A collection of the winning and highly commended films from the 2020 Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition.
(Dir: Louis Philpott / UK / 2020)
WITHIN tells the story of four teenage boys who are sitting in a quiet room trying to play a game of cards, but all is not what it seems! In English.
THE LOST YEAR
(Dir: Hedydd Ioan / UK / 2020)
A teenage boy writes a text message to someone he hasn’t seen in a while whilst in lockdown. He reflects, mumbles and misses. The film reflects on teenage emotions, loneliness and how this new generation express themselves. In Welsh with English Subtitles.
(Dir: Tom Laxton / UK / 2020)
BIRDSONG looks to show those on the other side of mental illness how to react or treat those going through these tough times. In English.
(Dir: Pippa Molony / Ireland / 2020)
Clara’s Room is a place where she laughed, kissed, studied, slept, wept and eventually left. The awkward romances, ritualistic tasks, familial tension - the concept of CLARA’S ROOM came from a desire to explore the things which play a crucial part in forming who we are. In English.
(Dir: Jessica Mills / UK / 2020)
A short documentary film which explores Gibraltar’s tourism and the impact it has on their Barbary Macaques, the only free roaming monkeys in Europe. In English.
(Dir: Rob Harris / UK / 2020)
A short documentary that follows three people living with sight loss and aims to challenge people’s perceptions about their abilities. In English.
HOW TO BIND A DEMON
(Dir: Tanith MacLynn-Hill / UK / 2020)
A young woman obsessed with magic and her best friend find an ancient book and attempt to summon a genie to grant them wishes. In English.
(Dir: Elliot Gaynon / UK / 2020)
Ade is a social media content moderator on the verge of a promotion – but he’s traumatised by the violent videos he views each day. He’s forced to keep his deteriorating psyche under wraps when he is called into an evaluation. In English.
PIECE OF CAKE: AN ODE TO THE LOCKDOWN BAKER
(Dir: Becki Couch / UK / 2020)
This film is dedicated to those who took up baking during the coronavirus lockdown and their baking successes (and failures). No Dialogue.
(Dir: Gregor Petrikovic / UK / 2020)
The short film co-vid.mp4 centres around the experiences of a character amidst the isolation of lockdown –a dancer, breaking free onto the empty streets of London in a dream-like sequence, where past, present and future meet. In English.
EVERY ROAD : NATIVE AND THE NAME
(Dir: George Allan / UK / 2020)
A young dude witnesses the genocide of his species… will he get his revenge? In English.
JANGO FLASH - PERSEID 45
(Dir: Matthew Willson / UK / 2020)
To escape the miseries of reality, Jango attempts to live out his childhood dream of being an astronaut. In English.
THE CROMER SPECIAL
(Dir: Alex Shipman / UK / 2020)
A Norfolk fish and chip shop on Christmas Day. Maggie’s working behind the counter, despite having no customers – or indeed any fish – and has been joined by her best friend Lucy, who’s been driven out of her own house by her sister’s avocado-loving boyfriend. But when their student teacher walks in, Christmas just got more exciting. In English.
(Dir: Werner Vivier / UK / 2020)
While out on a day of errands, an act of petty crime provides a glimpse into the unique bond between Nathalie and Wayne, revealing the subtle intricacies of connection and family. In English.
MEOW OR NEVER
(Dir: Neeraja Raj / UK / 2020)
MEOW OR NEVER is a madcap musical stop-motion film, where a catstronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life – only to encounter an overeager space pup who causes trouble at every turn! In English.
(Dir: Beatriz Bagulho / UK / 2020)
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-warpping 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. In Spanish with English Subtitles.
Package Age Recommendation: 15+
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