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2015 AICE Awards: Cut + Run’s Sam Ostrove wins Best in Show

At the 2015 AICE Awards, held May 14 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, the four-minute Volvo Vintersaga (pictured below) film from the Swedish ad agency Forsman & Bodenfors, edited by Sam Ostrove of Cut + Run, was named Best in Show. The film also won Ostrove the AICE Award in the Automotive category.

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Editors Graham Chisholm of Married to Giants, Chris Franklin of Big Sky Editorial, Joe Guest of Final Cut, Nadav Kurtz of Cutters and Adam Pertofsky of Rock Paper Scissors each won two AICE Awards. Chisholm won in the Public Service category for work for Cundari’s CIBC Run for the Cure and in Best of Toronto for the Toronto Raptors. Franklin won in the Dialogue/Monologue/ Spoken Word category for American Express and in National Campaign for E*Trade. Guest won in the Montage category for Lurpak and in Storytelling for John Lewis. Kurtz won in the Online Campaign category (which he shared with Cutters editor Cameron Yergler) for CVS and in Under 50K for Wingmate. Pertofsky won in the Fashion/Beauty and Best of Los Angeles categories for his work for Levi’s.

Rock Paper Scissors editor Damion Clayton won for a Beats by Dre spot in the Alternative Media – Over :90 category while editor Biff Butler won in the Best of New York category for work for Adidas.

Beast editors took home three AICE Awards: Blake Bogosian won in the Alternative Media Category — :90 and Under category for Johnny Random; Karen Kourtessis won in Comedy for Hayden 5’s Hello Flo; and Jai Shukla won in Spec Spot for New Balance. Cutters editors were recognized with three AICE Awards; in addition to the winners for Kurtz and Yergler, editor Louis Lyne won in the Best of Detroit category for Ford.

The Mill editor Adam Scott won in the Color Grading category for Axe White Label, while the company’s Lisha Tan and Andrew Proctor won in the Design category for work for the Texas Lottery. Winning the Visual Effects award were Phil Crowe, Chris Bayol, Robert Sethi, Becky Porter, and Jacob Bergman for their work for DirecTV.

The full list of winners is available online at http://www.aice.org/?section=events/aice_awards_show/winners/&view_by=year:::2

Call for Entries: 2014 AICE Awards

New York — AICE has announced the “Call for Entries” for the 13th annual AICE Awards, a creative competition for the post production industry in the US and Canada, with updated and new categories to better represent the type of work being carried out by pros in the industry.

The 2014 AICE Awards includes 21 categories, 16 for editorial and 5 for other post crafts such as audio mixing and color grading. Winners will be announced at the AICE Awards Show, set for Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Guastavino’s, the glittering event space on the East Side of Manhattan.

For the first time a Best of Show winner will be chosen from among all the winners by the AICE Awards Curatorial Committee. Craig Lewandowski, an editor at Optimus, Chicago, and a member of the AICE Awards Committee, said, “There’s something really cool about getting a Best of Show award in a competition. It’s great to be honored in the category you enter, but there’s always a lot of anticipation around who’ll be named Best of Show. We’re expecting a lot of excitement around the addition of this new feature to the awards.”

Lewandowski and fellow committee members Chris Franklin, editor/owner of Big Sky Editorial in New York, and Bob Spector, editor at Beast in San Francisco, revised and updated the category definitions so they align more closely with the always-changing media landscape. For example, the Alternative Media category was broadened and a new Online Campaign category was added.

“We’ve taken what used to be one category for Alternative Media and broken it into sections that better describe the types of projects our members are working on,” Lewandowski explained. Aimed at work that has been commissioned by a client specifically for an alternative (i.e., non-broadcast) media platform such as the Web, there will now be two separate categories, one for entries under 90-seconds in length and the other for entries over 90-seconds.

“The committee worked hard to refine the category definitions based on the feedback we’ve received from our members,” said Burke Moody, executive director of AICE. “They arrived at these new time distinctions for Alternative Media because it is difficult to make compare and judge a 30-second piece and an eight-minute piece in the same category.”

The Online Campaign category requires three spots created specifically for alternative media distribution, which are submitted and judged together as a whole, just like the National and Regional Campaign categories. The Online Campaign category is significant in that works created for the web are seen by an audience that typically exceeds a Regional or National campaign reach.

“Our members wanted to enter campaigns that were built for the Internet, and an internet campaign, by definition, is global – it’s not dependent upon a broadcast, cable or satellite signal,” said Moody.  “So the Online Campaign category was added in response to what we were hearing from our members.”

The deadline for entries is Friday, February 14, 2014. Full descriptions of categories and entry requirements can be found at www.aice.org.