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First Shiny Awards Off to Winning Start, 4 weeks, 1 day ago

The awards attracted just off 300 entries from unsigned and recently signed directors from around the world

First Shiny Awards Off to Winning Start

The new awards show, The shiny Awards, created for unsigned and recently signed directors kicked off to an enthusiastic full house at The Mill last night.

Unsigned shortlisted directors from across the UK & Europe networked with London’s leading reps, agencies, production companies & label commissioners, after a screening of the 10 best entries to the first Shinies.

The first Shiny Awards attracted just off 300 entries from unsigned and recently signed directors worldwide.

Over 100 judges throughout the music video and advertising industries gave 1,500 instances of feedback to largely appreciative new directors.

30 shortlist jurors from leading positions across the industry debated the 40 videos which scored highly enough to reach the shortlist.

Caroline Bottomley, organiser said: “The winning video for the unsigned category has only 5k youtube views, so I’m particularly pleased we turned that up. Everybody commented on the great quality of the shortlist, I think everyone who came was very happy indeed’.

The next Shiny Awards will take place in September - who says awards have to be annual!


Best recently signed director - tie for first place:
Fergal Costello for ‘Brave Giant: The Time I Met The Devil’
Production company Gas & Electric

Commissioned by the band

Isaiah Seret for ‘Alt-J: Pleader’
Production company Biscuit Filmworks
Commissioned by Andrew Law

Best diversity director - tie for first place:
Fanny Hoetzeneder for ‘Turtle: Bloodtype’
Production company Knucklehead
Commissioned by Ali Raymond @Beatnik Creative

Nadia Lee Cohen for Dram ft A$AP Rocky ‘Gilligan’
Production company Academy/ A+

Commissioned by Joseph Boyd @Atlantic Records

Best unsigned director:

Curtis Essel for Tariq Disu ‘Livestream’

Commissioned by the artist