Cinemagic Film & Television Festival returns to Dublin May – June 2020
Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People returned to Dublin this May and June with a programme jam packed full of diverse creative opportunities to inspire and motivate young people. Last year featured a number of new exciting elements added to the programme and visits from representatives from Aardman Animations, Brown Bag Films and Cartoon Saloon. A new screening series entitled Talking Pictures offered the chance to view Irish movies with talks from filmmakers and film professionals involved in the productions, including Frank Berry, Carmel Winters, Lee Cronin, Aislinn Clarke, Paddy Breathnach and Andrew and Ryan Tohill. The first Cinemagic Talent Lab Boot Camp was held in Liffey Trust Studios, and provided young people with an immersive experience of masterclasses, seminars and Q&A’s with film professionals who shared their insights into the industry in a range of disciplines such as Production Management, Assistant Directing, Editing, Camera, Sound, Art Department & Costume, Hair and Makeup and Location Management. The festival reached its conclusion with the CineSeekers and CineFocus jury sessions, where young people aged 8-18 took part in a two-day international film experience reviewing packages of films from around the world.