About The New Directors Search & Showcase Event

To discover and showcase the next generation of filmmaking talent, each year, SHOOT conducts a worldwide search to discover the best up-and-coming directors who, based on their initial work, show promise to soon make major positive contributions to advertising and/or entertainment in its traditional and emerging forms.

The search is conducted by SHOOT's editorial staff with input from agency & studio creative directors & heads of production, as well as production company heads and established directors. This year's search entry(s) can be in any of three categories of motion pictures directing. Criteria for entry is directing any type of advertising or entertainment content professionally less than 3 years.

Categories of entry:

1. Traditional Broadcast: TV Spots, spec work, cinema ads, branded content, music videos, trailers, broadcast promos
2. Alternative media content: webisodes, spots created for online, mobile phone content, in-game advertising, advergaming, virals, alternative reality gaming, ads created for PDAs
3. Film/TV Entertainment: Feature films, independent films, short films, TV programs.

For more information about the SHOOT Annual New Directors search and a copy of this year’s official Submission Form, please visit: https://enterNDS.SHOOTonline.com. The 2017 15th Annual SHOOT New Directors Search opens in January 2017. Details available here. The 2017 search is being conducted from January thru to March 31, 2017 midnight.

Debut Screening of the 2017 New Directors Showcase Reel
The recognized Showcase work spans varied disciplines from TV commercials to shorts, music videos, spec spots, excerpts from feature films, cinema ads, branded entertainment and webisode fare. It’s a body of work that like in past Showcase years figures to make an impact on the advertising and entertainment marketplaces.

Meet the New Directors Panel
An annual tradition, we ask all the new directors from the Showcase in attendance to individually stand and then have several of the new directors and two industry pros join us on stage.  We hear from the directors about their work and goals and hear from the industry pros about working with directors and  the opportunities and challenges for new directors today.

Here's a look at just some of the companies who attended last year's showcase event at the DGA in New York City including titles such as CEOs, vice presidents, broadcast & content managers, network executive and agency producers, creative directors, entrepreners, directors, editors, VFX artists, music editors, copywriters, actors, and other motion picture industry managers &  talents.

A:D Talent Management
ABC
AICE
AICP
Adolescent
Already Alive
American Express
Analogue Muse
Anarchy International
Animaticmedia
ANU Entertainment
Arnold NYC
ARRI
Assembly/MacGuffin Films
BANG NY
BBDO
BCJ Films
Big Block
Bird Bonnette & Stauderman
Blake + Company
Bloomberg LP
Blue Barn Pictures, Inc.
BLUWI
Breaker Films
Calvin Klein
CAPS Payroll
Carolyn Reps
CBS
Cena Entertainment
Chelsea Pictures
Click 3X
Combe
Company 3
Cooley LLP
Corbis Entertainment
Coversynch
Crew Cuts
Darling Agency
DDB
Dekabes Films
Della Femina
Deluxe Entertainment
Deutsch
Digitas Health
DIGO
Directors Guild of America
Don't Panic Productions
Double Wide Media
Droga5
ECB FILMS
Erica Palgon Casting
Erin Li Films
Eye Candy Edit
Ezell Media
Fancy Content
FCB

FilmLight
Fluid NY
Fortuna Entertainment
Frankfurt Kurnit
Gardner Nelson + Partners
Gartner
Get Kinetic
Go East Films
Goodstory Films
Google
Greener Media
GREY
Groove Guild
Hardtryer Entertainment
harvest
Heard City
hello tomorrow
HBO
Hungry Man
Hustle
Hybrid Edit
Ian London Productions
jumP
JWT
Kids at Play Media
KRANKY Kontent
Lew & Co.
Light Iron
Liz Lewis Casting Partners
Loxley Pictures
Lyons Trail Communications
MacGuffin Films
Mad Monk
Make TV Productions
Marcato Inc.
Marineo Pictures
Marro Associates/SMP
Media 3 Communications
Mister :-| Face
Moondog Films
Mother West
MRB Productions
NBC Sports
NBCUniversal
NeeD Financial Services
Nice Shoes
Nickelodeon
NLP Productions
NYLON Media
NYU Graduate Film Program
Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy NY
ONE At Optimus
Palace Digital
Palace Productions
Panavision

Paramount Pictures
Perez Bros
PLAN B
Pollock Spark
Pop Fim Inc.
POP Sound
Producers Guild of America
Publicis Healthcare
Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Pure Growth
Quietman
QVC
Radioaktive Film
Ruth A. Gutman Productions
Saatchi & Saatchi
SAG-AFTRA
Saint James Studios
Sicmanta
Silberman Productions
Silver Spoon
Sky Over Productions LLC
Skyframe Pictures
Smoke & Mirrors
Solano Media
SONY
Southwest Productions
Spitfire Films
Spontaneous
Spontaneous/Scarlett
Spy Films
Suffolk County Film Commission
Sunflower Entertainment Co
SuperPowers NYC
Syncro Services, Inc.
Synthetic Pictures
TBWA
The Colony
The Drafting Board
The Emmer Group
The Field
The Firchow Company
The IHA Inc.
The In-House Agency Inc.
The Madison Square Garden Co.
The Mill
The Shed
The STUDIO
The TEAM Companies
The Weinstein Company
Translation
United Nations
Unleaded Music
Warner Brothers
Weber Shandwick
Y&R
Ziascope