YouTube and D&AD are to launch a brand new award with the aim of discovering and showcasing the next generation of talented directors from around the world.
The Next Director Award (launching 30 April) is open to all aspiring directorial talent of any age, providing they have less than two years film or advertising industry experience as a director.
Designed to bridge the gap between the Professional Awards and New Blood, it marks the first time that D&AD will award non-commercial creative work at the Professional level. New directors will be able to submit any form of film, providing it is no longer than five minutes in length, including short films, music videos, commercials and branded content. The Next Director Award is launched in partnership with YouTube, the world’s largest video sharing site. Through the award, YouTube aims to help unearth new directorial talent and provide a global platform to gain recognition for their work.
To register head here: http://www.dandad.org/en/next-director-award/