After three years as the Young Directors Awards (YDA), the committee have announced with support from the CPI and ICAD that they are changing the name to the Emerging Directors Awards (EDA).
The awards were set up with the aim of finding, nurturing and awarding the best of up and coming talent in Ireland today.
The awards are open to all emerging directing and production talent who fit into the criteria within the relevant categories.
The committee is made up of two CPI members and two ICAD members. Rebecca Bourke (EP at Assembly) and Ger Roe (CD at Publicis Dublin) now welcome new members Lorraine Geoghegan (EP at Hinterland) and John Kilkenny (CD at TBWA).
The closing date for entries is February 6th. Awards will take place on March 6th.
The awards night will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in the Sugar Club, Dublin. The last three years has been very well attended by production companies and agencies, so it’s a great opportunity to get your work and name out in the industry.
Each category will be judged by a professional working industry panel made up of two established directors, a commercials producer and two senior advertising agency creatives. The panel will award a winner and second place prize in each of the Director's categories. In the Producers and the Cinematographers category there will only be one winner.
In addition to the coveted EDA Ireland award, we are absolutely delighted to announce that the EDA Ireland winners from each of the directors categories will have automatic entry into the prestigious Young Directors Awards at Cannes.
The YDA at Cannes was established 20 years ago and pioneered the awards platform recognising and showcasing emerging directors. We are very excited to put our directors on their international stage as well as at home. To read more about their fantastic event, click on this link http://youngdirectoraward.com