Filmmaster Events was named Best Event Agency at the BEA World Festival, which is dedicated to the events industry. This year marks the important shift in the festival from a European to an international format, opening its doors to events operators from all over the world.

The agency was awarded the Best Celebration and Best Iconic Event prizes for the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in partnership with SRCOM, and Best Roadshow with the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Run, again with SRCOM. The Rio Summer Olympics Organising Committee, a Filmmaster Events client, was named Best Event Company.

Andrea Varnier, CEO of Filmmaster Events, commented: “It’s an incredible thrill, a reward that gratifies all the hard work done over the past five years in Rio. We were working in a country that was going through some particularly hard times, but we succeeded. I’ll never get tired of saying—and once again we’ve had the confirmation—that in major events like this it’s people working together that make the difference; you can do everything alone, but together you can do much more. But we’re not at the finish line yet. Our work is continually evolving and this is a further stimulus to continue working with even more motivation than before, and we can do it with major international recognition under our belt.”