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A budding filmmaker has been honoured at the recent Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition Showcase as part of the popular Cinemagic Film Festival.

A film created by Hannah Roberts from Lisburn was one of thirteen films shortlisted from hundreds of entries in the competition for 15-17 year olds.

Hannah’s film, entitled ‘Unknown’, follows the story of a young girl who wakes up in an unfamiliar place, as she travels on a chaotic journey slowly discovering the unimaginable.

‘Unkown’ was one of the shortlisted films screened at the Cinemagic showcase that celebrated young filmmaking talent at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast.

The winning film in the 15-17s age category was ‘The Hour of Our Death’ by Caolan Caddell from Belfast. The film follows a young man who leaves his wife behind in America to fight in the war effort in Europe.

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.”