2010 YDA: Call For Entries

The hunt is on for the up-and-coming shooting superstar of 2010.

The Commercial Film Producers of Europe (CFP-E) – that’s us – and shots magazine – that’s them – have opened the call for entries for the 12th annual Young Director Award (YDA).

If you’re a young director with four or fewer professional commercials on your real, well, quite frankly we can’t think of a reason NOT to enter. Winners will have their work screened to a captive audience of movers and shakers from the worlds of advertising and production. What’s more there’s 3,000 metres reels of Kodak 35mm film up for grabs. And lots of lovely career-boosting exposure in shots magazine.

Entries will be accepted until April 15th 2010.
Divided into two sections (European and Non-European), the YDA includes 5 categories:
• Broadcast commercials
• Web films
• Branded short films
• Film school commercials
• Test commercials
You can enter your film on line at
One submission rule: films that are submitted have to be among the first four commercials ever made by a director the year preceding the award.

The films are judged by a panel of established producers belonging to the CFP-E as well as Lyndy Stout, Editor at Large for Shots magazine.

This year’s YDA ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 23rd in Cannes (France). Winning directors will benefit from exposure to the advertising industry and will receive up to
3,000 meters of 35 mm film by Kodak our main sponsor.

Further information concerning the submissions is available on the offical YDA website ( or by contacting
Hannes Jakobsen (YDA Project Manager) at

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