This weekend saw Creative England's iShorts showcase at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival. With How To Disappear Completely by Phil Drinkwater and Tim Woodall taking home the York Youth Award.
Creative England backed the award winning short which follows a young magician who hopes to escape his teenage life by performing the perfect disappearing act.
How To Disappear Completely was screened amongst other shorts supported by Creative England's iShorts programme, an initiative designed to help with funding and mentoring of emerging and entry level talent. The short films showcased at Aesthetica Short Film Festival were so popular, filling the venue to capacity with extra demand, that an emergency second screening was scheduled the same evening to meet requirements.
Other films in the shorts roster included Crisps by Jim and Joe Dethick, Chance by Joe Carter and Harry Sherriff's Hits Like A Girl. The showcase was part of a special section of the festival. The iShorts showcase was then followed by a panel discussion which heard how Creative England can offer emerging talent in film making and development.
For more information on the ASFF and the complete list of winners click here.
For more information on Creative England and the programmes run to help budding film makers, click here.