July 21st, 2017

Last week saw The Mill’s Los Angeles studio host the US kick-off to this year’s ADCAN. The ADCAN Awards is free to enter and invites unsigned filmmakers and animators to answer one of the live charity briefs. It's a chance for creatives to gain valuable access to industry leaders, for charities to get content to promote their cause and for the film and animation industries to find new talent.

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The Mill are an official partner of this year’s Awards, and will be hosting the October ceremony at the Los Angeles studio.

150 people ranging from filmmakers to students to creative directors to executive producers and everything in between, gathered to hear Eric Voegele and Brydon Gerus introduce this year’s six charity briefs from Werk for Peace, Grid Alternatives, Helen Bamber Foundation, Fawcett Society, National Eating Disorders, and City Harvest. The mixer even welcomed representatives from Grid Alternatives to share their vision with the attendees.

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Those who came along to the launch were also treated to a panel and Q&A session with representatives from Park Pictures, Rattling Stick and Vice amongst other partners. The speakers fielded questions from potential entrants, and shared their opinions on a broad range of topics currently impacting the advertising industry.

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Entry is open until August 15th, allowing any unsigned and up-and-coming filmmakers to apply to one or more of the six briefs set this year.

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To learn more about the briefs and to stay updated with the latest ADCAN news, visit their website here.

All images courtesy of The Mill's Lisa Kim.