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Canon Stories in Motion Young Filmmakers Competition announces winners

Apr 28, 2023

Canon UK & Ireland and CVP, are thrilled to announce the winning projects for the prestigious Canon Stories in Motion Young Filmmakers Awards. The awards have been established to encourage and promote the creative talent of emerging filmmakers – aged from 18 to 25 years old – with the aim to recognise the best short films produced by the most exciting new young talent who have a passion for telling stories and making films.

After receiving a phenomenal number of entries from around the UK and Ireland, the selection committee including Canon ambassador, cinematographer and photographer, Elisa Iannacone; Canon ambassador, cinematographer and filmmaker, Tania Freimuth; CVP’s technical marketing manager, Jake Ratcliffe; and award-winning filmmaker, editor and colourist, Ollie Kenchington are pleased to announce the winners in the Documentary, Music Video and Scripted Short categories, listed below:

Documentary: Presented by Elisa Iannacone

WINNER: Daniel Simpkins, Farm Life
Samuel Babarinde, Against All Odds
Darshan Gajjar, Peaks Of Colour
Luis Hindman, Mumford & Sons – Entwined: Noemi And Enrica
Samuel Robson, Hyperactive
Music Video; Presented by Jake Ratcliffe

WINNER: Luis Hindman, Just Come With Me Tonight
Keaton B-McD, Kippin Widda Fishes
Jacob Gandy, Harry
Christian Haywood, It’s You, It’s Not Me
Tianqi Huang, What’s My Name
Scripted Short; Presented by Ollie Kenchington

WINNER: Chas Harrington, Red Room
Helen Iley, The Siren Song
Manu Ausin, Let’s Bounce
Elliot Millson, Ralph
Eddie Yeoman, Drifter

The achievements of the winners and nominees were celebrated at a special ceremony hosted by British television presenter, Alex Zane, on the evening of Thursday 27th April, at Everyman Theatre Broadgate. Alex also presented a fourth overall “Grand Prize” to Daniel Simpkins, for Farm Life. The winners receive a selection of prizes including a Canon EOS C70 and RF 24-70 F2.8 L lens, a £500 voucher for CVP, and the experience of shadowing an award-winning filmmaker and all shortlisted projects will be awarded a £200 voucher to use at CVP.

“We partnered with CVP to establish Stories in Motion to empower the next generation and provide a platform for emerging young artists to showcase their unique perspectives and creative visions.” said Graham Payne, product business developer, ITCG Marketing and Product Management, Canon UK & Ireland. “The volume and quality of work that was submitted shows how passionate and talented the next generation of filmmakers and content creators are – the entries were outstanding, and exceeded expectations.”

For more information on the Canon Stories in Motion Young Filmmakers Awards and to view the shortlisted and winning films, please visit the Canon Stories in Motion website at

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