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The Future Creative Leaders Academy is a youth programme of the Pitcher Festival of Creativity designed for students in universities and other tertiary institutions. It provides a platform for intensive learning, discovering talents, as well as  inspiring and immersing hopeful professionals into the world of advertising and marketing communications.


The Future Creative Leaders Academy  is now in its 16th year and every year the Academy welcomes students to

participate in the specially curated youth events held during the Pitcher Festival of Creativity .  The programme includes competitions, seminars and workshops. The programme also provides a platform for selecting participants for the Roger Hatchuel Student Academy  of the Cannes Lions Festival. 


  • 3 top performing students at the competitions will be recognized with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals as well as  opportunity to participate in Cannes Lions.  

  • Best Lecturer of the Year Award goes to supervisor of top performing student 

  • The institution or department with the highest cumulative score for their participating students win the School of the Year Award


Pitcher Festival is proud to collaborate with Godmother, Romania to host the FCLA 2024 Cultural Exchange Programme.

The programme is designed to provide an opportunity for the participants to learn about each other’s cultures, share their knowledge and experiences, and develop their skills in advertising and marketing communications. 



Registration opens 3 October 2023 and closes 26 January 2024

First brief launches 12 February 2024 for selection of Cannes Lions Roger Hatchuel Academy delegate

Pre-festival programme takes place from 19 – 22 March 2024

2nd brief launches 19/03/24 for selection of FCLA winner, Best Lecturer and best school of the year 


All participants to be given digital access to attend  Pitcher Festival 16 – 18 May 2024

Virtual presentation of work and announcement of winners  –  4 May 2024

Selected winner to participate in Roger Hatchuel Academy in Cannes from 17 – 21 June 2024


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