Record numbers of entries in record short time!

Record numbers of entries in record short time! Thanks for getting your skates on and meeting the entry deadline. Now the judges are preparing to bury themselves away to select the very best of this year’s new directing talent. Soon it’s time to get your socks off and to get ready for YDA 2015 BEACH […]

Get your skates on for the YDA

The annual Young Director Award will be changing its format next year but there’s still time if you get your skates on to enter this year’s competition by the extended deadline of May 31 which is absolutely the last call for entries. President of the YDA, Francois Chilot is evolving a new formula which will […]

YDA is evolving…

Our friends at shots.net talked with YDA president Francois Chilot about the exciting plans for next year’s event. Concerning the 2016 event, Francois Chilot, president of the YDA since its inception 17 years ago, exclusively tells shots that the time is right for the YDA to develop further. “Over the course of this year we have […]

YDA’s show in Cannes

The heat is on. YDA’s call for entries is now officially launched for this year’s online competition which will be celebrated with a screening of winning highlights and an awards party at the Long Beach in Cannes on 25th June. Other key dates: Closing date for entries is May 24th . The shortlist will be […]

Show time is coming…

The Young Directors Award is proud to announce the official Call for Entries for this year’s awards to be held in Cannes on June 25th. Next year we will be launching a new competition that will be bigger and better than ever before. So if you’re a new director and have some stunning films you’d […]

Winning Post: Peter Huang

Peter Huang had the audience in fits of laughter at the 2013 Young Director Awards show with his music video, I Could Be The One. Since then the director has gone to create equally stunning films in completely different styles. Take a look, for instance, at his video Sleepless which will have you hiding behind your seats. We catch […]

Get Ready, Get Set

We’re about to launch our Young Directors Award show with an official Call for Entries this Wednesday.  Ok, this will be a different version from our usual big splash in the hotel theatre – which will be returning even bigger and better with a new formula next year – but we will be celebrating the […]

Winning Post: Will Robson-Scott

Will Robson-Scott won 2nd prize last year in our short film category with his Chi Raq documentary shot in Chicago. We catch up with the new director about his film just show in Malawi What have been your highlights since winning at the YDA show in Cannes six months ago? The highlight since winning the […]

Winning Post: Christopher Hill

Director Christopher Hill, who is now signed to Exit Films in Australia and Rods Films in France, made a web film about two loveable toads which won him second prize in the web film category. We catch up with the director about making ads, music videos and nightmare shoots in Costa Rica.  What have been your […]

Winning Post: Ian Robertson

From creating animation in his mother’s barn to directing Dizzee Rascal on the streets of London, Ian Robertson has, we discover, signed up for film school to develop his live action skills. We’d like front row tickets to his next release please. What have been your highlights since winning at the YDA show in Cannes in 2012 […]