Due to the pandemic, the world is being faced with a scary time. Many people around the world are finding themselves in some sort of lockdown, and while art studios, theatres and film sets shut around the globe, it seems outlets for creativity are in danger. However, the Young Director Award are excited to see that many people are keeping themselves entertained with artistic creations.
This year’s theme for the YDA is humour. While this was announced long before the Covid-19 pandemic, they believe that keeping the public smiling is more important than ever given this difficult situation. Finding hope, brightness and laughter during this time will help to make this period easier on everyone. Whilst there is very little to smile about on the news, there are extraordinary acts of kindness between neighbours and friends, and people of all ages are finding new ways to express their creativity.
YDA are thrilled to see all of the artistic creations that are being produced while in lockdown, and they want to the public promote the best bits of lockdown filmmaking. They are subsequently launching ‘Creation in Isolation’ - the YDA’s quest to find and promote the best bits of user-generated content during the lockdown.
YDA want to see how people at home are keeping their creativity flowing while in isolation. They are encouraging isolators to make short films using whatever they have lying around and send them in to be judged by the YDA team - their favourites will be posted on Instagram for the world to see. It’s open to everyone, whether a young director or not, and it’s completely free to enter.
Rules and process:
• To follow the isolation/lockdown rules
• Maximum 3 minutes long
• Shoot in landscape or portrait, with a camera or smartphone
• Let creativity flow with whatever they can find
Submit them for free via the YDA entry platform here