AdFest's 20th Anniversary: A recap of all the best of film awards since the first AdFest in 1998

Soken DVD_Kill Bill.jpgCounterpain.jpgTo celebrate the upcoming 20th Anniversary of AdFest, Asia's most important creative awards festival, Campaign Brief Asia takes a look at all the best of year winners from the Film Lotus category each year of the festival so far.

In total there has been 17 Grande Lotus awards handed out in Film over the past 19 years of AdFest. Traditionally, these have been the most important award of each year and is awarded by the Film jury each year.

Twice, in 2008 and 2015, no overall best of film gong was awarded.

From the total of 17 AdFest best of show awards 10 of these awards have been won by Japanese agencies with Japan's powerhouse agency Dentsu winning the Grande Lotus five times, including four years consecutively from 1999 to 2002.
Thailand agencies have won the top award five times with the only multiple winner being JEH United Bangkok with two. Singapore and Australia has won the best of film at AdFest once each.

A recap of all the AdFest Grande Lotus Film winners is below. What's your favourite?

Weight Lifting    
Counterpain Balm    
Ogilvy & Mather Bangkok

WOWOW Birdman.jpg1999   
The Birdman   
Dentsu Inc. Tokyo

WOWOW running woman.jpg2000   
The Running Woman   
Dentsu Inc. Tokyo

Bun-en_Smoking defector.jpg2001   
Smoking Defector   
Ben-en System   
Dentsu Inc. Tokyo

Imagination whale.jpg2002   
Japan Ad Council   
Dentsu Inc. Tokyo

Spy Wine Cooler.jpg2003   
Spy Wine Cooler   
Saatchi & Saatchi Bangkok

Soken DVD_Kill Bill.jpg2004   
Kill Bill Kill Bill   
Soken DVD   
Euro RSCG Flagship Bangkok

Husky Girls.jpg2005   
Husky Girls   
Ajinomoto Stadium   
Dentsu Inc. Tokyo

The Love Story.jpg2006   
The Love Story (Series)   
Smooth E Baby Face Foam   
JEH United Bangkok

Toyota Humanity.jpg2007   
Toyota Cars   
Hakuhodo Inc. Tokyo

No Grande Awarded

Lala comics.jpg2009   
Lala Reports   
LaLa Girls Comic Magazine
SportsEnvironmentMarriages / Longevity / Innovation 
ADK Tokyo

Ministry of Community Development, Youth And Sports   
Leo Burnett/Arc Worldwide Singapore

Sorry Thailand.jpg2011   
Sorry Thailand   
The Positive Network   
JEH United Bangkok

Zeniya Honten Corporation Commercial: Samurai/Gentleman/Madame/Rocker
Zeniya Honten Corporation
T&E Inc Fukuoka

Dumb ways to die.jpg2013   
Dumb Ways to Die   
Metro Trains   
McCann Melbourne

Cup Noodle.jpg2014   
Cup Noodle   
Tohokushinsha Film Corporation    Tokyo

No Grande Awarded

Firefly Man.jpg2016   
Firefly Man   
Nitto Tokyo


High standards said:

Fantastic collection of works. Well done to the ADFEST.
My favourite is Smooth E and WOWOW. Husky Girls also very funny.

Showing my age said:

Always liked the Kill Bill film and that Birdman film for WOWOW is insane. Love it.

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