Main Festival

CINEMAGIC BELFAST – 2020

AN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

October 2020 (31st Edition)

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES – MAIN FESTIVAL (NOT YOUNG FILMMAKER)

Cinemagic is an international film festival for young people based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  It was established in 1990 and over the years it has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in children’s programming and is currently the largest award-winning children’s film festival in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The festival includes international film screenings, movie premieres, industry Q&A’s, discussions, competitions and master classes in all aspects of filmmaking.

Cinemagic is a competitive festival with award recognition for:

* Best feature film for a young adult audience (The Golden Reel Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 18-25.
* Best feature film for a teenage audience (The Silver Reel Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 15-17.
* Best feature film for a youth audience (The Emerald Reel Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 12-14.
* Best feature film for a junior audience (The Golden Star Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 10-11.
* Best feature film for a young audience (The Silver Star Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 8-9.
* Best feature film for a children’s audience (The Emerald Star Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 5-7.
* Best short film for a primary school audience (Jury’s Out Award 8+)
- Judged by primary schools (ages 8+)
* Best short film for a secondary jnr school audience (Jury’s Out Award 12+)
- Judged by secondary jnr schools (ages 12+)
* Best short film for a secondary school audience (Jury’s Out Award 15+)
- Judged by a secondary schools (ages 15+)
 

Films made within the years 2018 – 2020 are eligible for competition. We are interested in all types of films and programmes made for children and young people from preschool through to young adult. 

Download the 2020 Cinemagic MAIN Festival 2020 entry form  and the Rules & Regulations 2020

Entry Form Rules and Regulations

You can download the 2020 OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM HERE along with the 2020 RULES & REGULATIONS HERE.

To enter using the official entry form please send an online screener link along with a completed competition entry form to chris@cinemagic.org.uk

*All entries should be in English or in their original language with English subtitles.

Alternatively we do accept postal entries on DVD (PAL) format. If you plan to send in a DVD entry please find the postal address below:

Chris Shaw, Festival Programmer

Cinemagic

49 Botanic Avenue

Belfast BT7 1JL

Northern Ireland

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS 17th July 2020.  All entries will be judged by a previewing committee. Successful entrants will be notified by 21st August 2020.

For more information:

Email: chris@cinemagic.org.uk

Tel: +44 (0)28 90311900 / web: www.cinemagic.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a call for Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2020. Young Filmmaker is a separate competition. Please find more details on YFM 2020 by clicking this link.