Young Director Award deadline extension and jury announcement
The Young Director Award, in partnership with shots, has extended its entry deadline, giving more time for a new wave of filmmakers to get their work seen.
The YDA has extended its entry deadline by 10 days, to Friday May 24.
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.
As well as a deadline extension, the YDA's chairman, Francois Chilot, pictured above, has also announced a selection of this year's jury which includes;
Adrian D'Amario, Managing Partner, Landia Buenos Aires
Michael Duttenhöfer, Managing Partner, TPf Berlin
Corey Esse, Managing Director/Executive Producer, FINCH Melbourne
Leanne Fremar, Chief Brand Officer, JPMorgan Chase New York
Marco Giannelli, Executive Creative Director, AlmapBBDO Sao Paulo
Daniel Huntley, News Editor/Social Media Manager, shots
Nick Klinkert, Art Director/Creative Director
Mzilikazi Kumalo, Director/Founder, Osu/Kumalo Creative Production, Johannesburg
Allison Kunzman, Executive Producer, SMUGGLER New York
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
Julien Pasquier, President, APFP Paris
Adina Sales, Managing Director, Psyop + Blacklist New York
The jury is led, this year, by Lisa Mehling, the Executive Producer/Owner of Chelsea Pictures in New York.
The YDA, which takes place on Thursday June 20, during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, is the premiere competition and showcase event for aspiring young directors from across the globe.
You can submit your work by clicking here. Good luck!