Sign me up : Sandin Puce

The European Film School category is perhaps the most exciting category of the Young Director Award. We’re often blown away by the originality and exceptional standard of creative directing work and this year’s first prize was no exception. Frenki, directed by final film school student Sandin Puce, was one of the most exciting films of […]

Sign me up: Mohamed Gaafar

New director Mohamed Gaafar has lived in many places around the world but returned to his Cairo roots to shoot this compelling short film, Persona. To begin with could you please tell us a bit about yourself. Did you go to film school or are you self taught – perhaps learning on the job? I’m […]

Sign me up: Jakob Rørvik

Norwegian Jakob Rørvik has a distinctive eye for creating a film narrative in an unusual way. Here we catch up with the new director about his work and latest fashion film for St Hallvard.   The protagonist in your film Hunger for the clothing brand St Hallvard is one of the most unusual although credible […]

Sign me up: Tomek Goldbaum-Wlazinski

Tomek, or Tommy, Goldbaum-Wlazinski’s mesmerizing film for Kamp!’s track Melt caught our eye – it’s filmic, it’s beautiful and it’s his first music video. We caught up with the unsigned new director who is based in Warsaw, New York and Tel Aviv. When did you first realise you wanted to direct? Did you go to […]

Sign me up: Jan Mantanakorn

Forget Santa Monica, Sydney or Soho, Bangkok has become one of our favourite creative cities in the world and there  we met new director Jan Mantanakorn who talked to us about her fledging career as a film maker.   Where did you train to become a director?  After graduating from Faculty of Architecture and Planning  I began […]

Sign me up: Allmyfriends

Gareth Warland and Noelle Rodrigues met at film school in London. Now they’re building up their reel with some cracking commercials for charity and are on the look out for a production company to mentor their first music video. How did you two meet and decide you wanted to make films together? Great title, allmyfriends, […]

Sign me up: Student Vaiana Gauthier

Student Vaiana Gauthier caught our roving eye with her fun and beautifully told animations.  We caught up with the young director to talk about her graduation films.  Which school are you from? Was this film your graduation film?  I graduated last June from the EMCA, in Angoulême, France. My school has sent three films I […]

Sign me up: student Benoit Berthe

French 3D animation school Supinfocom has long been on our radar with consistently brilliant CGI work  from its students. Here is one such piece a short film called Nathan created by second year student Benoit Berthe. Autism is a difficult subject to address especially as a film school project, but you’ve created a metaphorical film […]

Sign me up: Uisenma Borchu

Munich film student Uisenma Borchu captures the myth and spirit of Mongolian horse races for luxury cashmere brand Thos in this stunning branded short film. Here we catch up with the young Mongolian-German director about making the magic tangible. How did the film, Philosophy of Dust, come about? Tschagsalmaa, the founder and designer of Thos, told […]

Sign Me Up: ARTFX graduate students

YDA’s Paris-based Project Manager Soraya Assi continues her hunt for new French graduates who have produced stunning work – and came across this delightful animated film. We catch up with the former ARTFX students Arthur Seguin, Kimberly Honma and Clément Lauricella. Which school are you from and was “Reverso” your graduation film? The three of us […]