Best of show

TV

best of show

Digital

best of show

SFX/Compositing

TV Single

Gold

TV Single

Finalist

TV Campaign

Gold

TV Campaign

Finalist

Digital Single

Gold

Digital Single

Finalist

Digital Campaign

Gold

Digital Campaign

Finalist

Digital Integrated

Gold

Digital Integrated

Finalist

Animation

Gold

Animation

Finalist

Original Music

Gold

Original Music

Finalist

Casting

Gold

Casting

Finalist

Cinematography

Gold

Cinematography

Finalist

Colourist

Gold

Colourist

Finalist

Direction

Gold

Direction

Finalist

Editing

Gold

Editing

Finalist

Production Design

Gold

Production Design

Finalist

Sound Design

Finalist

SFX/Compositing

gold

SFX/Compositing

Finalist

The Bob Mann Award

The Bob Mann Post Production Award recognizes members of the commercial television post-production industry, who have demonstrated a long standing and continuing contribution to their craft, as well as toward the overall excellence of the commercial television post-production industry.

2013 - Peter McAuley

The Janet Woods Award

As a celebrated producer, Janet Woods was an inspiration to those around her and left her mark in the advertising world. She was well known in the television production industry for being honest, enthusiastic, gracious under pressure, intelligent, eager to learn and always took pride in making each production its own enterprise.

The Janet Woods Award is designed to recognize deserving producers and to nurture the spirit of those following in her footsteps. The recipient will be a producer who exemplifies a unique blend of creative soul, enthusiasm, stimulating influence and leadership as a producer. The recipient is one who challenges conventional thinking, hones their skills and leads through our changing business environment- Like Janet.

2013 - Dan Ford

Walter Bell Memorial Award

The Walter Bell Memorial Award was created to provide creative opportunities to a post-secondary, writing student, in their graduating year, who exhibits exemplary writing skills and humane qualities.

2013 - Shauna Roe
Humber College

The Don Award

The Don Award is given to an individual who has shown both brilliance and excellence over a period of time in their burgeoning career in the TV advertising industry. The winner demonstrates professionalism and commitment in their work and in their relationships with colleagues, and has the potential to be a future industry leader in the advertising broadcast production industry. The winner must have been acknowledged as a contributor to one of the year's finalist, gold or craft awards.

2013 - Wade Odlum

The Spiess Award Winners

The Spiess Award is given to a person who has furthered the excellence of TV advertising in Canada throughout their career. The award is presented to a cameraperson, director, producer, editor, compositor, art director, copywriter, creative director, advertiser or anyone in the TV advertising community whose contributions have been continuing and of the highest order.

2013 - Doug Linton

The Kari Award

The Kari Award is presented to the best actor or actress in a commercial. The award was established in 1981 in honour of Kari Hannikainen, an actor who appeared in an acclaimed Heinz commercial.

2013 - Kathleen Black
Social Farter
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Letter from the chair

This year, we have a lot to celebrate.

We celebrate the 50th year of the Bessies and the best in Canadian film and television commercial advertising.

We also celebrate an incredible history and longstanding tradition of recognizing excellence in film production, storytelling and craft. Since 1963, the winners have always been exemplary examples of incredible detail, teamwork and vision, all flawlessly executed to produce the best work in Canada. In celebrating the last 50 years of the Bessies, we are really applauding the Canadian advertising and production community and the incredible body of work that has been produced collectively.

This year, after much deliberation, our judges selected the best of the best in Film, Digital and Craft categories. A big thank you to all of our judges for their time, passion, expertise and lively debate in selecting this year's winners - Work that is thoughtful and inspired, that will move you, make you laugh and feel inspired.

And as always, we also want to celebrate and put the spotlight on some of Canada's most talented individuals in our industry for their incredible contributions with the Bob Mann Award for Excellence in Post-Production, the Janet Woods Award for Best Producer, The Don Award for a Future Leader in the Film Industry, the Walter Bell award and the Spiess Award for Lifetime Achievement in Television Advertising.

On behalf of the TVB, I'd also like to thank our team of sponsors and partners who helped make the 50th anniversary extra special with their generous support and involvement.

A lot to celebrate and to be proud of. We hope you enjoy the work.

Helen Pak
EVP, Co-ECD Saatchi & Saatchi
Bessies Chair

Judges

Helen Pak (Chair)
Creative Director
Saatchi & Saatchi
Dave Roberts
Executive Creative Director, Sid Lee
Eva Preger
Executive Producer, Soft Citizen
Yusong Zhang
Art Director, Leo Burnett
Brent Choi (Vice-Chair)
Chief Creative and Integration Officer, JWT
Ron Smrczek
Creative Director, Zulu Alpha Kilo
Chris Taciuk
Group Creative Director, Leo Burnett
Dave Douglass
Partner / Executive Creative Director, Anomaly
Nancy Crimi-Lamanna
Associate Creative Director, BBDO
Geoff Ashenhurst
Editor, Married to Giants
Jon Finkelstein
Executive Creative Director, Proximity
Raul Garcia
Creative Director, Capital C
Kyle Lamb
Associate Creative Director, John St
Steve Gadsden
President, Director, Composer, Tattoo Sound, TA2
Ron Gervais
FX, iamstatic
Todd Mackie
Executive Creative Director, DDB
Michelle Orlando
Head of Production, Saatchi & Saatchi

Supporters

The Bessies Supporters:

The Bessies is presented by the Broadcast Executive Society (BES) and produced by the Television Bureau of Canada (TVB). Kim Dougherty, President of BES and Theresa Treutler, President and CEO of TVB, wish to thank the Bessies' judging panel and all our sponsors and supporters for helping make this year's show a success.

Executive Co-Producer: Helen Pak, EVP, Co-Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
Executive Co-Producer: Brian Sheppard, EVP, Co-Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
Executive Co-Producer: Kim Dougherty – President, BES
Executive Co-Producer: Theresa Treutler – President & CEO, TVB
AV Producer: Mark Kelly, TVB
Event Planner: Tiffany James, TVB
Show Producer, Director: Andy Stinton
Show Production Manager: Nancy Sinclair
Audio Visual Events Supplier: AV-Canada Inc.
Production Assistants: Karine Picard

Bessies 2013 Judging Panel

Creative    
Helen Pak (Chair) CD Saatchi & Saatchi
Dave Roberts CD Sid Lee
Eva Preger Exec. Producer Soft Citizen
Dave Douglass CD Anomaly
Brent Choi (Vice-Chair) Chief Creative and Integration Officer JWT
Ron Smrczek CD Zulu Alpha Kilo
Chris Taciuk Group CD Leo Burnett
Yusong Zhang Art Director Leo Burnett
Nancy Crimi-Lamanna ACD BBDO
     
Craft    
Geoff Ashenhurst Editor Married to Giants
Jon Finkelstein Exec. CD Proximity
Raul Garcia CD Capital C
Kyle Lamb ACD John St
Steve Gadsden President, Director, Composer Tattoo Sound, TA2
Ron Gervais FX iamstatic
Todd Mackie Exec. CD DDB
Michelle Orlando Head of Production Saatchi & Saatchi

Thanks to AdBeast for hosting The Bessies website. We would also like to thank the following people and companies for their contributions:

Show Theme: Saatchi & Saatchi

Creative Director: Brian Sheppard & Helen Pak
Copywriters: Rob Gendron & Shauna Roe
Art Directors: Andrei Babichuk, Rachel Kennedy, Christian Buer
Head of Production: Michelle Orlando
Print Producer: Bill Ing
Print Sponsor: Craig Black - 247 Integrated Inc.
Executive Producer (Sons & Daughters): Dan Ford
Line Producer: Lisa Soloman
Director: Rob Gendron & Andrei Babichuk
Director of Photography: Chris Muir & Andy Ferreira
Casting: Steve Mann
Post Production: PosterBoy, Notch, Fort York
Audio Post Facility: Boombox Sound