Cinemagic Online-Weekly Newsletter

TUESDAY 23RD JUNE  – MONDAY 29TH 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.

‘THE BIG DRIVE INN’ PRESENTS – 
DRIVE-IN MOVIES AT NEWTOWNARDS AIRFIELD
We are very pleased to be working in association with ‘The Big Drive Inn’ to bring a series of Drive-In experiences to towns across Northern Ireland over the summer months. First up the movie roadshow will be visiting Newtownards Airfield over the weekend 26-28 June. Come along & enjoy some movie magic!
For Tickets CLICK HERE
 

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. 

You will be sent an event description with further details as well as a 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). 

 
THE CINEMAGIC PREVIEW SHOW
The Cinemagic Preview Show is a new online YouTube series where young film reviewers critique the latest releases.
We have been working with young reviewers from throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland to produce the series. Check out the latest show below.
Show #8 Link – JOAN OF ARC
If you know of any young reviewers who would like to get involved with future editions please contact us via the link below.
 
‘GRACE AND GOLIATH’ AVAILABLE NOW ON QFT PLAYER
Available to watch on QFT Player, GRACE AND GOLIATH is a positive, family feel-good movie, produced by Cinemagic, and shot in Northern Ireland with the help of 48 aspiring young filmmakers.

GRACE AND GOLIATH will scoop you up in its mighty arms and carry you on an emotional but hugely enjoyable roller coaster.

A Hollywood big shot, (and he knows it!) Josh Jenkins sweeps into Belfast to make a movie, but before long his world crashes and he loses everything. Lily, a hotel cleaner, invites him to stay with her family and gradually the people of this ‘strange’ city touch his heart, forever.

A powerful story of how one man’s GOLIATH ego is brought down by one single blow…of GRACE!

 
YOUNG FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT
The Young Filmmaker Spotlight series, on Cinemagic TV, showcases the very best short films directed by young filmmakers with insight into the filmmaking process with cast and crew introductions.
On the latest edition Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Max Barry introduces his film BENITO.
BENITO was shortlisted in the Best Film 18-25 category at Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2019.
 
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. 
 
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.
 
CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2020
Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people to be screened as part of CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2020.  The films can be about anything at all! ­Fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news programme or documentary.
CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2020 will take place during the CINEMAGIC BELFAST FESTIVAL in October/November. The event will showcase the best short film entries of the year and we will also be producing a series of workshops and master classes with renowned members of the film and TV industry. A digital filmmaking prize will be awarded for the best film in each age and genre category – the winning entries will also be screened ‘IN COMPETITION’ during the CINEMAGIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE in 2021.
 
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.
 
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.

MORE DETAILS

 
CINEMAGIC DUBLIN ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL
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

DELICATE THINGS (2016)

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 Delicate Things.

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