Kodak has announced the two winners from its Short Film Competition 2008. Gone Fishing directed by Chris Jones and produced by Ivan Clements was named best short. And best cinematography went to Christopher Ross, for Soft directed by Simon Ellis and produced by Jane Hooks.

This year the best short winner was voted on by the audience at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival in London from a shortlist; in previous years a judging panel picked the winner.

The Kodak Short Film Competition, running for almost a decade, is designed to help emerging film-makers break into features. Prizes include Kodak film stock, Panavision camera hire, Panalux lighting hire, Pinewood final sound mixing, a tape to film transfer from Kodak, an agency contract from Sara Putt Associaties, and a trip to either the Dinard film festival or Camerimage in Poland.

The winners and the other six shortlisted titles will appear on a compilation DVD.

Sam Clark, Education and Emerging Film Makers Manager at Entertainment Imaging, Kodak, said: 'Kodak is committed to the future of filmmaking and the people involved in it which is why we organise this competition as well as one for Student Commercials. Again this year we had a wealth of well written and creative pieces and we look forward to seeing more work in the future from our winners.'