Every year, the Deauville Green Awards brings together key individuals from various backgrounds to encourage the audio-visual world to commit to the ecological transition: advertising and communication professionals, fictional and documentary filmmakers, scientists and sustainable development specialists, associations and the general public.
For the past few years, the festival has also been committed to bridging the gap between different generations within the audiovisual sector. A link between the energy of committed young creators and the experience of more established professionals who have been in the industry for many years.
2020 saw the first edition of this new and exciting competition, the Young Creative Awards. Once again, in 2024 the floor is being opened up to young creators, videographers and filmmakers, who are using the power of change-oriented storytelling to engage with the pressing issue of climate change and the destruction of ecosystems.
This free competition aims to reward the most impactful and inspiring productions created by this new generation, to help them see their work as a vector for change and to encourage them to share their environmental message with the world.

The Award

The Young Creative Awards will grant one trophy to the best film according to the following criteria: the originality of the production, the technical quality (e.g. image, editing and sound) and the effectiveness of the message to encourage the audience to take concrete action on environmental issues.
Winners of the Young Creative Awards will thus benefit from high international visibility amongst key audiovisual professionals from around the world, including winners of the Deauville Green Awards competitions, broadcasters, journalists, producers, directors, environmental experts and the general public.
In addition, the winners will receive feedback on their films from the esteemed Young Creative Awards jury, which will be announced in April 2024... Stay tuned for more information!
Have a look at our jury of the 2022 edition: Camille Étienne, Gab Meija, Chelsie Xavier Blower, Joseph Bolz, Rodolphe Meyer, Magali Payen, Smith Nwokocha, Ophélie Damblé, Camille Chaudron, Adélaïde Genuyt et Romain Bonnin.

Announcement of the winner

The winning film will be announced at the 13th edition of the Deauville Green Awards on the 12th of June 2024 and will be presented with a trophy during the dedicated awards ceremony. In the case where the winner could not be in Deauville, the trophy will be sent to them.

Enlarge your audience

Since the Young Creative Awards, the winner of 2021 "Migrants" has been competing in Oscars, BAFTA, and many more prestigious awards!

Who can participate?

The competition is open to filmmakers under 30 years of age, who are in the early stages of beginning their professional career and whose production on environmental issues has not yet been financially supported by an established production company, broadcaster or distributor.
The Young Creative Awards competition is therefore open to all types of self-broadcast audiovisual productions of more than 1 minute - provided that the message of awareness-raising and advocacy is clear: short and feature-length fiction films, short and feature-length documentaries, web series; videos; music videos.
For better visibility, we also recommend adding English or French subtitles for non-French or English speaking films.

What is it about?

Our future is at stake! You have a film project about "Our Future" that talks about climate protection and environmental awareness? How can we influence it? And will we still have a future at all?

Ecological production

What kind of footprint does your film have? Have you thought about how much of an impact you have on the environment? Of course, we all have to learn to be environmentally conscious first, but filmmakers who pay special attention to the environmental footprint of their production are given special consideration in the evaluation.

How to participate

Enter your film by submitting your application on FilmFreeway, before Sunday 28th of April 2024!
You can also share your entry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, using the hashtag #YoungCreativeAwards and tagging @DeauvilleGreenAwards, to further amplify your film's message and raise awareness about these unavoidable issues!

Overall Rating
  • marwa and mahmoud Africa

    Thank you for this wonderful festival

    June 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Marwa and Mahmoud! :) We hope we will see you again next year! :)

  • Perfect festival . I am very happy that my film participated in this festival

    June 2024
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Iman! We are looking forward to watching your new film next year! :)