Young Director Award 2008 Announces Call for Entries Open

Publié le 03 mars 2008 par Young Director Award

PARIS, France, March 3, 2008 - The Commercial Film Producers of Europe (CFP-E) and Shots magazine today announced the opening of submissions for the 10th annual Young Director Award ( Entries will be accepted until April 15, 2008.

The Young Director Award 2008 Website

The Young Director Award is divided into two sections:
   - European.
   - Non-European.The award consists of five categories:
   - Broadcast commercials,
   - Test commercials,
   - Film school submissions,
   - Branded short films
   - Viral commercials.

The Young Director Award is judged by a panel of highly regarded industry professionals belonging to the CFP-E, as well as the editor of Shots magazine, Lyndy Stout.

Recognized for its support and promotion of aspiring international talent in commercial film production since 1999, the Young Director Award differentiates itself in three key ways:
   - The only rule for submission is that the proposed film be among the first four commercials made by a director, developed between May 1, 2007 and April 15, 2008.
   - The Young Director Award is free of all fees, including submission and attendance at the award ceremony.
   - A renowned “off-event” during the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, the awards ceremony attracts over 900 spectators every year, lending exposure and prestige to the short-listed and winning directors.

This year’s Young Director Award ceremony will take place on June 18. Prizes include up to 2,400 meters of Kodak 35mm film, as well as promotion of the winning films via Shots magazine and the Young Director Award website.

All films must be submitted on the organization’s website at
More information about submission is also available by contacting Birthe Møller at +45 (0)33 86 28 91 or by email at

About the CFP-E
The Commercial Film Producers of Europe is a non-profit federation for commercial film producers. The members are the national associations representing commercial film producers. Production companies who are members of a national organization are automatically “associate members” of the CFP-E. For further information go to

About Shots magazine
Launched in 1990, Shots provides ideas and inspiration for creatives, as well as being a recognized source of information for the industry. Published bi-monthly in magazine and DVD format, Shots showcases cutting-edge creativity in global advertising, selecting innovative TV commercials and the latest work from talented new directors, as well as ground-breaking music videos, virals, short films and idents. For further information go to

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François Chilot
President, CFP-E  & Young Director Award
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