select on Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Directors’ Showcase in Cannes 2014
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by donato sansone milkyeyes
The legendary Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase has become one of the genuine highlights of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
The Showcase features the very best new directing talent from around the world and from an initial line up of several hundred directors, the Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board make the final selection. Last year, 19 directors made the cut.
Notable directors who have appeared in past Showcases include Fredrik Bond, Chris Cunningham, Nicolai Fuglsig, Jonathan Glazer, Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Danny Kleinman, David LaChapelle, Chris Palmer, The Perlorian Brothers, Jason Reitman, Mark Romanek, Tarsem, Traktor, Kinka Usher, and Ivan Zacharias.
Each year we wrap the Showcase around a theme. Last year’s theme ‘Just for Hits’ is a visual and oral extravaganza featuring the world-renowned British evolutionary biologist, Professor Richard Dawkins. ‘Just for Hits' connects the world of science and academia, with the world of film and the internet. It illustrates Professor Dawkins’ theory of memes and presents the internet as an ‘incubator of creativity’, which affects the way we create and share ideas.
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