Cinemagic has launched its search for a young film production crew for the Cinemagic Short Film Academy. The short film will be made by young people under the guidance of industry professionals. Budding filmmakers, aged 18-25, will have the chance to develop their talents and earn their credit on the local production film being made in Northern Ireland in March 2019.

Cinemagic is looking for committed, talented and creative young people who will gain unprecedented access to industry professionals during and prior to making the short film; the successful applicants will participate in a compulsory programme of intensive and practical training through masterclasses and workshops led by the professional mentors.

The opportunity will provide the young filmmakers with an invaluable insight to all aspects of filmmaking and the essential skills required in each area. The young people will be assigned individual roles on the film crew and must ensure that they are available on the following dates:



12th and 13th March 2019

26th March – 31st March 2019



Joan Burney Keatings MBE, Cinemagic Chief Executive said “We look forward to meeting and working with young talented and creative young people who are interested in the film industry and want to share ideas and learn from industry professionals. We are looking for young people from all backgrounds to come together and work on a common goal and illustrate what can be achieved working as a team on this innovative opportunity.”

How to apply: All training and filming will take place across Northern Ireland. Young people are expected to make their own way to and from training and filming each day. No previous experience necessary. You need to be between the ages of 18 and 25 when applying. You must be able to commit to the programme for its duration.

Please download application form here CinemagicShortFilmAcademyAPP 2019 or email Please note that applications must be received via email to by the deadline of noon on Friday 1st March . Interviews for the short-listed applicants will take place on 7th March 2019.

Funding is provided by the Department of Communities through Northern Ireland Screen

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