FUSE Film 2023

FUSEBOX, 3 July 2023, 18:00.

Creative Youth are thrilled to welcome the return of film to this year’s FUSE International.

After the huge success of 2022 we could not wait to showcase more films this year with our glittering FUSE Film showcase and awards.

FUSE Film focuses on celebrating the work of young film makers and sharing the creative talents of incredible emerging casts and crews.

This year we will be screening all of our shortlisted films and awarding our winners in the following categories:

  • Best Short Film
  • Best Miniature Film
  • Best International Film

Be sure to view our full list of shortlisted films by a wide range of international artists below. You can also reserve your tickets for our screening at FUSEBOX on 3 July 2023 at 18:00 by clicking here.

Best Miniature Film - Shortlist

Introducing our shortlist for the Best Miniature Film category:

    • Tiny Dreams
    • elemental
    • Neurodivergence


Enter the world of tiny dreams. Tiny dreams that repeat. Tiny dreams that take you nowhere. Tiny dreams where you are real.

Director and Writer – Tautvydas Baranauskas


A young person’s response to the climate crisis. elemental is a brand-new dance film choreographed by 17-year-old neurodivergent choreographer Ross Hoey in collaboration with filmmaker Lewis Landini. This film was made in response to the climate crisis.

Directors – Lewis Landini & Ross Hoey

Producer – Hayley Earlam


A viral infection in my brain has kept me bound to this room for two years. This is what it’s like.

Director – Jay Dixon 

Best Short Film - Shortlist

Introducing our shortlist for the Best Short Film category:

    • The Order of Ra
    • Fort Tom
    • Overwhelmed – Another Day


A young woman finds belonging in a mysterious cult, but her faith is tested to the limit when a ceremony takes a dark turn.

Writers and Directors – James Shannon & Toby Martin Hughes


Spiteful of his neglectful, self-centred parents, 10 year old Tom stages his own kidnapping and hides in the attic. Here he embraces his independence and imagines their reaction to his disappearance.

Writer and Director – Arthur Johnson

Producer – Claire Currie


A short experimental documentary film about a teenager who suffers from mental health issues as a result of childhood bullying.

Writer, Director & Producer – Oliver Chadwick

Best International Short Film - Shortlist

Introducing our shortlist for the Best International Short Film category:

    • Checkmate
    • Poultry Panic
    • Family Tree
    • The Will to Survive


A man is trapped in a small room and his only way of escaping is by beating 2 impossible chess computers.

Director – Frederik Lysholm Jønsson


A man has promised his girlfriend a duck for dinner, but has to change plans when his co-worker steals it right in front of him. The supermarket is sold out, so he catches one in a lake instead.

Director – Matias Nygaard Christensen 

Producer – Mia Rønnow Noll


A thirteen-year-old girl is researching her family tree. She lives alone with her grandmother who guards the key to the family secret. Andrea is determined to find the truth – no matter what it takes!

Writer & Director – Maria HagedoProducer – Charlie Gleitze Bruun


A soldier, after reawakening from unconsciousness, must find the will to survive, and carry on living in the conflict.

Writer, Director & Producer – Robert Cole

Producer – Charlie Gleitze Bruun


It has been a difficult couple of years for so many and we can’t wait to experience the energy, inspiration and hope which young people and our festival audiences bring to Kingston once again.

We’ll be rolling out the red carpet once again on 3 July 2023 at our brand new multi-arts space FUSEBOX where all of our finalists films will be shown on the big screen to a live audience! We would love to see as many of you as possible at our award ceremony, where the announcements of the winner of each category will be revealed by some special guests. You can reserve your tickets by clicking here.

If you can’t make it to us in person this year then don’t worry. We will be screening all of the finalists films online as part of our FUSE International Digifest so be sure to stay tuned to our website and sign up to our mailing list to be the first to see them!