Awards

ALP Wins Gold and Silver for Premium Dealership TV Campaigns

Houston, TX— ALP's TV campaigns for Mercedes-Benz of Anaheim and Shelly BMW of Buena Park have been recognized for taking automotive dealer advertising to a new level of excellence.

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‘The French Laundry VIP Concierge’ Wins Bronze Summit Creative Award

Portland, OR— What could be nicer than being picked up in a BMW 7 Series and being driven through the Napa vineyards to your table at The French Laundry?

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ALP Communications Wins Triple Gold at WorldFest-Houston Film Festival

Houston, TX— ALP Communications has won a trio of Gold Remi Awards at the 47th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.

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Your Dealership Experience™ Debuts with Silver and Bronze at Telly Awards

Ashland, KY— ALP Communications’ new venture, Your Dealership Experience, has won Silver and Bronze at the 35th Annual Telly Awards.

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'BMW USA Bobsled Teaser' Wins Silver at 2013 Summit International Creative Awards

January 8, 2014 (Portland, OR)

ALP Communications announces its win at the 2013 Summit Creative Award® competition for BMW USA Bobsled Teaser.

BMW of North America has collaborated with the USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation (USBSF) to deliver a fleet of six new two-man bobsleds to help Team USA chase its first Olympic gold medal in the event since 1936.

ALP Communications was selected to document the design, prototype development and track testing of the new BMW sleds.

ALP Communications Wins at Worldfest for 5th Straight Year

April 24, 2013 (Houston, TX)

ALP Communications has won the Platinum Remi Award, Gold Remi and Silver Remi in the automotive video category at the 46th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival.

The Platinum Remi went to ALPINA, ALP's documentary on the manufacturer of exclusive automobiles. BMW X1 Mood Film and BMW USA Bobsled Teaser both took Gold, and BMW X1 Designer's Perspective earned the Silver. The Remi Award is inspired by the creative genius of the great western artist Frederick Remington.

Worldfest judged more than 4,100 entries in 2013 from 42 international filmmakers.

Ridley Scott said several years ago when accepting his Grand Remi Award—"WorldFest is in the business of validating excellence."

Not only is Worldfest one of the longest-running film festivals in the world, it’s also one of the most significant. It gave first honors to Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, David Lynch, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, the Coen Brothers, Brian De Palma, John Lee Hancock, Randal Kleiser and many more.

"It is a thrill to win at Worldfest for five years in a row, said Sarah Yarnell, Producer-Director at ALP Communications. We are thankful to ALPINA Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH and BMW of North America for the high standards they set and the exceptional opportunities they provided. We love to produce fascinating films that exceed our client's expectations.

'BMW—The Ultimate Driving Machine' Wins Silver at Summit International Creative Awards

May 12, 2012 (Portland, OR)

ALP Communications is a silver winner in the 2012 Summit Creative Award® competition for its creative work for BMW of North America, LLC.

ALP's four-part Web video series “BMW—The Ultimate Driving Machine®” was shot on location in Munich, Germany, and Miramas, France.

“With a project like this that required international production shoots to tell the story, it was a given that ALP was the right fit for us,” said Neil Moreno, Sr. Producer, National Marketing at BMW NA.

“ALP was able to deliver both cinematic beauty and a very insightful series of stories for our brand. We rarely get the opportunity to invite the audience into highly restricted areas where BMW tests its innovations, but with the launch of our New 3 Series Sedan I wanted to make sure that we focused on the people, passion and their remarkable achievements,” said Moreno.

BMW—The Ultimate Driving Machine®” tells of the persistence, creativity and pride among BMW's designers and engineers: 3 Series Design Challenge, Beyond 5-Star Safety, M – The Most Powerful Letter, A Heart with Four Cylinders.

The Summit Creative Award recognizes and celebrates the creative accomplishments of small and medium-sized advertising agencies and other creative groups with annual billings under $30 million. Over 18 years, the competition has established itself as the premier arbiter of creative excellence for firms of this size.

Entries in 23 major categories are judged against a stringent set of standards. During the blind judging events, judges search for innovative and creative concepts, strong executions and the ability to communicate and persuade.

“Winning a Summit Creative Award is a significant accomplishment in one's career. The combination of scrutinizing judges and tough judging criteria ensures that only deserving entries receive Summit recognition,” said Jocelyn Luciano, Executive Director for the Summit International Awards.

'BMW—The Ultimate Driving Machine' Web Series Wins Platinum New Media Award at Worldfest

April 21, 2012 (Houston, TX)

BMW—THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE® has won the Platinum Remi for New Media – Web Series at the prestigious 45th Worldfest International Film Festival in Houston, TX.

Watch a Video ClipALP Communications of Toronto conceived and produced the short documentary series for BMW of North America, LLC.

“BMW asked us to engage a wide audience with our exceptional story-telling and outstanding production values,” said ALP's Executive Producer, Adrian Powell.

The four-part series for bmwusa.com tells of the persistence, creativity and pride among the designers and engineers who make The Ultimate Driving Machine: 3 Series Design Challenge, Beyond 5-Star Safety, M—The Most Powerful Letter, A Heart with Four Cylinders.

“It's an honor to have our work recognized among the best at Worldfest,” said Powell. The Worldfest International Film Festival attracted more than 4,500 entries from 37 countries.

Worldfest is the oldest independent film and video festival in the world. A few of the remarkable number of WorldFest discoveries include: The Coen Brothers, Bryan De Palma, John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Spike Lee, George Lucas, David Lynch, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone. The Remi Award is inspired by the creative genius of the great western artist Frederick Remington.

ALP COMMUNICATIONS Wins 2 Platinum and 3 Gold EMPixx Awards for BMW of North America

July 30, 2011 (Sanibel, FL)

Five videos by ALP COMMUNICATIONS of Toronto were recognized recently by the American Pixel Academy, a coalition of creative professionals and educators in the pixel media.

"We thank BMW for their confidence in ALP to conceive and tell unique stories about the engineers, designers and owners of this great brand," said Adrian Powell, President of ALP Communications.

The EMPixx judge’s critiques of the winning videos were as follows:

BMW Z4 EXTERIOR DESIGN (Platinum)
"Excellent opening visual. Powerful visuals of car designer working and talking. Good use of HD format. Showing the car as it evolves is a great story, especially told by the designer. Beautiful piece of work."

BMW 5 SERIES INTERIOR DESIGN (Platinum)
"Nice opening comparing vintage watches with auto interiors. Good insight into the interior of the car. Well done."

DEATH VALLEY HEAT TESTING (Gold)
"Fast-paced visuals, well edited. Nice, restrained use of FX. Well done."

BMW CAR CLUB (Gold)
"Powerful opening with antique cars and the BMW gathering. Good variety of visuals and talking heads."

BMW xDRIVE CHALLENGE (Gold)
"First thought: motorcycle opening takes away from the BMW auto message. But then, you SEE just what the Ultimate Driving Machine can DO. Well done."

The 2010 2nd Annual EMPixx Awards attracted over 700 entries, including TV commercials and programming, Internet media and video. The Platinum and Gold EMPixx Awards statuettes are symbolic of Electronic Motion Pictures, reflecting the transition from film to pixels within the industry.

‘Fairway to the Future’ Wins Gold at 44th Worldfest Independent Film Festival

April 18, 2011 (Houston, TX)

ALP Communications has won two Gold Remi Awards and a Silver Remi Award at the prestigious 44th Worldfest International Film Festival in Houston, TX. FAIRWAY TO THE FUTURE, a 22-minute documentary made for television and Internet, won Gold in the 'Documentary under 60-minutes' category. In the Automotive Video category, BMW SOUND DESIGN won Gold and BMW DESIGN ARCHIVE won Silver.

FAIRWAY TO THE FUTURE provides a poignant look at the journey of four deserving students, all of modest means, as they compete for an Evans Scholarship and the opportunity of a lifetime. Proceeds from the BMW Championship, and funds raised with the support of the video, support the Evans Foundation. BMW SOUND DESIGN explores the high-tech acoustics studios where every model of The Ultimate Driving Machine® develops its unique sound profile. Hidden away for security and posterity, the sketches that come to light in BMW DESIGN ARCHIVE provide a rare glimpse into the BMW design process over many decades.

WorldFest is the oldest independent film festival in the world, founded in 1961 by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality film festival for independent filmmakers. The Remi Award is inspired by the creative genius of the great Western artist Frederick Remington, famous for his paintings and sculptures of cowboy life in Texas and the West.

ALP Communications Sweeps Podium at 43rd Worldfest Independent Film Festival

April 22, 2010 (Houston, TX)

ALP Communications of Toronto has swept the podium in the Automotive Film and Video category at the prestigious Worldfest International Film Festival in Houston, TX.

"We are delighted with our 1-2-3-4 finish," said Adrian Powell, President of ALP Communications. "All four awards speak to BMW of North America’s confidence in ALP to conceive and produce unique insights into the people behind a great brand—the designers, engineers and passionate owners."

ALP took all four top spots in a competitive field of over 50 entries:
BMW Z4 EXTERIOR DESIGN won a Platinum Remi Award. BMW CAR CLUB won a Gold Remi Award.
DEATH VALLEY HEAT TESTING won a Silver Remi Award.
BMW xDRIVE CHALLENGE won a Bronze Remi Award.

WorldFest is the oldest independent film and video festival in the world. "It’s a great privilege to be counted among the world’s finest independent filmmakers, including the many legends whose work has been recognized at Worldfest," said Powell.

A few of the remarkable number of WorldFest discoveries include: John Alvidson, John Badham, Ralph Bakshi, Carroll Ballard, John Boorman, Marty Brest, Michael Cimino, The Coen Brothers, Bryan De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Michael Demme, Atom Egoyan, John Frankenheimer, Leslie Linka Glatter, Charles Guggenheim, John Lee Hancock, Hal Hartley, Randall Kleiser, Ang Lee, Spike Lee, George Lucas, David Lynch, Paul Mazursky, Steve Poster, Robert Rodriguez, John Sayles, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone.

In 2009 ALP won Best of Show in the New Media/Website category at Worldfest.

Triple Podium for ALP Communications at 42nd Worldfest Independent Film Festival

April 26, 2009 (Houston, TX)

ALP Communications of Toronto has won a Grand Remi Award and two Gold Awards at the prestigious Worldfest International Film Festival in Houston, TX.

THE BMW EXPERIENCE: PASSION FOR INNOVATION won Best of Show in the New Media/Website category, earning ALP a Grand Remi Award.

THE 2009 MAZDA6 INTERACTIVE OWNERS MANUAL won Gold in the New Media/Website category.

CRAFTED AT M, a short documentary, won Gold in the Film and Video category.

"It is a thrill to win a Worldfest Grand Remi Award on behalf of BMW of North America, a client of ALP Communications for over 20 years—and also to win a Gold Award for Mazda North American Operations, a new client of less than one year," said Adrian Powell, President of ALP Communications.

Worldfest received more than 4,500 entries from 37 countries around the world. Only 13 achieved the level of excellence judged worthy of a Grand Remi Award, Worldfest’s highest honor.

"The Grand Remi for THE BMW EXPERIENCE: PASSION FOR INNOVATION is a testament to BMW’s faith in ALP to conceive, research, write and produce unique insights that reach deep inside BMW’s headquarters in Munich," said Powell.

"Mazda engaged us for our unique experience in product knowledge customer communication. The result was the industry’s clearest and friendliest presentation of the technologically sophisticated 2009 Mazda6...and a Worldfest Gold."