Cinemagic: Young Filmmaker - Experimental 2

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Running Time1HR
Extra InfoRec 15+
SeasonCinemagic 2023

Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for experimental shorts, part 2. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of young people and meet the filmmaking stars of the future.

Hand Me Down (Dir: Olivia Carpenter)

The film acts as a self-portrait of a young woman looking at her past.

I Paint Flowers So They Will Not Die (Dir: Evelyn Francesca Scott)

Exploring the boundaries between life and art, we follow an anonymous girl on her journey to freedom.

Aquadalesia (Dir: James Greenwood)

A subaquatic sensory exploration of light and shadow delving into the unknown.

Canine (Dir: Ethan Ross)

It’s a normal day for a walk. How hard can it be to get to the end of the street?

On A Foggy Day (Dir: Sanaa Estibal)

A young woman reflects on a mysterious disappearance and the dense fog that haunts the landscape.

An (Dir: Rui Wang)

Can a character transcend the boundaries of their scripted existence and express something authentic?

Awake in the Evening (Dir: Alister Malcolm)

A reflection on the frustrations caused by insomnia; but also, an illustration on how beautiful the night can be.

Don’t Look @ Me (Dir: Sean Kinsella)

An experimental film about the idea of origin and self-doubt.

Remembering (Dir: Dylan Scott)

The film follows Mark, as he relives fleeting memories of a school he attended as a teenager.

Schamlippen (Dir: Max James Walker)

Beauty indeed is more than skin deep but remember one of the most effective beauty aids is your smile.

Nightly (Dir: Marta Maria Nieciecka)

An animated film that explores the depths of anxiety with experimental imagery and abstract visuals.

Every year Cinemagic receive hundreds of entries into CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER from young people wishing to share their stories with a wider audience. In 2023 they received over 700 short film submissions from the next generation of young creatives, from throughout the UK and Ireland, and are delighted to share with you the competition shortlists.

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 the Cinemagic Film Festival. For more information about the festival visit

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