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Canon & CVP Stories in Motion Young Filmmakers Awards for 2024: Winners Revealed

- 3 weeks ago

CVP and Canon UK & Ireland have revealed the winners of the esteemed Stories in Motion Young Filmmakers Awards for 2024. Designed to celebrate and encourage the creative flair of emerging filmmakers aged 18 to 25, the awards honour the finest short films crafted by promising new talents with a passion for storytelling and cinema.

CVP and Canon Announce 2024 Stories In Motion Young Filmmakers Awards Winners
CVP and Canon Announce 2024 Stories In Motion Young Filmmakers Awards Winners.

The competition attracted an impressive array of submissions from across the UK and Ireland. The judging panel, featuring Canon Ambassador Elisa Iannacone and Canon Ambassador Tania Freimuth, expressed enthusiasm for entries that showcased distinct artistic voices and storytelling prowess, particularly those with a human-centric narrative. The competition’s selection committee also included CVP’s Technical Marketing Manager, Jake Ratcliffe, and Award-winning Filmmaker, Editor, and Colourist, Ollie Kenchington.

The winning projects in the Documentary, Music Video, and Scripted Short categories are as follows:

  • Documentary: “A Perceptual Phenomenon” by James Hubbard
  • Music Video: “To Night” by Yu-Ming Huang
  • Scripted Short: “REBIRTH” by Joel Claude

The accomplishments of the winners and nominees were honoured at a special ceremony hosted by British television presenter Alex Zane on April 25th at Everyman Theatre Broadgate. Additionally, James Hubbard received the overall “Grand Prize” award. Winners receive a range of prizes, including a Canon EOS C70 camera, RF 24-70 F2.8 L lens, a £500 voucher for CVP, and the opportunity to shadow an award-winning filmmaker. Shortlisted projects also receive a £200 voucher for use at CVP.

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Ollie Kenchington, one of the judges, expressed delight at the calibre of submissions, praising the partnership between CVP and Canon for nurturing emerging talent. Dawn Bochenski, Marketing Director at CVP, highlighted the collaboration’s commitment to supporting young filmmakers by providing access to top-tier resources and mentorship. The volume and quality of submissions this year underscore the passion and skill of the next generation of content creators, exceeding expectations.

For more details on the Canon Stories in Motion Young Filmmakers Awards and to watch the shortlisted and winning films, visit the Canon Stories in Motion website.

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.