Esri Wins Gold at Cannes Festival for Corporate Film

Short Production on COVID-19 Awarded the Highest Prize in a New Category

REDLANDS, Calif.—November 14, 2022—The images from an all-too-familiar past—of empty city streets, playgrounds without children, and a young boy holding a teddy bear while both wear surgical masks—set the stage for a 3:40 minute short film that begins with a narrator’s reminder to viewers: “As our world gets smaller, what happens somewhere else, hits closer and closer to home.”

The production from Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, won gold at the international Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in October.

The short film recalls the need for answers during a time filled with overwhelming questions—Are we safe? Will there be enough supplies? How will they get here? How will we get to where we need to go?—and highlights the work behind the scenes by those using geographic information system (GIS) technology to develop solutions.

GIS in a time of COVID (or The Power of Smart Maps in Times of Crises) was awarded the highest prize in a new category this year: films related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards has been honoring corporate and documentary work since 2010 with gold and silver trophies in each category as well as an overall grand prix prize. This year, entrants from more than 40 countries submitted approximately 800 films, produced, or released between 2020 and 2022, for consideration.

View the complete list of this year’s winners of the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards here.


About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, helps customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969 in Redlands, California, USA, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations globally and in over 200,000 institutions in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and universities. Esri has regional offices, international distributors, and partners providing local support in over 100 countries on six continents. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most innovative solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

Copyright © 2022 Esri. All rights reserved. Esri, the Esri globe logo, ArcGIS, The Science of Where,, and are trademarks, service marks, or registered marks of Esri in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions. Other companies and products or services mentioned herein may be trademarks, service marks, or registered marks of their respective mark owners.

Next Article

Esri and ROK Technologies Strengthen Cloud Offerings to Customers with Platinum Partnership

Read this article