Few things have changed in the race for the next big thing: Everyone is looking for talent and originality.
Directors To Watch
Variety has unveiled its 16th annual Directors to Watch list.
Tyro Aussie helmer David Michod will get double exposure at this year's Sundance fest.
At last year's Cannes Film Festival, Mia Hansen-Love's "Father of My Children" won a Special Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, bolstering her reputation as one of France's leading young filmmakers.
Born in Pescara, Italy, but raised in Hamilton (Ontario), Canada, Sigismondi grew up in a creative environment.
Spencer Susser's path to Sundance began in earnest more than 15 years ago at a commercial post-production house in Santa Monica.
It took Sam Taylor-Wood awhile to work out that she wanted to direct films.
More “Directors To Watch” on Variety.com
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