CPI and ICAD have come together to officially launch the Young Directors Awards 2018.

20 Dec 2017
Young Directors Award 2018 Launched

Now in its third year the aim is, as always, to find, award and nurture the best of the up and coming directors in Ireland today. The competition is open to student filmmakers and to directors already working in the industry.

There are 9 categories in total; Commercial, Spec Commercial, Short Film, Music Video, Animation, 360, The Producers Award and this year we have also added two new categories, an Overseas category, open to directors who have ties to the industry in Ireland but are currently working abroad and a Charity Film category.

Previous winners of have included Oscar winning director Benjamin Cleary (“Stutterer” and “Lamp”), Vincent Gallagher (“Second to None” and “Love Is a Sting”) and Finn Keenan (Louis Berry “Restless).

This year for the first time, we are absolutely delighted to announce that the YDA Ireland winners will be automatically entered into the prestigious and internationally renowned Young Directors Awards at Cannes.

The online entry system will open for entries on November 1, 2017. In the meantime you can get more information at If you have any questions about the YDA please email or alternatively contact: Fiona Kinsella 086 3837783 or Rebecca Bourke at 087 9142334

Department of Film and Screen Media

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O'Rahilly Building University College Cork Ireland