The 3rd annual Brand Film Festival showcases the year’s most artistic, creative and effective branded content films, from YouTube videos to long-form documentaries. This unique gathering honors a new generation of marketing storytellers, while rewarding the brands, agencies, and craftspeople leading the way in their fields.

Entry deadline: January 22

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2017 Films

Officially selected films from the 2017 Brand Film Festival New York.


Risk-taking: The theme of the best brand films, long and short

By Alison Kanski

Risk-taking was a theme of the second annual Brand Film Festival, as some companies went in a new direction, leveraging humor and venturing into the realm of long-form documentary to bring home prizes.

‘Of course it is the future:’ Oscar winner Armando Bo on branded content

By PRWeek staff

Academy Award-winner Armando Bo talks branded content at the 2017 Brand Film Festival in New York.

Film is the form for effective brand storytelling

By Steve Barrett

From blockbuster action movies featuring famous Hollywood actors to moody thrillers directed by high-profile names such as Werner Herzog and Armando Bo, cinematic storytelling on behalf of brands has hit the big time.


Jury Chair

Jae Goodman

chief creative officer and co-head, CAA Marketing, a division of Creative Artists Agency

Jen Dennis

head of VR, RSA Films

Tara DeVeaux

chief marketing officer, BBDO New York

Andy Goldberg

chief creative officer, GE

Eric Stern

managing director and partner, Anonymous Content