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Groundhog Day + Q&A with Composer George Fenton

5th November 2018 | Belfast

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Venue ODEON Belfast
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Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 12+
Times Monday 5th November: 10:00am

Oscar nominated composer George Fenton (Gandhi, Cry Freedom, You've Got Mail) joins us for a special 25th anniversary screening of the 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day. Cert: PG

Best known for his work in film and television, George is one of the UK’s most successful composers, writing scores for over 100 movies and collaborating with some of the world’s most influential filmmakers. In 1990 he composed the score for the BBC Natural History series, Trials of Life, his first collaboration with Alastair Fothergill and the start of a creative relationship that has spanned over 20 years culminating in the Earth Trilogy: The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet.

He collaborated with the late Harold Ramis on a number of movies but considers Groundhog Day to be one of his favourite music scoring assignments, stating: "The movie shouldn't work, but thanks to Bill Murray and the clever script it's impossible not to find something fresh to enjoy each time you see Phil wake up to that same song."

We are delighted to welcome George to the festival where he will discuss his career and offer advice to aspiring composers during a Q&A with host and producer Tim Burden.

Area of Learning: The Arts, Learning for Life and Work

CCEA Moving Image Arts Awards Showcase

22nd November 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Odyssey Cinemas, Belfast
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Times Thursday 22nd November: 10:30am

Cinemagic is delighted to be screening the winning films from the 2018 Moving Image Arts (MIA) Awards Showcase, in partnership with CCEA and the Foyle Film Festival.

This year marks the 12th Anniversary of CCEA's Moving Image Arts Awards Showcase. Sponsored by City of Derry Crystal, and established by the Foyle Film Festival, the awards have become a highlight of the annual Cinemagic Education Programme.

The screenings provide the opportunity for students and teachers from across Northern Ireland to watch the best films produced by MIA students.

CCEA's Moving Image Arts is a dynamic GCSE and A-Level subject designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore and develop their creative potential and digital literacy through the production of their own films and animations.

Area of Learning: The Arts, Language and Literacy, Environment and Society

The Prehistoric Show with History Live + The Land Before Time

24th November 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £5
Times Saturday 24th November: 1:00pm

The Prehistoric Show – In the Prehistoric Show pupils will dress up in replica furs as they imagine what life was like thousands of years ago! Food and hunting techniques will then be explored. Spears, harpoons, bows & arrows, fishing tackle, traps & snares have all been replicated for the presentation. The children will be shown how and why they were used so effectively in the process of hunting seal, walrus, whale and hairy mammoth! The children will also be shown how the food was preserved. Finally they will be shown how fire was created with a bow and wooden drill! All the information has been studied from archaeology and modern Inuit survival techniques.

The Land Before Time – An orphaned brontosaurus teams up with other young dinosaurs in order to reunite with their families in a far off valley.

Dir: Don Bluth – USA & Ireland – 1988 – 69 mins – Cert: U – in English

Screening/Workshop exit time 3.15pm approx.

Genre Study: Sci-Fi + The Incredible Shrinking Man

28th November 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Wednesday 28th November: 10:00am

This event looks at the ways the future has been imagined in science fiction film. Targeted at MIA and English and Media Studies students, the day will provide an introduction to film genre and the characteristic codes and conventions of science fiction. Significant moments in the genres history will also show how science fiction film, like any other media text, is rooted in contemporary anxieties and issues. The interactive morning session will be supported by clips and materials for the classroom from a wide range of films and followed by an afternoon screening of The Incredible Shrinking Man Cert: PG.
Led by writer, teacher, script editor and story consultant Ian Long. Ian teaches genre workshops for Euroscript. Teacher resource notes will be supplied on the day.

Area of Learning: The Arts, Language and Literacy

The Santa Clause

1st December 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £3
Times Saturday 1st December: 1:00pm

Divorced dad Scott has custody of his son on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa's place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he's dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn't a dream after all! Cert: U

The Muppet Christmas Carol

9th December 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £3
Times Sunday 9th December: 1:00pm

The Muppets perform the classic Dickens holiday tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Other Muppets -- Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear and Sam the Eagle -- weave in and out of the story, while Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases -- past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness. Cert: U

The Polar Express

15th December 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Ulster Museum
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Tickets 3.00 per ticket +30p online booking fee
Times 15 Dec: 10.30am

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Cert: U.
Presented by Cinemagic

Under 2's go free

Cinemagic would like to dedicate this screening to the memory of Kristian Robinson, a friend and supporter of Cinemagic.

Kristian's family is raising funds for L'Arche Belfast, where Kristian spent many happy afternoons. Donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/charmaine-robinson-2

The Polar Express

15th December 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £3
Times Saturday 15th December: 1:00pm

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. Cert: U.

Directing with Brian Kirk

26th January 2019 | Belfast

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Venue Crescent Arts Centre
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Tickets £20
Times Saturday 26th January 2019: 10:00am

Brian Kirk is an international drama director who has worked on countless headline shows around the world. Originally from Northern Ireland, he has worked extensively in the UK and US on series such as Dexter, Luther, Boardwalk Empire and Penny Dreadful. He directed three episodes of the first series of HBO’s international hit series, Game of Thrones and the TV Movie, My Boy Jack, starring Daniel Radcliffe. In the UK Brian is probably best known for his acclaimed Dickens adaptation of Great Expectations for the BBC. His body of work has received multiple EMMY, BAFTA and IFTA nominations. He is currently in production on the movie 17 Bridges starring Chadwick Boseman.


For ages 16-25

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