A series of film workshops and masterclasses aimed at young people aged 12-25 will form the central strand of the Coca-Cola Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival in Dublin this 13-19th May.
The ‘Talent Lab’ events, held in The Burlington Hotel, will cater for 16-26 year olds and feature some of the most talented individuals in the Irish film and TV industry with classes including: directing with Lenny Abrahamson; casting with John and Ros Hubbard; film production with Gareth Ellis-Unwin and Jessica Malik of Bedlam Productions; directing/production with Kieron J Walsh; television and music production with Ned O’Hanlon; writing and directing for film with Aisling Walsh; film production with Terry Bamber; and directing/acting with David Caffrey and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.
The ‘Education Programme’, devised for 12-18 year olds, will comprise such highlights as an ‘Avengers Assemble’ and film stunts demonstration with Eimear O’Grady of the Stunts Guild of Ireland; a workshop on film reviews with Nuala Carey; an exploration of short films, animation, special effects and make-up; and an acting masterclass with Aidan Dooley.
Joan Burney Keatings, Cinemagic Chief executive, said: ‘Our programme has a vast range of films from around the world and our comprehensive education programme and talent lab masterclasses will give young people a valuable insight into various film and television disciplines.’
The public cross-border jury competition in Filmbase will also afford young people the opportunity to watch a series of short films and learn how to critically review them, while Cinemagic’s outreach programme will present a series of talent lab events in the F2 Centre Rialto and The Base, Ballyfermot.
As an added treat for movie enthusiasts, a series of public screenings in Cineworld will offer a selection of classic films on the big screen including 'Little Shop of Horrors', 'Empire of The Sun', 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence', 'The Karate Kid', 'Robocop' and 'Bugsy Malone'.
Details on how to book tickets, along with the full Cinemagic festival programme, are available to view online at www.cinemagic.ie