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Saatchi & Saatchi | New Directors’ Showcase 2017

More female directors were featured this year than ever before

Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Directors’ Showcase has become one of the highlights of the Cannes International Festival of Creativity over its 27 years of supporting emerging directors and spotlighting the top creative talent of tomorrow.

27th Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase presents the best new talent in filmmaking

To honour the quarter century milestone and celebrate its rich archive of today’s top directors, AskTheRightQuestion.org supports young, eager talent – all the way!

Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Directors Showcase Shines Light on Gender Inequality – AdAge.

Taking place at the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the 2017 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the show lasted 70 minutes and presented the very best, groundbreaking directorial talent from around the globe. Partnering with Oscar winning creative studio, MPC, the show celebrated creativity, innovation and provided a platform for up-and-coming talented directors.

Showcase curator Andy Gulliman reviews ten of the films on this year’s reel – Campaignlive.

Renowned in recent years for its technology-focused spectacles, the NDS took a new direction this year and chose to highlight a polemic issue within filmmaking: gender diversity. With statistics showing that only 7% of commercial directors are female, the pre- reel entertainment was used this year as a platform to explore the topic of gender.

The 5 Most Stunning Short Films From Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Directors’ Showcase at Cannes – Adweek.

Watch the 20 directors selected for the New Directors’ Showcase reel 2017 and their films, They are all listed below

Alicia MacDonald – Domestic Policy

Anna Ginsburg – Material World

AV Rockwell – Gospel

Dorian & Daniel – ABC of Death

Holly Blakey – Klyne ‘Don’t Stop’

Ian Derry – Johanna: Under The Ice

James Manzello – Coincidance

The Blaze  – Territory

Matthew Palmer – One Week In April

Michal Marczak – Radiohead ‘I Promise’

Mollie Mills – The Cowboy Prayer

Nicolas Ménard – Wednesday with Goddard

Oh Seoro – Afternoon Class

Oscar Hudson – Bonobo ‘No Reason’

Ryan Staake – Young Thug ‘Wyclef Jean’

Salomon Ligthelm – Medicine

Stephen McNally & Majid Adin – Elton John ‘Rocket Man’

Steve Smith – Facelift

Tony Yacenda – Lil Dicky ‘Pillow Talking’

Trim Lamba – Snapchat Story: Cracked Screen