1. REALITY (Dir: Tom Fuller) An experimental animation and psychological drama music video for the song “Reality” by Archie Brown.
2. MIEL - ORCHIDS (Dir: Miguel Cármenes& Clarissa Itschert) The video follows a girl through the night as she digs deeper into her own mind and her desires after finding a mysterious tin can. The tin can takes her on a ride she will never forget and a kiss entails a big revelation.
3. MOTHER SAID (Dir: Joseph Derrick & Samuel Elphick) When things seem bleakest, a mother’s words can inspire a journey to a brighter future.
4. NOBODY - MUSIC VIDEO BY OWEN LAMONT (Dir: Matt Layfield) A team of Teesside University animation students worked remotely during lockdown to create a music video to accompany the latest release from Belfast musician Owen Lamont
5. DAVID KEENAN - PETER O’TOOLE’S DRINKING STORIES (Dir: Istar Gutierrez & Edgar Gisbert) An extraordinary mix of spoken-word verse and wild, free-rolling folk-rock.
6. DRAGGING ME DOWN (Dir: Gabriela Maria Sibilska) A music video exploring the internal turmoil that comes from being in a toxic relationship.
7. FLY HIGH (Dir: Rhiannon Davis) An animated music video made in collaboration with the band ‘Second Knives’ for the release of their new single ‘Fly High.’
8. IN THE OCEAN (Dir: Gabriela Maria Sibilska) Experimental music video for a singer-songwriter creating fusion between Polish folk songs and Javanese scales and instruments.
9. OPENING SEQUENCE (Dir: Sophie Thompson) The music video takes you on a journey through Seoul from day to night, through dark alley ways, onto the Hangang River through dingy under passages, aiming to provoke feelings replicated by the film.
10. VENICE (Dir: Anayis Der Hakopian) A romantic 2D animated music video based in Venice, California. A musical story about dreamily drifting and looking to the future.
11. EKULA - DANCE AGAIN (Dir: Ozai) We want to dance again. Dedicated to the dance, the nightlife that means so much to so many of us, we miss you.
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.