Film student: Daniel Kragh Jacobsen

One of the YDA jury’s favorite pieces of work in this year’s competition was the First Prize European Test Commercial, Talk Before It’s Too Late, directed by Daniel Kragh Jacobsen. We caught up with the film student a couple of weeks after his win. Congratulations on winning at the YDA have you had an interesting […]

And the 2012 YDA winners are…

The very best in international new directing talent was celebrated at the Young Directors Award show to a full-house at Espace Miramar in Cannes yesterday afternoon. YDA and cfp-e president Francois Chilot announced the winners from countries across Europe and the world including Australia, Japan, USA and South America. Francois emphasized the honour of being […]

Spectacular YDA shortlist announced

It wasn’t a quiet day in Cannes yesterday, that’s for sure, as 17 leading producers from across Europe battled it out to select the winners of the 2012 Young Director’s Award who will be announced at the show tomorrow, June 21st at 5pm. Please note the show’s new venue: Espace Miramar(on the corner of Rue […]

Alumni: Corlin Stubbs

WE love Corlin Stubbs’ reel, particularly the test commercials which he has continued to write and shoot since winning a prize at the YDA in 2009 in that category. Here we showcase his test films.. Please tell us what you’re doing now and where? I currently work and reside in Los Angeles. The piece I […]

Hooooray YDA film is a huge hit

We feel so proud. Our film for YDA 2012, created by Damien Bellon out of BETC Paris and shot by previous YDA winner Karen Cunningham out of her new company Pop-Up, is rocketing around the net. The first round of judging is nearing completion, with members of the CFP-E having slogged through over 350 entries […]

Alumni: Ben Briand

Please tell us what you’re doing now and where? I am developing a Short Film project to be shot in 3D for a client here in Australia. What were the key moments from winning at the YDA to the present? A special project of mine was supported by a client in Paris through Moonwalk Films. […]

Alumni: Michael Lockshin

Michael Lockshin won 2nd prize in the non-EU Web Film category at YDA 2011 with his impressive campaign for Eristoff Vodka. We caught up with the Russian director to learn how the win affected his past year. Please tell us what you’re doing now and where? In Moscow. Sitting on a snowy rooftop. Have recently […]

Sign me up: Joana Colomar

Unsigned and super talented, this new Spanish director captured our imagination with her video for Maïa. This is the most intriguing story. Did you write it? Can you tell us please how the idea evolved? Since the beginning I wanted to be faithful with Maïa’s universe, so animals and nature had to be in the […]

Alumni: Jonas Mayabb

In our continuing series of quizzing those who have won before, we catch up with Jonas Mayabb, winner YDA in 2007. Please tell us what you’re doing now and where ? Currently I am signed with Workhorse (http://workhorsemediatv.com/home.html) here in Santa Monica, California and Sparks (http://sparksproductions.com/directors/jonas-mayabb/) in Canada where some of my new more creative […]

He’s Bach, this time with fab fashion film

From winning the Young Director’s Award twice in a row including the Jury Special prize Aleksander Bach has directed some wonderful commercials. We catch up with the now not so new director. What have been the highlights and the work you’ve been most proud of since winning? Well, I’ve really had the pleasure to realise […]