We are proud to announce the YDA 2019 Jury.
This year’s jury is comprised of some of the world’s leading producers and creatives who will have the daunting task of choosing the best work from a host of global entries.
The YDA 2019 Jury:
PRESIDENT Lisa Mehling, the Executive Producer/Owner of Chelsea Pictures in New York.
Karim Bartoletti, Partner/Executive Producer, Indiana Production & CPA (Italian Association), Milan
Rebecca Bourke, Founder / Executive Producer, Assembly, Dublin
Samuel Cantor, Producer, Bacon , Copenhagen
Adrian D’Amario, Managing Partner, Landia Buenos Aires
Michael Duttenhöfer, Managing Partner, TPf Berlin
Corey Esse, Managing Director/Executive Producer, FINCH Melbourne
Tara Ford, Executive Creative Director, DDB , Sydney
Leanne Fremar, Chief Brand Officer, JPMorgan Chase New York
Laura Geagea, Managing Director / Executive Producer, Sweetshop China / Asia / MENA , Shanghai
Soizic Gelbard, Producer, Gaumont TV, Paris
Marco Giannelli, Executive Creative Director, AlmapBBDO Sao Paulo
Daniel Huntley, News Editor/Social Media Manager, shots
Rikke Katborg, Executive Producer, Circus Alphaville, Copenhagen/Paris
Nick Klinkert, Art Director/Creative Director, San Francisco
Mzilikazi Kumalo, Director/Founder, Osu/Kumalo Creative Production, Johannesburg
Allison Kunzman, Executive Producer, SMUGGLER New York
Katie Lambert, Global Head of Music Videos / Stink Rising, Stink Films, London
Yongjun Liao, General Manager, TPSS Production Beijing
Ted Lim, Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu Asia-Pacific Singapore
Gabriel Mattar, European Chief Creative Officer, Innocean Worldwide Berlin
Alex Mehedff, Managing Partner/Founder, Hungry Man Brazil
Jessy Moussallem, Director, Beirut
Emmie Nostitz, Creative Director of Brand and Agency, Beautiful Destinations, New York
Julien Pasquier, President, APFP Paris
Adina Sales, Managing Director, Psyop + Blacklist New York
Ana Laura Solis, CEO / Founder, Story: We Produce , Barcelona
Lyndy Stout, Editor, 1.4, London
Bart Yates, Executive Producer, Blinkink, London
The YDA winners ceremony takes place on Thursday 20 June, during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. YDA is the premiere competition and showcase event for aspiring young directors from across the globe.
Entry deadline extended to Monday 27 May.
So, if you’re a talented young director ready to take the next step in your fledgling career, then you still have time to enter one of the most prestigious competitions in the industry… if we do say so ourselves. Previous winners include Hanna Maria Heidrich, Dan Mace, Vincent Lambe, Emilie Thalund, Ben Liam Jones and Ringan Ledwidge.
You can submit your work by clicking here. Good luck!