How to enter

  1. Make something original
  2. 2018 competition now closed

The ADCAN film briefs

Open to all unsigned filmmakers and animators. Download a brief and make a film. Do it alone or do it with a team. Entries are free and you can enter as many times as you like.

The new ADCAN open brief

The new open brief is for everyone, whether you're a thinker, maker, musician, designer or agency pro, enter as many times as you want. Free for individuals and company entries.

Download the briefs

Enter your details to download the ADCAN Awards brief pack. If you have any questions get in touch: We can't wait to see your work!

Thank you!

The Charity Briefs

New open brief

Weaponize your ideas

Thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need legislative change to protect American children from gun violence. Whether you're a poet, a musician, a product designer, an artist or an agency pro, weaponize your ideas and make sure our children will #NeverAgain be the victims of gun violence.

Film brief #1

Make the black mirror brighter

Social media is impacting teens' mental health and well-being like never before. The YHM is on a mission to improve the impact that social media has on our lives. Make a film that tackles culture's most topical subject and make a #RealDifference.

Film brief #2

Remake the coming of age film

Ashoka knows that the next generation can't afford to follow in any footsteps, they need to forge a new path and they need to start today. Make a film that unlocks the radical power of youth and change the coming of age film forever.

Film brief #3

Expose the immigration lie

Immigrants are criminals, agents are heroes: United We Dream are out to flip the script of one of the greatest lies of modern times. Make a film that subverts the politics of fear and give an entire population their basic humanity back.

Film brief #4

Unlock the power of she

Springster's mission is to unlock the awesome power that young girls possess by allowing them to safely discover support, guidance and inspiration online. It's not just about making them equal, it's making a film that shows they're unstoppable.


This years’ competition is now closed.
The shortlist will be announced on the 20th of September.
The London Winners Workshops are on 4th October.
The LA Awards Show and Winners Workshops are on the 18th and 19th of October.
If you have any questions we’d love to hear from you:

"The ADCAN awards has been better than the two years of university I paid for."

Ezrael Alem, ADCAN award winner