Cinemagic will return to  LA for its 8th year from the 10th to 20th February 2017!

From the 10th to 20th February 2017 Cinemagic will work with youths from diverse backgrounds, from LA’s Hamilton High School, Jordan School in Watts and Santa Monica’s New Road and engage participants from these areas with young people from similar communities in Northern Ireland. Over 11 days they will produce a music video, musical theatre, critique films, participate in industry masterclasses and workshops, participate in bespoke visits to HBO, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, 20th Century Fox, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Mattel, Aero Film, United Talent, New York Film Academy, Remote Control Studios, Variety Magazine. The young people from different communities will work together, learn how to present together and most importantly develop personal development and employability skills.

The festival activity will incorporate a wide variety of cultural activity by engaging with respected professionals to allow the young people to develop their skills. Cinemagic will enable young people to explore different cultures and provide a vehicle to educate and enlighten them, as they will be given new opportunities whilst showcasing their work and talents to the film industry.  The purpose of this festival and at the center of Cinemagic is to provide young individuals, including those from under privileged neighborhoods in LA and abroad the opportunity to teach them about film, music, and entertainment. The opportunity to make films and music are not exclusive to a selective group of few and Cinemagic works passionately to bring these mediums to as many young people as possible. On February 11th students will record a song by Dean Rossiter called “Colors of the Soul” which will be recorded at Hamilton High School and performed later in the week!

On February 16, Cinemagic’s red carpet showcase will take place at which “Colors of the Soul” will be performed live to an audience of film industry professionals, along with the screening of Cinemagic’s short film “Chancer” written by Maire Campbell and starring Diarmuid Noyes, who will both be in attendance. The film was made in Northern Ireland just last autumn, by young filmmakers from Northern Ireland and Los Angeles with support from Creative Skillset and Panavision in Northern Ireland. The festival will celebrate the achievements and talent of young people enabled by this innovative initiative.

Cinemagic receives support from HBO, The Fairmont Hotel and Bungalows, Department for Communities, NI Bureau, Harry Hartford Foundation, American Airlines, and Aer Lingus to help deliver the Cinemagic Los Angles programme

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