Call For: Young Critics

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Knight Rusty

Calling all young film critics to be part of festival jury!                            

Do you enjoy watching films? Would you like to see new films from around the world? Ever thought of being a film critic?  If so, this year’s Cinemagic ‘CineSeekers film jury’ is for you! Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is recruiting a jury panel, of 6-7 year olds and 8-11 yr olds, to watch and judge a series of in-competition films during the Cinemagic under 12s Festival programme in Belfast this October.

The 6-7 year olds will meet on 5th and 6th October and the 8-11 year olds will meet on 12th and 13th October in Odeon Cinemas, Belfast, where they will enjoy a feast of film over two days and choose the winning films of the festival which will be announced at the annual Cinemagic Gala Awards ceremony on 28th November in Belfast City Hall.

The CineSeekers 6-7 year olds will present the Emerald Star Award for Best Feature Film for a Children’s Audience and the CineSeekers 8-11 year olds will present the Golden Star Award for Best Feature Film for a Youth Audience.

CineSeekers film jury members will have the opportunity to meet other young film fans, meet filmmakers and industry guests and play a key role in Cinemagic Belfast 2013.

Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Festival Programmer said “CineSeekers Jury members will play a key role in an international film festival deciding on the winning films of Cinemagic Belfast 2013. CineSeekers offers young people the chance to meet others with a similar passion for film, to discuss and debate, and to make new friends, whilst expanding their understanding of the different genres of film.”

To register for CineSeekers 2013.

Please email Claire Shaw or telephone +44 28 90 311 900 to register your interest. CineSeekers is open to young people from all over the UK and Ireland. All films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles where necessary. The cost to participate in the two days is £10.00 per child. All 6-7 year old jury members must be chaperoned by an adult. 8-11 year old jury members do not require adult supervision but parents/guardians are welcome to attend and adult places are free of charge.


Cinemagic is funded by Northern Ireland Screen supported by DCAL.



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