BBDO NY’s “Back-to-School Essentials” Wins Best of Show At One Screen Short Film Festival

February 26, 2020 — Short film work from nine countries picked up awards last night at the eighth annual One Screen Short Film Festival, part of The One Club for Creativity and premiere short film festival that celebrates global filmmakers from both the advertising and film industries.


BBDO New York led the way with three awards on the night, including Best-of-Show honors for “Back-to-School Essentials” on behalf of Sandy Hook Promise (which also picked up the award for Best Branded Content).  In addition, the agency won Best Experimental Film for “Monica Lewinsky — The Epidemic”.


The jury of leading film directors, producers, ad agency creatives and heads of production companies from around the world also gave two awards each to Friends & Fellows Media, Munich, Observatory, Los Angeles with AB InBev México, Reverse, New York, The New York Times, New York and Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto.



One Show winners


Along with awarding work in specific genre categories, One Screen expanded this year to also present best-of awards for creative excellence by region.  This year’s regional winners are:

One Screen 2020 winners by category are as follows.

One Screen is part of The One Club for Creativity, the foremost global non-profit organization celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design. 


The fast-growing global festival focuses on all forms and aspects of short films — narrative fiction, comedy, passion projects, commercials, branded content, music videos, spec work, animation, sound, movie poster design, title sequences, etc. — and has a mission to celebrate and award filmmakers from around the world working in both the film and ad industries with no limitation and total artistic freedom, all on one screen.  


“It’s fitting to present Regional awards for the first time because we received so much amazing from around the world,” said Jonathan Jirjis, executive producer at The One Club and head of the One Screen program.  “Global interest and participation in One Screen has grown sharply over the years, promoting us to recognize the best of the best by region.”


He added the body of work submitted illustrates the current mindset and voice of the greater global creative community.  “This year’s entries include provocative subject matter that prompts us to think about how we’re progressing as a people, and sparks conversation on how to keep us moving forward in the right direction,” said Jirjis.


Sponsors for the 2020 One Screen Short Film Festival included Tanteo Tequila and Brooklyn Brewery.


The One Club for Creativity, producer of The One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world's foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community.  The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing, focusing on the creativity of ideas and quality of execution. The global ADC Annual Awards honors creative excellence in craft, design and innovation across all disciplines. Creative Week takes place in New York every May, and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.

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