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The Young Lions Film competition.

Imagine having only 48 hours to film and edit a 60-second commercial, filmed entirely on a camera that the festival provides.

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How it works

  • Contact your local Festival Rep to find out about the Competition near you
  • Compete in your local competition
  • Win your local competition!
  • Compete digitally in the Young Lions Film Competition 2022 with the option of attending the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2022
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The challenge.

You'll be briefed by a charity or NGO about their communication challenge. Then you'll have 48 hours to come up with an original idea in response to the brief, film your footage and edit it into a captivating ad. This will be judged by a selection of industry experts before the winner is crowned live at the festival.

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Eligibility

  • Art directors/Producers/Film makers/Creatives
  • Full-working professional aged 31 years old or younger
  • Local Competition winner

Interested in applying?

Contact your local Festival Rep to find out about the Competition near you.

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I wish I could live at a never ending Cannes Lions Festival. The whole thing, including the Young Lions Competitions, is amazing.

Daniel Zaldumbide, Maruri Grey Ecuador