Yes kids, the Wrath of Cannes is back, and they start the alternative festival with a loud mocking of the over-use of the word content that has been a plague in advertising, marketing speak and in even taxi-drivers vocabulary lately.
Now in its 4th year, Wrath of Cannes—known as the “other” awards show—is a bitter response to the self-congratulating, glad-handing, marblebag-wearing, Dom-swilling, bronzer-slathered soirees that fester up on the beach in Cannes. But make no mistake, Wrath of Cannes’ creators—indie agency Woods Witt Dealy & Sons—would rather be there. So it’s time you kicked back with a foolish, boozy, pointless celebration of the best work your overworked and underpaid souls can muster.
Now, what exactly is Cannes-tent? It is anything on video. Is a television commercial Cannes-tent? Yes. Is a print ad Cannes-tent? No. Is a video of a print ad Cannes-tent? Obviously.
Entrants must be junior level (2 years experience or less) or have absolutely no experience at all. There is no call for entry, no paper work and no entry fee. Just be sure to bring your Cannes-tent—on a thumb drive, or other removable media—by 8pm the night of the show. Entries will be judged in real-time, and The Grand Coney will be awarded at the end of the night.
When: Wednesday, June 23 @ 7pm
Where: Kabin (92 2nd Ave bet 5th/6th St)
Let us know if you can make it. Whether you enter or not, come for the $1 cans of Butternuts Beer & Ale (that’s less than a euro). And remember, Those who can go to Cannes. Those who can't go to the Kabin.
Like all the cools kids, Wrath of cannes is everywhere on social media (spreading content!), they have a facebook page, an adgrunt account Grandconeycam which they used to Bambuse from their party LIVE last year, and a twitter feed @WrathofCannes