Original screenplays are now being accepted for the Reel Talent short-film competition, which is the only incentive in the UK to finance and facilitate the production of its finalists' films.

In conjunction with London-based creative community and member's club The Hospital, Audi's 24-hour digital television channel is hosting the awards in its second year. Last year's inaugural event produced the BAFTA-nominated Heavy Metal Drummer, about a teenaged Morroccan hard music fan, as well as Richard Fenwick's Love Letter, starring Jaime Winstone.

Three finalists in this year's competition will win: £10,000 each to create a five-minute film based on their script; a script development course run by The Script Factory and The Hospital; access to The Hospital's studios and production facilities; as well as production support from Intrepido.

Judges include award-winning producer Andrea Calderwood, BIFA-winning writer/director Neil Hunter, respected film composer David Arnold and critics Charles Gant and Jonathan Romney.

After premiering at a gala event at The Hospital on Oct 3, the winning films will be shown at selected UK film festivals as well as on the Audi Channel, the luxury car brand's website and Sky Guide No 884, while one film will be given additional support in order to enter international film festivals.

Will Turner, Group CEO of The Hospital said: 'Following the huge success of our inaugural Reel Talent Awards, we are delighted to announce that this year we are partnering with Audi to produce films for the Audi Channel Reel Talent Awards - the only film awards where aspiring film makers get the chance to turn their submitted script into a finished film.'