The Toronto Silent Film Festival (TSFF) Digital Instagram Time Machine by Cossette Toronto

Instagram Time Machine

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Agency Cossette Toronto
Art Director Pepe Bratanov
Copywriter Sebastian Lyman
Released February 2014


London International Awards 2014
Digital Mobile Advertising Gold Winners
Digital Use of Social Media Silver Winners

Credits & Description

Corporate Name of Client: Toronto Silent Film Festival
Agency Account Supervisor: Jason Melhuish
Agency: Cossette, Toronto
Chief Creative Officers: Matthew Litzinger/David Daga
Creative Directors: Matthew Litzinger/David Daga
Copywriter: Sebastian Lyman
Art Director: Pepe Bratanov
Description of the Project:
To promote the 2014 Toronto Silent Film Festival, which is celebrating 100 years of Charlie Chaplin on film, our task was to get modern filmgoers excited about one of cinema’s oldest stars. So, we hacked a familiar medium amongst the tech-savvy generation, and introduced The Instagram Time Machine.
Through linking images on the @TSFF2014 account, we transformed the typically random clutter of Thumbnail Mode into a flowing, interactive timeline of one of film’s most recognizable figures, Charlie Chaplin, complete with historical images and fifteen-second film trailers.
By literally turning the platform on its side, we managed to bridge the gap between old and new. And silent film, which used to continuously break the barriers of the medium, proved it could still do the same 100 years later.