The award-winning Festival, which is the largest film and television festival designed for, and by, young people in the UK and Ireland, boasted an ambitious and exciting programme of film screenings, world cinema, masterclasses with film and television industry professionals, school workshops, Q&As, and young critics panels. This year’s Festival kicked off (2 October 18) with the world premiere of Cinemagic’s second feature film, GRACE AND GOLIATH, a giant of a movie! With a superb home grown cast and cameos from Ciarán Hinds, Suranne Jones, Sally Lindsay and Bronagh Waugh, GRACE AND GOLIATH is set to be the family film of the year! The film has already received fantastic international reviews.The opening weekend of the Cinemagic Festival was marked with a special preview of Smallfoot, the much-anticipated animated adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures (5 Oct 18).
Guests from the world of film and television included Nora Twomey and Paul Young - the creatives behind Oscar nominated animation studio, Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, The Breadwinner); Oscar nominated music composer, George Fenton, (Groundhog Day, Gandhi, Cry Freedom, You’ve Got Mail); film critic supremo, Mark Kermode; Aardman Animations’ George Watson (Early Man); Emmy award-winning Casting Director, Carla Stronge (Game of Thrones, The Fall, The Secret, Derry Girls); Prosthetics Artist Jon Moore (Guardians of The Galaxy, The Huntsman, Captain America); SFX Producer, Kate Walshe (Doctor Who, The Wolfman, Ex-Machina); Directors David Caffrey (Divorcing Jack, Line of Duty, Love/Hate, Lucky Man); Gerry Gregg (Condemned to Remember),Toby Macdonald (Old Boys);Kasper Jancis (Captain Morten and the Spider Queen); and award-winning Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon.
THE 30TH CINEMAGIC FILM AND TELEVISION FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 1ST-30TH OCTOBER 2019. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON.
All public events (screenings, workshops, masterclasses) can be booked through the main festival box office www.wegottickets.com unless otherwise stated.