Cinemagic Online-Weekly Newsletter

TUESDAY 28TH APRIL  – MONDAY 4TH MAY

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 CINEMAGIC PREVIEW SHOW

Check out the first edition of the Cinemagic Preview Show where young film critics review the latest releases. On our first show we have Sophie Merivale, Cara McKernon and Jack Carberry reviewing Neasa Hardiman’s feature debut SEA FEVER. We also have an industry Q&A with broadcaster and film critic Anna Smith.
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STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
NEW ‘LIVE ACTION’ SHORT FILM PROGRAMMES 
ONLINE JURY MEMBERS WANTED! 
LIVE ACTION JURY 12+ (AGES: 12-14)
LIVE ACTION JURY 15+ (AGES: 15-18) 
ALL PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE FROM 25TH APRIL – 1ST MAY
Our next on-line film jury programmes will be available for young film fans from Saturday 25th April – Friday 1st May. Watch fantastic brand new international live action films, send us your reviews and tell us your favourite film. 
To sign-up please email juries@cinemagic.org.uk and we’ll send you the registration form followed by the screening links and passwords. 
This opportunity is open to our audience in the UK and Ireland.
 
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.

 
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS 
ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP / TACKLING DRUG USE
Earlier this year The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in collaboration with The Department of Justice and Cinemagic, produced educational resources for teachers and young people, highlighting issues such as drug use, peer pressure and reporting crime in Northern Ireland. The resources link directly to the Local and Global Citizenship component of the NI Curriculum. 
The resources include PUSHED a short film produced by Cinemagic, which follows two female lead characters who are drawn into taking drugs and tackles issues such as the impact of breaking the law and justice. CCEA have produced resources to accompany PUSHED which includes opportunities for teachers to explore themes in the film such as: the effects of law breaking on individuals and communities: reporting crime: peer pressure, and the effects of drugs and alcohol on young people and their wellbeing. 
A link to PUSHED and The Active Citizenship resources are available via the link below.
 
SUBSCRIBE – 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. We will also have our first editions of the ‘Cinemagic Preview Show’ and the ‘#StayAtHome Movie Show’. 
The link below will take you to the channel where you can subscribe. 
 
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.