About Us


Cinemagic is an award winning festival that embraces the magic of film, television and digital technologies to educate, motivate and inspire young people through film screenings, industry workshops, practical masterclasses, filmmaking projects and outreach activities. Here is a selection of recent awards Cinemagic and its staff have been recognised for, which is testament to the high quality work we deliver for young people.

Best Family Event


Cinemagic won Primary Times Star Award for Best Family Event

Family Event Of The Year


Cinemagic won Family Event of The Year at the NI4Kids Family Awards

Business Innovation Award


Cinemagic won Business Innovation Award
for its activity in Los Angeles. The awards, run in partnership with UK Trade & Investment and BritWeek celebrate achievements in creativity and innovation between UK and Californian organisation

Charity of the Year


Cinemagic won Charity of the Year at the National Charity Awards in Arts, Culture and Heritage section

CIPR Excellence Award


CIPR Excellence Award in London for excellence in PR and Event Management.

NI IPR Award


Cinemagic won Silver at NI IPR Awards

Professional Fundraiser of the Year


Joan Burney Keatings, CEO of Cinemagic won Professional Fundraiser of The Year

Cinemagic Patrons

  • Liam Neeson
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Dermot O‚ÄôLeary
  • Terry George
  • Brian Cox
  • Lisa Henson
  • Suranne Jones
  • Julian Fellowes
  • Christine Bleakley
  • Seamus McGarvey
  • Ciaran McMenamin
  • Colin Farrell
  • Patrick Bergin
  • Ros Hubbard
  • John Hubbard
  • Gary Knell
  • Rachel Kavanagh
  • Aidan Power
  • Mark Huffam
  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Craig Doyle
  • Robbie Sheehan
  • Bruce Reynolds
  • Marc Mallett
  • Bronagh Waugh