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Virgin Atlantic Showcases Film-Making Talent

Virgin Atlantic is looking to showcase the best in British film making talent by launching a search for the best independent films by film students.  The successful films will be credited and seen by up to 4 million viewers on Virgin Atlantic’s award winning inflight entertainment system.  The overall winning student director will also receive a pair of Virgin Atlantic tickets to any destination on the airline’s network. Kate Dawkins, Assistant Producer Researcher for Virgin Atlantic, commented:

“We are very proud of our inflight entertainment and are keen to encourage creativity and new British talent.  This is a fantastic opportunity for any budding film students to show their work alongside blockbuster movies and award winning British and US comedies.

“Following the success of this competition, we are hoping to open this up to film schools worldwide, so that we can showcase film making talent on an international scale!”

The brief for the film is to recapture the romance, excitement, genius and magic of air travel.  The best films will be shown on V.Travel onboard Virgin Atlantic aircraft which features destination guides, inflight health tips and travel advice.  The film therefore has to be entertaining for the audience who will be passengers on long haul journeys travelling for business or pleasure.

The film can take any form - factual documentary, drama or comedy and should be no longer than four minutes.  Films will be judged on relevance to the audience, originality and technical expertise.  Films must be sent in before June 30th 2004 to Kate Dawkins, Onboard Media, Virgin Atlantic 02, The Office, Manor Royal, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9NU.*