Cinemagic Summer Scheme

Cinemagic is looking for young film enthusiasts to take on the role of ‘film consultants’ this July in Belfast, to help programme a series of films for the annual Cinemagic Festival that takes place from 5th-28th October 2018.

The participants in the Young Consultants scheme will work with the Cinemagic team in Belfast to help steer the choice of films for the Festival, as they watch and critique films from around the globe!

If you know a budding film critic who would enjoy the opportunity to spend time with Cinemagic, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet other likeminded young people and have fun deciding the content of the largest film festival for young people in the UK and Ireland.

Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Programmer said: “ We are looking forward to welcoming young people aged 8-18, to our annual young film consultants panel, which has been one of the longest running initiatives of the Cinemagic Festival since its inception 29 years ago. The young film consultants will have the opportunity to watch and review international films guided by the Cinemagic Team and there will be lots of opportunities for discussion and debate around programming.”


Young people aged 8-11, 12-14 and 15-18 with a keen interest in film and the enthusiasm to discuss and debate within a group should register by downloading and completing the registration form on this page and post to Cinemagic, Young Consultants, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JL or email it to The cost to participate is £20 per person (if paying online there is a £2 booking fee) payable along with registration. Click Here to download registration form. Note a registration form must be returned to confirm a place. The Young Consultants Programme is open to all young people from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

Young consultants will meet on the following dates in The Crescent Arts Centre, University Road Belfast, as per age category and participants must be available for both dates in their group.

8-11 year olds: Sunday 22nd July & Monday 23rd July, 10.30am-4.00pm
12-14 year olds: Tuesday 24th July & Wednesday 25th July, 10.30am-4.00pm
15-18 year olds: Thursday 26th July & Friday 27th July, 10.30am-4.00pm

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

Ends//: Press Information: Cinemagic Office, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL

Tel: 028 90 311900

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