Searchlight: Kibwe Tavares

Kibwe Tavares was undoubtedly the star of the YDA show picking up the first prize in Short Film, the Jury’s Special Award and the Audience Award. Currently working on a festival film for The Space a new digital arts funding body and developing his commercials career with Nexus we talk with the new director about […]

Norman Bates gives birth to YDA film

Every year we choose a new director to shoot the YDA opening film to a scripted brief from an agency. This year the honour went to Belgian directing duo Norman Bates. We catch up with the young directors and talk about how they created this crazy cgi journey We first came across your work when […]


Only 1 week left! Until Friday, July 18th 2014, students and young filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit their creative and innovative productions to the 11th PORSCHE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADVERTISING FILM AWARD.  In the 1st category (advertisement spots for TV, cinema, and the internet), films up to 90 seconds long may be […]

Searchlight: Anne Flore Trichilo

We talk with Superette director Anne Flore Trichilo who cleverly mixes music videos with fashion films. We love your latest music video I Can’t Wait which also works as a fashion film too.  The narrative is non-linear and emotionally engaging – can you tell us please how you evolved the story. Did you storyboard everything […]

Searchlight: Dimitri Basil

 One of the reasons we love this industry so is because it attracts talented people from all backgrounds – some have doctorates, some began as runners. Everyone learns on the job, however, no matter what their route has been. Here we talk with new director Dimitri Basil – who is of Colombian heritage, brought up […]

Searchlight: Mary Nighy

We talk about the impact and value of social advertising with White Lodge director Mary Nighy whose film Handprint scooped up a prize in the charity category at the YDA show in Cannes. How did the handprint project come about? Were you approached with a specific brief or concept or did you develop the idea […]

Searchlight: Conor Byrne

Having a father who is managing partner of international production company Hungry Man is certainly a headstart in life when you want to be a film maker. It may open doors but you’ve got to be good, really good, to cut it with the rest of the industry and that’s just what Conor and Tyler […]

Ciclope Festival gets back to Berlin on November 6th and 7th

CALL FOR ENTRIES STARTS TODAY! (July 1, 2014) After a truly remarkable 2013 edition, Ciclope International Festival of Craft is getting back to Berlin with brand new venues and an outstanding line up of speakers and jurors that establishes this event as a must for creative professionals. This year, Ciclope Festival will take place on […]

Sign me up: Michael Graham

We talk with new director Michael Graham about his a flair for shooting fashion and about his film making process. Please tell us how you became involved with fashion film making.  I’ve been interested in fashion for a long time and it’s where I draw a good amount of inspiration from for each of my […]


Kibwe Tavares picked up 1st prize in Shortfilm, the Jury’s Special Award as well as Audience Award in front of a packed cheering auditorium at the Young Director’s Award show in Cannes. Over a 1,000 producers, directors, and industry fans rocked up to the JW Marriott theatre to celebrate the wins of 34 new directors […]