Gauteng’s enviable position as an award-winning commercial production hub was reinforced at this year’s Loerie awards, recently held in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal.

Johannesburg-based commercial producers walked away with many awards. Lowe Bull (Johannesburg), Metropolitan Republic/The Jupiter Drawing Room, The Agency, Velocity Films and Net#work BBDO were some of the gold winners in the television and cinema advertising categories. FCB Johannesburg, JWT Johannesburg and Metropolitan Republic/The Jupiter Drawing Room all bagged silver awards.

Vega – The Brand Communications School, AAA School of Advertising and the University of Pretoria won student awards in the television, cinema and digital media categories.

Prior to the announcement of the winners two Gauteng stalwarts, Velocity Films and partner company Freshwater Films, made waves when they were selected as finalists with 39 entries.