Do you enjoy watching films? Would you like to be the first to see new films from around the world? Ever thought of being a film critic? If so, this year’s Cinemagic Belfast ‘CineFocus’ and ‘CineSeekers’ film jury’ is just for you! Cinemagic is recruiting jury panels made up of 6-11 year olds and 12-25 year olds to watch and judge a series of international films during the Cinemagic Belfast 2016 Festival programme this October.

The initiative aims to inspire young cinema-going audiences and provides a platform for debate and discussion! Cinemagic film jury members will have the opportunity to meet other young film fans, learn about the role of the film critic and play an important role in the Festival choosing its winners!

The CineSeekers and CineFocus jury members meet over a weekend at the Festival and they will enjoy a feast of film before the winning films are announced on the closing night.

By providing young people with a unique, creative and fun-filled outlet for world cinema, the aim is to develop and nurture a broader appreciation, understanding and love of film, as well as celebrating the stories, peoples and cultures from around the globe.

To register for the Cinemagic Belfast 2016 Festival Jury: Please download a CineFocus or CineSeekers Jury Registration Form HERE for the under 12s and HERE for the 12-25s age group and return to Cinemagic by post at 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JL, or email Claire Shaw Telephone +44 28 90 311 900 for further information.

The dates for each age category are as follows and participants must be available for all dates in their group:


CineSeekers at Odyssey Cinemas

6-7 age groups: 15th & 16th Oct (15th Oct 11.00am-5.30pm and 16th Oct 11.00am-3.00pm)

8-9 age groups: 22nd & 23rd Oct (22nd Oct 10.30am-3.00pm and 23rd Oct 10.30am-5.00pm)

10-11 age groups: 29th & 30th Oct (29th Oct 11.00am-5.30pm and 30th Oct 10.30am-3.00pm)

Also includes 7th Oct: opening night (6.30pm-8.30pm) and 30th Oct closing night (7.00pm-8.30pm)

CineFocus at Queen’s Film Theatre

12-14yr olds on 8th & 9th October (8th Oct 11.00am-4.00pm and 9th Oct 11.00am-4.00pm)

15-17yr olds on 15th & 16th October (15th Oct 2.00pm-6.00pm and 16th Oct 2.00pm-6.00pm)

18-25yr olds on 8th and 9th October (8th Oct 4.00pm-8.30pm and 9th Oct 4.30pm-8.30pm)

Also includes 30th Oct closing night (7.00pm-8.30pm note this in Odyssey Cinemas)


The cost to participate is £10 per person payable at registration. Travel to and from the cinema is the responsibility of a parent/guardian if the participant is under 18.
Films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles where necessary and take place in Odyssey Cinemas (6-11s) or Queens Film Theatre (12-25s).

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The Cinemagic Festival is in Association with The Nido Collection and the Festival is funded by Northern Ireland Screen supported by the Department for Communities, Belfast City Council, Tourism NI and George Best Belfast City Airport.

Ends:// Press Information: Claire Shaw, Cinemagic Press & Marketing Officer,
028 90311 900

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