October’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by The Star Film Company’s director, Cindy Lee and ECD of FoxP2, Grant Sithole. Congrats to Fausto Becatti from Bioscope Films, Paul Ward from Giant Films AND Xander Vander, Nic Apostoli and Charmaine Greyling from Strangelove for bringing us more goosebumps than Halloween!
September's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by CCO of Grey Africa, Fran Luckin and Bomb Commercials Director, Ernest Nkosi. Congratulations to Cindy Lee from The Star Film Company, Kim Geldenhuys from 0307 and Matthew Swanepoel from Priest Post Production - you overachieving talented beauties you!
July's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Dani Hynes (Director at Made Films) and Bridget Johnson (ECD at The Riverbed Agency). Massive congrats to Glen Biderman-Pam from Sketchbook Studios who was awarded Best in Writing and Direction Craft by BOTH our judges for his short film 'Love Locked'.
June’s IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Sibusiso Sitole (CCO at The Odd Number) and Evy Katz (Editor at Left Post). Best in Craft was awarded to Telekom ‘Cyber Mobbing’ for Direction, Editing, and Cinematography. Huge congrats to the team - Kim Geldenhuys, Adam Bentel, and Matthias Graatz.
South Africa was awarded 12 Merits, 6 Bronze, and 2 Silvers in the year’s largest global awards for creative excellence in advertising and design *drops mic and moonwalks* That is incredible! Congratulations you talented Saffas and thank you for flying our flag high and proud.
South Africa has 20 FINALISTS for The One Show 2020. GO TEAM! Here's all the work that will win a One Show Pencil or Merit. See who is winning this year, we couldn't be prouder.
April's IDIDTHAT Craft Awards were judged by Director Greg Gray from Romance Films and Creative Partner / ECD at M&C Saatchi Abel, Jake Bester. Two 'Best in Craft' winners this month. Congratulations Katlego Baaitse from Burley Boys AND monde like the world from The Rudeboy Collective. Check out all the results here.
VIEW THE WORK - South Africa picked up 53 One Show Shortlists this year for 30 campaigns. Find out who did what right here, right now. Congrats you beauties!
A huge congrats goes out to all the IDIDTHAT companies that grabbed a virtual Cyclops statuette! View all the work that was awarded and who was involved so you know who to work with next!
You all should be pretty familiar with the Creative Circle Annual Award wins of 2019 by now, but have you seen the actual work that won and the real-life humans behind the creativity? Well, step right up folks. We’ve put together a showcase of all the winning work so you can find out more about who is creating the best of the best in South Africa as voted by the Creative Circle jury panel.
We’re sliding into 2020 with the first IDIDTHAT.co Craft Awards for the year. And who better to kick things off than Black River FC’s Executive Creative Director, Roanna Williams. With over twenty years of industry experience and the trophy cabinet to back it up, we couldn’t think of anyone more suited for the position. Thank you Roanna, as always, we are not worthy!
We talk to Director Kyla Philander about the importance of shifting the way body, race and gender are shown in advertising, and their own search to portray South Africa’s truth with empathy. Wanna see the future of advertising in SA? Meet Kyla Philander.
Every month I DID THAT team up with ad industry leaders to award the finest in South African film and production craft. It’s now our honour to share with you the Official I DID THAT Craft Awards Rankings 2019. These truly were the best of the best in the industry in Film Production, Post Production, Music & Sound, Animation & Special Effects. Congratulations you beautiful clever people you!
We’re not quite done with 2019 yet! December’s iDidTht Craft Awards were judged by the bearded beauty himself, Ryan McManus. Apart from being the Regional CCO at VMLY&R South Africa and on the Creative Circle EXCO, Ryan has been recognised at Cannes, D&AD, Loeries, One Show, ADC, Effies, NYF and often on the streets. Thank you, Ryan, you gorgeous clever creative you!
This month we showcase the stand-out work that South African companies on iDidTht are doing. Apart from just bragging about it (which is very important), it’s the work that was recently featured at the Creative Circle Awards and iDidTht’s Craft Awards. View the work and find out more about the companies who did it…
November’s iDidTht Craft Awards were judged by the highly Instagrammable ECD of King James Group JHB, Graeme Jenner. Born in England (but we won’t hold that against him), Graeme moved to SA, was raised in Secunda and became a Graphic Designer in Joburg. Since then he has made his mark on the industry in countless ways, including being the Founder of King James II. An honour and a privilege to have you Graeme!
Every month iDidTht teams up with an industry superstar to award South Africa’s best in Craft. For the month of September, we were joined by none other than Neo Mashigo. His credits are endless so in the interest of word count, here’s the highlights reel: CCO for at M&C Saatchi Group, former Chairperson & current board member of Loeries, Co-Founder of 'I See a Different You', on the Executive Committee of the Creative Circle, and basically won all the awards including Grand Prix at Cannes, legend. Thank you Neo, thank you!
Zipho Dlangamandla has hit the ground running as a director already showcasing thoughtful and well-crafted work. His disarming charisma, emotional intelligence and most importantly, his empathy makes him the kind of director/human we need more of, especially in our current climate. Caution: Onions were cut during this interview.
We’ve put together a go-to list of all the iDidTht companies that won at Loeries 2019, basically a cheat sheet of all the sexiest companies, so now you know who to work with #ThankUsLater
As we build-up to this week’s shenanigans in Durbs, we've compiled a list of all the Print and Radio work entered for Loeries this year that either won or was featured at Cannes, One Show, D&AD and the Creative Circle Awards.