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Young Talent Celebrated at AES Cinemagic U15 Young Filmmaker Showcase.

Posted on 16th November 2014 | Cinemagic NewsPress Releases

Young filmmakers from Northern Ireland and across the UK were commended at the AES Cinemagic Young Filmmaker competition showcase for under 15 year olds which took place on Sunday 16th November at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

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

The winning film in the under 15s category was ‘Framed’ by Chris Hyland and Hari Newnham from Bristol. The film follows the emotional journey of a teenage boy as he comes to terms with tragedy and heartache.

‘Being Yourself made by young people from the Divis Youth Project, Frank Gillen Centre, Belfast, and ‘Timmy’s Dinosaurs’ made by Abigail Pickersgill from Cheshire 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 the under 15s category is as follows:

The Money Chase by Nia McVicker (Belfast)
Just Ignore It by Rob Sidey (West Wickham, Kent)
Seven Floors by Tasmin Sarkany (Kingston-Upon-Thames)
Horror in the Garden by Abigail Pickersgill (Chesire)
Timmy’s Dinosaurs by Abigail Pickersgill (Chesire)
Down to the Above by Joseph William Mounir (Susses)
Framed by Chris Hyland and Hari Newnham (Bristol)
Don’t Mess With My Milk by Eoin McCarry (Belfast)
Being Yourself by Divis Youth Project, Frank Gillen Centre (Belfast)
Premeditation by Clodagh Stitt (Ballynahinch)
Carpe Diem by Adam Adrian (Reading)

The showcase for the 15-17 year old and the 18-25 year old young filmmaker categories takes place on 26th and 27th November respectively.


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