Winner Charity Europe: Salsa

Diego and Guto, a Brazilian directing duo known as Salsa, are based in both Brussels and Rio. We talk with them about winning First Prize in the Charity Europe category with their film Heaven.  What were the main challenges of making your film, Heaven? Diego: It’s quiet ironic how the birth of this film mimicked its […]

Video art winner: Mike Bekos

Mike Bekos won First Prize in Video Art Europe category with his film Ode to Father. We catch up with Greek director about his distinctive style. What were the main challenges of making the film, Ode to My Father? The project was a challenge overall. There was no budget and the old man is a taxi […]

Winner: Miles Jay

Miles Jay won First Prize in the Broadcast NA category, with Blanket – Bedtime; Second Prize in Short Film NA with The Statistical Analysis of Your Failing Relationship and was shortlisted also for Broadcast NA with This is Baseball. That’s quite a handful of awards.  What impact do you feel winning at the YDA has had?  […]

A Word From The President

“I’d like to thank you all for the overwhelming turnout to our beach cocktail party where it was my great pleasure to announce tomorrow’s directing stars – the first and second prize winners of the YDA 2015. It wasn’t our normal show in the cinema but it certainly was one of the hottest tickets in […]

Record numbers of entries in record short time!

Record numbers of entries in record short time! Thanks for getting your skates on and meeting the entry deadline. Now the judges are preparing to bury themselves away to select the very best of this year’s new directing talent. Soon it’s time to get your socks off and to get ready for YDA 2015 BEACH […]

Get your skates on for the YDA

The annual Young Director Award will be changing its format next year but there’s still time if you get your skates on to enter this year’s competition by the extended deadline of May 31 which is absolutely the last call for entries. President of the YDA, Francois Chilot is evolving a new formula which will […]