Rinsch triumphs in Best New Director 2001 competition

Campaign Screen and D&AD have named 23-year-old Carl Erik Rinsch

the Best New Director 2001 in their first annual competition.



Supported by getoutthere.bt.com, the competition aims to inject new

blood into the ad industry by finding and showcasing new talent.



Rinsch was selected from almost 100 entries by a 15-strong jury

comprising leading creatives, directors and producers.



The jury president and managing director of Academy, Lizie Gower, said:

'Unlike other awards, this was not a case of looking for clever ideas or

big production values. We were trying to find tomorrow's best director

today and therefore sought talent, innovation and imagination.'



The winning director submitted his university thesis for the

competition, including three test ads for Pepsi, Calvin Klein and

Tampax. 'Rinsch demonstrated remarkable maturity as well as skill in

directing actors,' the editor of Campaign Screen, Lisa Campbell,

said.



Rinsch entered his first film into international festivals at the age of

14. He went on to study arts and, at 21, became Rolling Stone's

youngest-ever photojournalist.



The director has been signed to RSA USA on the strength of his final

thesis.



There were six runners-up who were also presented with awards. They were

Sam Cadman, Daddy, Jim Hosking, Ed Gill, Loic & Aurelian and Peter

Thwaites.



'We feel the competition has been a great success and we look forward to

next year,' the chief executive of D&AD, David Kester, said.



Winners received tailor-made prizes and will have their work featured on

Campaign Screen, the D&AD's Bloodbank (www.dandad.org/gettyonebloodbank)

and getoutthere.bt.com.



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