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The YDA 2020 Focus

We tidied our bedrooms and Zoomed around the world to chat to the Gold-winning directors from this year's competition about what picking up a YDA really means.


Why new directing talent matters

UK production company You Are Here picked up the Gold Producers Award at the 2020 YDA. Here, the company's MD and EP, Jeremy Goold, explains the importance of nurturing new talent.


YDA winner Jeremy Merrifield on punching through problems

Jeremy Merrifield, the winner of this year's Young Director Award Special Jury Prize, discusses the inspiration behind Balloon, his powerful and emotional film about a young boy coming to terms with his place in the world and the impact of hyper-masculinity on his outlook.


Daniel Bergmann talks new directing talent

The Managing Partner of Stink Films, a YDA 2020 Producers Award-winner, on the company's approach to nurturing new talent, what you need to be successful and why the YDA matters.

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