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CANNES, France—Typically, the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity’s New Directors’ Showcase (NDS) is presented by Publicis Groupe’s Saatchi & Saatchi. Given Publicis’ decision to send just 84 employees this year—and CEO Arthur Sadoun, of course—Saatchi & Saatchi handed the reins to VFX company MPC and the Ridley Scott Creative Group, with curation by Scott, for the show’s 28th year. Obviously, the show was quite different this year.

For starters, it was a shorter show, clocking in at 50 minutes with just 12 directors compared to last year’s 20.

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