This year ‪on June 23 the team at YDA is very excited and very proud to return to The Cannes Marriott Theater to celebrate the 19th YDA Ceremony.

For the first time, prior to the actual award giving ceremony, we are delighted to announce we will be hosting a panel discussion around the theme of Virtual Reality Technology. 

This panel will be introduced by SHOTS Editor, Danny Edwards, who will be joined on stage by several guests who are experts in VR technology.

And as we really want to share this incredible technology with you, we are super happy to announce that Google will be offering 1000 pairs of their Cardboard Glasses (c) to our audience.

Reservations for the Award Ceremony and the VR panel will be opening soon – so watch out – as there are only 900 seats available !


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