Since 2010 Cinemagic has been working in partnership with film, television, arts and young peoples’ organisations in New York to deliver educational screenings, talks, workshops and special events with industry professionals.


Strong working relationships have been forged with Sesame Workshop, HBO, New York Film Academy, Ghetto Film School, MOMA, and Manhattan Center to provide opportunities for young people to learn about the industry and develop vital skills that will enable them to pursue a career in film or television. At the recent New York Festival in March 2018 Cinemagic's new feature film GRACE AND GOLIATH was positively received at a recent private screening for New York-based industry representatives.

Joan Burney Keatings MBE, Chief Executive, Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People, discusses:

"The Cinemagic Festival in New York this year was extremely positive. It was overwhelming to see the increased industry support and recognition that Cinemagic has achieved as this increases the opportunities that we in turn can provide to young people. 

"We're also thrilled with the excitement and positive feedback for our latest feature film GRACE AND GOLIATH."

GRACE AND GOLIATH is a comedy about an American film star whose world comes crashing down, and who finds himself lodging in the home of a working class family in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Discussing the New York screening event Andrea Haughian, Vice President Business Development (New York), Invest NI adds:

“What a privilege to attend the New York screening of GRACE AND GOLIATH. Such a wonderfully touching, inspirational and funny movie which showcases the best of Northern Ireland. I applaud Cinemagic’s mission and the life-changing experience it offers young people on both sides of the Atlantic."

The next Cinemagic New York Festival is scheduled for March 2019 (Dates tbc)