The Young Director Award has been seeking out and supporting international creative talent in commercial film production since 1998.

The only award dedicated to beginners!

The YDA is recognized as the most important fringe event of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, attracting over 400 participants from around the world and over 1000 spectators every year.

The CFP-E (Commercial Film Producers of Europe), original creator of the YDA, combines 16 associations, which in turn represent 600 companies across Europe.


FC_photo_web_v2 The Award jury is presided by François Chilot, President of the Young Director Award as well as the Commercial Film Producers of Europe (CFP-E). The jury panel includes highly regarded industry professionals such as Danny Edwards Editor of Shots and YDA Review as well as 16 members of the CFP-E. François ChilotIn 1984, after working for 10 years as Director of Productions at TBWA, François Chilot founded LES PRODUCERS. By adopting this name, the company was conveying the idea that humour is the best elixir ever and also underlining its multicultural identity… Read more >