Winning entrants will receive funding of £5,000 to produce a two-minute short film on the theme of desire.

The Electric Cinema, the world’s oldest cinema based in west London, is collaborating with the Soho House Group on Electric Shorts, a competition aimed at producing a series of two-minute short films set around the theme of desire. The winning entrants will be screened at The Electric.

Entrants must submit a four hundred word written proposal by July 1 to and if successful will receive funding of £5,000 to produce the film which will be shown at both The Electric and Aubin Cinemas in Central London in advance of a feature-length release, as well as in Soho House clubs across Europe and North America.

A panel including An Education producers Amanda Posey and Finola Dwyer, Kick-Ass and Harry Brown producer Kris Thykier, talent agent Duncan Heath and Screen editor Mike Goodridge will judge the entries, granting seven finalists a chance to make their film of which a winner will be selected by public vote via the Electric Shorts website.

The closing date is July 1 2010 and all selected shorts will need to be completed by October 1 2010. The overall winner will receive a two-year membership to all Soho House clubs.

Electric Shorts is supported by Mercedes-Benz.