Winning post: David Bertram

David Bertram won First Prize with his film Don’t Sing for Data in the music video category. We catch up with the photographer-turned-director about his work… What were the main challenges of making your award-winning film? As the script is quiet complex, my major concern was to make it simple and understandable. There are five characters that […]

Winner spec spot: John Ryan Johnson

John Ryan Johnson has been making films for only about two minutes and we like what we see – we also like that he writes, produces, directs and edits his own work too. We quiz the new director about his win with his Nike spec spot, Buckets which picked up First Prize in the Test […]

Winning post: Enrico Mazzanti

Minuscule budget and no time – these are the customary challenges of all directors. However, Italian Enrico Mazzanti won second prize in this year’s YDA Test Commercial category with his film The Kiss with absolutely no money and only five hours to get his film shot. We catch up with the new director and raid his reel […]

Video art winner: Mike Bekos

Mike Bekos won First Prize in Video Art Europe category with his film Ode to Father. We catch up with Greek director about his distinctive style. What were the main challenges of making the film, Ode to My Father? The project was a challenge overall. There was no budget and the old man is a taxi […]

Winning Post: Tomoichiro Setsuda

Oh how we love Japanese work – especially the quirky, off-beat pieces such as Tomoichiro Setsuda’s, who picked up first prize in our Asia/Pacific category for his short film. Here we quick quiz the new director and hope there’s nothing lost in translation… What have been your highlights since winning at the YDA show in Cannes six months ago? […]