The New Directors' Showcase is open to new directors of all film formats and styles.

Any short film, video or advertising piece created in the last two years is eligible, published or otherwise. We do focus on discovering new work, but encourage you to enter the films that highlight your directorial talent.

By submitting their work, directors are confirming their eligibility.


Famous Innovations and Kyoorius are responsible for finding the best new directors in India.

The shortlist will be compiled and judged by a creative board of industry experts including directors, producers and advertising professionals.

Any director who wants to participate must to upload their film on the given link. The jury members will select 10 films whose directors will be showcased at the Kyoorius Creative Awards.

Shortlisted directors’ work will be compiled into a showcase that is sent out across the industry, along with Kyoorius Design Magazine.


The jury’s selections will be made on the basis of the following criteria:

The ability of the director to execute an idea on screen

Innovative and distinctive technique or style

Outstanding directorial craft and skill


Entry is free and open to all filmmakers over the age of 18

Films submitted must be 2 minutes or under, submitted via a link in any of the given formats (.mp4, .mpeg or .mov)

If your film is longer than 2 minutes, please create a trailer or segment that presents it in the best possible manner. If selected, shorts of up to 10 minutes maybe played at the showcase.

Alternatively, you can send a link to your film along with your name, contact details and a short bio to submit@thenewdirectorsshowcase.in.