London-based festival Raindance hasbecome the first in the
The five finalists in the Nokia Shorts Handset division areAndy Kinnear and Cein McGillicuddy, Scott Thomas Buckle, ClaudiuVoicu, Loftus Hall and Olivier Soullard.The films cover a range of genres, from romance to comedy. The winner will beannounced at Raindance's closing-night ceremony andwill receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Cannes Film Festival and a Nokia Nseries handset.
"This competition continues to highlight the fantasticpotential and talent amongst up and coming British film makers," said ElliotGrove, director and founder of Raindance. "We'redelighted to be able to give the finalists for the handset category exposure tofilm industry professionals through the 2006 RaindanceFilm Festival."
The finalists' films can also be seen at