The Cinemagic Festival is up and running with another two weeks of films up to 8th November. The Festival is jam-packed with creative events to motivate, educate and inspire young people!
Masterclasses and Workshops
Talent Labs in Directing hosted by BAFTA winning and Oscar-nominated Northern Ireland filmmaker, Michael Lennox; Casting with Hubbard Casting, Acting with Bronagh Waugh and Film Production with Jessica Malik and Gareth Ellis-Unwin offer 16-25 year olds an invaluable insight to working in film and television.
Creativity Corner for12-14 year olds and 15-21 year olds feature an exclusive Film Music Composition day with Alan Silvestri, and Screenwriting with BBC One and BBC Scotland drama writer, Chris Lindsay.
Cine-matic fun for mini film fans include screenings of the delightful new movies Coconut the Little Dragon and The Hero of Colour City. Animated films from around the world include Adama, a beautiful French-made poignant tale of love and sacrifice set against the backdrop of the First World War. A Best of Fest strand will showcase the short film selection of the festival with stories from Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Mexico and Spain!
Live action film dramas include Labyrinthus, a smart, visually inventive movie, which is a must for games fans; Ghosthunters, a perfect spooky tale for the autumn starring Milo Parker (Mr Holmes); Mara and the Firebringer, a time-travelling, mythological adventure; and The Island of Secrets, an intriguing mystery following international treasure smugglers! Classics, The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, will delight young audiences and the young at heart!
Back to The Future returns for a 30th Anniversary screening with an Alan Silvestri Q&A, and the timeless Donnie Darko makes a big screen come-back!
The ‘Generation Hero’ and ‘Teenage Kicks’ film series features award-winning, enthralling stories about youth resilience and overcoming adversity including Above The Clouds, The Finishers, Kick-It and Birds of Passage. Coming of age dramas not to be missed are Beatles, based on the best-selling Norweigian novel written by Lars Saabye Christensen, and The Last Hammer Blow, winner of two awards at the 2014 Venice Film Festival.
A Disillusioned Youth strand showcases the powerful urban drama, Five Star; the visually stunning We are Young. We are Strong, set in post-Berlin Wall, East Germany and About A Girl, a life affirming tale of adolescent angst from first-time director Mark Monheim.
The Documentary Forum presents Landfill Harmonic, a superb documentary following the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills, and Brundibar Revisited, Official Selection Berlinale 2015, that follows members of a Berlin youth theatre who examine their country’s troubled past through an opera production.
For further information/booking visit www.cinemagic.org.uk or telephone 028 90 311 900
Online Box Office for public cinema film programme/masterclasses www.wegottickets.com
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The Cinemagic Festival is funded by Northern Ireland Screen supported by DCAL; and funded by Belfast City Council.