On the Pulse: Competition Showcase (Animation & Documentary)

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BBFC RatingOn the Pulse: Competition Showcase (Animation & Documentary)

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CertificateNot Rated
GenreShorts, Animation, Documentary
Running Time2HR
Extra InfoRecommended 15+
SeasonCinemagic On the Pulse

Join Cinemagic for a celebratory showcase of young filmmaking talent, from Northern Ireland and Ireland, at the 2024 ‘On the Pulse’ Competition Shortlist Showcase.

As well as celebrating the work of young filmmakers, the showcase allows next-gen creatives to view films made by their peers and offers opportunities for them to network and talk movies.

At the showcase the shortlisted films will be presented before we announce the 2024 winners for Animation and Documentary. Come along to celebrate the achievements of young people and meet the film making stars of the future.

Competition Shorts

There’s A Light (Dir: Elisa Beli Borrelli)

A young adult goes to a house party hoping to meet their friends.

Every Other Weekend (Dir: James Naughton)

Desperate to escape from a routine of biweekly visits, a recently divorced father drags his two children camping to the west of Ireland.

Atlas (Dir: Max Hendrickson)

A quiet and gentle seaside scene takes an unexpected twist in this experimental and poetic animation.

Colours Set (Dir: Yufei Du)

Set in a world without sunlight, our protagonist, with a blurred head, seeks definition through various light sources, mirroring the human quest to understand light.

Cumha (Dir: Elena Horgan)

An experimental film and poetic documentary that explores the intersections of language, land, and identity.

Bridging the Gap (Dir: Ellie Mihaylova)

A short documentary exploring the work of various charities in one of the most deprived areas in England.

Verily: Women and Poetry (Dir: Daire Villa)

Pairing archival documentary and factual footage with poetry; Verily is a feminist film which aims to highlight the role of women in society through the words of women both spoken and written.

On The Cusp of It All (Dir: Srusti Mangaraj)

A film for, of and by the people of Crossmaglen.

Her Story: The Netherlands (Dir: Emma Rose Corrigan)

Three young women discuss their journey as artists in modern society with the hope of inspiring the next generation.

The Barrel (Dir: Katie McFadden)

An unnamed narrator transverses her memory of a local area, and in doing so unveils the lasting impressions of past on the landscape, her journey culminating in a particular horrifying local myth.

A Flare for Music (Dir: John William Chambers & Em Jane McCaughey)

A peek into the life of Musician, Emily McCormick, and the challenges she faces both in her career and everyday life living with endometriosis.

Fight for Youth (Dir: Scott Adamson)

A young man from a deprived background, in a post-ceasefire society, seeks solace in the most punishing of sports.

Reclaiming Lives: Breaking the Stigma (Dir: Giovanni Peresson)

A documentary exploring one of the most devastating issues in our society, addiction, and substance abuse.

Content warning: This package contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Age Suitability: This shorts package has been given an age recommendation of 15+ due to adult themes and strong language.

Screening as part of Cinemagic ‘On the Pulse’ 2024. Cinemagic ‘On the Pulse’ is funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.

Cinemagic ‘On the Pulse’ Young Filmmaker Competition is funded by the Department for the Economy.

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