SHINY connects emerging, diverse directors with the commercial production industry, via awards, events and development support. Our mission is to discover talented new directors, and in particular to support under-represented and diverse film-makers.
Every video entered into the Awards gets professional reviews from world-class industry VIPs in our jury network. This enables us to curate the #SHINYlist - the best rising, diverse director talent, as judged by that network. The list is then shared with over 200 brand, agency & production company partners, to fuel connections for directors and for companies interested in accessing fresh new talent.
SHINY runs regular events in London, Los Angeles & New York to illuminate the processes of career development for film-makers with showcases, panel discussions, Q+As and networking. We arrange sponsorships to allow hard-to-reach emerging talent to participate in SHINY for free.
SHINY is a chance for emerging directors & companies searching for fresh director talent to interact face to face and promote the best new work.
No appointment necessary. No nepotism at play.