1. OLD FRIENDS (Dir: Michael Kearney) On the day of his best friend’s funeral, Robert struggles to come to terms with his grief and say goodbye to his friend and his youth.
2. BECHORA (Dir: Maya Armon) Maya is almost like Dan’s mom, feeding him, dressing him up, taking him hand in hand all the way to his classroom. Today, for the first time, she has a choice.
3. THE DIVINE OBLIVION (Dir: Oscar Simmons) As Carlos’ Alzheimer’s disease begins to rapidly deteriorate, he begins to accept his soul merging with the wider universe around him.
4. WISH YOU WERE GONE (Dir: Joseph Hearsey) Olivia is beginning to lose track of herself and is starting to forget that any life outside of her home exists.
5. PUB KID (Dir: Liam Young) What happens when your local playground becomes your local pub? A film about neglect, awkwardness and escape.
6. WITHOUT WARNING (Dir: Emily Macrander) A young woman tries to bridge the differences between herself and her parents by contacting her biological father in hopes for answers about her heritage.
Age Recommendation: 15+ (Strong language and 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.