Years running: 14 (since 2005)


International young directors forum.


The Cristal Festival is a European media, brand entertainment and advertising Festival
held in Crans-Montana, in the Swiss Alps. The festival brings together European industry
leaders as well as major advertisers. The Festival is recognized by industry ranking
bodies. The objective of the Festival is to promote European advertising creativity and to
showcase a variety of work from the industry by means of a diverse range of creative
competitions and through the sharing of knowledge.

In addition to its industry competitions, since 2005, the Cristal Festival has been endorsing
new talents with dedicated contests as well through its New Talent Association.
The Cristal Festival also hosts regular meeting and networking events through its
membership clubs. One of these; the Production Cristal Academy unites the European
business community of the Production industry (TV producers, producers, production
companies) to highlight the multiple developments of the sector and its specific services to
the industry (innovation, technology, new media etc).

The Production Cristal Academy actively supports new talents and is directly involved in
the selection of the Young Directors Forum contest.


The winning Directors will present their film to the delegates during a special session. The
finalists must attend the screenings.

The winning Director will be awarded the Short Film Cristal during the closing ceremony of the Festival and an extract of the film will be broadcasted to the professionals attending the ceremony.



  • The Young Directors Forum contest is open to directors over the age of 18, who have never signed a representation contract with an advertising film production company,
  • 10 minutes maximum length,
  • Directed and finalized after 1 st of November 2014.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

Entries to be considered as complete must include:

  • Completed entry form (see below),
  • A DVD per film for the selection (with English subtitles for the films which are not in English or French)
  • A typed written copy of the film synopsis (5 lines maximum in English),
  • A photograph of the Director (digital version),
  • A still from the film,
  • The Director’s resume.

Entries must be sent by email and by post.

Additional Information

The eight finalists will be invited to the Cristal Festival, from the 13th to the 15th December 2013 (accommodation and transport (covered from an European city) will be covered by Cristal Festival).

Selection Media Type


Audio language:


Subtitles language:


Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    November 13, 2013
  • Notifications
    December 08, 2015
  • Event dates
    6 — 9 December 2015
Categories & Fees

Films created and aired in cinemas or TV. The maximum length is 180 seconds. ADMINISTRATION FEES: €145 (to be paid once by company and by competition) Registration fees: €235 for each video.

  • Deadline — €235

ADMINISTRATION FEES: €145 (to be paid once by company and by competition) Registration fees: €235 for each video.

  • Deadline — €235
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