The Coca-Cola Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People (12-25 yrs) is coming to Dublin on 13th – 19th May! There is a range of educational workshops still available for schools. These events are held in Cineworld or can be brought to the schools! Places are booking fast so early booking is advisable. To make a booking, please contact Sean Boyle –!


The following events are still available for school groups;


The Film Review with Film Ireland, Tuesday 14th May, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Participating School, 15 – 18 year olds, minimum 50 students, €4.00 per student           

Have you ever been put off seeing a movie because of a bad review? Have you ever been persuaded to spend money on a film based on the opinion of a stranger? Have you been angered at the scathing criticism labelled at a film you have loved or left in disbelief at the adulation heaped on a film you have disliked?

If you can answer yes then you have been directly affected by the powerful voice of the film critic. Film journalism is an extremely influential cultural tool when it comes to shaping your opinions and actions.

In this workshop, journalists from Film Ireland will explain the processes and techniques used when critically analysing film texts.

Film Classification with IFCO, Tuesday 14th May, 10.30am – 1.00pm, Cineworld, 12 – 18 year olds, €4.00 per student                                                      

IFCO, the Irish Film Classification Office, is responsible for certifying all films and DVDs distributed in Ireland. They also have a role to play in how Video Games are rated. In years gone by many films were banned or cut. This has now been replaced by age-related classification, with IFCO providing consumer advice and information to the public, and to parents in particular, through its website

All your questions concerning how and why films need to be classified will be answered at this special presentation and interactive workshop event!

From Stage to Screen with Christina Matthews + Screening: The Crucible, Wednesday 15th May, 10.30am – 3.00pm, Participating School, 12 – 18 year olds, minimum 50 students, €5.00 per student                                                                       

Christina Matthews will be leading an ‘acting for stage’ workshop before a screening of the film adaptation of Arthur Miller’s – The Crucible.

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It recounts the events surrounding the Salem witch trials – a time when paranoia, hysteria, and deceit gripped the Puritan towns of New England.


Troll Hunter + Storytelling and Folklore with Jack Lynch, Wednesday 15th May, 10.30am – 1.00pm, Cineworld. 12 – 18 year olds, €5.00 per student

Jack Lynch tells a wide range of stories that draw on Ireland’s rich oral tradition. He combines folkloric elements with ancient Irish myths, wonder tales and tall tales. He has told stories throughout Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Jordan, the West Indies and the United States. He is a founder member of Storytellers of Ireland, which he currently chairs –

Troll Hunter – Shot in a vérité  style, Troll Hunter tells the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy. A thrilling and wildly entertaining film, Troll Hunter delivers truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly funny adherence to the original Norwegian folklore!

Biodiversity Workshop with ECO-UNESCO, Wednesday 15th May, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Participating School, 12-18 year olds, €4.00 per student

ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation is delighted to deliver its Biodiversity workshop at Cinemagic. Through a range of interactive and group activities, participants will discover more about the natural world around us, why it works and how a healthy biodiversity is so important for us all

Digital Photography Workshop with Make-Up Fab, Wednesday 15th May, 10.00am-1.00pm, Participating School, 12 – 18 year olds, minimum 50 students, €4.00 per student

Make the most of your camera phone by understanding digital photography principles and how they affect your images. The workshop covers: basics of digital photography, using light, Apps to edit your shots and practical work.  All you need is your smartphone/camera phone and pen and paper to take notes! No special equipment required

                              Acting for Silent Film Workshop with Charmaine McBride, Thursday 16th May, 10.30am – 1.00pm, Participating School, 12 – 18 year olds, minimum 50 students, €4.00 per student


Long, long ago in the days of silent cinema, directors and actors used extravagant acts, dastardly villainous characters and virtuous but cunning heroines to entertain! Born out of popularmusic hall sketches and comedy duos, slapstick relied on hand-made special effects, acrobatic feats, comedy timing and a lot more ingenuity than is used in films of today. In this exciting drama workshop actor and community artist Charmaine McBride will lead participants in a number of ‘silent drama’ exercises that will illustrate the innovation and imagination needed when acting without words!

The Original Screenplay – Moonrise Kingdom; Introduced by The Writers Guild of Ireland, Friday 17th May, 10:30am – 1pm, Cineworld, 12-18 year olds, €5.00 per student

Moonrise Kingdom will be introduced by The Writers Guild of Ireland. Guild representatives will also be answering questions and offering advice to any budding young writers in the audience. The Guild is the representative body in Ireland for writers for the stage, screen, radio and digital media.

Moonrise Kingdom – Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.


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