Entries are now open for the New Directors' Showcase 2018. You can view the full details of how to enter and eligibility:

New Directors’ Showcase 2018 – How to Enter

1. Eligibility

The Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase is open to directors of all film formats and styles.

However, please note that directors are not eligible for consideration if they directed any film ‘specifically made for advertising purposes' before June 2016. They may have directed all other formats for longer.

The term 'specifically made for advertising purposes' is defined as any moving image commissioned with either production or media funded by an advertiser.

By submitting their work, directors are confirming their eligibility.

2. Selection Process

The Saatchi & Saatchi Network is responsible for finding the best new directors.The heads of broadcast production and creative directors are constantly trawling for new talent.

We also have relationships with key internet sites to identify candidates.We usually have some 500 directors to review 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 panel.

3. Selection Criteria

The group makes its decisions based on the following criteria:

  • The ability of the director to execute an idea on screen
  • An innovative technique or style
  • Outstanding directorial skill

4. Submissions and Deadline

The NDS is free to enter.  There is no entry fee.

Please send a link to your film to the email address below by 1st May 2018    

If you are submitting a short film, please only send through the trailer.

For all regions:

E: nds@saatchi.co.uk