Cinemagic Online-Weekly Newsletter

TUESDAY 2ND JUNE  – MONDAY 8TH 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.

FIDDLESTICKS – FEATURE SCREENING

AVAILABLE FROM 5TH-7TH JUNE ON QFT PLAYER / AGES: 5+

The CineSeekers Film Club is going online for the summer with QFT Player.
FIDDLESTICKS – Fiddlesticks takes place in a small, ordinary town somewhere in Europe, a place that is so mediocre that it has become the stronghold for all kinds of market research! The consequence of this is that all the town’s old folk are being sent away in order to keep down the average age of the inhabitants. However, the town’s children don’t want to be used as guinea pigs anymore and decide to take action to save their grandparents. 
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JUST ANNOUNCED! 
The ‘CineSeekers’ Film Club screening for July is the family mystery WHO KILLED NELSON NUTMEG?
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). 
AVAILABLE FROM 3RD-5TH JULY ON QFT PLAYER / AGES: 8+
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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 shows below. 
Show #5 Link – SCREENED OUT
Show #6 Link – TO THE STARS
If you know of any young reviewers who would like to get involved with future editions please contact us via the link below.
 
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. 
 

MARVELLOUS MISADVENTURES

We are pleased to announce we have been allocated an award from the Arts & Business NI Family Engagement Seed Fund to deliver an Online Short Film Jury Programme ‘Marvellous Misadventures’ to engage the families of business employees as they balance home-working and home schooling. For further details and to find out how businesses can get involved please contact us via the link below.

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‘PROJECTIONS FROM ISOLATION’

FINAL CALL OUT TO YOUNG WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS 

In these unpredictable times of self-isolation and containment; and with our new, vital stay at home perspective; we want to create a positive and genuine project that celebrates ideas of community, togetherness and a shared love of cinemas.

Although we can’t physically visit our local picture house, we can take time to think about why we love cinemas and what we love about them. Perhaps cherished memories of a first visit; or the people we watch movies with; or an important weekly ritual that excites, thrills and astounds us. 

We are inviting young writers and illustrators (aged: 16-25) to submit a piece of work that represents their passion for cinemas and cinema culture. For writers this can be a short essay, story (500 words max.) or a poem. For illustrators this can be a drawing or visual representation; perhaps a portrait of a cinema, a cinema worker or something more experimental and abstract. We plan to celebrate, document and preserve a number of the submitted pieces into a printed work titled ‘Projections from Isolation’. This opportunity is open to young writers and illustrators throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. Deadline for entries 6th June.

For more information please contact us via the link below.

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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 PRODUCTIONS:
A RETROSPECTIVE SERIES
ISLANDS APART (2019) 
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 film