A Word From The President

“I’d like to thank you all for the overwhelming turnout to our beach cocktail party where it was my great pleasure to announce tomorrow’s directing stars – the first and second prize winners of the YDA 2015. It wasn’t our normal show in the cinema but it certainly was one of the hottest tickets in […]

The Shortlist 2015 is Out : Enjoy !

Wooohooo put your headphones on, your feet up and get set for our most spectacular shortlist in our 16 year history. We’ve never had so many fabulous entries which have been scrutinised and debated over by leading production industry figures until we finally came up with a not very short shortlist that we want to […]

A Spectacular Response

Thank you all for your spectacular response to the YDA this year! While we’re bursting with pride by your reaction – we’ve had the best year ever for number of entries – it now looks like our beach venue might burst at the seams with the numbers on our guest list.  We know why of […]

Record numbers of entries in record short time!

Record numbers of entries in record short time! Thanks for getting your skates on and meeting the entry deadline. Now the judges are preparing to bury themselves away to select the very best of this year’s new directing talent. Soon it’s time to get your socks off and to get ready for YDA 2015 BEACH […]

Get your skates on for the YDA

The annual Young Director Award will be changing its format next year but there’s still time if you get your skates on to enter this year’s competition by the extended deadline of May 31 which is absolutely the last call for entries. President of the YDA, Francois Chilot is evolving a new formula which will […]

Get Ready, Get Set

We’re about to launch our Young Directors Award show with an official Call for Entries this Wednesday.  Ok, this will be a different version from our usual big splash in the hotel theatre – which will be returning even bigger and better with a new formula next year – but we will be celebrating the […]

Balancing act

There has apparently been little change over the past five years since the Film & Television Producers’ survey in 2009 revealed that out of 130 commercials directors in Sweden only six were women. And now the Swedish Association of Producers has been proactive in creating a campaign called “One of Three”. In each pitch between […]

Hot Spot: Daniel Wolfe

Somesuch director Daniel Wolfe’s distinctive vision for Paolo Nutini’s Iron Sky track is beginning to pick up on the awards circuit, the latest being the Grand Prix at Ciclope Festival in Berlin. Look out for Wolfe’s contentious and celebrated movie Catch Me Daddy shot by Robbie Ryan

Ciclope 2014 Winners

In an exclusive ceremony held at the unique Babylon cinema, in the heart of Berlin on November 7th, the winning works were showcased to a lively crowd that had been enjoying the festival for two days. “For five years now, we have been honoring the art of execution because we believe that nowadays craft is […]

Get ready for YDA 2015

Remember how wonderful that hot summer’s evening was at our beach party in Cannes after the glory of the awards show? Well guess what? It’s only four months of shorter days and nippier weather before our call for entries opens for next year’s Young Director’s Award and our 2015 show is going to be bigger, […]