Virgin Media Shorts is supporting DigiCult’s Incubator programme in 2011.

Now in its fourth year, Virgin Media Shorts is the only short film competition to give aspiring British filmmakers the opportunity to show their work to millions of people across the country on four screens – in cinema, on TV, online and on mobile.

Twelve film makers will have the chance to see their work on the big screen at Picture House and independent cinemas across the UK for a whole year, with a star prize of up to £30,000 funding for your next project and mentoring from the UK’s leading film making body. There’s also the coveted People’s Choice Award up for grabs, voted for by film fans everywhere.

This year’s competition opens for entries on 7th April 2011 and the entry window closes on 7th July 2011. To enter, upload your film between these dates at

Prizes up for grabs this year include:

  • Twelve shortlisted films will be transferred to 35mm and screened in over 200 cinemas, including the Picture House network and independent cinemas, across the UK for a whole year
  • One lucky Grand Prize winner lands up to £30,000 funding and money-can’t-buy mentoring to make their next film with the UK’s leading film body and Virgin Media
  • One People’s Choice winner takes home thousands of pounds of new film kit
  • The university/film school that enters the most films will receive £2,000 of new equipment for their faculty



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