The Young Director Award 2019, organised in association with shots, is making its final call for entries with a deadline of midnight, this Monday, May 27 2019 (Paris time).
YDA, presided over by Francois Chilot, is recognised as one of the most prestigious awards shows for – and accurate indicators of – aspiring directing talent in the advertising industry.
The YDA prize-giving ceremony will take place during the Cannes International Festival of Creativity on Thursday June 20 at the JW Marriott hotel. It is attended by an audience of over 900 people and is one of the most important fringe events during the week of the Lions International Festival of Creativity.
The YDA attracts over 500 global entrants each year and celebrates and rewards new directing talent from across the globe. Previous YDA winners include such talented and successful directors as Hanna Maria Heidrich, Ringan Ledwidge, Andreas Roth, We Are LA and many more.
This year the YDA jury will be presided over by Lisa Mehling, founder and president at Chelsea Pictures.
Details of the competition, its rules and categories, including the burgeoning Changing the World Frame-By-Frame category, can be found on the recently revamped YDA website, along with work from and interviews with past winners.