UK Online has launched a short film competition.

The company is requesting five-minute films based around the theme of speed.

The deadline is October 23. Regional winners will be announced on November 9, and invited on a VIP trip to London where their film will be shown alongside films from some of the world's best-known directors.

Submissions will be judged by a panel and announced and screened on December 1. Prizes will include an international movie distribution deal.

Fabien Riggall, Future Shorts' founder, said: "The Internet, and particularly broadband, is making short films and video far more accessible for everyone, and I am confident that we will find a future star by the end of this competition. I can't wait to bring the winning films to our audiences."