The panel will be headed up by actor Matthew Horne.

UK independent film organisation Raindance has launched a new film-making competition – Welcome To The Extraordinary – which will see the winning film being screened at the Raindance Festival in September.

Film-makers are being asked to submit a short film, of no more than 40 seconds, which brings to life their expression of “the extraordinary”.  It is open to anyone, regardless of experience.

 Actor Mathew Horne, film journalist Joe Utichi and the founder of Raindance, Elliot Grove are amongst those judging the competition, which is open until 25th July.

The winning film will be screened at this year’s Raindance Film Festival in September, whilst the shortlisted film with the most Youtube views will win tickets to the British Independent Film Awards in December.

Actor Mathew Horne said: “I’m really passionate about the idea of giving aspiring filmmakers a platform such as this to break into the industry and it’s great to be helping to showcase new talent in this way.

“Getting your film screened at the Raindance Film Festival is a really extraordinary opportunity and I’m very excited about taking a look at the short films that are entered into the competition.”   

The competition is being sponsored by InterCasino.

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