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Daniel Wolfe's video for Paolo Nutini's Iron Sky has been recognised in four categories at the 2015 D&AD Awards, while David Wilson, DANIELS, Fleur & Manu and Sia & Daniel Askill are other directors with multiple honours among the 19 Pencils handed down by the Music Video Jury after their deliberations this week.
A sizeable number of new directors have already featured on Promo News this year - so here's a playlist of just some of array of new talent that's caught our eye.
Taken from their Brandy Of The Damned EP, Philadelphia 7-piece Steady Hands team up with Samuel Gursky and John Komar for the promo to lead track Skin & Bones which sees a man reflect on his past while out exploring the mountains of Boulder. Colorado.
Adanowsky, son of famed art-house director Alejandro Jodorowsky, has grabbed his dad's torch and self-directed this provocative, libidinous video for Would You Be Mine, where all kinds of weird Jodorowsky-style stuff happens, but above all involves him induging in coitus with porn star Stoya.
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has released this video for the track Kim's Caravan from her debut full-length Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, directed by Bec Kingma, whose work includes the award-winning short film Silent Night.
Production companies are now being invited to host BFI Film Academy trainees - with funding available to pay the trainees, via Creative Skillset and the BFI. With trainees paid a living wage, companies contribute just £50 per week towards their training allowance for up to 12 weeks.
There's no mistaking the subject of J. Cole's Wet Dreamz. It's an autobiographical tale, both charming and explicit, about his (and his first girlfriend's) first sexual experience. Like many excellent storytelling songs, the words fire the listener's imagination - which adds to the challenge of anyone making the video.
Jon Stone assembles a collection of live photographs chosen from over 2000 took by NME photographer Jordan Curtis Hughes of Catfish & The Bottlemen and turns in this hugely affective flipbook-style video for their single Homesick.
For this eye-catching promo to Man Ray Sky's Luma, John Sowerby lays on a mind-bending trip around the globe, taking us inside the minds of the characters living in an abstract world of light and vivid colour...
LA-based director Victor Pakpour had collaborated with Miami Horror for this teaser to promote their upcoming album All Possible Futures. It's short and sweet, making evident Pakpour's attention to detail as it communicates a strikingly nostalgic and suspenseful atmosphere.