Hurl your fledgling directorial career into full flight with this year’s CFP‐E/Shots Young Director Award. The call for entries is officially open, so send in your masterpieces and get set to soar. Directors hoping to make a name for themselves in commercials can have their work seen by a panel of industry experts, and shortlisted entries will be shown to the international advertising and production community at a screening in Cannes at the advertising festival during the Cannes Lions week and the winner will be featured in shots magazine.
This year, two new categories are being introduced in the areas of animation and video art. Video art encompasses all non-commercial work not commissioned by a client. The shorter the better! Aspiring auteurs can submit their entries in the following categories, which are now divided into two sections – European and non-European:
• Broadcast commercials
• Film school commercials
• Test commercials
• Music video
• Web films
• Branded short films
• Video Art
An administrative fee of 98 euros for each entry and 48 euros for film school entries will be charged. The only rule is that films entered must be among the first four commercials ever made by the director the year before the award (January 1st 2011 to April 14th 2012)
Entries will be accepted until April 27th 2012 and you can enter your film online.