2022 Winners & Shortlists


CategoryConsumer Services / Business to Business

Write a short summary of what happens in the film

The film promoting Connect’s wireless bundle showcases a couple living in a small village in Norway. It starts off with a woman serving her husband a new and unfamiliar dish, encouraging him to try it. He thinks the food is delicious and asks where it’s from. The wife says she learned it from a woman living in a remote village in Lebanon. He asks what’s the dish, she replies “sheep testicles”. The husband was shocked. Upon realizing what he just ate, he naturally vomits everything and goes into a panic. After that, a voice-over says that anyone can be an “influencer” and share their own culture with the world with the help of Connect’s wireless bundle, closing with the tagline: “Let the world follow you” ("خلّي العالم يتابعِك"). A comedic post-pack shot then shows the husband asking, “where the hell did you get the testicles from?!”

Cultural / Context information for the jury

Lebanon has one of the slowest internet speeds in the world. Unfortunately, there was nothing that the people could do, as the telecommunications market in the country has always been dominated by two main players: MTC Touch and Alfa. Despite their lackluster service and frequent shutdowns, their large market share had driven many small yet effective competitors out of business, and consumers had no choice but to use their expensive services. There was, however, a group of people that were quite difficult to reach: people living in the country’s remote villages who mainly cared about their close-knit communities, and more importantly, being the village “star”. Connect, a low-cost brand that sells Internet packages for areas with poor connectivity, had an opportunity to enable these villagers to become “stars” by connecting with the world and sharing one essential part of their identity: their traditional recipes.


Name Company Role
Walid Kanaan TBWA\RAAD Chief Creative Officer
Joe Lahham TBWA\RAAD Managing Director
Jennifer Fischer TBWA\RAAD Chief Innovation Officer
Georges Kyrillos TBWA\RAAD Creative Director
Christopher Ghorayeb TBWA\RAAD Associate Creative Director
Jad Chidiac TBWA\RAAD Art Direction
Mohammad El Tayech TBWA\RAAD Strategy
Marianne Sargi TBWA\RAAD Head of Production
Rozy El Beainy TBWA\RAAD Production
Diana Georges TBWA\RAAD Client Servicing
Romy Abdelnour TBWA\RAAD PR & Communications
Ezzat Habra TBWA\RAAD Traffic
Naveen Madurakariyan TBWA\RAAD Traffic
Michel Abou Zeid Truffle Film Executive Producer
Cynthia Chammas Truffle Film Executive Producer
Antoine Sfeir Truffle Film Producer
Omar Shokry - Film Director
Yves Sehnaoui Truffle Film DOP
Rawan Bazerji Truffle Film Production
Missy Tohme Truffle Film Wardrobe Stylist
Rana Salem Truffle Film Production