Cinemagic: Young Filmmaker - Music Video & Short Shorts

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Running Time1HR 10MINS
Extra InfoRec 15+
SeasonCinemagic 2024

Cinemagic presents the competition shortlist for music video and short shorts. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of young people and meet the filmmaking stars of the future.


Apartment 31y - Gold (Dir: Jennie Park)

Compilation footage following a group of friends as they document the brief friendships made during sixth form.

Siobhán - The Throwaways (Dir: Siobhán)

A traditional hand drawn animation and a take on the famous love story between the sun and moon.

Royal 2000 - What Will Be (Dir: Donell Atkinson-Johnson)

Royall 2000 roams the streets of Basingstoke wielding sticky notes and a sharpie to bring colour to an otherwise dull landscape.

Simple Things - Drop in the Ocean (Dir: Robert Leane)

A woman tries to distract herself from a broken relationship and forget the past.

Sharifa - Too Much (Dir: Alexander Rossi)

Official video for “Too Much” by Sharifa.

Louie Novak - Disturbed (Dir: Liam O’Brien)

The journey of a mysterious man, who finds himself captured by a group of henchmen. He must break free and embark on a quest to reclaim a powerful secret!

Nicole Blakk - Run (Dir: Sychelle Yanda)

What it means to “run”. As everyone is running away from something.

Rachel Craig - The Ghost of You (Dir: Jack Marshall)

Music video for Derry-based musician Rachel Craig’s debut single.

Ana Lua Caiano - I Will Only Dance Later (Dir: Joana Caiano)

Work. The repetitiveness of working life. The lack of time to be oneself. The loss of persona. The problem of conformity.

Koala - Under Your Skin (Dir: Tom Stebbings)

A representation of a regretful night out!



Silly (Dir: Anastasia Drew)

Once upon a time, somewhere in England, a long-time ago, a man, and a woman, had a silly conversation.

A Sticky Situation (Dir: Pete Wormington & Brandon Hamilton)

A mock detective in a city on its knees, hellbent on revenge, attempts to track down his missing donut. 

(R)age (Dir: Lydia Jenkins)

A visceral analogy about the fear of growing-up and puberty through a female-lens.

Model Spending (Dir: Alyona Baranoff)

Lost in time, a young model from the 1980s deals with the 2023 cost of living crisis.

Overtime (Dir: Leo Robertson Jordan)

A professor has been spending hours in his lab designing a robot for his world conquering army, and it’s nearly complete!

Wilter (Dir: Laurence Mason-Guetta & Louis Leivers)

The film explores feelings of nostalgia as an older dancer reminisces on a past relationship.

A Lovely Dinner (Dir: Fergal Hughes)

Brian is preparing a lovely dinner!

Curious (Dir: Myles Baker, Jaye Blunden, Daniel Chester, Nazly Sabit & Eliot Swain)

On a desert planet, a lone robot continues its lonely search for life.

Death By … (Dir: Rosanna Verdon-Roe)

An animated morbid comedy featuring a compilation of ridiculous deaths.

Crack the Egg (Dir: Amber Iles)

A group of kids playing the game ‘Crack the Egg’.

Loch Allua (Dir: Hermione Poppy Morris & Alfie Slyvester)

A woman seeks escapism in the gorgeous valley and freezing water of Loch Allua.

All in a Day’s Work (Dir: Elena Ruiz Amann)

What started as a regular day at work for a coal miner turns into a beautiful, magical experience.

Crumbs (Dir: Bingqi Liu)

This film tells the story of a regretful incident.

Hotel (Dir: Louis Leivers)

The disjointed, quickly declining, and horrifying story of a family holiday in Turkey shown through found footage.

Blood of the West (Dir: Anthony Lander)

A lone bounty hunter is on the look out for his next job but soon comes to the realisation that his target as far from being any mortal man.

Lazy Bones (Dir: Cosmo Bawler)

Do you think that your friend may be a lazy bones? Then this is the tape for you!

Before You Wake (Dir: Matilda Horton)

A film about the liminal space between being asleep and awake.

Kandi Cubes (Dir: PQA Cleethorpes Green)

It all starts with an act of kindness.

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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