SAATCHI & SAATCHI NEW DIRECTORS' SHOWCASE 2007 - DEADLINE: FRIDAY APRIL 27
The Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase is one of the highlights of the annual Cannes International Advertising Festival. The best attended event after the Gala Award ceremonies. It's also a demonstration of Saatchi & Saatchi's commitment to identifying, nurturing and spotlighting new creative talent. The Showcase is always an eclectic mix, which may include commercials, short films, titles, animation, music promos, or examples of new filmic techniques. Many featured directors have gone on to seriously successful careers. Tarsem, Michel Gondry, Mark Romanek, Spike Jonze, Ivan Zacharias, Kinka Usher, David LaChapelle, Danny Kleinman and Jonathan Glazer included.
HOW TO ENTER
Directors are eligible for consideration if they have been directing commercials for no more than two years. They may have been directing films, music promos, titles etc, and may have produced no commercials as yet. However they must now be available to direct commercials.
The Saatchi & Saatchi Network of 143 offices in 83 countries is responsible for finding the best new directors.
The heads of broadcast production and creative directors are constantly trawling for new talent.
Some 500 reels and 2000 commercials are reviewed as part of the selection process.
From all this material, a shortlist is compiled and the final selection for the reel is made by the Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board.
The 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
For more information please visit the webiste www.heresanidea.com/hai/nds.asp:
Please send DVD reels to:
Saatchi & Saatchi
70 George St
The Rocks NSW 2000
by Friday 27th April 2007.