Organisers of the 2010 Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People which takes place form May 5th – 12th in various venues around Dublin, have announced the highlights of the upcoming event. The festival programme will feature masterclasses with film and television industry guests, school workshops, screenings and a cross-border jury panel.
The festival’s special industry gusts include filmmaker Kirsten Sheridan (August Rush); presenters Dermot O’Leary (The X-Factor); Craig Doyle (The Craig Doyle Show); Aidan Power (The Cafe); Laura Whitmore (Six Semesters); Karen Koster (Xposé); DJ Ray D’Arcy; actress Rachel Kavanagh (Fair City); producer Ed Guiney (Garage); casting director Ros Hubbard (A Shine of Rainbows), IFTA winning director Ciaran Donnelly (The Tudors); Jon Slattery and Ciara Whelan (Producers/Presenters [Trilogy Media] and The Holiday Show) - all of whom will present a Masterclass in their respective industry roles. For details of how to apply to take part in one of the festival’s masterclasses visit www.cinemagic.ie or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Coca-Cola Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People, in association with AIB Group, aims to entertain, motivate and create opportunities for young people aged from 4 to 25.
As usual all of the festival’s juries are made up solely of young people. The event’s winning projects will be chosen in two categories - Best Short Film for a Children’s Audience (as judged by a jury of 10-14 year olds) and Best Short Film for a Teenage Audience (as judged by a jury of 15-18 year olds). Young Film and TV enthusiasts who would like to apply to be on this cross-border jury should see www.cinemagic.ie for details. The Festival will also once more lead the search for the ‘Young Critic of the Year’.
Again this year workshops are a key element of the 2010 programme and are run for primary and secondary schools. This year the workshops that are on offer for schools include The Art of Shadow Play with Frank Quinn, Read and draw the Hugglewug Way, Storyboarding for Animation with Straandlooper, Let’s Get Animated – Claymation Workshop, Climate Changes and Your Eco-Footprint, Anime Discussion + Screening: Ponyo, Pitch That Brief; The Irish Animation Industry – a brief history and double feature: All Dogs Go To Heaven & The Secret of Kells and The Film Review with Film Ireland and Film Classification workshop with IFCO.
Furthermore the festival will host two Gala Screenings to open and close the Festival. A special preview of Michael Lembeck’s ‘Tooth Fairy’ will open the Festival on May 5th and another preview, of Julian Fellowe’s ‘From Time to Time’ will bring the Festival to a close on May 12th.
Finally, this year the festival will screen dozens of films including ‘The Fantastic Mr Fox’, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘The Borrowers.’ The festival will also present a Tim Burton retrospective including screenings of ‘Sleepy Hollow’, ‘Corpse Bride’, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D’ and a collection of family films including ‘Bugsy Malone’ and ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’.
The Festival seeks to offer young enthusiasts an insight into filmmaking through two other special events including a screening of Irish feature ‘A Shine of Rainbows’, following which lead actor John Bell and casting directors Ros & John Hubbard will be ‘In Conversation’ & answering questions from the audience after the screening. There is also a chance to revisit the first episode of series 1 and the final episode of series 2 of the fantasy period drama ‘Merlin’ based on the King Arthur legend fater which cast and crew members will be taking time out from filming series 3 to talk about the making of the hit BBC show.
For a full programme of events visit at: www.cinemagic.ie