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Our next event is coming up soon - Tues 29th October at Spring Studios. Yeah!!!
We need your videos!

The Spring Studios event will open with 30 minutes of the best recent entries submitted to the SHINY Awards. Excitingly, we just introduced another layer of jury scrutiny - final decisions for this event will be made by the three Executive Screening Jury below, all leaders in their fields.
If you're an emerging director and want to raise your profile in the industry, there's no better place to submit your work. Every entry gets 3 written reviews from experts in our VIP jury network, plus a free ticket to the event.

I love the screenings, but I love the Q&A session afterwards too - driven by questions from the audience; we never know exactly what we'll discuss. The overall theme this month is 'Video & stills commissioning, and the opportunities for crossover'. Emerging video directors AND photographers welcome.

Also below; the #SHINYlist just got essential, who's joined the Jury Network, meet the SHINY team and Other People's Things,

very best
Caroline :)


We don't publish the #SHINYlist on the website anymore, it's private.
Instead, before every event, we email the list to over 200 leading commissioners, agencies, brands and reps worldwide.
  • The list curates the best submissions from emerging directors worldwide. It's an invaluable resource for brand commissioners, music video and fashion film commissioners, production company roster reps & heads of talent, freelance in-house scouts, media & TV commissioners.
  • The list includes links to videos, websites, social accounts and email addresses for #SHINYlist directors or their reps, assuming directors/ their reps want to share this information & have given permission.
  • The list is organised by location, genre & diversity categories.
  • Directors can have multiple videos on the list.
  • Newest work always displays at the top of the list.
Interested in joining the #SHINYlist?

If you're an industry commissioner, curator or rep and would like to receive the #SHINYlist, please email us.



One of the coolest production companies in the world, CANADA, along with Las Bandas & Compulsory, will be making the final decision about which videos screen on Oct 29th. Check out CANADA @lawebdecanada

Jen Herrera is founder of hugely respected reps Las Bandas Be Brave. As you'll see, they rep amazing production companies & individual directors across London & Los Angeles. @LasBandasBeBrave

Lee Fairweather is music rep for Compulsory. They've built an enviable reputation for a sizzling roster - and have just been nominated as 'Best Production Company' for this year's UKMVAs. @compulsoryview


New on the Jury Network:
Big welcomes to worldwide ad agency, Wieden+Kennedy, commercial reps Lemonade Reps & The Visionaries, live agents Young Guns and production services The Shop.

Currently reviewing video entries:



We had some big news recently - SHINY got a Non-Executive Director, Alex Hedges.

Alex has an incredibly impressive background, most recently as MD at leading edit house The Assembly Rooms. Before that she headed up Saatchi's Inside Job, building one of the first successful agency in-house capabilities. With her wealth of knowledge across the commercial production sector we're incredibly lucky to have Alex' support, experience and unbeatable energy.

I thought it would be nice to introduce the other people who help make SHINY happen behind the scenes, both in London and LA. Please meet, in LA: Jasmin Kent, marketing co-ordinator and Roger Kent, photographer. In London: Mojtaba Karim, event staff; Daniel Kulakov, photographer; Savannah Seymour, social media and Romany Francesca, photographer.



NEW SHOOTS is Shooting People's film competition, which aims to support filmmakers wanting to take the next step in their career. Win £1,000 in film funding, industry mentorship, filmmaking equipment, prizes and a public screening of your short in London.

There's four competition rounds in 2019, with entries open in January, April, July and October. Each round winner gets mentorship and prizes. An overall winner will be announced at our awards ceremony in December and will receive an additional £1,000 of funding to go towards their next film production.

Submissions Currently Open: Oct 1st - 31st


We discover and support talented new directors into the commercial production industry,
particularly under-represented and diverse directors. SHINY is a not-for-profit company.

  • Professional feedback from industry leaders worldwide for all participating directors.
  • The best new director talent curated and connected to industry, via the annual SHINY Awards, the #SHINYlist and our regular events in London & Los Angeles.
  • The practicals of career development illuminated via our regular events.
  • Hard-to-reach emerging talent participate in SHINY for free, via sponsorships we arrange.
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