Michael Fassbender, Ridley Scott and YouTube team up for film talent search

The 'Prometheus' collaborators will choose a winner in Venice this year

Michael Fassbender has teamed up with Ridley Scott and YouTube to judge the new Your Film Festival competition.

The Shame star will soon be seen in Scott’s Alien spin-off Prometheus. And as part of the collaboration, he will sit on the jury for the competition, part of the Venice International Film Festival. The competition for aspiring filmmakers is partnered with Emirates.

Fassbender said: “I was delighted to join this partnership alongside Ridley, YouTube, Venice, and Emirates. I’ve worked with incredible storytellers before and am excited to help find the next great one through Your Film Festival.”

Your Film Festival is a global competition that aims to discover the world’s most talented storytellers. Directors, writers and producers from all over the world are invited to submit a 15-minute video of any format.

Scott’s production company Scott Free will narrow down the entrants to 50 semi-finalists by the middle of the year. Users will then be able to vote for a top ten, the whose submissions will be screened in Venice this September. The winner will be awarded a $500,000 (£320,000) grant to work with Scott Free and make a new film.

You can watch a teaser trailer for Prometheus below.