SOURCE: New York Festivals

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March 08, 2011 18:34 ET

New York Festivals 2011 International Advertising Awards Unveils "New Directors" Competition

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - New York Festivals® 2011 International Advertising Awards, recognizing the "World's Best Advertising™," unveiled the "New Directors" award competition. The "New Directors" competition was initiated to recognize exceptional creative work, along with the ability to garner international exposure executed by commercial film directors who have recently launched their directorial careers. Entries in the "New Directors" competition will be judged by the elite Executive Jury, comprised of 36 International Chief Creative Officers. Trophies will be awarded at the 2-day festival in New York City May 4th and 5th.

"For the first time in the history of New York Festivals the spotlight will be on emerging directorial talent. After numerous discussions with the international production community, this new competition was launched to provide upstart directors with an opportunity to have their creative body of work recognized by the international advertising community." -- Michael Demetriades, Executive Director New York Festivals International Advertising Awards

This new competition levels the playing field and allows new directorial talent who are in business for no more than 3 years to compete against each other for the newly launched award. Directors will be asked to submit the following: 5 single samples of their work executed for different brands; a history of any awards received during the last 3 years; and a short bio leading up to their directorial debut. The entry fee to participate in the competition is $595.00 total for the 5 single samples. New York Festivals International Advertising Awards will offer a special extended entry deadline of April 15th for submissions to the "New Directors" competition. Winners will be announced at the 2011 International Advertising Awards. 

The 2011 Executive Jury, consisting of 40 Chief Creative Officers, will convene May 1st - 5th in New York City to select trophy winners from the shortlisted entries selected by the Grand Jury. Donald Gunn, Founder of The Gunn Report, will moderate the Executive Jury.

The 2011 NYF International Advertising Awards will take place on May 4th and 5th at the Skylight West in New York City. This two-day celebration will feature keynote speakers, including one by Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus of Omnicom, creative panel discussions, screenings, and gallery exhibits as well as the presentation of the NYF Lifetime Achievement Award to Keith Reinhard and a Living Legend Award to Bob Giraldi, renowned Film Director and Bob Carr, Film Editor.

All NYF winning work will be featured at www.newyorkfestivals.com and promoted by our network of representatives in 75 countries. For more information, or to enter click http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/main.php?p=2,10,6

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Gayle Mandel: gmandel@newyorkfestivals.com. Ph: 1 212 643 4800

About International Awards Group organizes advertising and programming competitions for the following brands: AME Awards for Advertising Marketing Effectiveness; Midas Awards for Financial Services Communications; The Global Awards for Healthcare Communications; NYF Advertising Awards; NYF Television & Film Awards; and NYF Radio Programs & Promotions. Entries to each of the competitions are judged around the world by panels of peers in their respective industries. Founded in 1957, IAG and their brands now have representation in 75countries. For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.

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