Variety has unveiled its 16th annual Directors to Watch list.
The list of up-and-coming helmers is chosen annually through surveys of industry insiders as well as Variety’s critics, editors and reporters.
The 2011 selections are:
Richard Ayoade (“Submarine”)
Daniel Espinosa (“Snabba Cash,” “Safe House”)
Ed Gass-Donnelly (“Small Town Murder Songs”)
Elgin James (“Little Birds”)
Baran Bo Odar (“The Silence”)
Denis Villeneueve (“Incendies”)
Jason Winer (“Arthur”)
Full profiles of the helmers will be included in Variety’s Directors to Watch issue on Jan. 7. The helmers will be feted at a reception held Jan. 9 as part of the Palm Springs Film Festival.