About the Showcase
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, identified by our offices around the world, and through the relationships we have with key internet sites. And from an initial line of several hundred directors, the Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide Creative Board make the final selection. Last year, 18 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. Over the years we’ve brought the theme to life with on-stage performances in the main Cannes auditorium, by the likes of Cirque de Soleil, Fuerzabruta and the dancers from the film ‘Rize’. And our theme ‘Hello Future’ in 2011 was a retro-futuristic theatrical spectacle.
Last year, we continued our rich heritage of drama and surprise with our theme 'Meet Your Creator’, which presented a fusion of sound, technology and light, with the ambience of a Church of Creativity. The 2012 Showcase reel represented a truly international selection, with directors from the USA, France, Brazil, Canada, Norway, Australia and the UK.
See last year's Showcase by going to our own New Directors’ Showcase Channel on YouTube. Just click on 'Watch' above.