Call-out for Teens for Cross Border Short Film Production

Cross Border Programme - On the set of 'Under the Influence'

Cinemagic has launched its search for a young trainee film production crew for the 2024 Cross Border Short Film Academy supported by The Department of Education Ireland. From July to September, a series of film masterclasses and pre-production workshops will be delivered and will culminate in the production of a short film made by teenagers aged 15-18, under the guidance of industry professionals.

Participants, from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, aged 15-18, are encouraged to apply and they will have the chance to develop their talents in a range of production areas and earn a credit on the production. Cinemagic is looking for committed, talented and creative young people.

The successful applicants will participate in a programme of practical training and the opportunity will provide the young filmmakers with an invaluable insight to all aspects of filmmaking and the essential skills required on set.

Joan Burney Keatings MBE, Cinemagic Chief Executive said “With thanks to funding provided by The Department of Education we look forward to offering this valuable skills development programme. We are looking forward to meeting and working with young talented and creative teens from all over Ireland and Northern Ireland, who are interested in the film industry and want to share ideas and learn from industry professionals. 

We are looking for young people from all backgrounds to come together on a cross-border project and work on a common goal and illustrate what can be achieved working as a team on this innovative opportunity.”

How to apply: Please complete the application form HERE and submit by 1 July 2024. There is no cost to participating in the programme however participants will be required to arrange their own travel and cover the cost of travel to the in-person events in Belfast. 

Key dates are as follows and we request that you are available for all of these:

Apply by 1 July 2024

5th July 2024: ONLINE ZOOM Interviews BETWEEN 10-1PM

20th July 2024: Masterclasses on scripting and industry focus – IN PERSON IN A LOCATION IN BELFAST 

28th August 2024: Script Development – VIA ZOOM 

TBC: Pre Production 1

26th & 27th September 2024: Film Production AT A LOCATION IN BELFAST

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