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Radar founder launches new awards for short-form video

By | Published on Thursday 29 March 2018

Shiny Awards

Founder of music video and visuals commissioning platform Radar, Caroline Bottomley, has set up a new venture called the Shiny Awards.

In some ways an evolution and extension of Radar’s own previous awards programme, the new initiative seeks to discover, champion and support new directors working across music video, branded content and short-form drama and documentaries

“There’s room for some disruption and innovation in the awards sector”, Bottomley reckons. “Entrants are under-served, with many emerging directors complaining of questionable benefits for winners”.

She goes on to explain: “The Shiny Awards are the first and only awards event to give written feedback from industry professionals for every entry. We also have affordable entry fees, awards to recognise commissioners of new talent, and we connect shortlisted directors to key industry gatekeepers”.

A small scale first run of the event was held in London last month, with a second larger version planned for 25 Sep this year. Entries are now open for videos under five minutes in length.