The world's best emerging directors - unsigned and recently signed - were celebrated last night by the second annual Shiny awards at The Mill, London.

Over 50 of London's leading production companies, ad agency commissioners and record label commissioners were at the event, meeting new directors from the UK and new directors who'd flown in from LA, New York and across Europe.

Eight winners each picked up a unique Shiny Award's trophy. Amongst the winners are 2 women, 3 people of colour and 3 white men. 3 winning directors are recently signed - to Gas & Electric, Knuckleheadand Sonny London, 5 winners are unsigned.

...We're very pleased to recognise 8 exciting new directors - and that the voting system means we're getting good representation across diverse categories...

says Caroline Bottomley, Awards Director.

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Vasilia Forbes, The Specials Ft. Saffiyah Khan 10 Commandments (UK, recently signed to Gas & Electric)

Charlotte Regan, Random Acts Little Monster (UK, recently signed to Knucklehead)

John Ogunmuyiwa, Random Acts Wilson (UK, Unsigned)

IggyLDN, self-commissioned Fatherhood (UK, Unsigned)

James Fitzgerald, Kodaline Head Held High (Ireland, recently signed to Antidote & SonnyLondon)  

Daniel McKee, Homespun Yarns If you never answered x (UK, Unsigned)  

Art Camp (Saad Moosajee/ Santiago Carrasquilla/ Jos Diaz Contreras/ Danae Gosset), Mitski A Pearl (Brooklyn, USA Unsigned)  

Bernd Faass, Tears Dry Gin Tears In Heaven (Germany, Unsigned)

IggyLDN, self-commissioned 'Fatherhood'
UK, Unsigned  

Shiny run regular 'Meet The Commissioner' events in London and are currently taking entries for the April event.