|David di Donatello Award for Best New Director|
|Presented by||Accademia del Cinema Italiano|
|First awarded||1982 (for directorial debut films released during the 1981/1982 film season)|
|Currently held by||Alessio Cremonini — On My Skin (2018)|
The David di Donatello Award for Best New Director (Italian: David di Donatello per il miglior regista esordiente) is a film award presented annually by the Accademia del Cinema Italiano (ACI, Academy of Italian Cinema) to recognize the outstanding feature-film directorial debut of a film director who has worked within the Italian film industry during the year preceding the ceremony. The award was first handled out in 1982.
Nominees and winners are selected via runoff voting by all members of the Accademia.
Winners and nominees
Below, winners are listed first in the colored row, followed by other nominees.
Massimo Scaglione won in 1992 for Angeli a Sud