Makers & Shakers Awards

The makers & shakers Awards, Celebrate Excellence in Global Production. The awards are brought to you by The Location Guide , makers  magazine and FOCUS . The awards aim to recognise and honour ground-breaking ideas and initiatives from players across the spectrum of the global creative screen industry.

This year’s shortlist highlights ambitious initiatives, enterprising individuals and strokes of creative genius that have been the driving force for the global creative screen industries. It showcases the most ground-breaking work across the board, from production technology to local industry initiatives. 

Our panel of well-respected judges, including representatives from NETFLIX , Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden ,ACNE , Orca Studios and OLFFI has chosen each entry based on its innovation and creativity as well as its overall impact. Key themes highlighted in the 2020 shortlist include rapid responses to the coronavirus crisis which range from production processes to community support.

Several initiatives that address the mental health crisis, inclusion, diversity and gender equality have also shone through.

Jean-Frederic Garcia, the event director for the makers & shakers Awards, said:  “ We couldn’t have been happier with the response to the inaugural awards. The shortlist demonstrates the excellence makers & shakers was created to celebrate, and shows the impressive work being done across the global production support industry. 2020 has tested the resilience and resourcefulness of the sector and we are looking forward to bringing together the global screen industry to celebrate its accomplishments ”.

The winners will be revealed during our virtual ceremony on December 14th hosted by FOCUS 2020 , the meeting place for international production.

Register now for your FREE ticket and join us to celebrate the creativity and positivity of our industry.

Film Commission Initiative
of the Year

Honolulu Film Office – Modified Quarantine Program 

Liverpool Film Office – Liverpool City Region Film & TV Development Fund

Lower Austrian Film Commission -EVERGREEN PRISMA

The Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media – The Native Initiative Workshop July-August 2019 

Trentino Film Commission – Green Film

Toscana Film Commission –  The Fabric of Dreams

Virginia Film Office – The State Farm 

Outstanding Creative Use
of a Location

Simona Serafini, Location Manager, Toscana Film Commission – My Brilliant Friend

Panda Films –  Axe Pocket, TVC “Island

Mary Barltrop, Supervising Location Manager – Extraction

Ida Rose Films – Phoenix

Firew Ayele, Across Abyssinia – Moo! the epic horns 

Eoin Holohan, Location Manager, Element Pictures – Normal People 

Daniel Lee, Location Manager, LMGI -The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Sustainanibility Award

Trentino Film Commission –  GREEN FILM

Secoya – C02 emission tools

Lower Austrian Film Commission -EVERGREEN PRISMA 

Keep it Green Recycling – Kelsey Evans

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission with WrapZERO –  Guidelines for Sustainable Production

Green Film Shooting