Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2023 WINNERS
Posted on Jul 5, 2023 by Samara Husbands
The results are in for the Pro Moviemaker Filmmaker of the Year Awards
When we launched the Filmmaker of the Year Awards, we hoped video creatives would rush to get their entries in and the filmmaking community would sit up and take notice of what’s going on in this booming market.
While there are many awards in big-budget TV and film, for commercial and emerging creatives there really weren’t any of note. Our mission was to highlight the heroes of the video world who create documentaries, promos, music videos, event and sport coverage, wedding videos and content for social media and YouTube – the hard-working creators who may not have huge budgets but still make original and innovative content.
The filmmaking world has responded; we’ve had scores of entries from a diverse range of individuals and companies. From young filmmakers on the first rungs of the ladder to experienced creatives pushing the boundaries. We’ve had music videos for world-famous bands, commercials for everything from luxury cars and cigars to local barbershops, a documentary commissioned by The Sunday Times, action from a Ferrari racing team, self-funded shorts and even an indie feature film – with entrants coming from all over the planet!
The awards were judged by a panel of experts who had a tough time picking winners as the entries were just so good.
From these category winners, we also chose a single overall winner as the official filmmaker of the year. That person is top commercial photographer-turned-filmmaker Adrian Weinbrecht, who actually won two categories. He cleaned up in the most competitive category of all, commercial and corporate, with his advertising campaign for Burgess Yachts, and also in the social media category with his film for Jaguar Cars. You can read about his work over the next few pages.
But there’s plenty of other stunning work to celebrate. So sit back and enjoy the winners of this year’s awards – see the July/August issue of Pro Moviemaker for the full list.