Guernsey Arts Commission young filmmaker named

Last week saw the first ever Guernsey Filmmakers Film Festival take place with a night of screenings and presentations of the organisations annual awards.

New to them this year was an award supported by the Guernsey Arts Commission for a young filmmaker aged between 18 and 25.

The film had to be an original production of around five minutes in length on any subject.

The prize was won by film student Kit Gillson for his part animated, part live action film Somethin’ Fishy. The award was presented to his brother Adam by Film, Poetry and Prose Sub-Committee member, Livia Bluecher, as Kit was off the island at the time.

Livia said: “Kit Gillson is a name to watch… the film manages to tell a whole story in 5 minutes and has wonderful monsters, pacing, action, tension, laughs, and a highly original use of patterned cardboard cut-outs with photographs… In short, the thing was a gem!”

Click here to watch Kit’s film or watch it below (the other winning films are also available to watch on the Guernsey Filmmakers website).


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