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.