Winning Post: Emil Kahr

Emil Kahr, who won 2nd prize in the Non-European test commercial category in 2012, with his spot for Nikon talks to YDA about the affect of the award had on his burgeoning career as a filmmaker.  What have been your highlights since winning at the YDA show in Cannes? The YDA recognition gave me that […]

Winning Post: Christopher Hill

Director Christopher Hill, who is now signed to Exit Films in Australia and Rods Films in France, made a web film about two loveable toads which won him second prize in the web film category. We catch up with the director about making ads, music videos and nightmare shoots in Costa Rica.  What have been your […]

Winning Post: Ian Robertson

From creating animation in his mother’s barn to directing Dizzee Rascal on the streets of London, Ian Robertson has, we discover, signed up for film school to develop his live action skills. We’d like front row tickets to his next release please. What have been your highlights since winning at the YDA show in Cannes in 2012 […]

Winning Post: Fernando Livschitz

What have been your highlights since winning at the YDA show in Cannes in 2012? I have started working a lot in advertising. What’s the best film making lesson you’ve learnt? Do what you love and you are passionate. Thats the formula to make something different. What is the wisest quote about film making? Don’t copy, […]

Winning Post: Stevie Russell

Newly signed to Partizan, Stevie Russell’s work is eclectic with a mix of comedy, tragedy, live action and vfx. Here we give the Irish-London based director a quick quiz but for a more in depth read with the first prize winner of YDA’s European Broadcast category click here. What have been your highlights since winning […]

Searchlight: Wataru Sato

Japanese humour is certainly very different from, well, what makes the rest of the world laugh.  Although at YDA we love it all – give us the slapstick, the bizarre, the silly, the crazier the better.  But every now and again there’s a film that leaps out from the rest, one that transcends cultural differences, […]

New director: Tino de la Huerta

Brought up in a Mexican border town Tino de la Huerta has a bank of stories from the city to draw on to make films for online content, commercials and music videos. Recently signed to The Lift in Mexico City, YDA catches up with the new director. Food, fashion, music videos … and then you […]

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 […]

Sign me up: Gobelins graduation animators

This wonderful amusing graduation film Rhapsodie pour un Pot-au-feu, about three generations who live under the same roof, caught the eye of YDA’s Project Manager, Soraya Assi, at a recent festival in Paris. We caught up with the animators, former Gobelins students, Charlotte Cambon, Soizic Mouton, Stephanie Mercier and Marion Roussel to discuss the creating […]