Young Director Award 2019 winners revealed
Yesterday evening saw the Young Director Award 2019 hand out this year's trophies to a talented crop of new, young talent.
Ahead of the ceremony itself the audience was treated to an insightful and important seminar presentation by author, sustainability activist and marketing guru, Thomas Kolster, who spoke about how brands - and by extension, filmmakers - can help advertising be - and do - better.
That was followed by a panel discussion that examined whether the world of advertising was still the best and most exciting landscape for new directors to learn their craft and expand their talents from short- to long form-filmmaking. Danny Edwards, shots' Co-Editor, was joined on stage by director and Free the Bid and Free the Work founder, Alma Har'el; Jared Shulman, CEO of Brand New Story; Marie Ronn, Group Creative Director at Spotify and Mindy Goldberg, Founder of Epoch Films.
After which it was time to announce the 2019 YDA winners.
Above: YDA Chairman, Francois Chilot
The list of all Gold Screen winners is below, with a selection of the winning work showcased, but to see all of the winners - Gold and Silver Screen - and to view all of the winning work, please head over to the YDA site.
GOLD: Salvatore Ganacci Horse
DIRECTOR: Vedran Rupic
ONLINE BRANDED FILM
GOLD: South African International Film Festival Wreaths
DIRECTOR: Nare Mokgotho
SHORT FILM; UP TO SIX MINUTES
DIRECTOR: Dani Pearce
DIRECTOR: David Gesslbauer & Michael Lange
HALAL Film & Photography Amsterdam