Here are all 46 Crash the Super Bowl finalists from the past 10 years!

Making the Crash the Super Bowl finals is one of the hardest accomplishments in the world of filmmaking.  This year there were 8,061 short film submitted to Sundance and 60 shorts made the final cut.  That means your odds of being selected for the most prestigious film festival in the country are 1 in 134 (0.7%.)  But last fall Doritos received more than 4,900 Crash the Superbowl entries and only 10 of those ads made it to the finals.  So your chances of making the Top 10 were just 1 in 490 (0.2%.)  And this year it’s going to be even harder to make the finals because this time the judges will only be picking THREE finalists.

So if you want to go all the way you’re going to have to work your ass off.  And the road to victory begins with RESEARCH.  Before you schedule a brainstorming session or write a single line of dialogue you should watch and analyze all the CTSB finalists from the past 10 years.  Watching these commercials will show you exactly the type of ads that the judges like.  So I’ve done something that literally no one else has ever done; I’ve compiled a list of all 46 ads that have made the CTSB finals since the contest was launched in 2005.  If I tried to embed 46 youtube videos in one post my site would probably crash so instead of videos I’ve posted screen shots of each entry. If you’d like to watch the actual ad on youtube just click the screenshot.

 

2014 – 2015 finalists:

The judges usually pick 5 finalists but last year they picked 10.  The quality in this set of finalists is really all over the place.  Some ads are actually kinda bad and they really didn’t deserve to make the finals.  Frito-Lay made a big deal about the contest “going global” so they had to pick a few token international entries even if those ads weren’t as good as the finalists from the US.  I also suspect that the judges picked a few gross ads just to try and generate a little lowest-common-denominator social media buzz.  So take this set of semi-finalists with a grain of salt.

 

Middle Seat (USA)
Middle Seat.  Aired during the 2015 Super Bowl. WINNER: One Million dollar grand prize.
When Pigs Fly
When Pigs Fly.  Aired during the 2015 Super Bowl. WINNER: $500,000 2nd place prize.
doritos-angler
Doritos Angler. CTSB IX finalist.
Baby's First Words (USA)
Baby’s First Word.  CTSB IX finalist.
Selfish Sneezers (USA)
Selfish Sneezers.  CTSB IX finalist.
Lemonade Stand (USA)
Lemonade Stand.  CTSB IX finalist.
Trouble in the Backseat (USA)
Trouble in the Backseat.  CTSB IX finalist.
Miss-spelling Bee (USA)
Miss-spelling Bee.  CTSB IX finalist.
What could go Wrong? (USA)
What could go Wrong?  CTSB IX finalist.
Doritos Manchild
Doritos Manchild.  CTSB IX finalist.

2013 – 2014 finalists:

time machine
Time Machine.  Aired during the 2014 Super Bowl. WINNER: One Million dollar grand prize.
Cowboy Kid
Cowboy Kid. Aired during the 2014 Super Bowl. $50,000 2nd Place Winner.
Breakroom Ostritch
Breakroom Ostrich. CTSB VIII finalist.
Office Thief
Office Thief.  CTSB VIII finalist.
fingercleaner
Finger Cleaner. CTSB VIII finalist.

2012 – 2013 finalists:

Goat 4 Sale
Goat 4 Sale.  Aired during the 2013 Super Bowl.  1st Place WINNER.
Fashionista Daddy
Fashionista Daddy. Aired during the 2013 Super Bowl. Runner-Up.
Road Chip
Road Chip. Aired during the Super Bowl. Runner-Up.
Express Checkout
Express Checkout. CTSB VII finalist.
Fetch
Fetch. CTSB VII finalist.

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2011 – 2012 finalists:

Man’s Best Friend. Aired During the 2012 Super Bowl. WINNER: Million dollar Ad Meter bonus.
Sling Baby. Aired During the 2012 Super Bowl. WINNER: Million dollar Facebook poll bonus
Bird of Prey.  CTSB VI finalist.
Dog Park. CTSB VI finalist.
Hot Wild Girls.  CTSB VI finalist.

2010 – 2011 finalists:

Pug Attack. Aired during the 2011 Super Bowl. WINNER: Million dollar Ad Meter bonus.
The Best Part. CTSB V finalist. Aired during the 2011 Super Bowl.
Adam and Eve. CTSB V finalist.
Birthday Wish. CTSB V finalist.
House Sitting. Aired during the Super Bowl. WINNER: $400,000 ad meter bonus

2009 – 2010 finalists:

Underdog. Aired during the 2010 Super Bowl. WINNER: $600,000 Ad Meter bonus.
Snack Attack Samurai. CTSB IV finalist. Aired during the 2010 Super Bowl.
The Smackout. CTSB IV finalist.
Casket. CTSB IV finalist. Aired during the 2010 Super Bowl.
House Rules. CTSB IV finalist. Aired during the 2010 Super Bowl.
Kids These Days. CTSB IV finalist.

2008 – 2009 finalists:

Free Doritos. Aired during the Super Bowl. WINNER: Million dollar Ad Meter bonus.
The Power of the Crunch. CTSB III finalist. -Also Aired During the 2009 Super bowl.
New Flavor Pitch. CTSB III finalist.
The Chase. CTSB III finalist.
Too Delicious. CTSB III finalist.


NOTE: Doritos did not run a commercial contest in 2008-2009. Instead, CTSB II was a music-themed contest.

2006 – 2007 finalists:

Live the Flavor. WINNER. Aired during the 2007 Super Bowl.
Checkout Girl. CTSB I finalist. -Aired during the 2007 Super Bowl.
Mousetrap. CTSB I finalist. -Aired a year later during the 2008 Super Bowl.
A Chip Lover’s Dream. CTSB I finalist.
Duct Tape. CTSB I finalist.

One thought on “Here are all 46 Crash the Super Bowl finalists from the past 10 years!

  1. This is awesome! Thanks for putting this together. My spot was “MisSpelling Bee” last year and I hope to be back again this year.

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