Here are the Films from Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Creators Showcase at Cannes This Year

    By The Staff - Jun 21, 2019
    Here are the Films from Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Creators Showcase at Cannes This Year

    This year’s Saatchi & Saatchi New Creators Showcase (NCS) was unveiled at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with a wide range of films including a short nominated this year for a Best Live-Action Short Oscar.

    Previously known as New Directors Showcase, the NCS took a new direction this year and chose to highlight “the ever-changing craft of filmmaking and storytelling,” according to Saatchi & Saatchi, by reflecting “modern storytelling taking into account the wide range of platforms stories are consumed on, highlighting the theme ‘Stories Unleashed’.

    Opening the Showcase was a film by Trim Lamba’s Multi-Storey’, which showed a director seeking guidance on how best to produce an inspiring story in today’s multi-screen and multi-format world.

    “It came as a huge surprise to play at the NDS in 2017 and to be invited back so quickly, and within such a creative capacity, is a deep honor,” said Trim, referring to his previous film ‘Cracked Screen‘.

    “This film invites audiences into a multi-storey building containing multiple digital stories. A similar vision was shared by our interviewees who suggest the future of storytelling might see us extending “beyond the screen” where the physical and digital will entwine. What also emerged was their open, collective invitation to disrupt the screen: eschewing traditional practises that might limit storytelling. In keeping with this irreverent spirit, we hope the opening film will inspire audiences as much as it will inform.”

    “Out of the 20 directors, a few films showed the breadth of talent in this year’s showcase,” said Andy Gulliman, executive producer at NCS. “Comedy, animation, cinematic performance and the intersection between technology and art all played a role. For example, Calmatic’s film called ‘Vince Staples – “FUN!”’ using Google Earth. The spot showed how the directors mind had transformed a functional piece of technology into a very human story.”

    The 20 creators selected for the New Creators Showcase reel 2019

    Anna Mantzaris – Enough

    Billy Boyd Cape – Pride In London ’Somewhere Over The Rainbow’

    BRBR – Héroes

    Calmatic – Vince Staples – “FUN!”
    Claudia Barral – “__ /__ /__” (Places)

    Cool 3D World – Chefs
    Dani Pearce – Backpedal

    Daniel McKee – If you never answered x

    Ella Dobson – Conception: When Your Child’s Bogeyman is Real
    Erik Winkowski – Video Sketchbook
    Jérémy Comte – Fauve

    Jun Ho –  Eye Bags

    Maya & Mati Kochavi – Eva Stories
    Nothing Lost – Big Tobz – WOKE

    Paco Raterta – The Prodigy ‘Timebomb Zone’
    Robert Strange – Everybody Wants To Be Famous

    Thomas Webb
    Victor Haegelin – Patagraph

    Winnie Cheung – Albatross Soup

    Yoann Stehr – À corps

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