Get ready for YDA Call for entry

It’s with huge pleasure and excitement that we will be officially opening the YDA call for entries on February 10th. Send in your masterpieces and get set to be spotted by the world’s leading producers.  2014 is the Year of the New Director. Creative agencies, music labels, production companies and clients are scouring the world […]

Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award Winners

The Film Akademie Baden-Wurttemberg played host to the tenth Porsche Awards for Student Films – where many of the international winners have gone on to win fame and glory at the YDA show in Cannes. Here are the winners and the shortlist: Category: Classical Format First Prize: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, directed by Denis […]

YDA shows off to packed audience

We know you’re not meant to enjoy your own party and show, but we certainly did along with the 800-strong audience made up of international creative, directors and producers who came along to see the the world’s hottest young directing talent of 2013 win their accolades in Cannes. For full list see our 2013 winners […]

YDA Shortlist announced!

At last, the moment you’ve been waiting for since this time last year has arrived: The Young Director Award Shortlist is announced.  You can view all the shortlisted work here: Europe & Non Europe The next round of judging will take place in Cannes with the winners announced at our 15th anniversary show at Palais […]

All that glitters gold at Adfest

42,840,311…and growing per second, that’s almost 43 million, 11 times the population of New Zealand, the same amount of miles from earth to mars for each youtube view of  Melbourne animator Julian Frost’s Dumb Ways to Die. But it’s not only the mega views which won this spot the top prize at Adfest in Thailand […]

Action, Cut, Edit, Post, and Enter YDA

This year is your year. It’s the year you’re going to get that film made and enter it into the Young Director’s Award where it will be seen by numerous international producers and creatives through the extensive judging process. If your film is shortlisted it then gets the mega glory of being screened to the […]

YDA and the wonderful Ciclopes festival

You may have gathered we like the production side of things. We love good creative ideas but seeing them brilliantly executed and brought to life through the craft of filmmaking is what we, at the YDA, are all about. So we didn’t hesitate to leap on a plane for Buenos Aires to attend the Ciclope […]

Porsche Student Winners

Winners of this year’s Porsche Student Advertising Film Awards held at Film Akademie, Baden Wurttemburg, Ludwigsburg: 1. Prize (1st Category): Maria Eriksson – “RFSL” – Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, Sweden 2. Prize (1st Category): Hanna Maria Heidrich – “Life is Calling” – Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany 3. Prize (1st Category): Fabian Fricke – “Toast” – […]

AG Rojas wins MVA best new director

Caviar Content young director AG Rojas was awarded the prestigious Best New Director award at last week’s UK Music Video Awards. Rojas couldn’t make the ceremony due to work commitments, but in true AG fashion made a video message: This year has seen Rojas break through not only into the Music Video arena, but also […]

YDA champions Latin America’s International Ciclopes Festival of film making craft

We all know how vibey the film making is out of Latin America – we love their humorous scripts, their warmth for story-telling and their passion for crafting beautifully shot films. So it’s no surprise that our favourite international festival that side of the world is Ciclopes which will be running from November 5th to […]