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Our multi-award winning video at the Cannes Creativity Festival “If only for a second”


22nd September 2014

After nearly 16 million hits on YouTube, “If only for a second” has won the hearts not only of the general public but also of the International Creativity Festival. With its nine awards (1 Golden Lion and 8 Silver Lions), our video short has turned out to be one of the most award-winning communications in the world.

The sincerity and the rightness of this campaign conceived and donated by the Leo Burnett France communications agency highlights the mission of our Foundation, which is to improve the wellbeing of patients suffering from cancer.

A project borne of a unique concept
Twenty cancer patients were invited into a studio where they had their hair styled and were made up without being able to see what was being done to them. Then they were presented with the result in front of a two-way mirror behind which, camera in hand, sat photographer Vincent Dixon. His task was to capture for eternity the moment of surprise. Why? To enable patients, if only for a second, to forget their illness and enjoy a care-free moment. Out of it has come a magnificent art book sold to raise funds for the Foundation and a moving video which has won numerous awards at the most prestigious international festivals (D&AD, Andy Award, One Show, New York Festival, …), “If only for a second” is rated among the best communication campaigns in the world.

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