Magazine article Screen International

Shane Meadows to Head Shorts Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Shane Meadows to Head Shorts Jury

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This is England director Shane Meadows and former Doctor Who star David Tennant are to help judge this year's Virgin Media Shorts competition, which is now open for entry.

Meadows, who is set to release music doc The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, will act as head judge for the British short film competition.

Entry is open for three months from today [Apr 18].

Now in its sixth year, Virgin Media Shorts showcases the shortlisted films on Virgin Media's TV service with TiVo and online network and in Picturehouse cinemas throughout the UK.

The Grand Prize winner - selected from a shortlist of 12 - will receive £30,000 in funding for their next film project, along with the help and support of the BFI in its production.

The public will also get their chance to crown their favourite with this year's Nikon People's Choice award, with the winner receiving £5,000 of Nikon equipment.

Previous winners of the competition include BAFTA-nominated Luke Snellin and BIFA-nominated Oscar Sharp, who have both gone on to become regulars on the film festival scene.

Last year's grand prize-winner Jennifer Sheridan, whose short 'Rocket' featured Bowie the dog's space ship building adventure, has submitted the script for her next film to the BFI. …

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