New Zealand has scored seven finalists at the shortlist stage of the Cannes Film Lions with Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand leading the pack with three finalists. Scoring one finalist apiece is DDB New Zealand, Colenso BBDO, Clemenger BBDO Wellington and Special Group.
262 entries shortlisted worldwide
Saatchi & Saatchi for Toyota Hilux ‘Unbreakable Bond’ via Sweetshop Auckland, Franklin Road, Match Photographers, SixtyFour Auckland (x2)
Saatchi & Saatchi for Chorus ‘Fibre. It’s How We Internet’ via Sweetshop Auckland, Blockhead VFX, Liquid Studios, Match Photographers, FCB NZ, Grégoire Blanc
DDB NZ for Lotto NZ ‘LO5T’ via Scoundrel Auckland, Blockhead VFX, PHD Auckland
Colenso BBDO for Skinny ‘Friend-vertising’ via Good Oil Films Auckland, Blockhead VFX, Liquid Studios, PHD Auckland, Drum Auckland, Platform 29, Spark NZ
Clemenger BBDO Wellington for Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency’ via Liquid Studios, OMD Wellington, Porter Novelli
Special Group NZ for Every Kiwi Vote Counts ‘Meddle in the New Zealand Election’ via Sweetshop Auckland, Poem Group