What have you missed about going to the cinema? As Ireland’s cinemas begin to open again, and cinemas in Northern Ireland preparing to open, Cinemagic film festival asks young people to tell us the things they miss about going to the movies.
The festival is asking 16-25 year olds to submit a piece of work that represents their passion for cinemas and cinema culture. For those who enjoy writing this can be a short story or essay (500 words max.) or a poem. For illustrators and artists this can be a drawing or visual representation- perhaps a portrait of a cinema, a cinema worker or something more experimental and abstract. We plan to celebrate and document some of the submitted pieces for a printed work titled ‘Projections from Isolation’. This opportunity is open to young writers and illustrators throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Programmer, commented ‘Although we haven’t been physically able to visit our local picture house, we can take time to think about why we love cinemas and what we love about them. Perhaps it’s cherished memories of a first visit; or the people we watch movies with, or an important weekly ritual that thrills us. Whatever it is we want to know as we try to find out the top things young Irish film fans miss.’
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest/submit work. A basic registration form will be emailed then to those who wish to make a submission. Deadline 16 July.
This year’s Cinemagic Dublin is running online until 31 July and has lots to enjoy and explore. It may be online but the festival still embraces the magic of film, television and digital technologies to educate, motivate and inspire young people. It will also encourage young people both North and South to explore together the world of film and TV. The festival programme can be downloaded HERE