FREE THE BID AWARDS

On Tuesday, October 17th, the inaugural Free The Bid Awards were presented as part of the One Screen Film Festival in NY! 

Our awards, in partnership with The One Club, honored the amazing directorial achievements of women in 5 categories: Best Commercial, Best Branded Content, Best Music Video, Best Cinematography, and Best New Director. 
 
Our incredible panel of judges, listed below, selected the top picks from the massive pool of talent that we received: 
 
JUDGES
 
AMEL MONSUR – Former Executive Creative Director at VICE
TOM DUNLAP – Chief Production Officer at 72andSunny
ANTONIO LUCIO – Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at HP, Inc.
SUSAN HOFFMAN – Executive Creative Director, Weiden+Kennedy
SUSAN CREDLE – Global CCO of FCB
SALLY-ANN DALE– Chief Creation Officer, Droga5
CRYSTAL MOSELLE – Director
LISA GUNNING – Director, Editor
ALMA HA’REL – Director, Founder of Free The Bid
FKA TWIGS – Creative Polymath
 
Many thanks to the wonderful Love Malone of The Group, one of Free The Bid’s pledged Guardians, who was on hand to present the awards as Free The Bid’s representative. 
 
Check out some photos from the event below, and scroll further for our list of winners!
 
(l: view of the crowd, r: Love Malone presenting Best Commercial to Kim Gehrig)
 
(l: JD Michaels of BBDO; r: A.V. Rockwell with her Best Music Video Award)
 
 
PHOTO CREDIT:
 
Margarita Corporan Event Photography
 
WINNERS LIST
 
CATEGORY: COMMERCIALS

In the commercial category, we had intended to choose one winner, but since women are so brilliant and the work submitted was so strong, we ended up with a three-way tie!

WINNER:
 
Kim Gehrig, “This Girl Can – Phenomenal Women” (Somesuch)
 

WINNER:
Siri Bunford, “The Swim” for Visa (Knucklehead)
 

WINNER:
Lucy Tcherniak, “Change The Story” for Plan International (Radical Media) 
 
CATEGORY: BRANDED CONTENT 
WINNER:
Nina Holmgren, “CLUB 99.7” (Bacon)
 
CATEGORY: MUSIC VIDEO
 

WINNER:
A.V. Rockwell, “The Gospel” (Little Minx)
 
CATEGORY: CINEMATOGRAPHY
 

WINNER: 
Rina Yang, “Nike + FKA Twigs ‘Do You Believe In More’” (Academy+)
 
CATEGORY: NEW DIRECTOR

WINNER:
Sarah Clift, “La Madre Buena (The Good Mother)” (Madrefoca)
 
 
Congratulations to our fabulous winners and to everyone who submitted their incredible work – we’re so proud of all of you!