The 5th Cinemagic ON THE PULSE Festival, celebrating the short film genre, funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen, will present a programme of unmissable films for children, families, schools, young adults and young filmmakers, as well as jury programme and a Talent Lab Masterclass series for aspiring film, television and media creators supported by Belfast Harbour through the Arts & Business NI Investment Programme. View Trailer https://youtu.be/zpkoOC0UAqc
The film programme offers a cinematic window to the world presenting a diverse range of storytelling, celebrating universal stories of youth and youth perspectives. Festival themes will include stories of inclusivity, the world today, young protagonists overcoming challenges, and stories of celebration and heart warming tales.
Workshop highlights hosted by successful NI and ROI film talent include writing, producing, music video, locations, commissioning, presenting and production design. There will be a live audience recording of the Girls on Film Podcast with special actress Sophia Myles, best known for Doctor Who, Spooks, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Outlander, as well as writers and performers Sally Phillips and Ronni Ancona.
School groups can get involved in watching and reviewing world cinema, as well as opportunities to visit the cinema as part of Cinemagic’s My First Movie Experience. Get involved with teen and family film screenings in Queen’s Film Theatre, Ulster Museum and Odeon Cinemas Classic family favourites include The Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child, The Smeds and The Smoos, The Highway Rat & Room on The Broom! On The Pulse will also visit towns around Northern Ireland with Cinemagic’s Young Audiences Supporting Foodbanks Initiative. The ticket price for this is replaced by foodbank donations on the day. The film programme and young jury strands are supported by the BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund, awarding funds from National Lottery.’
There is a feast of the best new short films for children and families to try something new at the cinema including:
The Tiny Voyage (12 March Ulster Museum)
A collection of short animations designed to appeal to young children.
The Smortleybacks Come Back! (12 March Ulster Museum)
A collection of new international short animations designed to entertain young audiences.
Yuku And The Himalayan Flower (19 March QFT)
A little mouse who lives with her family in the basement of a castle decides to embark on a quest to find the legendary Himalayan flower!
The film programme and young jury strands are supported by the BFI FAN Film Exhibition Fund, awarding funds from National Lottery.’