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From Cannes to Tokyo: Young Director Award brings its favorite films to Japan.

YDA will hold its first film screening in Tokyo on May 1st, 2024. Some of the most memorable YDA-winning films from recent years will be showcased in the cozy Tokyo cinema Euro Live in the fashionable Shibuya neighborhood.

This event aims to showcase a curated selection of award-winning films by young and talented directors who have garnered recognition from the elite international jury for their exceptional work.


“..an invaluable opportunity to engage with the vibrant community of Japanese filmmakers and encourage emerging talent to strive..”

FRANCOIS CHILOT


The goal of the event is to inspire and motivate up-and-coming young filmmakers to pursue their dreams, as well as to create an exciting evening for cinema lovers. The handpicked program will feature an eclectic mix of works spanning various genres, including captivating short films and groundbreaking commercials

“Over the years, the Young Director Award has evolved into a truly global award. Our esteemed Jury members come from every part of the globe” says Francois Chilot, the founder and the President of YDA. “We are particularly keen to discover and recognize emerging directors from all over the world, celebrating their unique cultural perspectives on life. We find it an invaluable opportunity to engage with the vibrant community of Japanese filmmakers and encourage emerging talent to strive and make a difference in the world of film.”


Mr+ strongly believe in supporting the Young Director Award as it brings immense value to the industry.

Mr+Positive Tokyo


YDA Tokyo screening is generously sponsored by Mr+Positive Tokyo, known for their local hospitality and  positive attitude of its founder and renowned executive producer, Peter Grasse. The film screening will be followed by a vibrant afterparty, providing many opportunities to network and connect with peers.

“As a former juror, Mr+ strongly believe in supporting the Young Director Award as it brings immense value to the industry. It not only nurtures a new generation of directors, but also informs and inspires young Japanese directors about the potential opportunities that come with the international recognition granted to YDA winners. That’s Positive! “ says Peter Grasse, the founding producer of Mr+Positive Tokyo.


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