The 2013 Shortlist Has Landed!

10 September, 2013 10:20am

After three long months of fierce competition and two months of deliberating, debating, internal arguments, coffee, late nights and too much Haribo, we're proud to finally unveil to you the 2013 Virgin Media Shorts shortlist!

This has been our biggest year yet, with well over 860 amazing short films entered. We've been blown away by the quality on show so you can imagine the task of whittling this huge number down to a final twelve was long and arduous. But thanks to our lovely curation panel, made up of faces from the BFI, Film London, The Telegraph, and Virgin Movies, we got there in the end. It's safe to say the state of the British film industry has never been stronger, and judging by this lot, it's is in extremely safe hands for years to come.

While the judging panel decide the Grand Prize Winner, you can vote for your favourite film in the Nikon People's Choice Award via the Virgin Media Shorts Facebook tab, or on Twitter. Simply say the name of the film followed by the all-important #VMShortsVote. Good luck to all of this year's filmmakers!

Without further ado then, here is your 2013 shortlist:

         A Favour                        Brando-ing

        By James Bradley, Simon Cheek                                              By Malcolm Roy Greenhill

                           watch it here                                                                          watch it here                                                  







        Handuken                           Homey

                        By Chris Chung                                                                    By Ben Garfield

                          watch it here                                                                          watch it here   







          Just Say Hi                Niche in The Market

                         By John McPhail                                                                  By Rod Main

                           watch it here                                                                         watch it here   







                 RVG                         Spring Clean

                            By Ian Bucknole         By Ed Clifton, Ed Daggett, Michael Stranney, Lucy Gosling

                              watch it here                                                                        watch it here







           Stick Out                       The Big Day

                 By Anthony Farquhar-Smith                                                   By Karl Falconer

                                watch it here                                                                       watch it here







       Jetpack Jack                       Touch

            By Oliver Lee - Lucky 13 Winner                                             By Nimer Rashed

                             watch it here                                                                      watch it here







The Man Who Couldn't

Stop Putting Things in Bins

                   By Louis Paxton, Patrick Kondracki

                                   watch it here







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