Nine more shortlist mentions for Canada

Lg2, John St., Draftfcb and BBDO are among the group of agencies that have a shot at taking home a Cannes Lion in Film.

Another day, another handful of shortlist mentions for Canada.

On Thursday afternoon in Cannes, eight Canadian agencies made it onto the Film category shortlist, with agency Lg2 leading the bunch, receiving a nod for its “Baby” spot for the Capital Transit Network, and another for its “Messages” ad for the Quebec Automobile Insurance Corporation.

DDB Toronto was also mentioned on the shortlist for its “Mustang” and “Curfew” spots for Lilly Canada’s Cialis.

And Cundari nabbed a shortlist mention for the BMW M5 “Bullet” spot it produced for the auto brand.

Vancouver-based shop Rethink was mentioned on the list for its Science World “Airport Security” spot.

BBDO in Toronto made it onto the shortlist for its “Gimmicks” spot, created for Fedex Canada.

Toronto-based Lowe Roche is on the list for its “Last 10″ spot for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Agency John St. received a nod for its “Buyral” video, which was also shortlisted in Cyber, but did not receive a Lion.

Draftfcb found a spot on the Film shortlist for its “Focus Group” spot, created for the National Advertising Awards in Toronto.

And for international branches of Canadian-born shops, one nod went to Sid Lee Paris for its “Rise” spot for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed and another to Taxi New York for the three spots it created for Applegate’s Hot Dog product.

The awards for Film will be handed out on Saturday evening, along with Branded Content & Entertainment, Titanium & Integrated, and Film Craft.