YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD

OUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO DISCOVER AND PROMOTE YOUNG DIRECTING TALENT .
YDA’s uniqueness has led it to become a groundbreaker. It has paved the way, offering new directors remarkable opportunities for creating with state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge techniques.

Maximizing global media coverage and heightening awareness of various stakeholders and players in the profession, YDA highlights the fact that one of the most essential roles of producers is to discover, nurture and promote directors.

It has become internationally recognized as the most important “must-see” fringe event of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity where, every year, over 500 participants and 900 spectators give prize-winning directors extraordinary exposure.

Since its creation, YDA has benefited from the support of a myriad of international partners and sponsors from the world of advertising, production and communication who have consistently teamed up with YDA, to offer commitment, contribution and promotion of YDA’s vision to position gifted young directors on the world stage.

Undeniably future-oriented, YDA regularly welcomes new partners, sponsors, and visionaries on-board.

The YDA jury panel includes a host of highly-regarded industry producers, executive creative directors, and well-known journalists such as Danny Edwards, Editor of Shots and YDA Review, and Lyndy Stout, Founder and Editor of the online magazine 1.4.