Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s biggest passenger carriers, has announced that it is to collaborate with the National Film and Television School (NFTS) to showcase new film-making talent on-board its flights in its 2008 Film Festival in the Sky.

Virgin Atlantic, one of the world’s biggest passenger carriers, has announced that it is to collaborate with the National Film and Television School (NFTS) to showcase new film-making talent on-board its flights in its 2008 Film Festival in the Sky.

According to Travel Daily News, the airliner will show nine short films made on in-flight entertainment systems by NFTS graduates.

The top three films as voted for by passengers will then be assessed by a panel and the overall winner will receive two return flights on Virgin Atlantic.

Lysette Gauna, creative director for Virgin Atlantic, said: “Virgin Atlantic has a reputation for award-winning in-flight entertainment.

“This venture not only gives our passengers the opportunity to view the very best in new film-making but also gives Virgin Atlantic the chance to support new film making talent – we wish them all the very best of luck!”

Virgin offers trips to a number of destinations worldwide, but specialises in flights to Sydney, Hong Kong and New York.

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