Monday, August 01, 2005


The inaugural Kodak Gongs have announced 88 finalists in 35 categories, judged from 628 entries received throughout the Asia Pacific region in the new annual Awards program rewarding excellence in the craft and ideas of commercial moving images.

George Patterson Partners Melbourne, secured the highest number of finalists in the ideas categories with five finalists, followed by The Glue Society Sydney and Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney with four finalists.

Production Company, The Sweet Shop, received the highest number of finalists in the craft categories securing six in five categories, followed by Revolver Film with four finalists, Silverscreen with three finalists.

The Kodak Gongs, which qualify for the CB Creative Rankings, have been judged in two rounds. The first round to decide finalists comprised an all star line-up from the Asia Pacific region including Andy Greenaway, Regional CD, Saatchi & Saatchi, Bangkok; Tan Shen Guan, Vice Chair &ECD, Y&R China & Hong Kong; Warren Brown, Creative Director, BMF Sydney; Jureeporn Thaidumrong, Freelance Thailand; Nick Worthington, regional CD, Publicis Mojo Auckland; John Merrifield, Regional CD, TBWA Japan; Danny Searle, Creative Director, Clemenger BBDO Sydney; David Nobay, Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney; Bruce Hunt, Director, Sydney and Jeff Darling, Director, Sydney.

The second round to judge Gong and Best of Show winners will comprise a panel of international judges from outside of the Asia region, which will be released in August.

The Gong winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation and Industry Party to be held on Wednesday 14th September at the State Theatre in Sydney from 7pm. Tickets are available now at $195+gst. Bookings can be made by calling Two de Force on (02) 9281 8788 or by downloading a booking form online at


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