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Driving story wins film contest
Film still from Have I Passed?
The films are designed to played on a mobile phone screen
A 15-second tale about a driving test has been named the winner of a short film contest.

Jason Fairley's film Have I Passed? was chosen as the winner of the Nokia Shorts 2004 contest.

Fairley, 28, has won the chance to produce a longer short film with professional equipment and crew.

Have I Passed? was selected from the final shortlist through an online vote and attendees at this year's Raindance Film Festival, in London.

Big budgets

Fairley's prize also includes film training courses at Raindance.

He said: "The 15 second film format is not about big ideas and big budgets, it's about economy of story.

"It's about having a fantastic idea and executing that idea fantastically."

The 10 shortlisted films were screened at the Raindance Festival, in October.

Elliot Grove, director and founder of Raindance, said: "Have I Passed? shows exactly what is needed to win a competition like this - a quirky and original idea which fits perfectly into the 15 second timeframe."

Runners-up, who win film training courses, were Please Do Not Put Any Ducks Into This Chute, by John Burns, and speed dating film, Brief Encounters, by Alison Edgar.




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