Live Updates: South Africa’s Winners & Shortlists at Cannes 2024

As always, IDIDTHAT is bringing you the Cannes Lions action live, this year in partnership with LITTLEBIG. As of the 17th of June 2024, this page is your gateway to all things South Africa in Cannes. Right here you can check in to view South Africa’s winners and shortlists, the work, and the talented IDIDTHAT members involved in the work. We’ll be updating this page as results come in. Also, head over to our Instagram and Facebook for more coverage. Good luck and here's to championing South African creativity on a global stage. Go Saffas!

2024-06-21T22:21:05+02:00June 15th, 2024|Categories: Cannes Lions, Cannes Lions 2024, Editorial|Tags: |

Meet South Africa’s Cannes Lions Judges 2024

Being selected as a judge at Cannes is a massive achievement. It’s a testament to the respect the industry has for you on an international scale. We know that while a lot of us will be basking in the glitz and canapes Cannes has to offer, these judges will be toiling away in dark rooms, sifting through all the entries to identify the most outstanding work the world has to offer. Not to mention the Cannes Lions Shortlist judges who already had to work overtime and in between their own pitches back home! We see you, and we salute you.

Lauren Chengan and Ken Kamara, the new faces at Triple Story Content

Triple Story Content is shouting from their rooftop that directors Lauren Chengan and Ken Kamara are joining their roster of independent talent. According to Executive Producer Monareng Makwetla, both Lauren and Ken perfectly embody the philosophy of Triple Story Content, which values multi-faceted directors who understand the industry from various angles.

South Africa’s Cannes Predictions 2024

IDIDTHAT is kicking off our countdown to The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity with South Africa’s Cannes Predictions! We’ve brought together a team of creative heavyweights to view the work entered by South Africa into Cannes this year and choose the work they think will turn heads. A massive shoutout to our judges Fran Luckin, Steph van Niekerk, Roland Sweet, and Xolisa Dyeshana – thank you for being absolute gold as always!

IDIDTHAT partners with LITTLEBIG to bring South Africa all the Cannes Lions news 2024

Each year we team up with a partner to bring the South African ad industry all the Cannes Lions coverage and most importantly celebrate South Africa’s creative work and strengthen our unique ad culture. As we gear up for the festival, we are excited to announce our partnership with production company, LITTLEBIG. Thanks to the team’s support IDIDTHAT is yet again able to bring home all the Cannes 2024 news. Having won Gold at Cannes themselves, LITTLEBIG understands the significance of Saffas supporting each other internationally. Thank you for joining us in championing South Africa’s creativity.

2024-06-06T16:07:50+02:00June 6th, 2024|Categories: Cannes Lions, Cannes Lions 2024, Editorial, LittleBig Editorial|Tags: , |

United Nations Secretary-General calls on agencies to stop working with fossil fuel clients

Clean Creatives South Africa welcomes UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ challenge to the advertising industry to abandon working with fossil fuel clients. He made this challenge yesterday (5 June) as the United Nations observes this year’s World Environment Day, which is themed ‘land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience.’

2024-06-06T14:46:25+02:00June 6th, 2024|Categories: Editorial|Tags: |

AVIJOZI 2024: Everything you need to know from Festival Director and CEO of Chocolate Tribe Nosipho Maketo-van den Bragt

Mark your calendars! On September 14-15, 2024, Chocolate Tribe, in collaboration with Netflix, proudly presents the third annual AVIJOZI Festival. This world-class festival spotlights Film, Animation, Visual Effects, and Interactive Technology, including Gaming. We spoke to Festival Director and the leading force behind AVIJOZI, Nosipho Maketo-van den Bragt to find out how the festival has levelled up this year and what exactly we can expect. Whether you're a professional filmmaker, a gaming enthusiast, or starting out- you won’t want to miss AVIJOZI 2024!

South Africa’s D&AD Work & Winners 2024

Since the announcement of the 62nd D&AD Awards late last week, our dedicated hamsters have been curating a showcase of the brilliant work behind the results. Here are the exceptionally talented South Africans who brought home the Pencils — now you know who to collaborate with next. Congratulations to these beauties for making us proud!

Hashtag Post has brand new full post suites in Joburg

Hashtag Post has hashtag new offices in Peter Place Office Park, Sandton. The post-production house, launched by veteran editors Jason Basson and Kayleigh Kinnear just two and a half years ago, has been making some big moves. With an expanded team, including hotshot Producer Vicki Kotze, and a state-of-the-art 3 edit suite facility, this is definitely a sexy new post offering for Joburg.

South Africa’s One Show Work & Winners

It’s time for The One Show results everyone! When we heard South Africa had 21 finalists this year we damn near Black Eyed Pea’d ourselves and exclaimed ‘Boom Boom Pow’. Now it’s great to see this incredible work convert. Congratulations to all of you! With over 50 countries and regions around the world entering, this is big for South Africa. Well done.

Director Gorgeous Bushman brings a curious mind to Gentlemen Films

To meet Bathandwa Ngwendu a.k.a. ‘Gorgeous Bushman’ is to be reminded that the world is a vast place full of things to be discovered. He has a unique, open, and curious point of view that he brings not just to his work, but to every interaction. His move to Johannesburg has found him a permanent home at Gentlemen Films, where his intimate storytelling approach meets the vast experience of the team.

2024-05-17T07:26:47+02:00May 17th, 2024|Categories: Editorial, Gentlemen Editorial|Tags: , , |

Director Jabu Newman from Romance speaks to (not at!) Gen Z in sexual health campaign

Jabu Newman’s latest campaign #ForeverWena is an unashamed, unafraid story about sexual health and choice. Cementing her reputation as a director who is fluent in speaking to the youth, Jabu has crafted a portrait of South Africa’s Gen Zs that feels unique, personal and genuine. Showcasing a stunning range of sexuality and sexual exploration, the campaign #ForeverWena is a celebration of sexual diversity with zero judgement or shame, AMEN!

2024-04-30T12:49:11+02:00April 30th, 2024|Categories: Editorial, ROMANCE Editorial|Tags: , , |

‘A nimble bunch of over-achievers,’ it’s about time you meet LittleBig

Established in 2003 LittleBig is a full-service video production and activation company that, we think, has been flying under people’s radar for far too long. It had us baffled that these guys were bringing home top international awards for South Africa over the past few years (hello Gold Cannes Lions) yet we weren’t seeing their name in the headlines. So, we made a point to get to know the team and find out more about what they do behind the scenes to get onto the main stage at Cannes.

2024-04-26T12:50:45+02:00April 26th, 2024|Categories: Editorial, LittleBig Editorial|Tags: |

Howard Audio sweeps the floor with FOUR Creative Circle Annual Awards, leading the charge in audio

The Creative Circle Annual Awards might be done but the taste of the win is still fresh in the air at Howard Audio, and for good reason. The team were the audio force behind 4 awards, including winning FIRST in the Integrated Campaign category, FIRST in the Radio and Audio campaign category, First in the Mza'taal category and SECOND in the Digital category. Massive congrats to Adam Howard and his team – always pushing the standards of audio in South Africa!

2024-04-15T10:14:45+02:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: Editorial, Howard Audio Editorial|Tags: , , |

Cake celebrates three years of magic with a deck of personalised tarot cards

Proving that their creativity isn’t restricted to the ad world, the team at Cake decided to celebrate three years of commercial-making magic with a set of personalised tarot cards. YES PLEASE! Each card represents work Cake has pulled off in it’s third year and tells a little story about the concept while linking to the video, genius, you don’t even have to be psychic to enjoy them.

Spitfire boosts its talent roster with the arrival of director Paul Ramaema

Spitfire has welcomed director Paul Ramaema to its roster, solidifying the production company’s reputation for fostering young gifted talent. Paul’s work ranges from car commercials to music videos and comedy performance spots; a great fit for a production company that embraces multi-talented directors.

2024-04-03T15:08:55+02:00April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Editorial, Spitfire Editorial|Tags: , , |

Director Christopher Lee from And. captures luxury in his latest car commercial for Lexus

Christopher Lee’s direction of the latest Lexus commercial is reflective of a director who is considered, detail-oriented and deeply in love with cars. In reality, Chris is a race car driver who happens to be a director at the same time, and he’s probably the fastest director on four wheels.

2024-04-03T15:23:32+02:00March 18th, 2024|Categories: And. Editorial, Editorial|Tags: , |

Egg Films appoints Lisa Wides as Head of Communication

Egg Films is thrilled to welcome Lisa Wides (formerly Lisa Jaffee) as their new Head of Communication. She’s no newcomer to the advertising world, bringing over 17 years of experience as an agency TV Producer, most recently serving as the Head of Broadcast at Ogilvy before taking a break to raise kids. Lisa will be a dedicated resource and point of contact for agencies, working closely with agency producers and creatives, serving as the go-to person, and providing agencies with an invaluable resource throughout campaigns.

2024-03-12T11:28:08+02:00March 12th, 2024|Categories: Editorial, Egg Films Editorial|Tags: |

Chocolate Tribe’s creature realism in Netflix feature a first for the continent

Chocolate Tribe, the high-end visual effects, animation, and IP development studio, has once again made us say, ‘Wait, is that not real?!’ The game of creature creation on the continent has been taken to another level with their latest animated hyena character named Jonga, a photoreal masterpiece crafted for the Netflix film ‘iNumber Number 2: Jozi Gold.’ This project marks the first CGI-created creature to come from South Africa in a Netflix feature but more importantly, this work proves that even our smaller studios from South Africa can rival the best in the world. Go Tribe!

2024-04-15T12:01:18+02:00March 8th, 2024|Categories: Chocolate Tribe Editorial, Editorial|Tags: |

Director Dave Meinert goes ‘all in’ on global Nivea campaign

‘I knew we were making progress when we finally had a recce where no one puked, bled or needed to be medically evacuated,’ says Dave Meinert of directing this epic project spanning several months and countries. Dave is already known for his ability to craft intimate portraits in remote (often dangerous) settings, so it’s a no-brainer that he was tasked to bring these ambitious hero journeys to life for Nivea. Here’s a look into how the maestro did it, with a little help from his South African friends.

2024-02-27T10:23:16+02:00February 27th, 2024|Categories: Editorial|Tags: |