June 27th, 2016
It was an extraordinary week for The Mill at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity 2016

Two Mill speakers took to the stage – CD Carl Addy spoke on
'SNAFU: Situation Normal all Fxxxxd Up’, while ECD Rama Allen and Creative Technologist Mike Mahn opened the Innovation Discovery stage with their live STRATA VR experiment using data visualization driven by biometrics.

The Mill's work was also recognized by the Cannes Lions prestigious jury with ten awards across the Digital Craft, Entertainment, Film Craft and Innovation Lions. 

The awards kicked off on Tuesday night with the Digital Craft and Digital Craft VR ceremonies. The Mill won two Golds for Google ATAP ‘HELP’, a project brought to life with Bullitt and Director Justin Lin. 

This was followed on Wednesday night by the second year of the Innovation Lions. Winning a sought after Gold was the perfect way for The Mill to introduce "BLACKBIRD®". Created in collaboration with JemFX, Performance Filmworks and Keslow Camera, The Mill BLACKBIRD® sets out to transform car advertising and the way CG photo-real vehicles can be made moving forward.

Finally at the closing Gala on Saturday night The Mill was honoured with seven statues across the Entertainment, Film and Film Craft categories (see below) and was incredibly proud to be named the 7th most awarded company at Cannes this year. 

Gold Film Craft VFX - SSE ‘Pier’ (A&E DDB, Academy and Fredric Planchon)
Gold Film Craft VFX - Hennessy 'The Piccards’ (Droga5, Somesuch and Daniel Wolfe)
Gold Film Craft VFX - Chemical Brothers ‘Wide Open’ (Chem Bro’s, ft Beck, Outsider and Dom&Nic)
Gold Film Craft Animation - SSE ‘Pier’ (A&E DDB, Academy and Fredric Planchon)
Bronze Film Craft VFX - Sky ‘Q’ (Brothers&Sisters, Biscuit and Johnny Green)
Bronze Film Craft VFX - Under Armour 'Rule Yourself' (Droga 5, RESET and Wally Pfister)
Bronze Entertainment Lions for Music - Chemical Brothers ‘Wide Open’ (Chem Bro’s, ft Beck, Outsider and Dom&Nic)

Congratulations to all the Cannes 2016 winners and thanks to all of our production company and agency friends for giving us the opportunity to work on such incredible projects!