What is ADCAN?


ADCAN is a #makegood movement that mobilises the film and advertising industries to make a real difference in the world. Our free-to-enter film competition offers up-and-coming talent good opportunities to do good work for good causes.

Filmmakers answer live charity briefs and are rewarded with industry contacts and workshops. Charities get free promotional films to help spread their messages and our partnering production companies get to see up-and-coming talent.

It’s this circle of benefit that makes ADCAN so unique.

See this year's charities and briefs

Who is ADCAN?

ADCAN is a collective of top film and advertising industry professionals and companies all volunteering their time and expertise to #makegood.

The Awards are judged by three of London’s best production houses: Partizan, Rattling Stick and Nexus.

Winners' Workshops are run by our judges plus top London post production house The Mill, camera and grip equipment rental facility ARRI Rental and audio specialists Wave, super-skilled edit house Work.


Why enter ADCAN?

Not only is your work showcased in front of the right people, but charities benefit too. A chance to engage with industry leaders is too good an opportunity to miss."

Sundeep Toor, Grand Prix Award winner 2015


We aren’t like other film or advertising competitions.

Everyone at ADCAN works in the advertising and film industries so we can offer real guidance and expertise as well as ongoing support for our winners.

Our briefs aren’t made up; they’re live, directly benefitting exceptional and inspirational charities that need films to use in promoting their causes.

Quite simply, ADCAN is the award scheme for people who want to make a difference to their career and the world at the same time.

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