The call for entries for the Young Director Award is now officially open. We are looking for the sharpest and the smartest new directors.
We all know the importance of getting a new director’s work in front of those who count so entering the YDA is the best way to kick start your film-making career.
YDA has a huge audience hungry to view the latest and most talented new directors’ work.
All work entered gets seen by a vast panel of international judges made up from CFPE’s producer members and associated industry friends.
The shortlisted work is then viewed and voted on by a group of production leaders in Cannes who select the finalists just days before the YDA.
It’s the award's 15th birthday and we intend to celebrate in style. Following the disappointment of the hundreds who couldn’t get into our venue last year we have taken over the massive Palais Stephanie auditorium (Mariott theatre) where the finalists work will be shown and winners announced.
Aspiring directors can now submit their entries in the following categories which are divided into two sections, European and Non-European:
- Music Video
- Test Commercial
- Video Art
One of the rules is that films entered must be among the first four commercials ever made by the director the year before the award.