Cinemagic: Young Filmmaker - Fantastic 1

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CertificateNot Rated
Running Time1HR 40MINS
Extra InfoRec 15+
SeasonCinemagic 2023

Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for fantastical shorts, part 1. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of young people and meet the filmmaking stars of the future.

Red Door Yellow Door (Dir: Zoe Smith)

A young girl goes on a journey through her subconscious mind.

The Iceberg (Dir: Sam Goddard)

Lurking beneath, a voice of reason calls.

A Most Silent Treasure (Dir: Louis Richards)

In 70s Switzerland, two men take it upon themselves to excavate the corpse of a silent movie star!

Fathom (Dir: Andres Orella)

When her research partner gets lured into a mysterious mine, Claire’s curiosity makes her venture back into the fathoms.  

Alone With You (Dir: Peter Lavery)

After Sam brings home a one-night stand, he is surprised to find his ex-girlfriend in the kitchen.

Harvest (Dir: Mara Pawlowska, Britt Parker, Louis Falisi & Sanu Francis)

A brave woman’s attempt to summon and kill an alien entity backfires and the hunter becomes the hunted.

Headlights (Dir: Nicola Petch, Lewis Reynolds, Josefina Sales Ramirez, Ivaylo Yanev & Josh Hockey)

The forest is not the best place in the world to breakdown at night…

The Bending of the Whip (Dir: Peter David Collins)

Set in the outskirts of Manningtree in the 1600s, a solitary family must come to terms with an unlikely truth.

Birdsong (Dir: Liam Beazley)

Following the death of their mother, one sister tries to convince the other that she isn’t really gone.

Bonez (Dir: Josh Methven, Connor Scheibe, Angelica Stroud & Elizier Chiquete)

An evening spent playing a board game takes a disturbing turn after a roll of the dice.

Dry January (Dir: Conor Suckling)

Sociopath Virginia’s having a month off murder. But accidents will happen…

Fernando (Dir: Mason Perry)

What is a day in the life of a serial killer?

Contaminated Reflection (Dir: Noah Illas)

A lonely protagonist comes face-to-face with the horrors the forest holds.

TV (Dir: Kyle Adams)

A man with a television for a head longs to escape the confines of the living room and escape from his abusive owner.

Phobia (Dir: Kyliegh Lindsay)

A tragic incident sends a young woman spiralling.

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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