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YDA WEEK 2020

So you’ve seen the shortlist, and now you want to find out who the winners are!
Well don’t worry, we have plenty of content to keep you busy until the awards ceremony, including discussions with top directors and producers, a presentation on the power of meme culture in advertising, and a chance to peek into the minds of the YDA President and 2020 Jury Chairman…


Monday 27th July

12pm CEST:  The YDA 1-to-1 with Danny Edwards and Justin Reardon
The Co-Editor of shots talks to the creative-turned-director behind Budweiser’s cult-classic “Whassup” about the use of humour in dark times, moving from commercials to features and the best way for aspiring young directors to get noticed.
11am London | 12pm Berlin | 3.30pm Mumbai | 7pm Tokyo | 8pm Sydney

5pm CEST: The YDA 1-to-1 with Danny Edwards and Pamela B. Green
Danny chats to the director of the fascinating documentary Be Natural; The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, which reveals the little-known story of the world’s first female director.
4pm London | 5pm Berlin | 8.30pm Mumbai | 12am Tokyo | 1am Sydney

 

Tuesday 28th July

12pm CESTAmy Kean on Humour in Advertising
The writer, journalist and advertising expert tackles humour in the age of social media in her talk, Karen; meme or mean?
11am London | 12pm Berlin | 3.30pm Mumbai | 7pm Tokyo | 8pm Sydney

5pm CEST: The YDA 1-to-1 with Danny Edwards and Ram Madhvani
The Equinox Films director highlights the importance of encouraging new talent, the rise of branded entertainment, and why the commercials industry is a great place for new directors to thrive.
4pm London | 5pm Berlin | 8.30pm Mumbai | 12am Tokyo | 1am Sydney

 

Wednesday 29th July

12pm CESTThe YDA 1-to-1: PRESIDENTIAL EDITION
This year’s YDA Jury Chairman, Karim Bartoletti, sits down with YDA President, and the driving force behind the event, François Chilot. The duo call on their experiences as producers at the centre of advertising production to discuss the present and future of the business and the outlook for aspiring young talent in the years to come.
11am London | 12pm Berlin | 3.30pm Mumbai | 7pm Tokyo | 8pm Sydney

5pm CESTThe YDA 1-to-2 with Danny Edwards and Chelsea Pictures
Danny Edwards chats to Lisa Mehling, 2019 Chair of the YDA Jury and MD of Chelsea Pictures, and Nisha Ganatra, director of innumerable TV shows, including Transparent, Brooklyn 99, and Girls; the feature Late Night, and now commercials, about the producer-director relationship and the use of humour in today’s media.
4pm London | 5pm Berlin | 8.30pm Mumbai | 12am Tokyo | 1am Sydney

 

Graphics by Sincromie
Music by Charlie Pearch

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