The YDA, organised by the Commercial Film Producers of Europe [CFP-E], began in 1998 and has seen scores of dedicated, ambitious and most of all talented directors recognised at its flagship award show held in Cannes during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Renowned as the most important fringe event at the Lions festival, the YDA attracts over 400 participants each year and an audience of more than 1,000 people attend the screening and prize-giving.
The competition is broken into six regions and 10 categories;
Regions: Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East
Categories: Animation, Broadcast, Film School, Music Video, Short Film, Test Commercial, Art Video, Web, Film, Charity