For entries with 1-3 pieces of work and credit card payment CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE ENTRY FORM
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This is a great opportunity to advance your career!
SHOOT is conducting its Eleventh Annual 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. This global search is conducted by SHOOT's editorial staff with input from agency creative directors & heads of production, as well as production company heads and established directors. Official 2013 NDS Entry Form Here
After the best work is chosen SHOOT will compile the 2013 SHOOT New Directors Showcase Reel and interview the directors for a special feature that will appear in SHOOT's May 17th issue, 2 pdf versions, HTML SHOOT>e.dition, and on SHOOTonline.com, bringing worldwide attention to the work and the directors. In addition, the work will be screened for an audience of 400+ key advertising agency and production industry decision-makers at SHOOT's 2013 New Directors Showcase at the DGA Theatre in New York City on May 23rd. The Showcase screening, panel discussion and after party will take place immediatly following The SHOOT Directors/Producers Forum. The Showcase Reel will be posted on SHOOTonline after the event and coverage of the event will appear in SHOOT, The SHOOT>e.dition and SHOOTonline in June.
Directors receive enormous career-buildng exposure!
"The SHOOT New Directors Showcase offers so much more than just validation of directorial talent. I met some incredible industry professionals...the whole place is buzzing, the work is so inspiring, and you walk away feeling like a major milestone has been reached. What surprised me the most was the variety of directors--male, female, international, American, young, and old. The same goes for the work. I can't think of another showcase reel that can match its broad range in cinematography, subject matter, and tone."
Martin Rodahl, 2012 New Director, 71 Degrees North
"Being included in the SHOOT New Director Showcase was absolutely brilliant for me, as it tempted the smart people I did not know, but desperately wanted to see my film, into watching it! As a result, I met the guys at Interrogate and Spy Films. It quite literally started a commercial career for me, and that's the straight truth."Varda Hardy, 2010 New Directors Showcase, LiveTribe Productions
Elizabeth Orne, 2011 New Directors Showcase, Spy Films
"Being included in SHOOT Magazine's New Directors Showcase was quite an honor! It gave me great exposure, opened a lot of doors and eventually lead me to a home with kaboom."
Matt Fackrell, 2011 New Directors Showcase, Kaboom
"It was quite an honor to be selected to participate in the 2010 SHOOT New Directors Showcase. I am especially humbled to join the ranks of the super creative and innovative directors with whom I share this special honor. Being selected for the showcase affirmed for me the value of my determined effort to create work that's not just "good enough", but better than anyone imagined. Thanks for the shot in the arm, SHOOT!
"To be a selected director meant that the industry saw my work as
significantly cutting edge. It gave me a huge 'yes' nod to let me know I've
been doing the right thing. For directors who believe they have a new voice
to be heard, SHOOT's Showcase is it!"
Ezra J. Stanley, 2010 New Directors Showcase, Salter Entertainment Group
"Being included in SHOOT's New Diretors Showcase is one of those great touchstones. Besides the breadth of industry exposure only SHOOT can provide, it provides a very real increase in offers for work as well as the validation that you're doing something right. I will always count it as a big moment in my career."
Kevin Kerwin, 2009 New Directors Showcase, Authentic Films
"There are many wonderful phone calls one can receive in life. But I have to say, few feel as good as, 'Hello, you've just been included in SHOOT's New Directors Showcase.' Like the chicken and the egg, I'm still not sure which came first: getting to direct good scripts or getting into SHOOT's New Directors Showcase."
Harold Einstein, 2008 New Directors Showcase, Station Film
"As directors, we are continually inspired by the imagination of our peers. SHOOT Magazine does a fantastic job of filling our brains with the most exciting, creative ideas of the day and it's New Director's Showcase is no exception. We were thrilled and honored to be included in such a highly talented event. It was almost like telling our Grandmother we had won an academy award... or two."
Jason & Matt Docter, DOCTER TWINS, 2008 New Directors Showcase,
"I have read SHOOT for many years, and being included in the 2007 New Director's Showcase was truly an honor. SHOOT consistently has an eye out for fresh and exciting new talent, and this Showcase does not disappoint. This is one of the finest new talent presentations in our business."
Nir Bashan, 2007 New Directors Showcase
"It was an honor to be recognized in SHOOT's 2007 New Directors Showcase. As a new director in such a competitive market, you need all the street cred you get since there's just over 150 million directors in the U.S. alone."
Rob Luehrs, 2007 New Directors Showcase, Nola Pictures
"I was honored to be to be included with other new directors in the 2005 showcase. It's always invigorating to see new work and exchange ideas. The showcase is an ideal opportunity for new directors, industry leaders and agency producers to come together for the first time.
Harry Cocciolo, 2005 New Directors Showcase, Bob Industries
Indeed SHOOT's New Directors Showcase has identified many leading artisans over the years, including one who went on to earn a DGA Award nomination as best commercial director of the year, and assorted others who have won industry accolades, including Gold Lions at Cannes as well as AICP Show honors.
Most importantly, Showcase inclusion has helped numerous directors gain production house affiliations. From our 2011 crop of directors, for example, Elizabeth Orne signed with Interrogate and Matt Fackrell came aboard the roster of kaboom productions.
See the directors' work that was chosen for last years showcase event on SHOOT's 2012 New Directors Web Reel. The helmers selected for the Showcase come from diverse backgrounds. Some first established themselves on the agency side of the business, while others were DPs, feature filmmakers or film students. One bond the directors share is great style and vision, whether it be reflected in comedy, visuals or storytelling.
In the 2012 New Directors Web Reel, each director reveals how he or she got into the business, as well as his or her aspirations. Included are credits for the work that was screened in May 2012 during SHOOT's 10th Anuual New Directors Showcase event at the DGA Theatre in NYC.
Click here to see last years New Directors Showcase 2012 Web Reel
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ENTER SHOOT'S 2013 NEW DIRECTOR SEARCH TODAY It could be a big step towards being noticed by the companies that can represent you and the advertising agency creatives and producers that can hire you.
For entries with 1-3 pieces of work and credit card payment CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE ENTRY FORM
For entries with 4 or more pieces of work and/or with check payments CLICK HERE TO USE PDF ENTRY FORM
Where To Mail/Overnight Official PDFSubmission Form
(must be completely filled out). Send form, entry fee, and work (on DVD) to SHOOT's East Coast office below. Entry must be postmaked by April 1st, 2013. Note: Include high quality dvd verision AND a web quality duplicate of the entry. Web version should be in Quicktime format at 320 x 240 and no more than 5 megabytes in size.
Attn: New Directors Entry
256 Post Road East, Suite 206
Westport, CT 06880 USA
Att: New Directors Entry
Phone: 203/227-1699 x13
What Work is
Eligible to Enter?
Traditional Commercial (including: television spots, spec work, cinema ads, branded content, music videos, trailers, broadcast promos)
Alternative Media Content (including: webisodes, spots created for online, mobile-phone content, in-game ads, advergaming, virals, alternate reality-gaming ads, ads created for PDAs)
Film/TV Entertainment Content (including: feature films, independent films, short films, TV programs)
For the 11th Annual Search, Directors can submit work that was completed during 15-month period of (January 2011- March 2013) (excerpts from shorts, longform film or other entertainment fare must be NO MORE than 5 minutes in length)
You are eligible to enter if you have never directed or have been directing any type of advertising or entertainment content professionally less than 3 years.
Entry MUST be postmarked by, April 1, 2013
$85.00 for first 1st piece of work, $40.00 each addtl.
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