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.
A WEIRD NOTION (Filmmaker: Karolina Gliniewicz)
A moving image piece based on a video exploring ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) as an upcoming trend of relaxation technique, on the Internet and in independent medical clinics/spas.
SAINT AND MANIAC (Filmmaker: Dorisluming)
“In sacredness and madness, heaven and hell, haughty and false souls that eat the forbidden fruit wander.” The director conveys the real-life and spiritual world through the combination of performance art with dance elements and exaggerated body.
A VERY BAD DAY (Filmmaker: Sian Carry)
In a world where people carry their feelings on their sleeves in the form of balloons, a young woman encounters many situations that set her up to have a very bad day until she meets an unlikely friend!
A WAYS TO TENURE (Filmmaker: Mojo Camm)
A teacher wanders the grounds of an abandoned school.
BIRDSONG (Filmmaker: Tom Laxton)
An open letter to those who are unaware! It’s something that affects us all. Whether it’s you or someone you’re close to, mental illness continues to weigh us down. We need to remember there are always others around us to help pull us out.
BREATHE (Filmmaker: Amber Wright)
In a world where life is fast paced and no one stands still, there is a constant struggle.
CLARA'S ROOM (Filmmaker: Pippa Molony)
Clara's bedroom is the starting point for a mosaic of moments, to provide a glimpse of the life contained therein.
DROWNING (Filmmaker: Rob Waite)
Dan submerges his head in his bathroom sink, and begins to count. He is trying to drown himself. Just before his lungs fill with water, an intervention of sorts changes his mind.
IT ALWAYS FEELS LIKE THE END OF THE WORLD (Filmmaker: Charlotte Halpern)
Sitting in a darkened room with his family Ash questions why it always feels like the end of the world...
LIMBO (A LOST BOY) (Filmmaker: Samuel Wood)
The Lost Boy wakes up on the floor of an apartment. He learns that he has been murdered and is now dead (but not quite). He roams, trying to find a purpose.
MOTHERLAND (Filmmaker: Thomas Blackman)
After witnessing a racist Instagram post Jack, a mixed race British-Jamaican; spirals down a rabbit hole of inauthentic attempts to reconnect with his roots and a dark desire to satiate his anger by taking revenge via any means necessary.
NEBULOUSNESS (Filmmaker: Spencer Grant)
A University student at the end of his rope finds an outlet for the digital noise building up in his mind.
*OPPOSABLE (Filmmaker: Aoife Flynn Fallon)
This piece is titled “ *Opposable ”. The Asterix is a sly way of shoving in the only difference we have with every other animal on the planet. This Asterix represents the reason behind our millions of years of evolution.
THE FAULT (Filmmaker: Abigail Porter Feavers)
A short experimental drama to techno. The Fault encapsulates an incident between friends; both question the intentionality of violence.
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: 70 mins | Age: 15+