The annual black-tie awards took place with film-makers, directors, celebrities, influencers, drivers, students, and agency members attending from every corner of the earth, including New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Europe and the United States. Held on Saturday the 23rd of September at The Grand in Clapham, London, the evening consisted of a 2 hour meet and greet opportunity for people to network and discuss projects, ideas or simply catch up and enjoy the evening.
It then followed with a screening and awards presentation of the films, where films were played in their entirety or in excerpt or trailer format, while complimentary bottles and popcorn were brought to the cabaret tables by waitresses. 44 films were screened during the evening, ranging from Dramas, Documentaries, Events, Journalism, Student films, Creative films and Commercials, with 38 of the films represented by the film-makers.
Further awards for Cinematography, Editing and Sound also had their own categories.
Title sponsor RED Digital Cinema provided a spectacle with their new 8K Epic-W camera, which was on display for hands on use by anyone who wanted to understand more about the impressive features with RED staff who were on hand. The camera itself was rigged to a beautiful Ducati Monster, kindly provided by radio presenter John Marcar.
Winners this year took home newly designed custom made Silver or Golden conrod trophies, bespoke items featuring a variety of materials and manufacturing techniques. Milled aluminium, heated stainless steel, laser cut perspex, machined wood and galvanised steel come together to form the trophies that stand over 30cm tall. Not many people get to appreciate in person the quality and care put into the detail of these.

The Grand Prix trophy features a gold conrod, gold wheel and gold galvanised laurel to stand out from the rest.
With a £12,000 prize value this year, winners have never had it quite so good - with free hire of RED's 8K camera, free REDucation for students, amazing offers of music and film stock from Musicbed and Filmsupply, a stunning array of lighting from Aputure, discounted project H&S from MSS, a free day’s use of Castle Combe race circuit, VIP car hire from Preferred Chauffeurs, a Gumball 3000 care package plus support from Allied Media and DJI meant that winners came away with valuable and relevant prizes. There was also a huge range of RED goodies for the taking, with everyone able to grab a packed swag-sack of clothing, workstation mats, kit bags and more.
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Managing Directors Vince Knight and Al Clark wish to thank everyone who took part again this year,
the new faces and the old faces who make this truly unique and special event possible.
BEST DRAMA FILM
The Last Viper - Pennzoil / Lemonade Films - WINNER
Fire and Ice - Jonny Mass / Abandon Visuals
Chroma - Teddy Powell
Turbo - Hey You! Films
Drift Camp - Robyworks
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans - Gabriel Clarke / John McKenna - WINNER
Inspired to Drive – The Nicolas Hamilton Story - Project Cars
CSX 2000: The Shot Heard Round The World - Andrew Schneider / Porch House Pictures
Target 550 - Matthew Sanders
The One Million Mile Story - Markus Zwilling
Erik Comas | Lancia Stratos - Jeremy Heslup
10/10ths - Marco Solorio
From Top To Bottoms - Andri Freyr Viðarsson
BEST JOURNALISM FILM
The Ultimate Driving School - James Gough / Henry Catchpole / Drivetribe - WINNER
Middle East Road Trip - David Hale / Tom Ford / Top Gear Magazine
Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge: A Bright Young Thing For The 21st Century - Charlie Rose / Alex Goy / Carfection
The Dakar: Return to Africa - Kingdom Creative / Henry Catchpole / Drivetribe
Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé Edition 1: Smoking Rubber, Killing Tires - Charlie Rose / Alex Goy / Carfection
BEST COMMERCIAL FILM
Acura NSX - Beginnings - Acura / Alessandro Pacciani - WINNER
Spin - Audi / Carnage
DRIVE FOREVER - Honda / Stamp Productions
The Unicorn - eBay / Rubber Republic
The Last Viper - Pennzoil / Lemonade Films
Aston Martin's £65m housewarming party - Aston Martin / Foxtrot Papa
Honda NSX "Original Must Be Done" - Honda / Carnage
PURE LOVE (TRIBUTE TO SUPERBIKES) - Akrapovic / Sixtyseven Pictures
BEST EVENT FILM
'Unbreakable' Andy Priaulx - Kingdom Creative - WINNER
The Art of Porsche - Luftgekühlt 4 - Donut Media
H2Oi 2016 Official After Movie - Krispy Media
THE ALPINE CLASSIC 2017 - UP RH Production
PARTNERS - Tim Hahne / STEREOSCREEN
BEST STUDENT FILM
Night Drive - Patrick Hanser - WINNER
LA Secret Spots: Newcomb's Ranch - Kseniia Iakubova
Ace Cafe Hotrod Night - Vincent Miele
The Arkonik Difference - Matthew Edge
The Rouge E30 - Declan Tregale
BEST CREATIVE FILM
McLaren "Raise Your Limits" - McLaren / Carnage - WINNER
How to Decorate a Donut - Donut Media
Honda's Electric Vision - Honda / INK
Jaguar F-TYPE SVR | The Art of Sound - Jaguar / Spark44
British Grand Prix Opener - Jim Wiseman / Whisper Films
Triumph Adventure - Triumph / Paul Barshon
Jeep Zombie Renegade - Kingdom Creative
Cheat Code - Andrew Schneider / Porch House Pictures
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Last Viper - Pennzoil / Lemonade Films
BEST SOUND
PURE LOVE (TRIBUTE TO SUPERBIKES) - Akrapovic / Sixtyseven Pictures
BEST EDITING
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans - Gabriel Clarke / John McKenna
RED DIGITAL CINEMA GRAND PRIX AWARD
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans - Gabriel Clarke / John McKenna
SPONSORED BY
Silver Conrod trophy
Free access to Preferred Chauffeur's fleet of cars for use in your next film. Subject to terms and conditions.
SPONSORED BY
Silver Conrod trophy
SPONSORED BY
Silver Conrod trophy
Full access to Castle Combe race circuit for one day's filming. Subject to circuit limitations and noise restrictions.
SPONSORED BY
Silver Conrod trophy
One years retained client contract, health & safety telephone support and 5% off cover rates. Subject to terms and conditions.
SPONSORED BY
Silver Conrod trophy
Gumball 3000 product care package and a hug from Maximillion Cooper* (*hug unconfirmed).
SPONSORED BY
Silver Conrod trophy
An exclusive 1:1 DSMC2 Camera Demonstration Day with RED Digital Cinema at Pinewood Studios or Hollywood.
SPONSORED BY
Silver Conrod trophy
OFFICIAL SELECTION FILMS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING AWARDS
SPONSORED BY
SPONSORED BY
SPONSORED BY
Silver Conrod trophy
£500 credit for Filmsupply.com
Silver Conrod trophy
£500 credit for Musicbed.com
Silver Conrod trophy
£2000 value Aputure lighting
equipment care package
SPONSORED BY
The Grand Prix Award is the most prestigious award. All films part of the official nominations qualify for consideration for this award. The winner will receive the coveted Golden Conrod trophy and the following prize sponsored by RED Digital Cinema.
3-day hire of the new 8K RED WEAPON system.
The Grand is a Grade II listed Victorian building originally built as a 3,000 audience capacity music hall in 1900. In 1901 they began screening films and in 1927 converted to a full time cinema- continuing on through two World Wars! There is no doubt that this venue will have screened some of the original films that established the film industry of today. Now in 2017, it's used for live music, club nights and movie screenings; featuring the UK's largest sports screen. That balance between Victorian architecture and updated technology make it our choice of venue for the screening, awards and afterparty.

THE TROPHIES

The trophies are bespoke items handcrafted using a variety of materials and manufacturing techniques.
Polished aluminium, heated stainless steel, laser cut perspex, carved wood and galvanised steel come together to form trophies that stand over 30cm tall. ​
 
The Grand Prix trophy features a gold conrod, wheel and galvanised laurel, as well as a brushed gold scroll and plaque to stand out from the rest.

2020 Dates / Information

 
1st March: Opening Date
1st April: Earlybird Deadline
1st August: Regular Deadline  COVID-19 EXTENDED
1st September: Extended Deadline  COVID-19 EXTENDED
30th November: Awards Night  COVID-19 EXTENDED

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