After two years of virtual ceremonies, we congregated at Mary Ward House to celebrate the EVCOM Clarion Awards ceremony followed by our Summer Party. Guests arrived at 3:00pm and were greeted by canapes and drinks to kick the afternoon off. Shortlistees, sponsors and partners of the awards mingled and reconnected before taking their seats to watch the proceedings. Our host for the day, Kate Sturgess, welcomed our guests and thanked our judges, sponsors – DRPG, Cvent and Syntiro Associates – and partners for their support of these awards.
Following an introduction from EVCOM’s Exec Director Claire Fennelow, our panellists filed onstage. With purpose and sustainability at the heart of the EVCOM Clarion Awards ethos, we wanted to begin the event with an expert-led discussion around how our industry can engage with cause-driven values. The panel – Abena Fairweather (Legacy), Dale Parmenter (DRPG) and Jesse Frahm (Planet One Point Five) – discussed people, planet and profit in a conversation facilitated by Nick Whitnell (Syntiro Associates). We also announced our new training offer for EVCOM members: a complimentary half day session with sustainability experts Syntiro Associates to help your business thrive sustainably. Email email@example.com to find out more. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
We then handed back to Kate, who had the exciting job of announcing our winners! Each trophy winner was invited to the stage to take pictures with their trophies, teams and category sponsors. We screened clips from the winning films so the audience was able to enjoy the work being recognised. We culminated with the announcements of the winners of The FOCUS Award, which offers mentorship and work experience opportunities to young Black filmmakers and filmmakers of colour.
You can view the full list of winners here.
With the ceremony closed, we then welcomed members, partners and industry peers to our Summer Party. In the Voysey Room of Mary Ward House canapes by French chef Bertrand Meunier were served to our guests. Folk-pop band Iris and Steel entertained the audience with original and popular songs. People flowed in and out of the garden space enjoying the evening warmth.
It was a lovely opportunity for our members and their teams to come together with one another, alongside our many supporters and friends in the industry. Thank you to everyone who joined us for one or both of the events. It was a pleasure to celebrate cause-driven creativity, and to come together as an industry and a community, with all of you.
Check out our gallery of pictures below, taken by photographer Leo Wilkinson.