The winners of the 56th Kinsale Shark Awards have been announced during the Kinsale festival in Ireland. 


Winners were awarded from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Thailand, Germany, France, Belgium and Sweden.


The Grand Prix was awarded to AMV BBDO for Bodyform/Libresse’s ‘Blood Normal’ and two Creative Bravery awards were won by AMV BBDO for ‘Blood Normal’ and to Mother for KFC’s ‘FCK’.


BBDO New York won Agency of the Year, and BBDO won Network of the Year.


Best Irish New Director and Best New International Director – which is voted by the festival audience – went to Carol Freeman (Irish) for ‘The Bird and The Whale’ and Christian Shilling (International) for ‘Kill the Noise’, ‘The Man with a Coin’ and ‘Pomegranate’.


Gold film winners went to Riff Raff films for ‘Nothing Beats a Londoner’ and VCCP for Cadbury ‘Beach Huts’ and ‘Coast’.


Film craft awarded ten golds to Rothko, Motherland both for ‘It’s Just a Phase’, with Nexus, Sonny London, Framestore, MPC, Riff Raff, Blur Films and BBDO New York taking the others.


Best short film went to ‘Wren Boys’, directed by Harry Lighton, for Try Hard Films. 


Best music video was won by CANADA for Rosalia’s ‘Malamente’.


Seven golds were awarded for PR and Interactive including Rothko’s ‘JFK Unsilenced’, BETC’s ‘Save our Species’ for Lacoste, AMV BBDO’s ‘Trash Aisles’ for LadBible/Plastic Oceans Foundation.


Music and sound golds went to Goldstein for Dementia UK’s ‘Together Again’ and to Factory for John Lewis & Partnership’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. 


No golds were awarded in digital, but to silvers went to makemepulse for Canal+ ‘The Real Voice of Louis XIV’ and BBDO New York for Downtown Records ‘Live Looper’.


All winners can be seen here on the website. 

Jon Creamer

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