Ava Awards today announced winners for the 2008 international award competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, direction, shooting, and editing of audio-visual materials and programs. The 2008 competition saw over 2,200 entries from the United States, Canada and several other countries. The nominated entries included film, analogue and digital productions viewed in a wide variety of mediums from movie screens and televisions to computers. Entrants included video and film production companies, web developers, advertising agencies, PR firms, corporate and government communication departments, producers, directors, editors and shooters.
The Canadian winners are:
Direct Focus Marketing Communications, Inc. from Winnipeg won two awards, one in the Produced For A School category, produced for the University of Winnipeg, and one in the Commercials/Restaurant category for EQ3
Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning’s Vancouver office won in the Flash category
Grimsby, Ontario’s West Lincoln Memorial Hospital also picked up two awards. The work, done by MEDIAIMAGE Communications Group, received the first award for their entry in the Pro Bono category, and the second was in the Medical/Fundraiser category. On a side note, MediaImage also won a 2008 Videographer Award for the West Lincoln Fundraiser piece.