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Shane Meadows heads search for new British film talent.

Inspiring British director joins the Virgin Media Shorts judging panel to launch this year’s short film competition

BAFTA award winning director and screenwriter Shane Meadows has joined the line up of established film experts as head judge for Virgin Media Shorts 2013, in association with Nikon. As Britain’s biggest short film competition, Virgin Media Shorts gives undiscovered talent the opportunity to have their work shown to millions of people across the UK in cinemas, on TV and online.

The news of Shane’s involvement coincides with the announcement that the competition, which has established itself as the leading platform for providing new British film talent a step up in a challenging industry, is now open for entry.

Commenting on Virgin Media Shorts, Shane said “Short film has always been very close to my heart. It’s how I learnt my trade and what has ultimately shaped what I make today, I’m archiving my shorts now and I’ve made over a 100 in nearly 20 years and still continue to do so. When I first started off, getting my work seen was a massive challenge. Even today the right kind of exposure for aspiring film makers is hard to come by.”

“The internet has meant that anyone with a camera can publish their work. Virgin Media Shorts takes that a step further – offering both a credible route to exposure and the chance of receiving expert support. I can’t wait to see this year’s entries and wish good luck to everyone entering.”

Joining Shane on the Virgin Media Shorts judging panel this year are:

  • David Tennant (star of stage and screen)
  • Mat Whitecross (director of Spike Island and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll)
  • James King (film critic and presenter of ITV2?s The Movie Show)
  • Jason Wingard (2011 Virgin Media Shorts winner)
  • Cindy Rose (executive director of digital entertainment at Virgin Media)
  • John Wright (photographer and Nikon ambassador)

For more info and to enter this year?s competition visit

Or click here to sign up to the shorts sessions.

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