British Arrows 2020
Short Film Compilation: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Music.
Directors: Various, UK, 2020, 80 min.
Rental fee $10 per household.
Trailer best viewed full screen or p-i-p mode.
CHECK OUT THESE CLIPS
New to the British Arrows? Get a feel for creative content with these sample clips from prior years:
https://youtu.be/fRrPaa5mqNs British Arrows 2015 Preview
https://youtu.be/O-rxFk7wXJY Preview Clip 2011 British Arrow Awards
https://youtu.be/Hpj9k-GMoBg British Arrows 2014 Preview Clips
https://youtu.be/iLmG71zXG84 Preview, BAA 2018 Be More Dog
https://youtu.be/UT6wMd2uB_4 Preview, BAA 2018 Always A Woman
https://youtu.be/8MOnzAKMCxs British Arrows 2019 Trailer
https://youtu.be/vU8b0KnfuUg Preview, BAA 2013 Funny Bits
https://youtu.be/yZ03m4SXIAU Preview, BAA 2013 Falling in Love
ABOUT THE 2020 EDITION
Over the past ten years CWC has presented an annual program of witty, creative commercials that won British Arrows, the UK’s advertising awards. This year, thanks to Covid-19 we have a special virtual show consisting of standout selections from previous programs, compiled by the London-based Arrows staff in collaboration with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Rounding out the selection are the winners of a timely “Made in Lockdown” competition.
☀ We often include a “classics” segment in our annual CWC presentations – our personal favorites over a decade of Arrows. This year’s “best-of” program has some overlap, but you will see many adverts not previously shown by CWC, as the choices span four decades and have been selected by others.
You’ll find loads of self-deprecating humor, social satire, political provocation, musical sequences, celebrities, and naughty innuendo, all influenced by developing technologies and changing attitudes. This “greatest hits” compilation is not only entertaining, but provides a retrospective of filmmaking styles over four decades, as well as a history of the evolution of products and technology.
Spanning 45 years, these are some of the best of the best — including ads directed by creative luminaries Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast), Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball), and the late Alan Parker (Pink Floyd: The Wall).
Special thanks to the Walker Art Center for facilitating this year’s virtual screening!
THE 2020 PROGRAM
Sponsor and advert list in alphabetical order – not program sequence.
|Born Free Foundation||Life in Lockdown|
|Cadbury||Cadbury Dairy Milk – Gorilla|
|Channel 4 Paralympics||We’re the Superhumans|
|Corona Soft Drinks||Tango Orange Drink – Stanley Gimble|
|Curry’s PC World||Spare the Act|
|Dacia||Dacia Ingenious Productions|
|EMI Records||The Supremes – Three Little Girls|
|Essity Libresse Bodyform||Bloodnormal|
|Gallaher||Hamlet Cigars – Photobooth|
|Greenpeace||Ocean of the Future|
|H&M||H&M Modern Essentials|
|Honda||Honda Accord COG|
|Hovis Bread||Go on Lad|
|Interbrew UK||Stella Artois – Doctor|
|John Lewis||Christmas – The Long Wait|
|John West Salmon||Salmon Bear|
|Just Eat Food Takeaway||Did Somebody Say—Just Eat?|
|Lego||Lego Bricks – Kipper|
|Levi Strauss & Co Europe S.A.||Levi 501 Jeans – Swimmer|
|Levi Strauss & Co Europe S.A.||Levi Jeans – Creek|
|Levi Strauss & Co Europe S.A.||Levi 501 – Drugstore|
|Maxell||Maxell Tapes – Israelites|
|MoneySupermarket||He-Man and Skeleton Feel EPIC|
|NBC Sports Premier League||An American Coach in London|
|Nike||Nothing Beats a Londoner|
|Parker Pens||Finishing School|
|Schweppes||Schweppes Tonic Strange Taste Test|
|Sony||Bravia – Paint|
|Sony Playstation||Double Life|
|Sony Trinitron||Tuning People In|
|Tesco||Food Love Stories|
|Three UK||The Pony|
|T-Mobile||Life’s For Sharing – Dance|
|Whitbread Breweries||Whitbread Trophy Best Bitter Switcheroo|
|Yeo Valley||Yo Valley|
|Yorkshire Tea||Social Distancing Teapot|