6 - 8 March 2016
festival dates
9 March 2016
Awards Ceremony
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BIZIR

Short List
ClientARAB MEDIA GROUP
ProductMTV ARABIA
EntrantTBWA\RAAD MIDDLE EAST Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Type of EntryTV/Cinema
CategoryPublications & Media
TitleBIZIR
Product/ServiceMTV ARABIA
Entrant Company:TBWA\RAAD MIDDLE EAST Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Advertising Agency:TBWA\RAAD MIDDLE EAST Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Production Company:SIGNATURE PRODUCTIONS Beirut, LEBANON

Credits

Executive Creative DirectorNirmal Diwadkar/Milos Ilic
Creative DirectorMalek Atassi/Sakib Afridi
CopywriterMalek Atassi/Sakib Afridi
Agency ProducerIrene Mourani/Denise Jabbour
Advertiser's SupervisorSamr Al Marzouqi
DirectorChadi Younes
ProducerMichel Harb
EditorMontage/Dubai
Art DirectorMalek Atassi/Sakib Afridi
LightingYves Sehanoui
Post ProductionCutting Edge/Beirut

Brief Explanation

It’s a common custom in some countries in the Middle East for lower-income young boys to hang out at street corners, eating Bizir (sunflower seeds) and spitting them out. They do this intimidatingly at other guys and mostly at pretty young girls. The amazing part is that they can do this for hours together, literally.