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Volvo Construction Equipment wins Cannes film award

Volvo Construction Equipment has won a prestigious award for its new history film The Master Builder.

Volvo Construction Equipment’s new history film has been awarded a ‘Dolphin’ trophy in the 2011 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards – an international festival exclusively for corporate films and TV documentaries, based in the historic film city of Cannes, France.

The company’s new film, The Master Builder, competed against 410 entries from 27 countries worldwide and impressed a panel of media experts to win in the Corporate Films category. The Master Builder tells the story of 175 years of Volvo construction innovation in a fresh and inventive way, featuring Hollywood actor Philip Barantini. The video was produced with the help of creative agency Poetry in Motion and freelance director Timo Pincket. 

“We are extremely proud to win this award,” says Klas Magnusson, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications at Volvo Construction Equipment. “I would like to thank everyone involved in helping to create this dynamic, new way of presenting the 175 years of our company. To make the film required real teamwork using Volvo facilities, machines and employees – representative of the hard work and cooperation that goes on every day in the company. It is great news that this teamwork is being celebrated further with such a prestigious award.”

Bill Law, Vice President Corporate Communications for Volvo CE North America, who coordinated production of the film, says: “We wanted to highlight Volvo’s long history, global reach, and commitment to the future in an interesting and innovative way that will stand out in today’s social media environment.”

Volvo Construction Equipment will be presented with its ‘Dolphin’ trophy at a ceremony on October 13th at Palm Beach Cannes. The company may receive further recognition according to the color of its award – ranging from Gold, Silver, Black or the ultimate Grand Prix – which will be unveiled on the night.

Read more about the film in the Volvo press releaseVolvo adds a touch of Hollywood to History film

 The Master Builder is currently available on Volvo CE’s global YouTube site, where it has attracted over 10,000 views.

 Visit the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards website for more information about the festival.


Tiffany Cheng

Head of Brand, Marketing and Corporate Communication
Regions Asia and China
Volvo Construction Equipment

Åsa Alström

Head of Strategic Communications
Volvo Construction Equipment