Winners of the Canon Stories in Motion Young Filmmakers Competition

Stories in Motion Film Competition Winners

GTC Sponsors, Canon (UK) and CVP, announce the winners of the Canon Stories in Motion Young Filmmakers Awards. The awards aim to recognise the best short films produced by new young talent, aged from 18 to 25 years old and promote the creative talent of emerging filmmakers 

The selection committee included 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.

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

After the awards, the winners and nominees celebrated at a special ceremony hosted by British television presenter, Alex Zane, on the evening of Thursday 27 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.

Graham Payne, product business developer, ITCG Marketing and Product Management, Canon UK & Ireland, says:

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. 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, please visit the Canon Stories in Motion website at