Augmented reality app videos win at Cannes film awards

Movies featured within the National Civil War Trail app have won two international accolades at the annual Cannes Corporate Media and TV awards.
26.10.2015

Movies featured within the National Civil War Trail app have won two international accolades at the annual Cannes Corporate Media and TV awards.

Silver Dolphin trophies were won by Nottingham-based film-makers Spool UK who were appointed by Newark and Sherwood District Council to make the series of films.

The entire series of films, which can be seen at the National Civil War Centre and around the town via the app developed by us (Oakley Mobile), won the silver prize in the ‘Fairs, Shows, Events and Meeting Openers’ category.

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The movie trailer which previews the town trail took silver in the ‘Streaming/Web-TV category’.

Spool UK film producers Mary Kearns and Russell Noon said:  “We’re delighted that our Civil War Films have been recognised by the Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards. To have won two awards for the films and the trailer is an incredible achievement and we’re really proud to have been a part of what has been such an ambitious project for Newark.”

Newark and Sherwood District Council Chief Executive Andrew Muter said: “This is a real accolade for Newark and I am so proud of all the people at the Council and from Spool who put their creative energy into these high quality films.”

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The films, directed by Carolina Giammetta, were premiered in April this year at a special ceremony held at the Palace Theatre Newark.

They can be seen at the newly-opened National Civil War Centre in the town’s Appletongate and at eight sites around the town via a free special app – devised by Oakley Mobile Ltd -  by holding up the smartphone or tablet app to a 'trigger image' with historical characters coming to life on screen. 

They feature a cast of more than 100, led by professional actors, and are interpretations of real events from Newark's pivotal role in the 17th century Civil Wars.

The Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards, one of the world’s most important festivals in the corporate audio-visual industry, were revealed on Thursday, October 15 at Palm Beach Cannes at a Gala Dinner. More than 270 guests travelled from all over the world to take part in the festivities. 

To discover more about the augmented reality National Civil War Trail app read the case study here