Call For: Entries for Cinemagic

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Cinemagic, the international film festival for young people based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has opened call for entries for their 2016 edition.

The festival was established in 1989 and over the years it has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in children’s programming and is currently the largest award-winning children’s film festival in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The festival includes international film screenings, movie premieres, industry Q&A’s, discussions, competitions and master classes in all aspects of filmmaking.

Cinemagic is a competitive festival with prizes for:

  • Best feature film for a young adult audience (The Golden Reel Award) – judged by a jury of young people aged 18-25.
  • Best feature film for a teenage audience (The Silver Reel Award) – judged by a jury of young people aged 15-17.
  • Best feature film for a youth audience (The Emerald Reel Award) – judged by a jury of young people aged 12-14.
  • Best feature film for a junior audience (The Golden Star Award) – judged by a jury of young people aged 10-11.
  • Best feature film for a young audience (The Silver Star Award) – judged by a jury of young people aged 8-9.
  • Best feature film for a children’s audience (The Emerald Star Award) – judged by a jury of young people aged 6-7.
  • Best short film for a primary school audience (Jury’s Out Award 8+) – Judged by primary schools (ages 8+)
  • Best short film for a secondary jnr school audience (Jury’s Out Award 12+) – Judged by secondary jnr schools (ages 12+)
  • Best short film for a secondary school audience (Jury’s Out Award 15+) – Judged by a secondary schools (ages 15+)

Films made within the years 2014 – 2016 are eligible for competition. Cinemagic has stated that they are interested in all types of films and programmes for children and young people from preschool through to young adult.

For entry form and regulations as well as details on how to apply, visitwww.cinemagic.org.uk.

Deadline for entries is 25th July, 2016. All entries will be judged by a previewing committee. Successful entrants will be notified by 26th August 2016.

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