Dear YDA Friends,

This year we are very proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary  of the annual cfp-e/shots YDA.

This means for 20 years we have been striving for the promotion and professional recognition of young talent from around the world.

This year, the YDA is proud to welcome AICP as premiere supporter. AICP teamed up with YDA to signal the importance to the entire industry that a strong pipeline for talent is necessary, especially as the industry continues to evolve.

As you know, we are a non profit-making association and we could not exist without the full support of our partners, our sponsors – and you !

For the very first time in 20 years, for budgetary reasons, something you are all familiar with…, we will have to apply an admission fee for the YDA Panel and the Award Ceremony, held 22 June in Cannes.

This admission fee of 15€ will help us better face the financial costs involved and therefore preserve the Annual YDA Awards. Students directors will be exempt from payment.

To purchase your tickets to the YDA Ceremony  held at The Hotel Marriott in Cannes, 22 June 2017, please click on the following link :


Students directors running in the competition, please send us an email at hello@youngdirectoraward.com

Subject : YDA Director Ticket


The event, which takes place on Thursday June 22 at the JW Marriott hotel along the Croisette, will see the best new directorial talent garlanded across a number of specific categories.

But at 4pm, immediately before the prize-giving, a panel of advertising luminaries will take to the stage to debate and discuss the current state – and the likely future – of advertising production companies.

The panel, which will be moderated by shots editor Danny Edwards, is entitled Production Companies are Dead, Long Live Production Companies (or how to survive the future), and will examine how the traditional methods of working within production are changing, and how traditional commercial output is changing with it, and that though the power of film is not in doubt, the effectiveness of TV commercials is.

Ali Brown of PRETTYBIRD and Stinkfilm's Daniel Bergmann will join the panel at the YDA.
Panellists include Stinkfilm founder, Daniel Bergmann; James Sorton, MD commercials and music, Pulse Films; Julien Pasquier president of the Association of Publicity Film Producers of France and also president of Standard Films plus Ali Brown, vice president/executive producer at PRETTYBIRD.

Pulse's James Sorton [left] and Standard Films' Julien Pasquier.

Each will be tackling questions on how production companies are embracing this evolution, what creative steps do company leaders need to take, and how companies can broaden their creative horizons?


LINE UP: YDA Ceremony + Panel

Thursday June 22

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Panel

5:00 – 7:00 PM: YDA Ceremony