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Film Talent Celebrated at AES Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 18-25s Showcase.

Posted on 28th November 2014 | Cinemagic News

Young filmmakers from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the UK were commended at the AES Cinemagic Young Filmmaker competition showcase for 18-25 year olds which took place on Thursday 27th November at Queen’s Film Theatre Belfast

Twelve shortlisted films were screened at the showcase that celebrated young filmmaking talent.

The winning film in the 18-25s age category was ‘Driven’, a dark eerie thriller in which a man’s sat-nav begins to take over his identity, made by Liam Cassidy, Michael Holburt and Hanna Ryder from Cumbria.

The two Highly Commended films were ‘Everyone Can Clap Their Hands’ by Andy McComb and ‘Big Fat Santa’ by Shane Brennan both from Northern Ireland.

Cinemagic is dedicated to supporting and celebrating young talent by showcasing films made by young people, bringing those filmmakers together and giving them opportunities to view new films.

Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Festival Programmer said “The AES Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition offers young people the chance to have their film screened at the festival. Whether you are a first-time filmmaker or developing your skills in filmmaking, the competition offers a great platform to showcase young talent and the opportunity to enjoy the work of other young filmmakers.”

Davy Elliott, AES Northern Ireland said “AES is delighted to support the Cinemagic annual Young Filmmaker Competition. Like the film industry, AES has a global reach and a local significance. Engaging with the community and with young people is very important to us. The young people of today are the workforce of tomorrow, across both the business and creative industries and working with Cinemagic locally enables the business world to unite with the arts to provide an outlet for young talent!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FILMS. Note the films are recommended for those 18 and over

The full list of shortlisted films for 18-25s age category is as follows:

Norma by Colm McCready
The Dead Planet by Ruairi O’Neill
Below by Alfie Barker
Everyone Can Clap Their Hands by Andy McComb
The Exchange by Carlos Quinn
Going Pro by Alex Ayre
Weekend Me by Luke Alexander
Driven by Liam Cassidy, Michael Holburt and Hanna Ryder
Below the Row by Glen Travis
The Secret Life of Balloons by Nina Graham and Lauren Graham
Big Fat Santa by Shane Brennan
Guilt by Niall Shukla

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