Cinemagic Online-Weekly Newsletter

TUESDAY 16TH JUNE  – MONDAY 22ND JUNE

Like many of our fellow film festivals and arts organisations, the next few months will see us switching focus to produce a lot more online content. We are fully committed to continue to provide our audience with a programme of high quality films, practical creative opportunities and film education resources.

PAPER OWL FILMS SHORTS SHOWCASE
Cinemagic Film Festival and Paper Owl Films have teamed up to provide young film fans with a special short film showcase to enjoy from home. 

Paper Owl have provided Cinemagic with x 3 short films, from their award-winning portfolio, to offer to children and families to watch at home before inviting the young people to send in their reviews. The showcase will include Laura Robinson’s short film debut ‘Far Isle’; the stunning short film ‘Lucas’ created by Ethan McLean and an episode from the Irish Language nature magazine show ‘Na Dulradóirí’. 

The project is aimed to engage with children and families who are spending more time at home during times of social distancing; and with the film review element we hope to generate lots of discussion and debate as well as helping to develop crossover analytical skills. 

The programme is FREE to access for all children, families and young people in Northern Ireland and Ireland. 

To sign-up to the programme please contact us via the link below.

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CINEMAGIC DUBLIN ONLINE – JURY CALL-OUT

Aged between 5-25 and love movies? We are recruiting x 6 age specific online film juries for July 2020. 

WATCH MOVIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD 
REVIEW, DEBATE AND CHOOSE THE FESTIVAL WINNERS 
GET YOUR FILM REVIEW PACK 
RECORD AND POST YOUR REVIEWS ONLINE 

All young people participating in the juries will watch a selection of short films before choosing their favourite. The films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles where necessary. 

Please email juries@cinemagic.ie to register.

You will be sent an event description with further details as well as an application form that must be returned to us signed by the applicant (if over 18); or by the parent/guardian of an applicant (under 18). 

Deadline to register – 30th June

The Online Festival Jury Programme is a cross- border initiative and open to young people and families in Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

Cinemagic Dublin is funded by Department of Education and Skills.

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WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG? 

AVAILABLE TO STREAM FROM 3RD-5TH JULY FOR FREE ON QFT PLAYER / CERT: PG

The CineSeekers Film Club is going online for the summer with QFT Player.

WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG? – Four kids on their annual summer camp holiday suspect the park’s mascot has been murdered so they set out to investigate who killed Nelson Nutmeg? Starring Bonnie Wright (aka Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter). 

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#STAYATHOME MOVIE SHOW

The #StayAtHome Movie Show is a new online YouTube series for our Young CineSeeker Reviewers to critique the latest films you can enjoy from home.

We have been working with young movie fans from throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland to produce the series. Check out the latest show below. 

Show #8 Link – ARTEMIS FOWL

If you know of any young reviewers who would like to get involved with future editions please contact us via the link below.

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CINEMAGIC TV

Check out our Youtube Channel ‘Cinemagic TV’ where we have uploaded a number of our outreach short films, original films, interviews, workshops and highlights from past festivals.

Over the next few months we will also be uploading lots of new content focusing on online tutorials and workshops.

The link below will take you to the channel where you can subscribe. 

CINEMAGIC TV

UPLOAD, DOWNLOAD

Cinemagic is on the look out for youth groups and community groups across Northern Ireland to register their interest in a new project ‘Upload Download’. The summer project will give participants the chance to view new films programmed by Cinemagic. The films will offer the opportunity to experience diverse storytelling and filmmaking from directors around the world. ‘Upload, Download’ supported by The National Lottery Community Fund will focus on a number of strands – one of which is the summer programme that will present a series of online film screenings and activities for community groups and youth groups, to inspire, motivate and educate participants. It will give those involved a platform to access youth focused content to support memorable learning and help develop life skills. 

The call-out is open to 4-25 year olds with films for different age groups and a youth or community leader is required to register on behalf of the group for a minimum of 6 x participants. To register or find out more please contact us via the link below.

UPLOAD, DOWNLOAD has been made possible thanks to National Lottery players.

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UPLOAD, DOWNLOAD

Cinemagic is on the look out for youth groups and community groups across Northern Ireland to register their interest in a new project ‘Upload Download’. The summer project will give participants the chance to view new films programmed by Cinemagic. The films will offer the opportunity to experience diverse storytelling and filmmaking from directors around the world. 

‘Upload, Download’ supported by The National Lottery Community Fund will focus on a number of strands – one of which is the summer programme that will present a series of online film screenings and activities for community groups and youth groups, to inspire, motivate and educate participants. It will give those involved a platform to access youth focused content to support memorable learning and help develop life skills. 

The call-out is open to 4-25 year olds with films for different age groups and a youth or community leader is required to register on behalf of the group for a minimum of 6 x participants. To register or find out more please contact us via the link below.

UPLOAD, DOWNLOAD has been made possible thanks to National Lottery players.

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CINEMAGIC BLOGSTARS

We are looking for Young People to become official Cinemagic ‘Blogstars’ to write movie reviews and film focused articles for the Cinemagic Website. If you’ve a passion for writing, journalism and film criticism then this is a perfect opportunity for you showcase your work and creativity. 

For more information please contact us via the link below.

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YOUNG CONSULTANTS 2020 IS GOING ONLINE!

We have launched our annual call for young film enthusiasts to take on the role of ‘film consultants’ this July to help programme a series of films for the annual Cinemagic Festival that will take place in October-November 2020.

This year due to the current social distancing guidelines we will be going online. Young programmers will get the opportunity to view films from home before debating and making their selections via interactive forums and workshops led by the Cinemagic programming team. If you know a budding film critic who would enjoy the opportunity to help to decide the content of the largest film festival for young people in the UK and Ireland please let us know! 

The young consultants programme is open to all young people from Northern Ireland and Ireland. For more information please contact us via the link below.

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COMING SOON – CINEMAGIC DUBLIN
Cinemagic Dublin 2020 will take place in July and will present an exciting month-long online programme of screenings, workshops, masterclasses and short film juries. We have programmed a contemporary season of the very best film content for young audiences to enjoy from home.
Cinemagic Dublin is funded by Department of Education and Skills. 

CINEMAGIC PRODUCTIONS: A RETROSPECTIVE SERIES

A STONE’S THROW (2018)

Over the next few weeks we will be showcasing a number of our in-house short films in the ‘Cinemagic Productions: A Retrospective Series’, where we will revisit and celebrate the talents of the young filmmakers we have worked with over the years. CLICK HERE to view A Stone’s Throw.

 
The Cinemagic Festival is funded by Northern Ireland Screen supported by the Department for Communities, funded by Belfast City Council and funded by Department of Education and Skills.