria, Eureka, Kameron Michaels & Asia O’Hara
  • TBS & TNTStoryville S1

Best Short Form Content for Instagram

  • Telemundo DeportesHistorias del Mundial - FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
  • MTVJersey Shore Family Vacation Season 1 - Sammi Note-Dramatic Reading
  • Bolte MediaMares Mindset: Body, Mind & Soul
  • National GeographicOne Strange Rock: Will Smith ISS

Best Short Form Content for Snapchat

  • E! EntertainmentFace Forward
  • Discovery IncShark Week on Snapchat
  • MTVSpencer Pratt Will Heal You
  • TBS & TNTTeam Coco Comedy Club
  • Food NetworkTreat Yourself with Skyler

Best Short Form Content for YouTube

  • Sesame WorkshopEsme & Roy
  • Viacom VelocityCulture of Proximity: Visual Communication and FAME
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors AuthorityNow and Then
  • Viacom VelocityRuPaul’s Drag Race + Samsung S10 Finale Reactions w/ Queens Aquaria, Eureka, Kameron Michaels & Asia O’Hara

Branded Content/Content Marketing – Series

  • NBCUniversalCampbell's
  • NBCUniversalCheerios Goodness Grants Program
  • NBCUniversalLexus
  • One SolutionMcDonald's Money Moves
  • TurnerMountain Dew - Jokers 365
  • Showtime NetworksRules of the Southside
  • TurnerSTX Entertainment/The Happytime Murders (TBS, TruTV, Adult Swim)
  • Courageous StudioTNT - ”The Alienist”
  • Viacom VelocityWeb of Fries

Branded Content/Content Marketing – Single Entry (Network)

  • TurnerCONAN & Sam Adams - Bringing NYCF to Life
  • 7ate9 EntertainmentDisney Firsts: First Grandparents
  • Viacom VelocityHey Number One
  • A+E NetworksHISTORY / Ram: Stories of Horsepower
  • CNN / HLNHLN + Office Depot "Tianna's Surprise"
  • Disney ChannelLegendary Music Video
  • MTVThe Dolan Twins / Real Cost Mini-Series
  • Outside TVThe River Keeper
  • Viacom VelocityTRUTH MATVA – MTV: Truth “Zombies”
  • Viacom VelocityTwizzlers/The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: The Last Straw

Branded Content/Content Marketing – Single Entry (Non Network)

  • Keystone Pictures, Inc.Abod Shelters Adventure
  • Courageous StudioCoors Light - "Made from Mountains"
  • FOX SportsFord Firehouse: Detroit
  • GoNoodleGoNoodle x Smallfoot
  • NerdistThe Impact of Black Panther
  • Eastward FilmsThe Port of Mokha
  • Showtime NetworksTo Our Fans
  • Courageous StudioWestern Union - "Light in the Darkness"

Comedy

  • AMCBetter Call Saul: Madrigal Electromotive Security Training with Mike Ehrmantraut
  • Viacom VelocityBurger King HHS – VH1
  • Viacom VelocityHANDY
  • TBS & TNTTeam Coco Comedy Club
  • TurnerSTX Entertainment/The Happytime Murders & truTV

Comedy – Single Entry

  • Viacom VelocityBurger King HHS – VH1
  • CBS.comJames Corden's Next James Corden
  • TurnerSTX Entertainment/The Happytime Murders & truTV
  • Comedy Crib/IFCWedding Season

Culinary – Series

  • Smithsonian ChannelBug Bites
  • Food NetworkComfort Nation
  • Stage 13 / Warner Bros. Digital NetworksCooking on High
  • Food NetworkFix Me a Plate
  • BluprintMan About Cake

Documentary – Series

  • Poker CentralHand Histories
  • Stage 13 / Warner Bros. Digital NetworksMarching Orders
  • Shine Global IncThe Election Effect
  • Great Projects Film Company, Inc.The Scowcroft Series in Military History
  • Blaze MediaThe Swamp
  • Meredith CorporationWe Are Family: Parenting Transgender

Documentary – Single Entry

  • NewsyCrossing North: Asylum Seekers Use The US As A Route Into Canada
  • Blue Chalk MediaDomestic Violence in Rural America: Survivors’ Stories
  • NewsyThe Crisis That Created MS-13
  • BETVIXEN - How Video Models Changed The Music Industry
  • Meredith CorporationWe Are Family: Parenting Transgender
  • Apartment Therapy MediaWhat Home Means To Me

Drama

  • AMCThe Walking Dead Red Machete
  • Conde Nast EntertainmentTrue Crime/Uncovered
  • Disney ChannelUnder the Sea: A Descendants Short Story
  • National GeographicWe're Wired That Way

Esports

  • ContendGears Pro Circuit All Access
  • BitLoftPlayer One Esports $4k Freakout PUBG Teaser Video

Game/Quiz – Single Entry

  • NBCU for SnapchatHow Far Will You Go
  • MTVJersey Shore Family Vacation Season 2 - Swag Machine
  • Showtime NetworksSMILF Urban Dictionary Challenge
  • SnapchatSnapples

Instructional

  • Outside TelevisionDISPATCHES - The Making of a Military Mountaineer
  • IBM OriginalsIBM Content Cantina
  • BluprintRe:Fashion
  • Apartment Therapy MediaShopping IKEA With Laura
  • The Legal EdgeThe Legal Edge

Live Event – Series

  • IBM Originals72 Hours of Blockchain
  • Viacom VelocityMOUNTAIN DEW MATVA – MTV
  • Nat Geo WILDSafari Live
  • Viacom VelocityTRUTH MATVA – MTV Truth “Zombies” and “Chainsaw”

Live Event – Single Entry

  • One SolutionHBCULove Tailgate Tour
  • WE tvMisster Ray- S2 Bossip Red Carpet Premiere Party
  • National GeographicOne Strange Rock: Will Smith ISS
  • FOX SportsSince the Last FIFA World Cup...
  • Viacom VelocityWelcome to RISE

Marketing Campaign

  • YES Network9 Person Booth
  • 44 Blue ProductionsHollywood Medium Connects Me With My Late Mom (360 VR) Gigi Gorgeous
  • Impact NetworkingLetter to Santa
  • RIMOWANever Still
  • Showtime NetworksSHOWTIME Series Kidding: Say It With A Smile

Music

  • TurnerDisney/Black Panther "Hip-Hop Remix"
  • Walk Swiftly ProductionsCMT's Country on Campus
  • Viacom VelocityEXTRA GUM VMAS – MTV
  • BETRate the Bars
  • Viacom VelocityWendy's 50 Cent Frosty

Best Host or Influencer

  • E! EntertainmentErin Lim
  • Outside TelevisionMellisa Arnot-Reid - Legacy
  • Mike Janela ProductionsMike Janela
  • Litton EntertainmentReady, Set, Pet
  • The Legal EdgeThe Legal Edge

PR Campaign

  • The Los Angeles Film SchoolA CANDLE FOR MY MOTHER
  • Change.orgRefugees Welcome
  • Rock & Roll Hal of FameRolling Stone/50 Years
  • Viacom VelocityVideo Advertising Bureau Campaign

Preview/Sneak Peak

  • YES Network9 Person Booth
  • MTVJersey Shore Family Vacation Season 1 - Trailer
  • Showtime NetworksRules of the Southside
  • WE tvTee Tee Tease

Spin-off/Complementary

  • Disney DigitalDisney Eats
  • MTVJersey Shore Family Vacation Season 1 - Sammi Note-Dramatic Reading
  • ESPNSportsCenter On Snapchat
  • E! NewsThe Rundown

Pro-Social

  • TurnerChuck E. Cheese's Stop Bullying, Speak Up
  • MTVDecoded
  • Viacom VelocitySUBARU TRAILBLAZERS – VH1
  • Shine Global IncThe Election Effect
  • Viacom VelocityVH1 Hip Hop Squares + Truth

Sports & Recreation – Series

  • Bleacher ReportB/Real
  • Walk Swiftly ProductionsCMT's Country on Campus
  • Stage 13 / Warner Bros. Digital NetworksMarching Orders
  • WhistleNo Days Off
  • LA ClippersThe Bobi + Tobi Show

Sports & Recreation – Single Entry

  • YES Network9 Person Booth
  • CBS Sports NetworkFootball on The Border
  • Telemundo DeportesHistorias del Mundial - FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
  • FOX SportsSince the Last FIFA World Cup...
  • Tennis ChannelTenniStory - Jonathan Koch
  • United States Golf AssociationUSGA Golf Journal: Matt Parziale, Hometown Hero

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

  • TBS & TNTBlair
  • Discovery IncBrides on a Budget
  • A+E NetworksHISTORY & Cigna: Century of Courage
  • LogoTV.comLogo30
  • Blaze MediaThe Swamp

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

  • AccuWeatherAccuWeather in Puerto Rico: Rural mountain town's story of survival one year later
  • A+E NetworksBio Shorts: Naomi Watts
  • ATTN: and AdidasOur Planet

Travel

  • Keystone Pictures, Inc.Abod Shelters Adventure
  • VISIT PHILADELPHIABehind The Eats: Philadelphia
  • Travel ChannelOne Bag and You’re Out
  • Blue Chalk MediaThe India 100
  • Viacom VelocityUniversal Orlando Resort + MTV’s The Challenge

Viral Video

  • CBS NewsElderly man walks six miles every day to visit his wife in the hospital
  • MTVJersey Shore Family Vacation Season 1 - Sammi Note-Dramatic Reading
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors AuthorityNow and Then

Virtual Reality

  • AMCThe Terror 360 Experience: Inside the Ship
  • AMCThe Walking Dead 360 Experience: Negan Under Attack
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors AuthorityVegas Alter Your Reality

Check Out Our Panels!

Not only will the winning videos will be screened at this one-of-a-kind festival, but we will present two idea-rich panel discussions with expert intel from short form producers, marketers, distributors brand partners and more:

Speakers

Joe Assad

Co-Founder and CEO

Michael Cohen

President & COO

Brad Haugen

President

Stef Schwartz

EVP, Viacom Media Digital Partnerships & Viacom Digital Studios

Adam Winer

SVP, Video Data, Programming and Business Strategy

Venue

The SVA Theatre

333 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 592-2980

Register by 2/20

2019 Jurors

Randy Abramson

Head of YouTube MCN

Polly Conway

Senior TV Editor

Tom Caraccioli

VP, Communications

Lisa Filipelli

Partner

Bruce Gersh

Head of Four m Studios and EVP & President of People, Entertainment Weekly + People en Espanol

Jeff Grossman

Senior Vice President of Digital Content

Howie Kleinberg

COO

Ajay Kishore

Founder & CEO

Vikki Neil

GM

Jandiz Estrada Cardoso

Talent Development

Paula Kaplan

EVP, Talent & Development

Zach Schwitzky

CEO and Co-Founder

Andrew Snyder

Head of Meredith Video

Evan Shapiro

Owner, producer

Chris Vivion

Executive Producer

Adam Westcott

Partner

Pricing

Entry Fee

$695/ PERSON

Entry Fee

$645/ GROUP RATE

*If you register after 2/27, a $100 late fee will be applied.

Register by 2/20

Juror Insights

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

Contact

Questions

For questions related to award entries or event tickets:

Cathy Pearson, Marketing Coordinator

Cathy Pearson
Marketing Coordinator
Cynopsis
cathyp@cynopsis.com
203.899.8470

Sponsorship

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