Burberry’s “Open Spaces” among winners at CICLOPE Festival

CICLOPE festival _awards venue

Burberry‘s “Open Spaces” (below) and “Cash In Cash Out” by Pharrell, 21 Savage and Tyler, the Creator, have been named as the Grand Prix winners at the 2022 CICLOPE Festival, with Megaforce being named Director of the Year.

“Open Spaces”

As well as winning the Grand Prix, Burberry’s “Open Spaces”, which was directed by Megaforce, produced by Riff Raff Films, with VFX by The Mill and editing by Final Cut, won a raft of craft awards including Gold in the Direction and Choreography categories, Silver for Cinematography and Visual Effects, and Bronze for Editing. 

It was also recognised with a Gold in the Fashion Film category.

Along with its Grand Prix, the music video “Cash In Cash Out”, directed by Francois Rousselet, produced by DIVISION with VFX by Electric Theatre Collective, also won Gold for Direction and Visual Effects in Music Videos.

Around 90 entries were recognised at this year’s CICLOPE Festival. 

Using a points system based on the jury’s decisions, a number of studios and individuals also won special awards. 

These went to:

SMUGGLER and Iconoclast – Production Company of the Year

Megaforce – Director of the Year

Electric Theatre Collective – Visual Effects Company of the Year

Final Cut – Editing Company of the Year

The Mill – Animation Company of the Year

String and Tins – Sound Company of the Year

Stare Crazy and Supreme Music – Music Company of the Year

Droga5 – Agency of the Year

The awards ceremony was held at Kino International in Berlin, marking the culmination of the sold out three-day festival (8 – 10 November, 2022), which featured speakers including Oscar-winning director Spike Lee, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker/photographer Lauren Greenfield and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cinematographer Autumn Durald Arkapaw.  CICLOPE trophies were awarded to films from around the world, including Japan, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa.