On June 23‬ the CFP-E/shots Young Director Award will be returning to The Cannes Marriott Theatre, after a year’s absence, to celebrate the 19th YDA ceremony. ‬

GOOGLELOGO_1 In addition the YDA can announce that, for the first time, there will be a panel discussion around the theme of Virtual Reality and associated technology, which will take place prior to the award-giving ceremony.

Supported by Google, this panel will be chaired by shots Editor, Danny Edwards, who will be joined on stage by several soon-to-be-announced experts in VR technology, to discuss the current and future impact that VR can have on the advertising industry:

– JESSICA BRILLHART VR filmmaker at Google
– ROMAIN CHASSAING director at Solab Picture
– SIMON GOSLING CEO at Happy Finish
– ERIC DELAFOY Communication & business development at Nightshift
– LUKE RITCHIE  head of nexus interactive arts



To make sure that those attending the talk can fully appreciate the discussion, and the technology, Google will be offering each audience member a pair of their Cardboard Glasses.

Reservations for the Award Ceremony and the VR panel is now open.

Please register here:


YDA SUMMARY, Thursday 23 June, @ JW Marriott Hotel, Cannes

3PM, Door openings:

You’ll have the opportunity to discuss with VR experts, testing their news products and take your Google Cardboard Glasses.

4PM, VR panel discussion:

Making the Virtual a Reality: How VR Will Help Directors Widen Their Creative Scope

5PM, 2016 YDA Ceremony:

19th YDA Award Ceremony.


For more information, please contact Antonin Burbaud.