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The new awards show for unsigned and recently signed directors kicked off to an enthusiastic sold-out house of music video and advertising people 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 nominated 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 had a huge amount of interest on the night and since the event, as have many other shortlisted directors. Juries and the audience commented on the great quality of the shortlist, I think everyone who came was very happy’.

Curtis Essel for Tariq Disu 'Live Stream'

Best unsigned director:


Curtis Essel for Tariq Disu ‘Livestream’

Commissioned by the artist

Nadia Lee Cohen for DRAM ft A$AP Rocky 'Gilligan'
Fanny Hoetzeneder for Turtle 'Bloodtype'

Joint best diversity director:

Nadia Lee Cohen for Dram ft A$AP Rocky ‘Gilligan’

Production company Academy/ A+

Commissioned by Joseph Boyd @Atlantic Records

Fanny Hoetzeneder for ‘Turtle: Bloodtype’

Production company Knucklehead

Commissioned by Ali Raymond @Beatnik Creative

Fergal Costello for Brave Giant
Isiah Seret for Alt J 'Pleader'

Joint best new signing:

Fergal Costello 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

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