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reed.co.uk announces judging panel for £10k Short Film Competition

The judging panel for the first reed.co.uk Workplace Short Film 2010 competition - with its top prize of £10,000 due to be awarded this spring - is announced today

The judging panel for the first reed.co.uk Workplace Short Film 2010 competition - with its top prize of £10,000 due to be awarded this spring - is announced today (30 March, 2010).


At the same time, the competition calls on people to vote now at http://www.reed.co.uk/film to help their choice of short film win additional cash prizes.


About the Film Competition


Following promotion to both the film world and general public last year, the reed.co.uk competition attracted more than 280 entries. Film makers were asked to submit their short of no more than three minutes on the theme “My Workplace is Wonderful”.


The shortlist of 12 films – including drama, documentary, comedy and commercial features – can now be seen at reed.co.uk/film, and has already been viewed more than 120,000 times.


The National Judging Panel


The six-strong judging panel - who will choose the £10,000 top prize winner - includes both film world and industry leaders, and comprises:


• Colin Brown - British Film Commissioner at the UK Film Council


• Joyce Lorrigan - Founder of Margaret Street PR and former Head of Communications for Europe at Walt Disney Company


• Luke McKend - Industry Head, Careers at Google UK


• James Reed – Chairman of reed.co.uk


• Paul Weiland - Film and TV Director, whose award-winning TV commercial credits include Heineken, Coca Cola and the Walker’s Crisps series


• Helen de Witt – London Film Festival Producer at the British Film Institute


Martin Warnes, Managing Director at reed.co.uk, says:


We've been bowled over by the quality and volume of entries. It’s clear that a huge amount of work has gone into creating a wonderful selection of short films, which has made producing a shortlist from more than 280 entries a particularly difficult task.


We're lucky enough to have a highly accomplished panel of judges to choose which film wins the top prize. I look forward to a robust debate as they share their views on the final twelve features.


Watch the shortlisted entries now: http://www.reed.co.uk/film