News Clems Melbourne leads pack of seven Aussie shops vying for Film Lions, Ship Song misses out June 21, 2012 11:55 by Robin Hicks 3 The Ship Song Project: no-go in Cannes Clems Melbourne is leading the pack of Australian agencies on the shortlist for what is still the most prestigious category at Cannes – film – but The Monkeys’ much-loved Ship Song Project for Sydney Opera House was notable for its absence among the finalists. Aussie film entries numbered seven on the shortlist, making it tough to beat last year’s haul of six Film Lions. Entries from Australia were down from 123 to 92. Clems Melbourne has three ads on the list. Mojo, DDB Sydney, Leo Burnett Sydney and independent shop Colman Rasic each have one. New Zealand has two entries in contention, with Clemenger Wellington and Mojo Auckland. Australian and New Zealand contenders on Film Lions shortlist: Super in. Super Out for Hahn Super Dry by Mojo Sydney Leaving for Tetley by Clemenger BBDO Melbourne Cross country for Volkswagen by DDB Sydney Potato peelers for Melbourne International Film Festival by Clemenger BBDO Melbourne The moment for Bupa by Clemenger BBDO Melbourne MK Ultra for MTV Exit by Colman Rasic Spotlight for Australian Bureau of Statistics by Leo Burnett Sydney Oil on canvass for Greenpeace by Mojo Auckland Flying objects for New Zealand Transport Agency by Clemenger BBDO Wellington Robin Hicks topics Cannes Lions, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne Share Tweet Share Comments: 3 Add Comment Perfect Day 22 Jun 12 Ship Song didn’t get in because it is a doppelganger of the BBC Perfect Day spot from years ago. Apparently some judges still have memories. Reply Copycat 22 Jun 12 Agree with Perfect Day. It’s a complete copy. No suprise it wasn’t shortlisted. Reply Alex 22 Jun 12 Just had a look at the Perfect day clip, apart from multiple artists singing on the same track I don’t see the similarity. Similar core idea perhaps but calling it a doppelgänger seems to go a bit far. Oh well… goo.gl/T3Kh9 The flying objects TVC is pretty intense as well, good ad, very different to ‘Ghost chips”. The MIFF and Super Dry ads are fantastic. Reply Have your say Name Email Address (optional) Website (optional) ADVERTISEMENT Most Discussed 122 Comments Sky News drops Outsiders from schedule after sacking of Mark Latham 50 Comments Sky News sacks Mark Latham and refuses to say whether Outsiders will remain on air 47 Comments Why that Pepsi ad isn’t as bad as you think it is 37 Comments 457 visa axing to hurt PR industry with ‘PR manager’ to be removed from temporary visa list 35 Comments Job cuts, one brand and the future: Will Fairfax get it right this time around?