The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) has launched a new short film competition,60 Seconds of Fame, in association with Orange and supported by BBC Nations and Regions and the UK's regional screen agencies.

Anyone over 16 is open tosubmit a 60-second short on the theme "celebrate," to honour BAFTA's 60thanniversary and Orange's 10th year as a sponsor. Shortlisted films will beshown by BBC Nations and Regions programmes and a public votewill determine the final winner, which will be aired as part of the BBC One broadcast of the BAFTAs.

BAFTA will run short filmmasterclasses around the country (to also be podcasted) to give expertfilm-making advice.

Directors Ken Russell and JuliaJason have already announced plans to support the initiative with their ownshorts. Masterclasses will be taught by the likes of Richard Jobson, KentonAllen and Mia Bays, Joe Wright and Stephen Woolley.

Details are available at entries are due Jan 4, 2007.