CFP-E is a European Federation for Commercial Film Producers. The members are the national associations representing commercial film producers. Production companies who are members of a national organisation are automatically 'associated members' of the CFP-E.


First few photos from the annual World Producers Summit held this morning in Cannes

First photos from the World Producers Summit 2016 organised by the APA, the CFPE and the AICP! Thank you all for coming! More details and photos soon. Until then, have a great Cannes week!

For photos, click HERE.


CFP-e welcomes Tony Petersen - new Executive Vice President

CFPe welcomes on board Mr. Tony PETERSEN as the asociation's new Executive Vice President, replacing long standing and valuable board member of the board, Mr. Manfred VOGELSÄNGER.  

Here are some key facts about Tony - in his own words: 

'Born in postwar Stuttgart 1947 to an actress and an officer.

Today a convinced hamburg guy since over 60 years.

With no proper education apart from 6 months as a hippie kid travelling across the USA in 1967. Plus 1 term of sociology in 68.

Assisting still photographers for 3 years. after 5 years of photo-journalism for magazines like STERN + GEO.

Shooting musicians on and off stage, and giving company to a few feature film, I occasionally entered the world of moving media in marketing.

Opened my first company in 1985 and stayed managing director/executive producer ever since.

Stopped producing in 2012 in order to tell young creatives how to make good commercials. Since over 3 years involved in our german producers association. Working harder than foreseen. That’s it.'


The YDA 2016 Entry deadline is fast approaching

The Young Director Award has been seeking out and supporting international creative talent in commercial film production since 1998.

To enter the work please click on the link >here<.


Upcoming CFPE Conference in Palma de Mallorca

The next CFPe conference is being held in Palma de Mallorca on the 8th April, 2016 at Palma Pictures. The agenda set for the meting is to discuss the future running of the CFPe and the plan for YDA 2016. Detailed agenda and the further details have ben distributed amongst the attendees.

Minutes from the meeting will be circulated to the member associations and the representatives on w/c 11th April 2016.


YDA Proudly Partners Up with Sparknews!

The YDA and Sparknews are delighted to announce they are joining forces in the move to promote positive innovation around the world.

YDA recently launched a vital new category – ‘Changing the World Frame By Frame‘. This brand new category aims to highlight innovative and positive action undertaken in the social environment field.
YDA, in their ambition to go further, has formed a partnership with the media organisation, Sparknews, founded by Christian de Boisredon.

Sparknews is a key international player on the social impact scene, actively bringing together media leaders and the people behind these very important local innovative projects. Sparknews’ primary mission is to bring to light and share these inspiring and innovative solutions – thereby helping to spark action for change through –
– An attractive video share platform.
– ‘Impact Journalism Day’ – an international event uniting 70 leading newspapers from 50 countries worldwide.
With this exciting new partner, YDA will perfectly complete the Spaknews media offer by adding its quality and audiovisual expertise. YDA will also working to offer young directors around the world, the possibility of discovering a local story or even if you wish – an international innovation story, capturing it on film and bringing it to a worldwide audience on Sparknews’ collaborative video platform service, as well as on our YDA website.

We call on ad agencies and brands to join us, tell us their stories and meet the young filmmakers.
And so, we at YDA, are there to put you directly in contact with these directors, actors or brands – those inspired people searching for solutions in your own neighbourhood or across the seas…

Match your talent with theirs and make something important happen. Show the world what you can do !


YDA Introduces Changing The World Frame By Frame

The YDA launches an exciting new category CHANGING the WORLD FRAME BY FRAME

Created by CFP-E president and YDA chairman, François Chilot, together with BBH co-founder and co-founder of The Garage Soho, Sir John Hegarty, CHANGING THE WORLD FRAME BY FRAME aims to give filmmakers a chance to highlight positive and impactful initiatives for global social responsibility.

The YDA wants to see and share extraordinary filmic stories based around social issues which effect the world. The entries are to highlight stories that cannot be confined to a traditional advertising spot and the YDA encourages a more documentary approach. Examples of stories which filmmakers could build their film around are below, but any story which highlights social issues will be accepted.

Education and its fundamental role in social and economic development
Clean capitalism
Smarter cities and more efficient use of natural resources
Product consumption and how choices impact our health & happiness
Learning programs that shape tomorrow’s leaders
Waste reduction and recycling into tomorrow’s consumer products
New career choices towards a sustainable economy
Future technologies and how they affect societies

More on the YDA website >here<

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The 25th Anniversary of SHOTS - Danny Edwards talks to Francois CHILOT

Danny Edwards talks - and listens - to the brilliant raconteur that is Francois Chilot, founder of the Young Director Award. Full article on the link below. 

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CFPe kindly invited by Palma Pictures to hold their January meeting in Spain

The next CFPe meeting will be held on the 22nd January 2016 in Palma, Mallorca. The agenda will consist of discussion about YDA 2016 as well as production issues raised at the World Producers Summit in Cannes and issues producers are currently facing in different markets. 

Agenda and more details will be distributed to the CFPe representatives closer to the date. 


World Producers Summit in Cannes

As every year, the World Producers Summit 2015 was very well attended by representatives from 25 countries. The main topic was sharing producers opinion on the latest trend - an agency in-house production department. Full report will be available shortly. 

To view all photos from the event, please click HERE.



YDA 2015 Shortlist Announced!

The Young Director Shortlist has just been announced! You can watch the shortlisted woork HERE.

All the best of luck to all the talented directors, we will find out who takes the award home next week!

Shortlist PDF document below


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2015 cfp-e/shots YDA: Call for Entries

The annual cfp-e/shots Young Director Award is a renowned (if we do say so ourselves) and established part of the Cannes Lions week. An event which has seen talented directors such as Ringan Ledwidge, Aleksander Bach and Hanna Maria Heidrich come to the fore as winners of the competition. But as with all things, it’s a case of evolve or die, and the YDA is evolving.

2015 will be its year of transition – more on which later – but fear not, there will still be a YDA event at the Cannes Lions Festival this year, and the competition is now open for entries. The list of categories and how to enter can be found here and the YDA is, as ever, looking to reward the cream of young international directing talent across a variety of platforms. The deadline for entry to this year’s competition is May 24.

This year there will be no ceremony at the Marriott hotel but a combined, if slightly curtailed, prize- giving followed by a lavish party that will take place at Long Beach, on the Croisette, on Thursday June 25 at 6.00pm.
As for the 2016 event, Francois Chilot, chairman of the YDA since its inception 17 years ago, has exclusively told shots that the time is right for the YDA to develop further.

“Over the course of this year we have been, and will continue to develop a new formula, ready for 2016,” says Chilot. “We are re-shaping the YDA using the basis of the last 17 years, not to change it, but to add to it. We will be encompassing all filmic means and platforms, apart from features, to better reflect the way that advertising itself has evolved. We want to allow the directors who enter the YDA to be able to express themselves and confront the challenges the three pillars (marketers, agencies and producers) of the communication industry faces.”

Meanwhile, the shortlist for the 2015 competition will be revealed on the YDA website, and on, week beginning June 15, with the winners being revealed week beginning June 22. Selected winner will also appear in shots magazine issue 158 and on the accompanying DVD.