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29/06/2001

FILMFOUR AND ORANGE LAUNCH MAJOR PRIZE

ORANGE and FilmFour have launched a major prize that aims to discover new and dynamic voices for film in the UK.
The Orange FilmFour Prize for Short Film is open to writer and director individuals and teams with a view to finding the filmmakers of the future.
The film prize demonstrates Orange’s support of film in the UK and continues FilmFour's commitment to the development of new talent through the innovative and creative powerhouse of the FilmFour Lab.
Entrants are asked to submit a five-minute fictional film script before July 2nd 2001. A panel from the film industry, including FilmFour and Orange, will assess the scripts, shortlisting six that FilmFour Lab will produce using digital technology from February 2002.
The short-listed films will be premiered on FilmFour.com in July 2002 and will then be individually screened on the FilmFour channel.
All six short listed films will be featured on a special programme on Channel 4 when viewers will be invited to vote for their favourite film both on-line or by phone. The winning film will win a £10,000 prize and the opportunity to develop their first feature with FilmFour Lab.
The films can also be viewed exclusively in the Screening Room section on www.filmfour.com/orange.
Full entry details for the Orange FilmFour Prize for Short Film can also be found at www.filmfour.com/orange which will also be streaming a large number of innovative and entertaining shorts.
Applicants can also Tel: 07973 100 222 to receive a full briefing pack. (CD)
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