Last night we braved the tube strikes and headed to the Google Town Hall to mark the launch of The Next Director Award; a new D&AD pencil they’ve created in collaboration with YouTube. This award aims to nurture & celebrate budding filmmakers as they make their mark on the industry. What’s not to like!
On arrival we were whisked into the chic white lifts and greeted with an array of delicious canapés and drinks. The Google Town Hall sits in the top floor of their St. Giles High Street offices and boasts spectacular views across the city. YouTube’s Alison Lomax, Great Guns founder & Executive Producer Laura Gregory & YouTube sensation Tim H, introduced the award. The Next Director Award bridges the gap between D&AD’s Professional Awards & New Blood. Aspiring talent will be able to submit any form of film they like which will make judging a tricky process. Luckily they have an awesome panel of Judges on board!
It’s great to see Internet giants YouTube supporting this creative initiative, a fantastic opportunity & intriguing to witness the inner sanctums of the Google. Check it out and shoot yourself a submission.