The 6th Cinemagic Dublin Festival will take place from 13th-19th May (12-25 yr olds sponsored by
Coca-Cola) and from 8th-14th June (under 12s).
The Festival reaches out to young people to give them an insight to the film and television industry and offers film fans of all ages a chance to view classic and new movies from around the world. The May workshops are divided into two main strands, The Talent Lab,in The Burlington Hotel (masterclasses/Q&A’s for 16-26 yr olds) and the Education Programme (for 12-18 yr olds). As part of Cinemagic’s outreach programme there will also be a series of Talent Lab events in the F2 Centre Rialto and The Base Ballyfermot.
Cinemagic Los Angeles
A host of film, television and entertainment industry professionals lent their support to the 4th annual LA Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People, which ran during this year’s Oscar week!
Young people from Los Angeles, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland were offered a unique opportunity to participate in educational Q&A’s, film screenings, workshops, masterclasses and special events with The Jim Henson Company, HBO, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Remote Control Studios, New York Film Academy LA, Aero Film, Inner City Arts, Creative Visions Foundation. A highlight of the festival for the young people was meeting Academy Award winning Film Music Composer, Hans Zimmer and presenting him with a Cinemagic award for his outstanding contribution to the film industry. Hans Zimmer is recognised as one of Hollywood’s most innovative talents having composed for films such as Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy, The Lion King, As Good As It Gets, Gladiator, Pearl Harbour, The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel (yet to be released).
Another highlight was theLos Angelespremiere screening of ‘The Mantle’, a short film made by teenagers during Cinemagic’s International Film Camp inBelfast,Northern Irelandlast July. The film camp aimed to bring young people from different cultural backgrounds together to work on a common goal and to produce a film in just five days.
As a result of the film camp, nine teenagers fromNorthern IrelandandRepublicofIrelandwere selected to represent Cinemagic during its week of events inLos Angelesand to showcase their short film to the young audiences and industry professionals there. Three of theLos Angelesfilm camp participants were also present to talk about their experience making the film in Ballycastle!
The much-anticipated opening reception, at the Fairmont Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica, hosted by UK Television personality Ross King, showcased the collaborative work of young filmmakers in Los Angeles and from Northern Ireland, a Q&A kicked off the evening’s events with special guests in attendance including six-time Academy Award nominee Jim Sheridan. Other celebrity guests to walk the red carpet included Briana Evigan star of 'Step Up 2', actress Melia Kreiling, Rowly Dennis from 'Jane by Design', actresses April Billingsily and Valyn Hall, Irish Actress Caroline Morahan, Jay Harrington star of 'Better Off Ted' and more.
As patron for Cinemagic, Pierce Brosnan recorded a special message for the event and donated his personal artwork for auction in support of the charity, helping to motivate and educate young people through the medium of film.
Other films made by young people and screened at the festival included an original short film produced last year as part of Cinemagic’s International Fund forIreland‘Sharing in Education programme’ project entitled ‘Reel Frontiers’. The film ‘Aftermath’ was made by young people from Catholic and Protestant backgrounds, with the aim for the participants to work together on a common goal, learn about film making and production, share experiences and make new friends.
Cinemagic New York
Liam Neeson officially opened the 4th Cinemagic New York Film and Television Festival for Young People at a special reception in New York City’s HearstTower. The opening reception saw Liam Neeson, patron of Cinemagic officially launch the packed five day programme to an invited audience including young filmmakers from Belfast who were key speakers at the event.
The opening reception was attended by invited guests and festival partners and the talented young filmmakers screened the New York premieres of The Mantle and But What If? - short films made through Cinemagic projects in 2012!
Cinemagic worked in partnership with a number of film, television, arts and young peoples’ organizations in New York that included Sesame Workshop, HBO, New York Film Academy, Ghetto Film School, MOMA, and Manhattan Center, to entertain and educate young people through film, by offering them the opportunity to attend educational screenings and talks, industry workshops and special events with film and television professionals.
Cinemagic Belfast will return in October and November 2013!
The October programme (4th-18th) will host film screenings, competitions, Q&A's and film and television workshops and masterclasses for young people aged 12 and under.
The November programme (18th-28th) sponsored by Coca-Cola will host film screenings, competitions, Q&A's and film and television workshops and masterclasses for young people aged 12-25.
Highlights Coming Soon!