As always, the competition drew an eclectic range of applications and those judged by the selection panel to be the most creative of the many received are (in no particular order):
1. Steve Moss
Steve's day job is at Publicis where he works as a copywriter, so he ought to know his way around a script. As he describes his role as "devising cunning ways to make the nation fatter and poorer" he unsurprisingly keen to make a film which won't feature a brand's logo.
2. Daniel McKee
A 2014 graduate of Bournemouth University's highly-rated film course, Daniel has spent the last four years as a jobbing director and visual artist. Already in possession of a coveted Vimeo Staff Pick for his film 'Mona Lisa Selfie', he has also created the Directors' Library - a super new online platform.
3. Stroma Cairns
The sole female director this year is also the only contender already signed by a major film production company... and she's Prettybird's Stroma Cairns. Considered a directing star in the ascendancy, she'll have to be installed as the bookies' favourite.
4. Matt Wood, Tom Loveless, Billy Stickley
This trio of agency creatives say they've spent the past seven years expanding on each and every thought they have ever had... and now they're hoping to exploit this weird creative symmetry to pick up the plaudits, the love and the giant cheque at this year's Homespun Yarns finalÚ.
All the previous finalists' films can be watched on Homespun Yarns' Vimeo channel, including 'Winston & Daisy' (above) - last year's winner.
Further proof of the competition's kudos came last month in Cannes when Dorothy Allen-Pickard won a Silver at the Young Directors Awards for her Homespun Yarns' film 'The Mess'.