Join us for a celebratory showcase of young filmmaking talent at our 2020 Young Filmmaker shortlist screenings. All films are made by the next generation of filmmakers from or living in the UK and Ireland. Screening as part of the Cinemagic Film Festival 2020.
(IN)DIVIDUAL (Filmmaker: Beatriz Bagulho)
During a medical exam, a young girl dreams that she’s inside her mind. Dragged by her antagonist (the prompter of her seizures) into an identity-warping quest, she explores the different sections of her personality –unusual spaces full of surreal metaphors. Only when she ceases questioning who she is, may she realise that the cause for her misfortune had always been on the palm of her hand.
A FUGUE (Filmmaker: Charles Jimenez)
An expressionistic mood piece exploring subjected perceptions of longing for fulfilment within the manipulation of time, space, and inertia.
AHEAD (Filmmaker: Ala Nunu Leszyńska)
A short story about living with and as a headless person.
LET IT RAIN (Filmmaker: Jess Dyer)
During the early stages of a deadly pandemic, Aya, an infected girl, is moved into quarantine to spend the rest of her short life. Through the ‘Buddy System’, Aya meets Imogen, a girl with a mind-set unlike herself, and learns how to enjoy life to the fullest in the face of the inevitable.
NOT A ROBOT (Filmmaker: George Summers)
A robot tries to break into a human facility, and is asked a security question...
NOTHING LEFT (Filmmaker: Frankie Sutton)
When an alien is found in the desert near a high security government facility, scientists take him in, and attempt to uncover the true nature of this being. His radioactive blood and unearthly powers make him a walking weapon of mass destruction, but the scientists will stop at nothing to contain him, and use him to forge their own nuclear weaponry.
THE MERMAID & THE ARTIST (Filmmaker: Ruby Phelan)
A modern morality tale exploring the male gaze. A lonely and uninspired artist spies a mermaid on the beach and becomes obsessed by her image. Endeavouring to capture her in his art he descends into dreams and nightmares. The mermaid, being a living and breathing being, has thoughts and ideas of her own. This subverts the classical siren tale and explores the female body as an objectified muse. It is an ancient folklore tale shifted to a different perspective.
This programme is part of the Cinemagic Young Filmmaker shortlist collection. Free to watch on QFT Player from Fri 16 Oct to Sun 1 Nov. Find out more about Cinemagic's virtual 2020 festival here: https://cinemagic.org.uk/
Total duration: 44 mins | Age: 15+