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So much YDA news

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ICAD and CPI have collaborated again on the second annual Young Directors Awards. We were really pleased with the number and standard of entries and are looking forward to the judging this weekend with our esteemed judges Ger Roe, Damien O’Donnell, Jessica Felton and Kate Dolan.

As well as judging the categories you have entered, we’re thrilled to announce that our jury will also decide on the recipients of two very special prizes to be awarded at the upcoming YDA ceremony on February 23rd. Each is a package of time and services of similar value, generously donated by key suppliers, to enable you to work on your next project*.

One prize will be awarded to the 2017 winner of the YDA ‘Film School work’ category. The other prize will be awarded to one young director selected from the highly ranked entries across the other YDA categories. It will be awarded to a new raw talent that may not otherwise be able to access these services, rather than to the top award winner in any of these categories.

Prize Package One:
Camera and grip – Panavision
Lighting package – Teach Solais
Edit, grade, post and Sound Mix – Screen Scene
Casting – Ali Coffey

Prize Package Two:
Camera and grip – Vast Valley
Lighting package – Teach Solais
Edit, grade, post and Sound Mix – Windmill Lane
Casting – Louise Kiely

Thank you so much to all of the suppliers. We’ll make sure to keep everyone up to date on what these fantastic prizes are used for.

The awards themselves (pictured above) have been designed and produced by Shane Holland Design Workshops. To see them being handed out, you can book your place to the 2017 YDA Ceremony here. To make sure there are plenty of people there to celebrate your achievements, we have introduced special group rate tickets too. Book soon to avoid disappointment.

Finally, we will be announcing the shortlist next Wednesday, February 15th. Best of luck.


* This prize can only be redeemed for non-commercial projects.