Top Client: CFC’s Worldwide Short Film Festival

Alas, after six years, Taxi and its winning client have parted ways. But it was not before rounding up an armful of awards that helped the festival grow exponentially and Taxi build an international reputation.

Alas, after six years, Taxi and its winning client have parted ways. But it was not before rounding up an armful of awards that helped the festival grow exponentially and Taxi build an international reputation.

When interviewed in December for our Agency of the Year issue, Barry Patterson, director of marketing and communications, Canadian Film Centre, glowed about the agency’s work. And, in retrospect, there was perhaps a hint of foreboding. ‘The creative has been incredible and also reflects who we are,’ he said, when asked about the relationship the festival shared with the agency.

‘We gave them a canvas on which to be creative…. [Taxi] has been a successful partner.’

The scores

Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival 151

Science World 129

Volkswagen Canada 92

BC Dairy Foundation 84

Nike 61

Pfizer Canada 61

Irving Oil Corporation 60

Royal Ontario Museum 60

Energizer Canada 57

BC Lions 52

Dose 50

Li’l Niblets & Baby Sprouts 44

Mini Canada 44

First United Mission 42

Unilever Canada 41

Alliance Atlantis 40

Pepsi-Cola Canada 40

Vancouver International Film Festival 39

Labatt Breweries of Canada 35

KAO Brands Canada 34

Michelin North America (Canada) 34

Bogart’s Chophouse & Bar 33

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia 31

Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries 31

Trimline Security 31

DDB Canada 30

Epson Canada 30

IKEA 28

Leo Burnett Canada 28

NABS Canada 25

2004 Nickel Festival 24

Greengate Garden Centres 23

United Way 22

Horse Racing Alberta 21

ALS Society of Canada 20

Covenant House 20

Daimler Chrysler Canada 20

Reno-Depot 20

Bell Canada 19

Cadbury Adams 19

Alberta Checkstop 18

Royal BC Museum 18

The Maytree Foundation Triec 18

The Weather Network 18

BC Spa 17

Canada Cannes 17

Lotus Awards 17

Maclean’s 17

FedEx Canada 16

Granville Island Brewery 16

Guru Bicycle Corporation 16

Loto-Quebec 16

The Forzani Group 16

The World of Comedy International Film Festival 15

Corus Entertainment 14

The Calgary Stampede 14

W Network 14

Calgary Zoo 13

Alimentation Couche-Tard 12

Anheuser-Busch 12

Contemporary Art Gallery 12

Diageo 12

Familiprix 12

Groove Deluxe 12

Historia 12

Kellogg Canada Inc. 12

Robert Bosch Inc. 12

UNICEF 12

BC Smokers’ Helpline 11

Canadian Mental Health Association 11

Nova Scotia Office of Health Promotion 11

Suasion Public Affairs 11

Canadian Paraplegic Association 10

Chad Hahn Fine Painting/Thor’s Hammer Painting 10

MadeinMTL 10

Mio Watch 10

Ottawa Renegades Football 10

Penthouse 10

Virgin Mobility 10

YWCA Calgary 10

Country Music Television 9

Firkin Group pf Pubs 9

Metro Halifax Food Bank 9

Ministere de la Sante et des Services sociaux du Quebec 9

The Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care 9

University of Calgary 9

Wrigley Canada 9

BMW 8

Effem Inc 8

Nestle Canada 8

Amnesty International 7

Canada Wide Magazine 7

Danone Canada 7

ESP Entertainment 7

Flow Yoga 7

Foundation du Chum 7

Fred 7

JMB Post 7

Lotus Awards 7

Molson Canadian 7

SPCA 7

Toyta Canada Inc. 7

Federation Des Producteurs De Lait Du Quebec 7

Black Tower Home Security 6

Cascades Group Tissu 6

Dairy Farmers of Canada 6

fortheloveofkids.ca 6

Future Shop 6

GMC 6

Harvey’s Restaurants (Cara Inc.) 6

Kraft Canada 6

Leucan 6

Mccain Foods (Canada) 6

McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada 6

Moores Clothing for Men 6

Ontario Chiropractic Association 6

Ontario Minitry of Health and Long-Term Care 6

Richmond Centre 6

Sport Mart 6

Toronto Symphony 6

BC Ferries 5

Breast Cancer Society of Canada 5

Canadian Newspaper Association 5

Canadian Paralympic Committee 5

Century 21 5

CIBC 5

Coppertone 5

Mercedes-Benz 5

Mountain Meadows Food Processing 5

Nintendo 5

Starbucks 5

The Salvation Army 5

Woodbine Entertainment Group 5

AGF Financial Services 4

Ethel’s Lounge 4

Frontier College 4

General Motors Canada 4

Golds Gym 4

HBC 4

Hitachi 4

Johnson & Johnson Inc. 4

K&G Fashion Stores (The Men’s Wearhouse) 4

Nature Conservatory of Canada 4

Original Calgary Shoe Hospital & Western Store 4

Purolator 4

Rugby Canada 4

Sankey Rodeo School 4

Schering Canada Inc. 4

St. James’ Gate 4

Sun Rype 4

Vancouver Aquarium 4

Yellow Pages Aliant Actimedia 4

Advertising & Design Club of Canada 3

Astral (Series +) 3

Astral Media, The Movie Network on Demand 3

BC Ministry of Health 3

Bootlegger 3

Burger King Canada 3

Canal D 3

CHUM Hospital 3

Cirque du Soleil 3

City of Toronto 3

Coast Capital Savings 3

Dunkin’ Donuts 3

Extreme Toronto Sports Club 3

Fringe Festival 3

Gay Lea Foods 3

Granites Roosevelt 3

Highwood Communication 3

KFC 3

Maybelline New York 3

Mercedes-Benz 3

Modern Show Hospital 3

Monster.ca 3

Mont Sutton 3

Outdoor Extreme BC 3

Peinture Jacques Drouin 3

Pelagia 3

Series + 3

True North Records/Rheostatics 3

Visa Canada Association 3

Adidas 2

Air Canada 2

Bayer 2

Beach Extreme Suntan Studio 2

Blue Cross 2

Chaf Management Group 2

Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative Foundation 2

Creative Painted Environments 2

Custom Maternity Wear 2

Dalplex Rock Court 2

Diet 7-Up 2

First Calgary savings 2

Fondation de l’Institut de Cardiologie de Montreal 2

Gray Line Bus Tours 2

Halifax Port Authority 2

Hammer Bowling – A division of Ebonite International 2

HGTV 2

ihaveanidea.org 2

Interforum Editis 2

Jean Coutu 2

KOKO Audio Productions 2

La Cordee 2

La Presse 2

Lost Wax Inc. 2

Maison des Futailles 2

McNeil Consumer Healthcare 2

Milestone Radio 2

Ministry of Health + Long Term Care 2

Nokia 2

Now Salon 2

Philips Canada 2

Pontiac 2

porkpie hat 2

Procter + Gamble 2

Psarotaverna du Symposium 2

Reitmans 2

Right To Play 2

Rogers Wireless 2

Salon BLU 2

Shred It 2

Sleeman – Unibroue 2

Talk Canada 2

The Advertising & Design Club of Canada 2

The Shoe Hospital 2

Toronto Zoo 2

Vancouver Police Department 2

Vespa Canada Motoretta 2

Videotron 2

Woods and Associates 2

Aliant 1

Applied Research Manufacturing Ltd. 1

ATB Financial 1

Atlantic Jewish Film Festival 1

Avenue Magazine 1

BC Lottery 1

Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer 1

Chinook Centre 1

Communications Voir 1

Foothills County Hospice Society 1

Fraser Health Authority 1

Fraser Papers 1

Grass Roots 1

Greco 1

Grey Worldwide Northwest 1

Grumans 1

Guide Restos Voir 1

Halifax Alehouse 1

Industrial Brand Creative 1

Intrawest Golf 1

Jetsgo 1

Keltic Brewing Company 1

Keno Lottery 1

Kids Cancer Care Foundation 1

Le Festival Fringe de Montreal 1

Les Hebdos du Quebec 1

Les Producteurs laitiers du Canada 1

Lunchbox Theatre 1

MacLaren McCann 1

Manitoba Telecom Services 1

Market Mall 1

Medicine Hat Museum & Art Gallery 1

Profile Search International 1

SAQ 1

Shaw Cablesystems G.P. 1

Sierra Wireless 1

SOS Violence conjugale 1

Syngenta 1

The Rock Wall/Dalplex 1

Woker’s Compensation Board of NS 1