Young Guns 17 Winners

2019: In a year that could arguably be described as the most diverse class in Young Guns history, a jury of more than 60 respected creatives — half of them past Young Guns winners themselves — spent two months reviewing hundreds of submissions from a record 45 different countries. 

After several rounds of judging, which narrowed down the vast pool of talent to a finalist list of 81 creatives, the jury debated, discussed and ultimately selected 28 superstars to be part of Young Guns 17. This year's class runs across a wide variety of disciplines, and with only three YG17 winners being American-born, the global nature of this accolade is becoming even greater.

Sandra Winther

Film Director

Sandra Winther is a New York based film director from Copenhagen, Denmark. Focused on capturing the stories and pulse of vibrant youth culture, Winther's style builds off her experience as an editor while incorporating a documentary intimacy with moving images.

In her filmmaking, which stretches from commercial to documentary and narrative, Winther seeks to bring to the forefront the unsung heroes of today. Born out of a lifelong passion for sports, dance and music there's a pulsating energy that exists within her work.

Her documentary 'Lowland Kids' tackles the subject of climate change through the eyes of two American teenagers on a sinking island in Louisiana. The film premiered at SXSW in 2019 and has won multiple awards, including the Audience Award for Best Short Documentary at Palm Springs ShortFest.

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The Future of Fitness is Female Agency: Sandra Winther Client: Adidas x Bandier Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Above the Noise Agency: Sandra Winther Client: Beats By Dre Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Dream Crazier: The Honeybeez Agency: Sandra Winther Client: Nike Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Shadow of a Hurricane Agency: Sandra Winther Client: Nowness Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Lowland Kids - Trailer Agency: Sandra Winther Client: Willie Bob Films Category: YG17 Year: 2019




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