Call for Young Film Consultants

Cinemagic has launched its annual call for young film enthusiasts to take on the role of ‘film consultants’ this July in Belfast, to help programme a series of films for the annual Cinemagic Festival that takes place in October 2022. The Young Consultants’ Programme will take place in person in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Participants in the young consultants’ scheme will work in groups of 8–11-year-olds, 12–14-year-olds and 15–18-year-olds along with the Cinemagic team to help steer the choice of films for the Festival, as they watch and critique films from around the globe!

If you know a budding film critic who would enjoy the opportunity to spend time with Cinemagic, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet likeminded young people who love watching and discussing films and have fun deciding the content of the largest film festival for young people in the UK and Ireland.

Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Programmer said: “We are looking forward to welcoming young people aged 8-18, to our annual young film consultants panel, which has been one of the longest running initiatives of the Cinemagic Festival since its inception 32 years ago. The young film consultants will have the opportunity to watch and review international films guided by the Cinemagic team and there will be lots of opportunities for discussion and debate.”

HOW TO REGISTER: 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 emailing and selecting tickets (£10 per person) as per relevant age group at

Young consultants will meet on the following dates in the Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, as per age category and participants must be available for both dates in their group. The young consultants programme is open to all young people from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. REGISTRATION FORMS to be filled out and emailed to or given on the morning of the event at the venue.

Tues 19th and Weds 20th July 10.30am-3.30pm, 8-11 year olds

Thurs 21st and Friday 22nd July 10.30am-3.30pm,  12-14 year olds

Tues 26th and Weds 27th July 10.30am-3.30pm,  15-18 year olds

Cinemagic Festival is supported by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen; Cinemagic is funded by Belfast City Council, and the Festival is supported by Film Hub NI, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from National Lottery.

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