July 11, 2006

Netherlands team wins Cannes Lions Young Creatives' Film Competition

A team from The Netherlands has won the inaugural Cannes Lions Young Creatives' Film Competition for which entries ...

were filmed on the new Nokia N93 mobile video device.

Roos de Kok, an art director from Cygnus X-3 agency and Liat Azulay, an art director at EuroRSCG, created a 30-second commercial that encouraged business travelers to return to Cannes with their partners. They beat nine other teams from around the world to scoop the Gold Medal.

The teams were among the first users of the Nokia N93, a device that offers uncompromised digital camcorder, telephony, and rich Internet communication functionalities. Featuring a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, DVD-like video capture, and 3x optical zoom, the Nokia N93 also boasts advanced connectivity options. Link directly to a TV for a widescreen movie experience, upload images, and video to online albums or blogs or burn movies to DVD with the included Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software.

The winning entry can be viewed at:

The Nokia N93 contains features that enable high-quality photos and DVD-like quality video. Unfold and twist the main display, and the Nokia N93 is ready to shoot video and photos using the color landscape display as a full screen viewfinder.

Featuring MPEG-4 VGA video capture at 30 frames per second, the Nokia N93 enables smooth and shake-free movies. The Nokia N93 incorporates a 3.2 megapixel (2048 x 1536 pixels) camera with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, 3x optical zoom, and up to 20x digital zoom, as well as autofocus and close-up mode for clarity and accuracy. Furthermore, the Nokia N93 has an active camera toolbar that displays all available capture features, from exposure value to color tones and white balance. There are dedicated keys for shutter, zoom, and flash and also a camera mode key that enables you to switch quickly and easily between image and video capture.

The Nokia N93 features large internal memory of up to 50 MB, which can be further expanded with a hot swap miniSD card of up to 2 GB, allowing users to capture up to 90 minutes of DVD-like quality video or close to 2500 high-quality photos. Furthermore, you can transfer your photos and video from the memory card to a compatible PC for storage.

The Nokia N93, which is based on S60 3rd Edition software on Symbian OS, is expected to be commercially available in July 2006, with an estimated, unsubsidized sales price of approximately 550 euros.