'X Factor' presenter Dermot O’Leary, ‘The Trump Card’ presenter Laura Woods, ‘Harry Potter’ actors Chris Ranking & Jamie Yeates and ‘Hollyoaks’ actor Matt Littler are just some of the names set to give Masterclasses at Dublin's inaugural Coca-Cola Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People (23 April – 1st May).
Other workshops to take place include Acting with Rachel Kavanagh (Fair City), Directing with Dave Caffrey (Divorcing Jack), Television and Music Production with Ned O’Hanlon (Vertigo 2005: Live From Milan) and Radio Production with Terry Christian (The Word). All masterclasses will take place in Spencer Dock, The Mill Theatre and Filmbase.
As well as the masterclasses, the festival will see an eclectic range of films, workshops and Q & A sessions for young people take place in the capital. Already an established festival in Northern Ireland, this is the first time Cinemagic will come to Dublin and it aims to entertain, inform and provide inspiration for young people between 4 – 25 years of age.
“Whether it is going to the cinema to experience new films from around the world or participating in a workshop to find out more about a career in the film and television industry there is something for all ages to enjoy at Cinemagic,” said Joan Burney Keatings, Chief Executive of Cinemagic.
Workshops available for primary school’s include Read and Draw the Hugglewug Way with Irish author and illustrator Niamh Sharkey (28th April); Lets Get Animated with animation company Cartoon Saloon (29th April) and a Film Classification Workshop with the IFCO (29th April).
Secondary school students can take part in workshops such as An Introduction to Avid, hosted by Avid Technology Europe; a News Journalism Workshop with the Independent Newspaper Group (29th April) and Screenagers Filmmaking Workshop with Filmbase, which takes place over three days as students prepare and shoot their own short film with the guidance of a mentor ( 28th-30th April)
For more info and a full line-up of events go to www.cinemagic.ie.