Aramco wins top accolade at prestigious international film festival
The Media Production Division (MPD) also won awards for three of its productions and received finalist certificates for three other entries.
Aramco has taken home one of the most prestigious accolades at an international film festival, having received the coveted “Company of the Year” Blue Dolphin award.
The company’s Media Production Division (MPD) also won awards for three of its productions and received finalist certificates for three other entries at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.
The ceremony, held in France on September 28, celebrates the best films, online media productions, and documentaries in the corporate world. The awards are the most highly-regarded in the industry, and Aramco’s winning films were selected from nearly 900 entries from more than 45 countries, all of which were evaluated by a panel of more than 70 jury members.
The event in Cannes was attended by MPD’s Osama S. Alkadi, manager, James M. Farrant, senior consultant, and production directors Sascha Eckardt and Neil MacKay.
Thrive and win
Speaking about the strategy and framework in place at MPD, which has enabled the division to thrive and win these prestigious awards, Alkadi said: “We have worked hard to model ourselves on international film production companies and treat our division as a business entity within a massive corporate organization.
“These awards are a result of our strategy, which focuses on bringing value to the company and being a leader in creative thinking.”
Farrant added: “The awards won by the Media Production Division are a true testament to the world-class production skills, communication expertise, creativity, and dedication of the team in supporting the Public Affairs activities of the company, as it rises from strength to strength.”
As well as the highly-coveted Blue Dolphin award, MPD also received accolades for the following productions:
Aramco Marine DiversThis four-minute mini-documentary was produced for Marine and showcases the extraordinary work undertaken by saturation divers who live in confined and pressurized environments for up to 28 days at a time. The film follows the stories of the divers who help maintain the subsea oil and gas infrastructure assets of the company.
The film won a Gold Dolphin in the ‘Films for Fairs, Shows, Events and Conferences’ category and a Finalist Certificate in ‘Branded Documentaries.’
iktva infographicThe video infographic for the 2023 iktva event and highlights some key achievements from this year’s program.
A Gold Dolphin was awarded to the infographic in the ‘Films for Fairs, Shows, Events and Conferences’ category.
The ThreadThis film was produced for the 2023 Board of Directors meeting in Seoul,
South Korea, and showcases some of the achievements, aspirations, values, and partnerships of Aramco. It was awarded a Silver Dolphin in the ‘Corporate Image Films’ category, and a Finalist Certificate in ‘Marketing Communication.’
This film was produced to accompany the Corporate Overview presentation shared with important visitors. It shows how people across the company work toward pioneering new solutions while embodying Aramco’s values.
The three-minute video received a Finalist Certificate in the ‘Visitor Films’ category.
Caption of the top photo: From left to right, Sascha Eckardt, Osama S. Alkadi, James M. Farrant, Alexander V. Kammel (festival founder), and Ian (Neil) MacKay.