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Young Guns 16

2018: Building on the tremendous successes of the previous year, Young Guns 16 strived to be better than ever before, with the largest jury in Young Guns history. More than 60 creative men and women — slightly more of the latter than the former — made up of both past YG winners and industry luminaries, volunteered their time to select this year's class

After several weeks of poring over hundreds of entries from nearly 40 countries, the jury selected an incredible shortlist of 82 finalists. From this list, the jury continued to debate and discuss, finally choosing 30 new Young Guns to join the family. These new Young Guns are set to receive this year's reinvented trophy, a floating Cube designed by YG11 winnerJuan Carlos Pagan and his studio Sunday Afternoon.

The Young Guns 16 ceremony and party will take place on November 15, 2018.



Now that the winners of Young Guns 16 have been unveiled, we invite the global creative community at large to check out all of their incredible work, as well as to cast a vote for their favorite YG16 winner. The one who receives the most votes by November 14 will be announced at the party the following evening. Will your choice follow in the footsteps of South African filmmaker SJ, last year's Creative Choice winner? VOTE TODAY!


Sophie Koko Gate

Animation Director

?Sophie Koko Gate is an animator with immense illustrative skill. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art she has created a wealth of animations, from depicting educational content to excellently timed music videos of hilarity.?
- It?s Nice That

Originally from Bath, Sophie went on to study in London at the RCA and had international success with her graduation film ?Half Wet?. She now works from her studio in London, where she has directed animation for clients such as Google, MTV, The Guardian, Air Bnb, Vox, Lena Dunham and Harvard University. Her inspiration comes from underneath the water and through the lens of a microscope, and she has a passion for ceramics and cartoons from the 90?s. She has recently made a short for Adult Swim that airs this summer, and has been working on her new film 'Slug Life' coming to screens in October.
Air Bnb Stories Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: Air Bnb Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Poetry of Perception Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: Harvard X Category: YG16 Year: 2018
In Your Beat Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: Django Django Category: YG16 Year: 2018
iPhone People Talking Pixel Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: Google Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Half Wet Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: personal film Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Big Weather Part II Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: 1,2,3 Category: YG16 Year: 2018




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