2021 Categories

Currently ONLY the free to enter ‘Born to Create Drama’ contest is open.

BORN TO CREATE DRAMA (Free to enter)
The tagline, ‘Born to Create Drama’, has been with the YDA for more than 15 years; a simple but effective way of signifying the talented directors we search for and champion.

This year, in a bid to unearth even more untapped talent, we are offering you the chance to shoot a film for the YDA, the brief for which is just that, Born to Create Drama. It can be anything up to 3 minutes long and can be funny, scary, odd, exciting, unsettling… as long as it makes us sit up and take note.

They’ll be judged by the YDA Team and our favourites will be posted on our social media for the world to see, with an overall winner picked in May. If entrants are eligible, all showcased entries will be entered into the relevant category in the main competition free of charge, and the winner will introduce our ceremony in 2021, and be featured in shots magazine. It’s open to everyone, whether you’re a young director or not, and it’s completely free to enter.

The rules:

Maximum 3 mins.
Films must include the “Born To Create Drama” tagline, an example of which can be seen here.
Films must include the YDA2021 logo (available from the entry form).
The competition is free to enter, and open to everyone, whether you’re a young director or not.


The main categories will open in late January 2021. The following categories are not confirmed and for reference only.

ANIMATION

BEST USE OF HUMOUR

CHANGING THE WORLD FRAME BY FRAME

CHARITY COMMERCIAL

COMMERCIAL

EXPERIENTIAL/VR/AR

FILM SCHOOL

MUSIC VIDEO

ONLINE BRANDED FILM

PASSION PROJECT

SHORT FILM

MID LENGTH FILM

VIDEO ART

DREAMPITCH
Dreampitch sub-categories:
– Changing the World Frame by Frame
– Branded Film (of any length)
– Short Film
– Series

PRODUCERS AWARD 2020
The Producer’s Award is rewarded on a points basis.

Go to Entry Site