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Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase 2012

Saatchi & Saatchi advertising agency is hosting the New Directors’ Showcase for the 22nd time. The Showcase features the very best new directing talent, identified by Saatchi & Saatchi offices around the world, and through their relationships with key internet sites.

Directors of all film formats and styles are eligible to enter and compete.

The legendary Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase has become one of the genuine highlights of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Featuring the Very Best New Directing Talent Worldwide

The Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase is open to directors of all film formats and styles.

However, directors are only eligible for consideration if they directed their first ‘film specifically made for advertising purposes’ after June 2010, but they may have directed all other formats for longer.

The term ‘film specifically made for advertising purposes’ is defined as any moving image commissioned with either production or media funded by an advertiser.

This year’s New Directors’ Showcase – the twenty second – will take place in Cannes on Thursday 21 June 2012.

The Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board makes its decisions based on the following characteristics:

  • The ability of the director to execute an idea on screen
  • An innovative technique or style
  • Outstanding directorial skill

More specific details and regulations are available on the official website. Act quickly, because the deadline is pretty short.