Our Early Bird deadline is fast approaching on 15 March, so now is the time to send in your films!
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Now in its 26th year the YDA attracts hundreds of global entrants each year, celebrating and rewarding new directors from across the globe. Previous YDA winners include such talented and successful filmmakers as Hanna Maria Heidrich, Andreas Roth, Michael Lockshin, We Are From LA, BAFTA-winner Remi Weekes, and many more.
Winners of the YDA 2023 will be announced at a special ceremony during this year’s Cannes Lions festival and we have frozen the cost of a full entry to the YDA, keeping in place the 2022 pricing structure.