Monday, 11 April 2011

Virgin Media Shorts, Encounters and Rushes

If you haven't heard already then you should know that Virgin Media Shorts is back for its 4th year and, as ever, they return with one of the most sought after prizes offered to shorts filmmakers in the UK. The winner of the competition, as chosen by their panel of judges - including The Bourne Ultimatum and United 93 director Paul Greengrass - will win up to £30,000 to make their next film as well as expert advice along the way. Not bad!

In addition to this, the winning film will be one of 12 that are selected to screen across the Picture House network and independent cinemas all over the UK for the next year, putting shorts back on the big screen where they belong! And, as well this theatrical screening, Virgin Media Shorts will facilitate a multi-platform showcase of your work through TV, online and mobile.

There’s also thousands of pounds worth of new film kit to be won, and there will also be prize incentives along the way so check the website ( regularly for updates.

Films need to be 2 mins 20 secs max. Head here for submission details.

Talking about festivals it should also be noted that the Encounters Short Film Festival has also just opened up for submissions and you can submit your short until the 30th June.

And if you're really keen then you have until the 21st April to get your film into the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival.

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