Comma Film


Desires shortlisted for Virgin Media Shorts Prize

Aug 30, 12:27 PM

Congratulations to Kate Jessop, whose first ever Comma film ‘Desires’, based on a poem by Gaia Holmes, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Virgin Media Shorts Prize, from over 1400 entrants. The main prize will be judged by a panel including Kevin Spacey and Gurinder Chadha, but there will also be a People’s Choice Award. To vote for your favourite film (and be in contention to win a video camera yourself), click here. You need to register to vote, and you only get one vote. Earlier this year ‘Desires’ was screened simultaneously in Los Angeles, New York and various venues across Canada, Australia and New Zealand as part of International Women’s Week! Congrats also to Kate for picking up the Femme de Fantastique award at January’s London Short Film Festival, for her new film ‘When the Telescope Came’.

Congrats also to Andrew Haigh who has been selected as one of the Cinema Extreme finalists adapt the Comma short story Five Miles Out. He has received production funding of around £50K from the UK Film Council in conjunction with Film Four to produce an adaptation of Sarah Tierney’s story from Comma’s Bracket anthology. Read more about Andrew in Screen Daily.