With Sundance behind us and Cannes less than two months away, we’re all jazzed up with celeb-filled filmatic antipation! (Too bad our chances of scoring seats at Cannes are about as likely as Britney winning a Fulbright.)
Thankfully, the compassionate folks at Virgin Airlines are launching a film festival for the common man, or the common flyer, at least. The airline has teamed up with the National Film and Television School to launch a film festival in the sky.
Over the next four months, Virgin will screen 14 short films on its in-flight entertainment system and allow passengers to vote for their favorites. A panel of respected industry figures (including actress Brenda Blethyn) will assess the six highest scoring films, and the final winner will earn Virgin Atlantic tickets and the opportunity to show their next film onboard to an audience of nearly 5 million passengers.
So, if you’re flying Virgin, close your US Magazine and focus on the “V:Port” screen in front of you.