Conor Byrne Makes Triumphant Return to Cannes

Last year Conor Byrne won the Young Director Award at Cannes, an award that “has become a pioneer breaking ground for directors using new technologies and progressive techniques.” Given that that’s their goal it’s no surprise that just one year later Conor is back at Cannes accepting not one but TWO gold lions for his work on the Skittles mini-mocumentary “Struck by a Rainbow.”

The categories were:

Silver – Branded Entertainment Fiction: Online (15 minutes or under)

Bronze – Film Branded Content & Entertainment Film & Series Short Fictional Film

That second category might’ve been a mouthful but it is quite deserved. Well done Conor! Though this does set a dangerous precedent. Next year you need three wins, okay buddy?