Cannes Film Lions 2008 Winners

The list is out for the winners in the Film category at Cannes International Advertising Festival. I’ve included here all Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners, listing advertising agencies and film production companies.

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Grand Prix



  • Mars Chocolate Mix Skittles Sweets, Pinata, TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York, MJZ, New York
  • Carling Beer, Out, Space, Beattie McGuinness Bunday, London, Sonny, London
  • Pepsi-QTG Canada Diet 7Up Soft Drink, Elevator Small Talk Tony, Emoticon Susan, BBDO Canada, Toronto, Sons and Daughters, Toronto
  • D7 Coffee, Wake Up Thailand, Creative Juice G1 (TBWA), Bangkok, Phenomena, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Coca Cola Zero, Can’t Drink, Liar, Brain, Wieden + Kennedy, Amsterdam, Passion Pictures, London
  • Coca Cola, It’s Mine, Wieden+Kennedy, Portland, MJZ, Portland, USA
  • Ariel Detergent, Little Boy, Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Buenos Aires, Palermo Films, Buenos Aires
  • Secom Co. Home Security Service, The Big Test, Dentsu, Tokyo, Geek Pictures, Tokyo
  • Brandt Washing Machine, Corent, DDB Paris, Mr Hyde, France
  • Old Spice Body Spray, Hungry Like the Bruce, Wieden+Kennedy, Portland, Biscuit Filmworks, Portland
  • Old Spice Hair and Body Wash, Is it right for me?, Wieden+Kennedy, Portland, Smith and Jones, Portland
  • Buckley’s Cough Syrup, Restroom, Cardio, Spring Break, Saatchi & Saatchi New York
  • Renault/Dacia Logan, One Day, Publics Communicacion Espana, Madrid, Filmic, Madrid
  • Volkswagen Polo, Dog, DDB London, Biscuit/Independent, London
  • Sony Walkman, Music Pieces, Fallon, London, Academy, London (also Best Use of Music)
  • LanceFinal Online Marketplace, Ben Linen Set, Shirt, Hair, Flag, Leo Burnett Brasil, Sao Paulo, Zeppelin Filmes, Sao Paulo
  • Exclusive Books Fanatics Book Club, Interview, Ogilvy South Africa, Johannesburg, Jump, Johannesburg
  • Thrifty Car & Truck Rentals, Birthday Girl, JWT Sydney, Plaza Films, Sydney
  • Neo Sports Television Channel, Gas, Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai, Nirvana Films, Mumbai
  • Play TV, Beard, F/NAZCA Saatchi & Saatchi, Sao Paulo, Produtora de Cinema E Filmes Associados, Sao Paulo
  • Allan Gray Limited Investment Company, Beautiful, King James, Cape Town, Velocity Films, Cape Town
  • Fedex, Exception, BBDO New York, O Positive, USA
  • Tracfone Net10 Mobile Services, Bill, Droga5, New York, Park Pictures, New York
  • Fedex Cup, Conference Call, Assistant, Into Golf, BBDO New York, O Positive
  • Hydro Oil & Energy Company, Train, DDB Oslo, Motion Blur, Norway
  • JC Penney, Aviator, Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, MJZ, New York
  • Choice FM Gun Crime, Kill The Gun, Abbot Mead Vickers BBDO, London, Therapy Films, London
  • Casa do Zezinho Child Poverty Indifference Awareness, Test, AlmapBBDO, Sao Paulo, Cinemacentro, Sao Paulo
  • Samaritans, Hanging Man, Abott Mead Vickers BBDO, London, Rogue, London
  • Bud Light, Swear Jar, DDB Chicago, Hungry Man
  • Freixenet Cava Freixenet Carta Nevada Reserva Champagne, The Key To Reserva, JWT Spain, Barcellona, RSA Films


Winning spots from Australia and New Zealand are Schweppes Burst (Gold), Thrifty Birthday Girl (Silver), Carlton Draught Skytroop (Bronze), Volkswagen Finance Director (Bronze), and MTV Asia Exit Foundation Different Lives (Bronze).

See also my lists of the 2008 winners of Cyber Lions, Outdoor Lions and Press Lions.

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  • Steve Blives

    Can someone tell me how to rent, buy or whatever, the award winning TV commercials for 2008?
    I am on the board of the St. Louis Chapter of the Business Marketing Association and would like to show these commercials at a function.
    Thank you,
    Steve Blives