VIFF ‘An Open Mind Is Advised’ Advertising Campaign

VIFF ‘An Open Mind Is Advised’ Advertising Campaign

Vancouver International Film Festival - An Open Mind Is Advised

The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is among the largest film festivals in North America and is one of the largest cultural events in Canada. The 2009 festival takes place October 1 to 16 and 150,000 people are expected to attend approximately 640 screenings of 360 films from 80 countries.

For this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival Ad campaign is under the theme “An Open Mind Is Advised” which tips a hat to the fact that the subject matter and international nature of many films at the festival are best viewed with an open mind.

The campaign includes print, also comes with a series of 3 in-theatre spots, Disturbing, Sexuality and Subtitles. The ads encompass various elements associated with non-traditional cinema, from strange sexual explorations to subtitles that appear out of sync with the film’s content.

Between – if you still haven’t seen the great trailers they showed before screenings in Vancouver in 2008 they’re on the VIFF website – here.

Vancouver International Film Festival Commercial: Sexuality

Vancouver International Film Festival Commercial: Disturbing

Vancouver International Film Festival: Subtitles

Air Dates: October 1 – 16, 2009
Client: Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF)
Agency: TBWA Vancouver
Country: Canada


Agency: TBWA Vancouver
Creative Director: Paul Little
Copywriters: Addie Gillespie, Jon Murray
Art Directors: Addie Gillespie, Jon Murray
Agency Producer: Mike Hasinoff

Director: Tim Godsall
Production Company: OPC, Toronto and Biscuit Filmworks, Los Angeles
Senior Executive Producer: Shawn Lacy, Biscuit Filmworks
Executive Producers: Harland Weiss (OPC, Toronto) and Holly Vega (Biscuit Filmworks, Los Angeles)
Line Producer: Rick Jarjoura
Director of Photography: Darko Suvak
Production Designer: Mark Benson

Editorial Company: Arcade Edit, Los Angeles
Editor: Geoff Hounsell
Executive Producer, Arcade Edit: Damian Stevens
Post Producer: Ali Reed

Visual Effects: Airship Post, Los Angeles
Smoke Artist: Chris Homel

Telecine: Company 3, Los Angeles
Executive Producer, Company 3: Rhubie Jovanov
Telecine Producer, Company 3: Matt Moran
Colorist: Sean Coleman

Audio: Beacon Street Studios (LA) & Pinewood Sound (Vancouver)
Executive Producer, Beacon Street Studios: Andrew Feltenstein, Adrea Lavezzoli
Audio Producer: Nicolette Guidotti

Music (“Disturbing”) – ‘Seeing Hands’ by Dengue Fever

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