The Young Director Award arranged by The Commercial Film Producers and Shots down in Cannes announced their winners today. A norweigan nabbed the top spot, just like last year, Eric Hillenbrand for "Sony Playstation 2 - Storm", but he shares his first prize with Seb Edwards for "Sony Playstation - Time Crisis 3".
In second place, also two winners, Daniel Outram from Moon for the film "SM Cruise" and Frider Wittich from Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, for the film "Astra Beer - Jail"
In the category Non European Test Commercials Renny Maslow from Smuggler took top prize for the film "Checkout". In second place Justin Reardon from Turnpike Films, for the by now web-infamous film "I feel great!". (see it in our archive here)
In the European Broadcast category Terje Rangnes from 4 1/2 in Norway won for the films "Knife" and "Engine Stop". In second place, yet another Norweigan, Erik Richter Strand from the Moland Film Company, for the film "The Girl".
Non European Broadcast category awarded the directing team Kranky from X-Ray Productions in the USA for three films, "Pregnant", "Finger" and "Reflexes". Second prize goes to Neill Blomkamp at Spy Films in Canada for the film "Nike Evolution".