Special Awards

Lynx Palm Award

Lynx Palm Award 2017: Good People, Lebanon
Lynx Palm Award
Lynx Palm Award

1. OVERVIEW
The Lynx Palm honours the Production Company that is the most successful overall (in accordance with Dubai Lynx Festival’s points system) for entries in the Film, Film Craft and Sections A01-A05 in Branded Content & Entertainment.
1.1 The Dubai Lynx Festivals General Rules for Special Awards shall apply to the awarding of the Lynx Palm Awards. Where there is a discrepancy between the Rules for Special Awards and the General Awards Rules, the Rules for Special Awards shall take precedence.
1.2 If a Production Company has more than one office in a country, entries from all offices within that country are considered separate Production Companies unless their names are exactly the same (in which case they are considered the same Production Company). Sister and satellite companies with different names are considered to be separate Production Companies.


2. POINTS
2.1 The allocation of points used to calculate the Lynx Golden Palm is as follows:
10 points for a Grand Prix, including Grand Prix for Good
7 points for a Gold Lynx award
5 points for a Silver Lynx award
3 points for a Bronze Lynx award
1 point for a shortlist position

Companies credited with a Production Role on all shortlisted or winning entries in Film, Film Craft and Categories A01-A05 in Branded Content & Entertainment are eligible to accrue points towards the Lynx Palm Award.


3. CALCULATION

3.1 The winner of the Lynx Palm Award will be the Production Company that obtains the most points in aggregate for shortlisted or awarded entries in the Lynx Golden Palm Categories in accordance with the above allocation of points.
3.2 The total is calculated by adding:
3.2.1 the total points from Lynx that have been awarded to Production Companies; and
3.2.2 the total points from the remaining shortlisted entries of Production Companies.
3.3 If an entry is shortlisted and then goes on to win a Lynx award, the shortlist point is no longer counted.
3.4 The maximum number of points awarded to a Production Company for shortlisted entries is 10. This does not include campaign points, as these are linked to campaigns that win a Lynx award.
Multiple Entries
3.5 If the same entry or campaign is entered in more than one category within one entry section and is shortlisted and/or wins more than one Lynx award, only the points for the highest Lynx award or the highest points scoring campaign are counted..
3.6 For example, if a campaign wins a Lynx award and one part of that campaign also wins a Lynx award in another category in the same entry section, only the highest scoring Lynx award counts. This rule is applied only within each entry section; that is, if an entry/campaign wins a Silver Lynx award and a Gold Lynx award in Film section, only the Gold points are counted. However, if the same entry/campaign wins a Silver Lynx award in Film Craft and a Gold Lynx award in Film, both the Silver and Gold points are counted.

Shared points
3.7 If a shortlisted or winning entry has been credited to more than one Company in a production role, the points awarded to the entry will be divided equally among the Companies credited.
Campaign points
3.8 Shortlist points awarded to campaign entries that win a Lynx award will be converted into campaign points and will still be counted towards the Lynx Golden Palm total.
3.9 A campaign as a whole will be considered as one award. In the event that a campaign is awarded a Lynx award, each awarded execution of a campaign will also be awarded a campaign point. For example, in the case of a campaign that has three executions:
3.9.1 if the campaign wins a Gold Lynx award it will be awarded the corresponding number of points (a campaign that wins a Gold Lynx award will win seven points); and
3.9.2 the remaining shortlist points attributed to the campaign (for each execution of the campaign) are also awarded, as campaign points (a Gold campaign of three executions wins seven points for the Lynx award, plus two campaign points for the executions of the winning campaign).
3.10 In the case of a tie between Productions Companies, the campaign points from the winning campaign are valued higher than regular shortlist points.
3.11 Where different Production Companies have been credited to separate executions of an awarded campaign, the points will be divided pro rata. For example, if Production Company A is credited with only 1 execution of a 4 part campaign that wins a Silver Lynx award, then Production Company A will receive 2 points. (5 points for the Silver Lynx award + 3 campaign points = 8 points divided by 4).

Total tied points
3.12 In the case of a tie between the total number of points won by Production Companies, the winner will be determined in accordance with the following formula:
3.12.1 the Production Company with the highest overall number of Lynx awards is the winner. If there is still a tie between Production Companies, then;
3.12.2 the Production Company with the highest number of highest ranking Lynx awards is the winner. If there is still a tie between Production Companies, then;
3.12.3 the Production Company with the most entry points, taking into consideration all duplicated entries is the winner. If there is still a tie between Production Companies, then; and
3.12.4 the Production Company with the most shortlist and campaign points, disregarding the cap of 10, is the winner.
3.13 If a rank can be established on the highest overall number of Lynx awards alone, the shortlist [and campaign] points are not taken into consideration.
3.14 The formula is applied in the following practical examples. In both examples, Production Company A beats Production Company B based on the number and rank of Lynx awards aw

Example 1:


Production Company A

 

Production Company B

 

2 Gold Lynx award

14 points

1 Gold Lynx award

7 points

1 Silver Lynx award

5 points

1 Silver Lynx award

5 points

1 Shortlist

1 point

8 Shortlist

8 points

TOTAL:

20 points

TOTAL:

20 points

Example 2:


Production Company A

 

Production Company B

 

2 Gold Lynx award

14 points

1 Gold Lynx award

7 points

3 Bronze Lynx award

9 points

4 Silver Lynx award

20 points

6 Shortlist

6 points

2 Shortlist

2 points

TOTAL:

29 points

TOTAL:

29 points

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2017 winners

1. Good People, Lebanon

2. Stink, UK

3. Déjàvu, UAE

Previous winners

2016 - Good People, Beiruit

2015 - Déjà vu, Dubai, UAE

2014 - Déjà vu, Dubai, UAE

2013 - Lighthouse Films, Cairo, Eypt

2012 - Intaj The Production House