THE BRIEF

From script to shortlist to film to Cannes

During the Young Lions Film Competition in Cannes all teams receive the same brief at the same time. In Cannes all teams must film and edit a 60-second commercial within 48 hours.

In the Belgian competition you will receive more time: from now until Sunday 19 April 2020 23:59.

>> DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF

This brief has been used in the Young Lions Film Competition of last year. This way you will get a feel of your assignment in the Competition in Cannes. Remember, at this moment you only need to write a script.

Brief Young Lions Film Competition 2019

We need to develop a film that will clearly explain the current state of our planet, the nature crisis and climate catastrophe, but that gives hope that nature can and will restore itself people take action now. We want to create a message that would cut through on a very simple, human level to make the case for action. We want to encourage public discussion to put pressure on leaders for positive change.

>> SEND US YOUR SCRIPT BEFORE 19/4
  • Read carefully and analyse the brief
  • Come up with an original idea in response to the brief
  • Translate the creative idea into a script. At this moment you don’t need to film your footage
  • Enter your written script before Sunday 19 april 2020 midnight

>> WINNING EXAMPLES

Curious to watch the films of the winners of the Young Lions Film Competition last year in Cannes? Here are last year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.

>> JUDGING CRITERIA

Want to know how the Belgian jury will judge your work? Have a look at the judging criteria.