Twilight franchise to return with short films

'Twilight' is set to return in the form of five short films that will be broadcast exclusively on Facebook, it has been announced

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The 'Twilight' franchise is to return in the form of five short films that will be broadcast exclusively on Facebook.

It's been revealed five female directors will be selected to make their own short film based on the iconic characters for 'The Storytellers - New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga'.

The directors will be mentored by a group of experts that includes 'Twilight' actress Kristen Stewart, 24, and series author Stephenie Meyer, who said: "The female voice is something that has become more and more important to me as I've worked in the film industry."

Lionsgate announced it will run the scheme in conjunction with its production partners and the Women in Film organisation.

Meyer added: "I'm honoured to be working with Women in Film, Lionsgate and Facebook on a project dedicated to giving more women a chance to be heard creatively."

Women In Film president Cathy Schulman added: "Accessing Hollywood is a momentous challenge, especially for aspiring female filmmakers, so I'm thrilled that Women In Film has been invited to join Stephenie Meyer, Lionsgate and Facebook to empower new storytellers with diverse voices."

Fans of the popular film franchise are being encouraged to get involved with the project, which will begin in earnest next year.

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