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The Short Film Competition 2011 has announced its shortlist, with 12 films chosen from more than 370 entries.

The shortlist in full (alphabetically):

A Bunch of Idiots directed by Paul Coppack
Ben & Jackie directed by Jason Wingard
Clocked Off directed by Greg Bond
Liberation '44 directed by Paul Cook
Moments in Time directed by Oliver Crawford
Monday directed by James Boughen and Mike Thomas
Mondays directed by Jason Wingard
Mondays a Fine Day directed by Jonathan Brooks
Social Security directed by Peter Smith
Spread the Word directed by Ben Ridolfi
Starcrossed directed by Dan Blacker
Under Control directed by Mark Drake

The selected films will be put before a panel of judges who will choose the winner of this years 10,000 Grand Prix, as well as the Judges Commendation award (1,000).

The shortlist will be available to view at where the public can vote online for the People's Choice Award (1,000).
Mark Rhodes, Head of Marketing at, comments on how this years competition surpassed all expectation:

Its been an absolute joy to see the time, talent and effort thats gone into making all of this year's entries. Reaching a shortlist of only 12 films was not only extremely difficult, but involved some fairly painful decisions.

Id like to extend a heartfelt thanks on behalf of to everyone whos taken part in this years competition.

Rhodes continues by asking people to get involved and vote for their favourite film:

Were excited to be able to show all 12 shortlisted films on where people can vote for their favourite. The winner of the Peoples Choice Award will be awarded 1,000.

All winners will be announced in May at an exclusive awards ceremony and screening.

Full details of this years shortlist, including information on how to vote, can be found at


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