Cinemagic seek to inspire the next generation of cinema-goers and filmmakers with workshops and film programmes. Children can get involved in many ways this summer, including becoming a Young Film Consultant on 7th August, where participants from all over Ireland will have the opportunity to watch new short films from all around the world and take part in film reviewing and critiquing workshops likeminded young people. 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.
A summer of Cinemagic begins in Dublin this Saturday 11th June with film screenings in Odeon Point Village including a Double Bill Superworm/The Snail and The Whale, a Double Bill We’re Going on A Bear Hunt / The Bear, classic book adaptation The Iron Giant, and a 40th Anniversary screening of The Last Unicorn.
July media and film workshops include opportunities to learn from TV & Radio Presenters Stephen Byrne, Zainab Boladale and Clara Murray; Character Design Artist Matthew Howorth from Brown Bag Films, George Watson from Aardman Animation and Science Media guru Mark Langtry
A film academy will bring together 15-18yr olds to work under the guidance of film industry professionals in the production of a new short film giving aspiring filmmakers an insight to the different disciplines and roles on a film set.
Young filmmakers aged 4-25 who have already crafted a short film or wish to take on a summer filmmaking challenge are invited to submit their films to the Cinemagic Young Filmmaker competition for 2022 and the entry deadline is 1 August.
Joan Burney Keatings, Cinemagic CEO said “I really encourage young audiences to embrace the magic of the movies and come out to try something new, find out about the film and television industry and get motivated. We are delighted with the support of our funders and partners to be able to return to live events to offer that much needed creative environment for young people to develop talents and be inspired.”
The programme is supported by The Department of Education
Booking and information here