Following its premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and a showing in Milan on July 15, Saatchi Saatchi continues to celebrate the 25th
anniversary of its New Directors’ Showcase, this time with a New York City screening event at the Museum of Modern Art Tuesday, August 25.
Saatchi Saatchi will present the New
Directors Showcase featuring this year’s directing talent as well as the U.S. premiere of “25X25”: an « experiment in film » directed by 25 New Directors’ Showcase alumni who have been
recognized for their successful film, television, and advertising careers.
The “25×25” directors include Daniel Kleinman, Dawn Shadforth, Floria Sigismondi, Jonathan Glazer,
Michel Gondry, Ivan Zacharias, Traktor, Dante Ariola, Ringan Ledwidge, Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, Carl Erik Rinsch, Noam Murro, Tim Bullock, Dougal Wilson, James Rouse, Jamie Rafn, Fredrik Bond, Philippe
Andre, Jake Scott, Ne-o, David Wilson, Daniel Wolfe, Ilya Naishuller, Vania Heymann, and Charlie Robins.
Of the event, Andy Gulliman, Saatchi Saatchi Worldwide Director of Film
Content and curator of the New Directors Showcase said: “Back in 1991 an idea was conceived for a Showcase that would reflect the agency’s reputation for nurturing and developing new
talent. 25 years later we are still committed to providing a global platform for new directing talent.”
Saatchi Saatchi New York CEO Brent Smart added: “It was a real
highlight to experience the New Directors’ Showcase and 25X25 Film at Cannes this year and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this event to New York. I hope our clients, partners, and
people find the same inspiration from the next generation of filmmakers.”