Cinemagic Returns to Dublin in May to Celebrate its 10th Anniversary

 

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The annual Cinemagic Film and Television Festival programme returns for a 10th Anniversary feast of film from 5th-14th May, jam-packed with 100 events and diverse creative opportunities to inspire and motivate young people. The festival features guests from the world of film and television including Cinematographer Gerry Floyd from treble BAFTA nominated documentary Notes on Blindness; Doctor Foster and Born to Kill director, Bruce Goodison.

Family and Teen Films: The film programme taking place over the two weekends of the festival includes movies from around the world including gala previews, family favourites and new international features. All screened at Cineworld Cinemas family movie titles include animations Rock Dog, with a voice cast featuring Eddie Izzard and Luke Wilson; adventure quest The Dragon Spell ; Kiwi & Strit, from the director of The Great Bear; Phantom Boy from Academy Award nominated directors of A Cat in Paris and Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess from acclaimed director Michel Ocelot. Live action family dramas and documentaries include musical adventure Owls & Mice and Seasons, a beautifully crafted nature story.

Teen movies focus on social and youth issues and feature German drama Fog in August based on Robert Domes’ 2008 eponymous historical novel; documentary The Valley of the Wolves directed by Jean-Michel Bertrand; Little Harbour inspired by true events and based on the best-selling book The Fifth Boat and Born in Syria, which follows seven children for a year through 12 countries, with a soundtrack by Gabriel Yared(The English Patient, The Talented Mr.Ripley)

Masterclasses and Workshops: The festival offers opportunities to get hands-on and learn from experts in the film and television industry. Over 12s can enjoy iPad Stop Motion Animation with Flickerpix animation’s Joel Simon; Prosthetics and Creature Effects with Kildare born Kate Walshe of Millennium FX, one of the leading prosthetics companies in Europe; and Directing for Film and TV with Bruce Goodison whose credits include ITV’s Home Fires,BBC1’s Doctor Foster and the new Channel 4 drama Born to Kill. Kids aged under 12 can participate in Junior Talent Lab workshops Special Effects Make-Up with MKF Institute.

Festival Jury
Cinemagic’s world cinema programme inspires the next generation of cinema audiences to both enjoy and critique film and the festival is currently accepting young film critics for the CineSeekers Jury Programme which is a cross border initiative and suitable for young people aged 5-11 and the CineFocus Jury Programme, which is suitable for ages 12-14 and 15-18 respectively. The young film critics will have the chance to view youth focused films from around the world, take part in review workshops, make lots of new friends and choose the winning films of the festival!

Education Programme
The festival presents a comprehensive film education programme which helps to inspire young people, stimulate discussion on social issues and to provide practical opportunities to learn new skills.

Teenagers can find out about working in the world of film and television with insightful talks and workshops on Cinematography, Film Classification with IFCO, Film Ideology & Politics and The Genetics of Superheroes with accompanying classic and new films to illustrate the talks. There are special preview screening including My Life as a Courgette, the highly acclaimed Best Animated Feature Nominated movie at this year’s Oscars, and Vermeer, Beyond Time, introduced by both the Curator of the Vermeer exhibition and the Head of Education at the National Gallery of Ireland.

Visits to secondary schools include events showcasing short films that explore the complex social, political and cultural issues that young people face in society with the ‘Disillusioned Youth’ programme, an ‘Animated Antics’ short film programme, and ‘Career Crafts’ talks on Costume Design with Louise Stanton (What If, Albert Nobbs, Wake Wood) and Props and Model Making with Greg Keeley (High Rise, Dracula Untold, Line of Duty).

Young film fans at primary and preschools can immerse themselves in the festival experience with Preschool short film programmes,’ Animated Antics’ short film programmes; Craft & Graft with Lovemovies.ie and the Industry Trust; History Live and the World of Sherlock Holmes; Discover the Dinosaurs; The Science Show & Minions and Storyboarding!

Joan Burney Keatings, Cinemagic Chief Executive said “We are looking forward to our 10th Anniversary Cinemagic Dublin Film Festival in May and the programme is action packed with fantastic film and television events for children, families, teenagers, young filmmakers and school groups. With the support of our valued funders and partners including the Department of Education and Skills and The Nido Collection we are able to present an eclectic range of opportunities to educate, motivate and inspire 4-25 year olds.”

Cinemagic Dublin is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and supported by Cineworld, The Nido Collection and Dublin’s Q102.

About Cinemagic: Cinemagic is an award winning charity festival that embraces the magic of film, television and digital technologies to educate, motivate and inspire young people and counts among their patrons Dermot O’Leary, Saoirse Ronan, Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Bergin, Brian Cox, Suranne Jones, Julian Fellowes and Emma Fellowes, Terry George, John  and Ros Hubbard.

Booking Details:

Cinema Tickets: Cineworld 1520 880 444 / www.cineworld.ie

Masterclasses/Workshops:   www.eventbrite.ie

Festival Jury: claire@cinemagic.ie

Education programme: +44 28 903 11900 / schools@cinemagic.ie

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Call For: Young Film Fans for Cinemagic Jury Panel

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Ever wondered during this film awards season what it would be like to participate on a film jury and decide who wins? Well now you can. The Dublin Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is back for its 10th edition and is recruiting film critic jury panels of 8-18 year olds from all over Ireland and Northern Ireland to watch and judge a series of  films from around the world during the Festival this May.

 

The jury will meet in Cineworld Cinemas Parnell Street where they will enjoy a feast of film, learn how to review and critique, and choose the winning films of the weekend. Meet other young film fans with a passion for film and learn about the role of the film critic.

 

Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Festival Programmer said “We are very much looking forward to our 10th Festival programme in Dublin. The young film critics’ jury offers film fans the chance to meet others with a similar passion, to discuss and debate, whilst expanding their understanding of the different genres of film. The critics, who are our future cinema-supporting audiences, will choose the winning films of the festival, so there is a significant and important task for the young people to undertake!”

 

The juries are divided into three age groups and will meet from 10am-3pm each day:

 

8-11 year olds attend the CineSeekers Jury on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May

12-14 year olds attend the CineFocus Jury on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May

15-18 year olds attend the CineFocus Jury on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May

 

As well as the weekend panels, the jury are invited to the festival’s gala opening night on 5th May to officially open the programme and get stuck into their role as film critics!

 

To register to be part of a weekend of film fun just download a Dublin registration form from www.cinemagic.ie and return to Cinemagic, (Belfast admin address: 49 Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JL) or email Claire@cinemagic.ie by 28th April.

 

The cost to participate is €10.00 per person payable once registered to confirm a place. The places are allocated on a first come first served basis. The jury weekends are a cross-border initiative.

 

The Dublin Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People takes place from 5th-14th May and includes an exciting array of new film screenings, workshops and masterclasses for young people aged 4-25. The full programme for the 2017 Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

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Call For: Young Critics for Cinemagic

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The Dublin Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is back and is recruiting film critic jury panels of 8-18 year olds from all over Ireland to watch and judge a series of  films from around the world during the Festival this May.

Over two days the jury will meet in Cineworld Cinemas Parnell Street where they will enjoy a feast of film, learn how to review and critique, and choose the winning films of the weekend. Meet other young film fans with a passion for film and learn about the role of the film critic.

Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Festival Programmer said “The young film critics jury 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.”

The juries are divided into three age groups and will meet from 10am-3pm each day:
8-11 year olds will be in the CineSeekers Jury (Sat 14th and Sun 15th May)
12-14 year olds will make up the CineFocus Jury (Sat 21st and Sun 22nd May)
15-18 year olds should apply for the CineFocus Jury (Sat 21st and Sun 22nd May)

 

To register to be part of a weekend of film fun just download a Dublin registration form HERE for the under 12s and HERE for the over 12s and return to Cinemagic, (Belfast admin address: 49 Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JL) or email Claire@cinemagic.ie by 9th May

The cost to participate is €10.00 per person payable in advance to Cinemagic to reserve a place.

The jury weekends are a cross-border initiative.

The Dublin Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People runs from 12th-22nd May and includes an exciting array of film screenings, workshops and masterclasses for children ages 4-25. The full programme for the 2016 Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People will be announced in the coming weeks.

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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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Call For: Young Film Consultants Wanted for July Panel

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Cinemagic has launched its annual call for young film enthusiasts to take on the role of ‘film consultants’ in July (26th-31st) and help select and programme a series of films for the Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival programme for Young People that takes place in Belfast from 9th October-4th November 2015. The Festival will include new film screenings from around the world, filmmaking workshops, competitions, masterclasses and exciting film education events for young people.
 
The participants in the young consultants programme in association with Gentle Dental, will work with the Cinemagic team in Belfast to help steer the choice of films for the Festival, as they watch and critique films from around the globe! If you are a budding film critic who would enjoy the opportunity to spend time with Cinemagic, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet other likeminded young people and have fun deciding the content of the largest film festival for young people in the UK and Ireland.
 
Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Programmer said “The young film consultants will have the opportunity to watch and review international films guided by the Cinemagic team in Belfast and there will be lots of opportunities for discussion and debate. The young people will also contribute ideas for the festival programme and help with the promotion of festival events.”
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
Young people aged 8-11, 12-14 and 15-18 with a keen interest in film and the enthusiasm to discuss and debate within a group should register by downloading the registration form on www.cinemagic.org.uk and post it to Cinemagic, Young Consultants, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JL or email claire@cinemagic.org.uk by 17th July 2015.

 

Young consultants will meet on the following dates in Queen’s Film Theatre, University Square Belfast, as per age category and participants must be available for both dates in their group.

 

8-11 year olds: Sunday 26th July, 1pm-5pm and Monday 27th July, 10am-4pm

 

12-14 year olds: Tuesday 28th July, 10am-4pm and Wednesday 29th July, 10am-4pm

 

15-18 year olds: Thursday 30th July, 10am-4pm and Friday 31st July, 10am-4pm

 

The cost to participate is £10 per person. The programme is open to young people from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.
The Cinemagic Young Consultants July programme is presented in association with Gentle Dental. The Cinemagic Festival is funded by Northern Ireland Screen supported by DCAL, funded by Belfast City Council and sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport.

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Call For: Young Critics for Cinemagic

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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 Dublin ‘CineSeekers’ and ‘CineFocus’ film jury is for you! Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is recruiting jury panels of 8-18 year olds from all over Ireland to watch and judge a series of  films from around the world during the May Cinemagic Dublin 2015 Festival programme.

 

The jury will meet in Cineworld Cinemas Parnell Street and Filmbase Temple Bar where they will enjoy a feast of film, learn how to review and critique, and choose the winning films of the weekend.

 

Cinemagic film jury members will have the opportunity to meet other young film fans, learn about the role of the film critic, and play an important role in Cinemagic Dublin’s 8th Festival for Young People.

 

Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Festival Programmer said “The young film critics jury 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 the May Cinemagic Dublin Festival Jury

Please download a Registration Form from www.cinemagic.ie and return to Cinemagic, (Belfast admin address: 49 Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JL) or email Claire@cinemagic.ie by 30th April 2015.

 

The 8-11 year old CineSeekers Jury takes place from 10.30am-3.30pm in Cineworld on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May.

 

The 12-14 year old CineFocus Jury takes place from 10.30am-3.30pm Filmbase on Saturday 9thth and Sunday 10th May

 

The 15-18 year old CineFocus Jury takes place from 10.30am-3.30pm in Cineworld on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May

 

The cost to participate is 10.00 Euro per person payable in advance to Cinemagic to reserve a place. The event is a cross border initiative.

The Dublin Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People runs from 5th-17th May 2015

 

 

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Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Showcase

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Dublin filmmaker Carlos Quinn with Claire Addison, AES, at the 2014 AES Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Showcase in Queen’s Film Theatre Belfast. The Exchange made by Carlos was one of the twelve shortlisted films in the 18-25s category of the competition. The Exchange follows the story of a North Korean border patrolwoman who finds an intruder’s bag and sees an opportunity

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Young filmmakers from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the UK were commended at the AES Cinemagic Young Filmmaker competition showcase for 18-25 year olds, which took place recently at Queen’s Film Theatre Belfast. Twelve shortlisted films were screened at the showcase that celebrated young filmmaking talent. Two of the shortlisted films, The Exchange and The Dead Planet, were made by filmmakers Carlos Quinn and Ruairi O’Neill from Dublin and Waterford respectively.

The winning film in the 18-25s age category was Driven, a dark eerie thriller in which a man’s sat-nav begins to take over his identity, made by Liam Cassidy, Michael Holburt and Hanna Ryder from Cumbria.

The two Highly Commended films were Everyone Can Clap Their Hands by Andy McComb and Big Fat Santa by Shane Brennan both from Northern Ireland.

Cinemagic is dedicated to supporting and celebrating young talent by showcasing films made by young people, bringing those filmmakers together and giving them opportunities to view new films.

Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Festival Programmer said, “The AES Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition offers young people the chance to have their film screened at the festival. Whether you are a first-time filmmaker or developing your skills in filmmaking, the competition offers a great platform to showcase young talent and the opportunity to enjoy the work of other young filmmakers.”

 

The full list of shortlisted films for 18-25s age category is as follows:

Norma by Colm McCready
The Dead Planet by Ruairi O’Neill
Below by Alfie Barker
Everyone Can Clap Their Hands by Andy McComb
The Exchange by Carlos Quinn
Going Pro by Alex Ayre
Weekend Me by Luke Alexander
Driven by Liam Cassidy, Michael Holburt and Hanna Ryder
Below the Row by Glen Travis
The Secret Life of Balloons by Nina Graham and Lauren Graham
Big Fat Santa by Shane Brennan
Guilt by Niall Shukla

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Call For: Young Film Critics

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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 Belfast ‘CineFocus and ‘CineSeekers’ film jury’ is for you! Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is recruiting a cross-border jury panels of 6-11 year olds and 12-25 year olds to watch and judge a series of  films from around the world during the Cinemagic Belfast 2014 Festival programme.

 

The under 12s CineSeekers member will meet from 3rd-5th Oct (6-7 yr olds), 4th, 11th, 12th Oct (8-11 yr olds) and the 12-25 yr old CineFocus members will meet from 21st-23rd November in festival cinemas in Belfast where they will enjoy a feast of film, learn how to review and critique, and choose the winning films of the festival which will be announced at the closing night of each festival programme

 

Cinemagic film jury members will have the opportunity to meet other young film fans, learn about the role of the film critic, meet filmmakers and festival guests and play an important in Cinemagic Belfast, with this year marking the Festival’s 25th Anniversary.

 

Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Festival Programmer said “Jury members will play a key role in our 25th Anniversary Festival. The Cinemagic jury 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 the Cinemagic Belfast 2014 Festival Jury

Please download a CineFocus or CineSeekers Jury Registration Form from www.cinemagic.org.uk and return to Cinemagic, or email Claire Shaw claire@cinemagic.org.uk or telephone +44 28 90 311 900

 

The cost to participate is €10.00 or £10.00 per child.

Travel to and from the cinema is the responsibility of a parent/guardian but Cinemagic can suggest hotels/b&b accommodation in Belfast.

Each day typically runs from 10.00am-5.00pm with breaks for lunch and discussions included in the schedule.

 

The jury is open to all young people from Ireland.

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