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Filmmakers Celebrated at AES Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 15-17s Showcase.

Posted on 27th November 2014 | Cinemagic News

Young filmmakers from Northern Ireland and across the UK were commended at the AES Cinemagic Young Filmmaker competition showcase for 15-17 year olds which took place on Wednesday 26th November at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.

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

The winning film in the 15-17s age category was ‘The Hour of Our Death’ by Caolan Caddell from Belfast. The film follows a young man who leaves his wife behind in America to fight in the war effort in Europe.

‘High Tide’ by Matthew McGuigan from Belfast and ‘Out of the Box’ by Ollie Inglis and Hugo Inglis from Rugby, Warwickshire were the two highly commended films.

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!


The full list of shortlisted films for 15-17s age category is as follows:

Out of The Box by Ollie Inglis and Hugo Inglis
The Unknown by Olivia Read
The River Barrow by Nathanael MacDonald
Great Expectations by Gareth Montgomery
Judy by Samantha Mansfield
Desolation by Caolan O’Hagan
The Hour of Our Death by Caolan Caddell
High Tide by Matthew McGuigan
Voxtur by Florence Winter Hill
The Sweet Escape by Gareth Greenfield
Eddie by Sarah Craig
Keep Yourself Right by Headliners
Unknown by Hannah Roberts


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