Animation 1 (2021)

  • Animation
  • 1h 2m


1. SPELLBOUND (Dir: Amelia Parker) It’s Halloween night, and 13-year-old Blair has just moved into a new neighbourhood. She carves a pumpkin who magically comes to life!

2. A SNOWY SURPRISE (Dir: Hannah Lane) A little girl goes exploring in the snow.

3. MESSAGES FROM THE WILD - THE EARTHWORM (Dir: Martyna Sikończyk) An earthworm recounts the ups and downs of its daily life.

4. MANEATERS (Dir: Seraphina Bewick) A story about 3 people eating humanoid monsters who are upset about how they’re stereotyped!

5. HEARTDONE (Dir: Jack Thompson) An orphan child is looting dead soldiers after a fierce battle.

6. WAWEL DRAGON (Dir: Cameron Carr) An adaptation of a classic Polish folktale.

7. MOONFLOWER (Dir: Grace Kozij & Jenny Laws) One night, a devious satyr named Azrail threatens the balance of the forest by stealing and crushing the moonstone.

8. PENGUGEE (Dir: Stephen Quenet) When a middle aged couple donate to ‘adopt’ a penguin from a TV advert, their lives are changed when the penguin actually arrives on their doorstep.

9. RHINO (Dir: Bethany Powell) The animals are afraid of the large and lonely Rhino, but through a series of good deeds he gains their trust.

10. HUBRIS (Dir: Phoebe Francis-Aylward) After arguing with her sister, Kara takes her anger out on the environment.

11. FISHERMAN & DOG (Dir: Dylan Butter) One stormy night Fisherman & Dog get washed up on an island inhabited by small mysterious creatures.

12. GHOSTIES (Dir: Georgia Didcote) When all hope is lost and a Ghost child feels like no one will ever see her, someone brightens up her world!

13. ORANGE (Dir: Elena Ruiz Amann) A once cheerful little girl finds herself struggling with bullies who mock her incredibly long hair.

14. MID-LIGHT CRISIS (Dir: Matthew Hubble) After a lightbulb gets tired of their daily routine, they lose their spark. Now they have to figure out how to get it back.

15. HEDERA (Dir: Fêt-Nat Bailly) Deep in the woods a small creature tries to plant his acorn but is interrupted by his nagging little sister.

16. SELF PORTRAIT (Dir: Teifion Richards) A gallery visitor is stalked by a painting that looks eerily similar to himself.

Age Recommendation: 15+ (Some scenes that may be unsuitable for young people under 15).

Every year we receive hundreds of entries into CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER from young people wishing to share their stories with a wider audience. In 2021 we received over 600 short film submissions from the next generation of young creatives and we a delighted to share with you the competition shortlists.

The shortlists are presented in several different genre packages including – Drama, Animation, Documentary, Fantastic, Experimental, Music Video, Short Shorts and Under 18.

As well as celebrating their work, the Young Filmmaker Shortlist Showcase allows young directors to view films made by their peers and offers the opportunity for them to network online and talk movies! Join us as we celebrate the achievements of young people and meet the filmmaking stars of the future.


English, No Dialogue