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Around the World in 60 Mins!

1st October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £2.50 per pupil. Suitable for all ages
Times 1st - 5th October (Choose Your Date):

Cinemagic will be offering Pre-Schools the chance to get involved in the festival experience! We will be touring with a special programme of new short films designed to entertain & educate young children.

Cinemagic plan to turn each participating preschool into a mini cinema for the day. Not only will we provide young children with a fun filled and safe environment to interact but we will introduce them to the wonder of film and television. Each preschool will be provided with projection screens so the young audience can view brand new animations.

Around the World in 60 Mins – A collection of new animated short films from around the world designed to entertain young children. Join us as we discover vibrant new worlds, surprising characters, breath-taking landscapes and unknown traditions.

Area of Learning: The Arts, The World Around Us, Language & Literacy

Grace and Goliath - World Premiere

2nd October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Odyssey Cinemas, Belfast
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Tickets £15
Times Tuesday 2nd October: 6:30pm

Grace and Goliath will scoop you up in its mighty arms and carry you on an emotional but hugely enjoyable roller coaster!

A Hollywood big shot, (and he knows it!) Josh Jenkins sweeps into Belfast to make a movie, but before long his world crashes and he loses everything. Lily (a hotel cleaner) invites him to stay with her crazy family and gradually the people of this ‘strange’ city touch his heart, forever.

A powerful story of how one man’s GOLIATH ego is brought down by one single blow...of GRACE!

Grace and Goliath  is released in cinemas October 2018.

Dir: Tony Mitchell – UK – 2018 – 92 mins – Cert: PG – in English

BAFTA KIDS: Behind the Scenes with Lauren Layfield and Ben Shires

5th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Grand Opera House
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Tickets £3 per pupil. Suitable for 7-11 year olds
Times Friday 5th October: 10:30am

TV presenters Lauren Layfield (Dengineers, CBBC Presentation) and Ben Shires (Officially Amazing, Match of the Day Kickabout) host a fun showcase of children’s film, games and television in the beautiful surroundings of Belfast’s Grand Opera House.  Lauren and Ben will be talking about the history of BAFTA and the Grand Opera House; looking at creative roles within the media industry; sharing special behind the scenes reports filmed by BAFTA KIDS Young Presenters.  They will be joined by ‘School of Noise’ to examine how sound and music are used on-screen and the young audience members will help generate a unique soundtrack.  Aimed at a schools’ audience there will be lots of opportunities for pupil interaction including a drawing competition for kids to share their favourite early memories from film, games and TV.  

Area of Learning: Language and Literacy, The Arts, The World Around Us

BAFTA KIDS: TV Presenting Masterclass

5th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £5 per pupil. Suitable for ages 7-11
Times Friday 5th October: 1:30pm

Join BAFTA and TV presenting stars for a unique insight into the exciting world of television presenting. How do you prepare for filming?  Is it more difficult working in a live studio or on location? What are the best interviewing techniques?  How do you get your own personality across on screen?  Can you stop yourself laughing in front of the camera? A fun workshop for 7-11 year olds which highlights the cross over skills of confidence, communication and resilience.

*Please note this workshop is only available to a school in Belfast due to timings.

Area of Learning: Language and Literacy, The Arts

Smallfoot

5th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House City Side
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Tickets £6 / £5
Times Friday 5th October: 7:00pm

An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, Smallfoot turns a myth upside down when a bright young yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist - a human! News of this “Smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. Starring Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James and Danny DeVito.

Smallfoot is released in cinemas October 12th.

Dir: Karey Kirkpatrick – USA – 2018 – Duration: TBC – Cert: TBC – in English

Music Video Production Masterclass with Corin Douieb

6th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Crescent Arts Centre
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Tickets £30
Times Saturday 6th October: 10:00am

As an accomplished, critically acclaimed and world-touring DJ and producer, Corin Douieb AKA ‘The Last Skeptik’ has toured the world from America, India and Japan to Lebanon and Australia - and produced for the likes of Giggs, Mikill Pane, Kojey Radical, Rizzle Kicks, Scrufizzer and Dream Mclean. He has been featured everywhere from BBC Radio One, 1xtra, 5 Live, Noisey, I.D, Complex and sound tracked a BAFTA nominated short film & Vice Magazine documentary  - as well as releasing almost 30 twisted, DIY, cinematic music videos that have been shown in the National Film Theatre. His solo album projects have been heavily featured on Spotify, Apple Music & Deezer, and his ‘Thanks for Trying’ podcast featuring various celebrity guests is frequently on the front page of iTunes.

 

For ages 16-25

Capt’n Sharky

6th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Strand Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 6th October: 11:00am

Capt’n Sharky is unable to read or write or even count properly. But those things aren’t important to “The terror of the seas” and are offset by a huge ego.

With Mikey, a normal young boy who’s ordered life has broken out into a completely new direction due to Sharky’s spontaneity, and Bonnie, a trouble shooting girl who tends to assume command in every situation much to Sharky’s dismay, they will enjoy seafaring adventures of plunder, pillage and piracy as they thwart the plans of arch enemies The Admiral and Old Bill the Pirate. Capt’n Sharky explores themes of friendship, fairness, loyalty and tolerance.

Dir: Hubert Weiland and Jan Stoltz – Germany – 2018 – 73 mins – Age: 3+ – in English

Next Door Spy

6th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House Dublin Road
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 6th October: 11:00am

Ten-year-old detective Agathe-Christine dreams of being a private detective. With her own private office, AC — as she prefers to be called — is always in search of the next mystery to solve. When she moves next door to a puzzling skater, Vincent, AC immediately gets the sense that there's more to him than his relaxed, loner vibe lets on. She decides to drop all of her other leads in pursuit of surveilling Vincent full time, but what she discovers may be more than what even she expected. Next Door Spy challenges archetypical characters as each protagonist is forced to look beyond the surface to reveal the unique self that lies within.

Dir: Karla Von Bengtson – Denmark – 2017 – 77 mins – Age: 8+ – in Danish with English subtitles

Captain Morten and the Spider Queen

6th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House Dublin Road
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 6th October: 1:00pm

Director Kasper Jancis will be in attendance.

Dreamy, 10-year-old Morten whiles away his days building his toy ship and trying to avoid the ire of his reluctant guardian: mean spinster, Anna. It goes some way to distracting him from missing his father, Captain Viks, who is away at sea. One day Morten hopes to be a Captain, just like him.
After a chance meeting with the inept magician Senór Cucaracha, Morten is magically shrunken down to the size of an insect and trapped aboard the deck of his own toy-ship! But with a wicked Spider Queen and Scorpion Pirate already aboard, being Captain is going to be anything but child’s play!

Dir: Kasper Jancis – Estonia, Belgium, Ireland & UK – 2018 – 80 mins – Age 8+ – in English

Godless Youth

6th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 6th October: 1:30pm

Based on the novel by Ödön von Horvath Godless Youth is an intelligently crafted, gripping and politically provocative film.

In a not-to-distant future, in which integration serves to protect the elite and isolate the weak, a young school girl is found dead in the woods during the annual graduates' assessment camp. Suddenly someone confesses to a murder that they couldn‘t have committed, and the fragile cohesion of a youthful elite society is threatening to destroy itself. 

Dir: Alain Gsponer – Germany – 2017 – 114 mins – Age: 15+ – in German with English subtitles

Virus Tropical

6th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 6th October: 4:00pm

Adapted from the graphic novel memoir by Colombian-Ecuadorian cartoonist Powerpaola, Virus Tropical is a thoughtful and deeply affecting coming-of-age story.

Born in a not-so-conventional family, Paola grows up between Ecuador and Colombia and finds herself unable to fit into any mould. With a unique feminine vision of the world, she will have to fight against prejudice and struggle for her independence while her universe is struck by a series of crises. Winner at SXSW 2018.

Dir: Santiago Caicedo – Colombia – 2017 – 96 mins – Age: 15+ – in Spanish with English subtitles

Acting Q&A with Lucy Fallon

6th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Crescent Arts Centre
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Tickets £20
Times Saturday 6th October: 5:00pm

Lucy Fallon first joined Coronation Street in 2015, playing the role of Bethany Platt.  She won an Inside Soap Award for Best Actress in 2017, the National Television Award for Serial Drama Performance in 2018 and the British Soap Awards for Best Actress and Best Female Dramatic Performance in 2018. Lucy trained in acting, singing and dancing at the Barbara Jackson Theatre Arts Centre in Blackpool. She is an ambassador for the charities Blackpool Carers and Blackpool Scouts and takes a keen interest in issues affecting young people in the UK.

 

For ages 16-25

Casting with Carla Stronge (Ages: 16-25)

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Ormeau Baths
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Tickets £20
Times Sunday 7th October: 10:00am

Carla Stronge is a born and bred, double Emmy award winning, Northern Irish Casting Director based in Belfast. She garnered her first casting credit on HBO's Game of Thrones and it is the show for which she won an Emmy in 2015 and again in 2016 for Outstanding Casting in a Drama Series. In 2016 she became a member of the Casting Society of America and in 2017 received a further nomination for an Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting for a Television Series Drama. She has also worked as Casting Director on a number of other NI productions including The Fall, The Secret, Derry Girls and other up and coming independent feature films.

Carla will host a masterclass for young actors aged 16-25 of all levels of experience, allowing them to learn more about the casting process and develop their audition technique. All participants will be sent sides to prepare before the Masterclass and will get the chance to perform.

Please note: To book email shauna@cinemagic.org.uk. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Early Man + Music from the Movies

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £5
Times Sunday 7th October: 10:30am

Early Man – Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how one plucky caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day!

Dir: Nick Park – UK, USA & France – 2018 – 89 mins – Cert: PG – in English

Music from the Movies – String-tastic invites you to join them for a fun packed interactive show that will include music from hit movies such as The Jungle Book, Frozen, Mary Poppins and ‘dino’ favourite Jurassic Park. With a line-up of violin, cello, double bass, guitar, mandolin and electric violin, musicians Nigel and Gareth will introduce sound and acoustics using interactive games and stories.

Screening/Workshop exit time 1.30pm approx.

Moomins and the Winter Wonderland

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House Dublin Road
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 7th October: 11:00am

Family favourites The Moomins return in a brand new adventure based around the magic of winter. As the family prepares to hibernate, Moomintroll wonders what happens while they all slumber. Deciding to stay awake he discovers strange creatures that play among the snowdrifts and learns about a strange winter custom that involves the arrival of a very special guest. Soon the whole valley is awake and preparing for this special event.

Dir: Ira Carpelan & Jakub Wronski – Finland & Poland – 2017 – 82 mins – Age: 8+ – in English

Aardman Model Making Workshops (Hognob)

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Sunday 7th October: 11:00am

Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own Hognob, Gromit or Shaun the Sheep character at these fun, hands-on clay modelling workshops. Led by expert model maker George Watson (Early Man), you’ll also get the opportunity to ask questions about the tricks of the trade from the award-winning studio. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there….Participants can take their clay models home and try animating them using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! software.

Super Furball

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House Dublin Road
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 7th October: 1:00pm

Emilia is a suburban kid. She goes to school, lives with her Mum and sometimes her Dad, and her life couldn’t be more ordinary. But one day Emilia’s pet hamster bites her finger. Emilia gets a secret superpower to transform into Super Furball. At the same time, the herrings in the nearby Baltic Sea Bay are screaming for help because of poisoned water. As the Super Furball, Emilia takes it upon herself to fix the situation and finds ways to be more courageous in her own life. Super Furball is a story of courage, friendship and being different.

Dir: Joona Tena – 2018 – 85 mins – Age: 8+ – in Finnish with English subtitles

Aardman Model Making Workshops (Gromit)

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Sunday 7th October: 1:00pm

Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own Hognob, Gromit or Shaun the Sheep character at these fun, hands-on clay modelling workshops. Led by expert model maker George Watson (Early Man), you’ll also get the opportunity to ask questions about the tricks of the trade from the award-winning studio. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there….Participants can take their clay models home and try animating them using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! software.

Cross My Heart

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 7th October: 1:30pm

Montreal, October 1970. Twelve-year-old Manon's family is on the verge of collapse; she and her little brother Mimi are about to be placed in Foster Care. Manon is incensed. So, inspired by the revolutionary climate, she comes up with a plan and takes an old woman hostage to demand the right to choose her own future. With the help of her two cousins Martin and Denis, they leave the city with Mimi and the old woman, determined to find refuge where they can all be happy and free.

Gripping, tender and moving, Cross My Heart is a vibrant story portraying the weaknesses and betrayals of adulthood as seen through the eyes of children.

Dir: Luc Picard – Canada – 2017 – 100 mins – Age: 15+ – in French with English subtitles

Doctor Dolittle

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Strand Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 7th October: 2:00pm

Earning a 1967 Oscar nomination for Best Picture, this dazzling fantasy turns both ordinary and exotic animals into talking, dancing and singing sensations. Rex Harrison is unforgettable in this inspiring adaptation of Hugh Lofting's classic stories. Step into the English country home of the good doctor as he performs remarkable treatments on the wildest variety of patients you could imagine. Discover his secret cures and watch with wide-eyed excitement as he and his four-legged, fine-feathered friends charm their way into your heart.

Dir: Richard Fleischer – USA – 1967 – 152 mins – Cert: U – in English

Prosthetics and SFX Make-Up with Jon Moore

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Ormeau Baths
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Tickets £20
Times Sunday 7th October: 2:00pm

Jon Moore is a freelance prosthetic makeup artist and concept designer with over 17 years experience working in television and film. Projects include Guardians of the Galaxy, The Huntsman, Fury, Maleficent, Harry Potter, Captain America, WWZ, Doctor Who and Critical. Having completed work on Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 as prosthetic makeup artist to Dave Bautista, he has recently wrapped on Avengers: Infinity War and moved straight onto the final series of Game of Thrones and Maleficent 2. Alongside this he is also designing a range of interactive toys, an animated series, developing a short script and writing a novel.

This workshop is programmed in partnership with the Comic Book Guys.

Pyjama Party & Storytelling + Sleeping Beauty

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Ulster Museum
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Tickets £5
Times Sunday 7th October: 2:30pm

Get ready for peaceful slumber at the annual Cinemagic pyjama party! Come along with your favourite bedtime toy or in your sleep suits and cosy pyjamas to enjoy a dreamy afternoon of storytelling, film-fun with Sleeping Beauty and milk & cookies! Our pyjama party will take you on an adventure filled journey from Belfast’s Ulster Museum to Fairy Tale Lands and back again. Our special storyteller this year is Jo Britland who will be telling a bedtime story with the help of a very special guest!

Sleeping Beauty – After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.

Dir: Clyde Geronimi – USA – 1959 – 75 mins – Cert: U – in English

Screening/Workshop exit time 5.00pm approx.

Aardman Model Making Workshops (Shaun the Sheep)

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Sunday 7th October: 3:00pm

Aardman Animations are giving you the chance to learn how to make your very own Hognob, Gromit or Shaun the Sheep character at these fun, hands-on clay modelling workshops. Led by expert model maker George Watson (Early Man), you’ll also get the opportunity to ask questions about the tricks of the trade from the award-winning studio. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there….Participants can take their clay models home and try animating them using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! software.

The Seen and Unseen

7th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 7th October: 4:00pm

Steeped in theatrics, fantasy and psychology, The Seen and Unseen is haunting in its evocation of the supernatural communion between twin siblings.

Tantra and Tantri are inseparable. When they secretly steal eggs from the family’s sacrificial offering, Tantri always gets the whites and Tantra the yolks. One day, however, the yolk is missing, as is Tantra. Her brother gravely ill and in hospital, Tantri starts slipping into magical parallel worlds, approaching the inevitable farewell through costumes, body paint and dance.

Dir: Kamila Andini – Indonesia, Qatar, Netherlands & Australia – 2018 – 83 mins – Age: 15+ – in Indonesian & Balinese with English subtitles

Special Effects Make-Up in Film with Sophie Knox

8th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £4 per pupil. Suitable for 8-11 year olds
Times 8th - 10th October (Choose your date): 10:00am

Special effects is without a doubt a highly creative and fun area in make-up artistry. It allows you to create any creature or character you can imagine, as whacky or scary as your heart desires!  It also serves a real purpose. With storylines becoming more sensational and technology more sophisticated, special effects is becoming an increasingly important element of both film and TV productions. Join special effects artist Sophie Knox as she teaches pupils the basic skills and techniques of make-up artistry! Sophie has worked on productions including – Game of Thrones, The Fall, Line of Duty and Krypton.

Area of Learning: The Arts

Pre-School Drama + Shorts for Shorties

8th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £3. Suitable for all ages
Times 8th - 12th October: 10:00am

The Pre-School drama classes are designed to take the children into an imaginary world where they can comfortably explore feelings, words, sounds, movement and develop their relationships with others. This roving programme will also see Cinemagic facilitators bring mobile cinema equipment into your preschool to screen Shorts for Shorties, a collection of short animations designed to appeal to young children.

Pre-School Drama Programme – Choose one from:

Moving and Grooving (Animal Actions!) - Join Eleanor Elephant and her friends at the zoo for some fun animal antics whilst we learn to use our ears for listening!

Autumn Changes and Tradition - Little Lottie leaf goes on an Autumn adventure and learns all about weather changes and her shadow at this beautiful time of year.

Area of Learning: The Arts, Physical Development & Movement, Personal Development & Mutual Understanding

Guardians of the Galaxy + Q&A with Jon Moore

8th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue ODEON Belfast
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Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 12+
Times Monday 8th October: 10:00am

Jon Moore is a freelance prosthetic makeup artist and concept designer with over 17 years’ experience working in television and film. Projects include Guardians of the Galaxy, The Huntsman, Fury, Maleficent, Harry Potter, Captain America, WWZ, Doctor Who and Critical. Having completed work on Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 as prosthetic makeup artist to Dave Bautista, he has recently wrapped on Avengers: Infinity War and moved straight onto the final series of Game of Thrones and Maleficent 2.

Guardians of the Galaxy - A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. Cert: 12A

This workshop is programmed in partnership with the Comic Book Guys.

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

Creative Writing with Sarah Maria Griffin

9th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 12+
Times Tuesday 9th October: 10:00am

The workshop will begin with a screening of Bride of Frankenstein, followed by group work where the students will have the chance to get creative. Writing horror will be discussed, facilitated by author Sarah Maria Griffin and the workshop will be inspired by the theme of ‘creation’. The students will work individually to create their own monster and develop character and story. 

Sarah Maria Griffin's first novel, Spare & Found Parts, a stunning science-fiction story of creation in the wake of destruction was released in February 2018 by Titan Books, and her second novel, Other Words For Smoke, will arrive in Spring 2019. She is currently the Writer in Residence at the DLR Lexicon.

Area of Learning: The Arts, Language & Literacy

Programmed in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland.

My First Cinema Trip – Capt’n Sharky

9th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue ODEON Belfast
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Tickets £3 per pupil. Suitable for all ages
Times Tuesday 9th October: 10:30am

Our ‘Early Years’ screenings are designed to offer opportunities for preschool and primary school groups to visit the cinema together for the first time!

Capt’n Sharky is unable to read or write or even count properly. But those things aren’t important to “The terror of the seas” and are offset by a huge ego.

With Mikey, a normal young boy who’s ordered life has broken out into a completely new direction due to Sharky’s spontaneity, and Bonnie, a trouble shooting girl who tends to assume command in every situation much to Sharky’s dismay, they will enjoy seafaring adventures of plunder, pillage and piracy as they thwart the plans of arch enemies The Admiral and Old Bill the Pirate. Capt’n Sharky explores themes of friendship, fairness, loyalty and tolerance.

Area of Learning: The Arts, The World Around Us, Language & Literacy

TV Presenting with UTV

9th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Crescent Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Tuesday 9th October: 11:00am

Learn about Northern Ireland’s leading commercial broadcaster UTV and find out how reporters prepare a news story for air in this exciting and interactive workshop for media students.

The workshop will offer students an insight into the world of television presenting, there will be interactive activities and a Q&A with one of the stations presenters. All your questions will be answered - How do you prepare for filming?  Is it more difficult working in a live studio or on location? What are the best interviewing techniques?  How do you get your own personality across on screen? 

This will be an informative workshop highlighting the cross over skills of confidence, communication and resilience needed to succeed in this fast paced and rewarding industry.

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

Teddy Bears’ Picnic Music from Tom Sweeney + Winnie the Pooh

10th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House City Side
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Tickets £4 per pupil. Suitable for 3-7 year olds
Times Wednesday 10th October: 10:30am

Join us for a morning of music, song, movement and laughter at Cinemagic’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic!

Bring along your pack-lunches, picnic baskets, rugs and of course your teddies and settle down for musical fun & games with Tom Sweeney before a screening of Winnie the Pooh the Movie! Cert: U

Tom Sweeney has written and performed songs about spelling, counting, vowels, self-esteem, anti-bullying, ecology, while many are just plain silly and fun to sing! A morning in Tom’s company is guaranteed to have you dancing and skipping back to school.

Area of Learning: The Arts

Politics and Journalism with Mark Devenport

10th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Crescent Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 per pupil.
Times Wednesday 10th October: 10:30am

Mark Devenport is BBC Northern Ireland's Political Editor, providing analysis of issues like the continuing efforts to restore devolution and the impact of Brexit on local politics. Mark has reported for the BBC since the 1980s, covering all the twists and turns of the Northern Ireland peace process as the corporation's Ireland Correspondent at the time of the Good Friday Agreement. He has questioned world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan and Tony Blair. Mark also worked as the BBC's United Nations Correspondent based in New York and has reported from areas as diverse as South Africa, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Colombia and Israel/Palestine.

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

Cyborgs Among Us

10th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Crescent Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Wednesday 10th October: 6:15pm

Imagine having a sixth sense! Cyborgs are human beings who have implanted electronic devices in their bodies in order to extend their senses and/or enhance their capabilities or action. Technology with the potential for human enhancement is already available, but its use is strictly restricted to medical applications. However, the first cyborgs are already crossing the boundaries of their human limits starting a debate on human enhancement and touching on the basic idea of what we are. This film will confront the viewer with the implications of going beyond human by letting machines become part of us.

Dir: Rafel Duran Torrent – Spain – 2017 – 105 mins – Age: 12+ – in English & Spanish with English subtitles

Complicit

10th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Crescent Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Wednesday 10th October: 8:30pm

Complicit follows Yi Yeting, a Chinese workers' rights activist, over three years on her quest to expose the dangerous working conditions in the Chinese factories producing electronics for the world mobile phone market. One worker dies from exposure to toxic materials every five hours (that is the official number, the true number of fatalities may be much higher) and in this documentary we watch as Yi attempts to improve these conditions.

Dir: Heather White – China, USA & Hong Kong – 2017 – 90 mins – Age: 15+ – in Chinese with English subtitles

Gaming: Creating 2D Characters & Backgrounds

11th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 12+
Times Thursday 11th October: 10:00am

In this workshop we will explore the process of creating an idea for a game character or environment and taking it from concept through to design, animation and getting it into a game.
We will look at different 2D design techniques and how we can apply them in our own creative process in this introductory workshop for budding game designers.

The workshop will be led by Benjamin Donoghue, Creative Director at Blackstaff Games, who has worked across 2D Animation and BAFTA nominated games.

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

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween + storytelling

11th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House City Side
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Tickets £4 per pupil. Suitable for 8-11 year olds
Times Thursday 11th October: 10:30am

Join storyteller Jack Lynch for a fun-filled morning of mystery and intrigue as he takes pupils on a journey around the world exploring myths, legends and folktales.

Jack Lynch tells a wide range of stories that draw on Ireland’s rich oral tradition. He combines folkloric elements with ancient Irish myths, wonder tales and tall tales. He has told stories throughout Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Jordan, the West Indies and the United States. He is also a founder member of Storytellers of Ireland.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Cert: TBC – Halloween comes to life in the brand-new comedy adventure based on R.L. Stine’s 400-million-selling series of books and sequel to the 2015 smash hit movie Goosebumps starring Jack Black.

Area of Learning: The World Around Us & Language & Literacy

Pitch That Brief

11th October 2018 |

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Venue Belfast Met (Titanic Campus)
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Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Thursday 11th October: 10:30am

This class will be facilitated by Brian Henry Martin, Director, Doubleband Films and Justin Binding, Commissioning Executive Producer, BBC Northern Ireland.

So you’ve got an idea for a film or television programme? What’s the next step? Brian will host a workshop in the morning showing some of the latest work produced by Doubleband Films as well as covering the dos and don’ts of filmmaking. Participants will then be given a commissioning brief and asked to pitch their ideas to Justin, who in turn will offer advice and feedback before picking the best pitch in the afternoon session!

This is a fabulous opportunity to learn and gain advice from leading programme-makers and to have your ideas, concepts and creativity critiqued by the best in the business.

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

Pitch That Brief

11th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Belfast Met (Titanic Campus)
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Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Thursday 11th October: 10:30am

This class will be facilitated by Brian Henry Martin, Director, Doubleband Films and Justin Binding, Commissioning Executive Producer, BBC Northern Ireland.

So you’ve got an idea for a film or television programme? What’s the next step? Brian will host a workshop in the morning showing some of the latest work produced by Doubleband Films as well as covering the dos and don’ts of filmmaking. Participants will then be given a commissioning brief and asked to pitch their ideas to Justin, who in turn will offer advice and feedback before picking the best pitch in the afternoon session!

This is a fabulous opportunity to learn and gain advice from leading programme-makers and to have your ideas, concepts and creativity critiqued by the best in the business.

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

Programme Making with JAM Media

11th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Thursday 11th October: 10:30am

JAM Media’s Richard Gordon and Niall Mooney will take you through working life in an animation studio and how an idea can become a hit show. Students will also have the chance to do a mini pitch for an animated TV show idea.
JAM Media, with operations in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, is one of the leading creators and producers of multi-award winning animated and live action content for the children’s and pre-school audience. They pride themselves on delivering high quality, innovative, story-driven brands across multiple platforms based around engaging characters with humour at its heart.

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

The Carnivore’s Dilemma

11th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Crescent Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Thursday 11th October: 6:30pm

In this film, first-time father and prize-winning journalist Benoît Bringer investigates whether we should still eat meat.

As the population grows and the pressure to provide cheap food increases, there has been a drive towards relentless productivity and industrialised farming. Animal cruelty, major health issues and environmental damage are inevitable consequences. We can all see the problem. But are there alternatives?

Dir: Benoît Bringer – France – 2018 – 70 mins – Age: 15+ – in French with English subtitles

Hobbyhorse Revolution

11th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Crescent Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Thursday 11th October: 8:10pm

Selma Vilhunen has directed a funny and moving film about teenagers with growing pains, who discover their own voice and talent through pursuing a pastime they love.

Hobbyhorse Revolution is a funny and moving film about the power of imagination and the strength of a community. The film follows three young girls, Aisku, Elsa and Alisa whose lives have been transformed by their new interest: hobbyhorses. Despite a lack of understanding by some, the girls bravely and spiritedly pursue their hobby.

Dir: Selma Vilhunen – Finland – 2017 – 88 mins – Age: 15+ – in Finnish with English subtitles

Diary of a Wimpy Kid + Storytelling

12th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £5 per pupil. Suitable for 8-11 year olds
Times Friday 12th October: 10:00am

Each festival we select a children’s book that has been adapted for the ‘Big Screen’ as part of our ‘Book to Screen’ strand. This year we have chosen Jeff Kinney’s ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’.

Before the screening storyteller Jack Lynch will be taking pupils on a magical journey exploring myths, legends & folktales from around the world.

In Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid we follow the adventures of a boy who is fresh out of elementary and about to start middle school, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibilities to survive the year. Cert: PG.

Activity sheets and classroom notes will be available for teachers on the day.

Area of Learning: The World Around Us & Language & Literacy

Zombellenium

12th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Friday 12th October: 6:20pm

Welcome to Zombillenium, an amusement park where every day is Halloween, being staffed by actual werewolves, vampires, witches and zombies. When a nosy safety inspector unwillingly becomes a member of the undead workforce, he embarks on a mission to make the park a better place for humans and monsters alike. This amusing and macabre French animation, based on the comic series of the same name, works both as a teen animation and a quasi-political message about workers’ rights.

Dir: Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord – France – 2017 – 80 mins – Age: 12+ – in French with English subtitles

Supa Modo

13th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Strand Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 13th October: 10:30am

A film that is heart breaking and engaging in equal measure. Nine-year-old Jo has a terminal illness. When she returns to her village from hospital (where her room is adorned with pictures of superheroes and martial arts fighters), her caring older sister Mwix seeks to ease her final days by encouraging her to believe she has superpowers.

With a much lower budget than Marvel blockbusters, Supa Modo shows that a hero can exist anywhere and be of any age.

Dir: Likarion Wainaina – Germany & Kenya – 2018 – 74 mins – Age: 12+ – in English & Kikuyu and Swahili with English subtitles

Anchors Up – Boats to the Rescue

13th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House City Side
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 13th October: 11:00am

Elias is the top rescue boat in Cosy Cove, so when he's called upon to rescue a boat in the midst of a huge storm, it's no surprise that he's up to the job. His heroics soon become the talk of the town, and news spreads to a larger neighbouring port that's in search of a new rescue boat. Leaving his friends and home behind, Elias is wooed by the prestige of working in ‘Big Harbour’. But when he overhears a local gang talking about stealing precious metals, Elias must turn to his old friends for help. But after he left them so abruptly, will they be open to helping him before it's too late?

Dir: Simen Alsvik and William John Ashurst – Norway – 2017 – 73 mins – Age: 5+ – in English

Dinosaur Lego Building with Bricks4kidz (11am)

13th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Saturday 13th October: 11:00am

Let your creativity and imagination come alive with Bricks4kidz. Using their bespoke Lego technic kits, motors and batteries, your child will build and construct motorised Dinosaurs and then watch them move and walk. We Learn - We Build - We Play with Lego Bricks!

Bricks4Kidz deliver high quality, educational play. Every class is a fun, enriching experience for children, using the classic bricks loved by generations of young people.

ZOOks

13th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Strand Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 13th October: 12:30pm

ZOOks is a contemporary fairy tale about people and nature.

13-year-old Robin lives in a world where nature is taboo. Plants are dirty, butterflies are dangerous and the forest is strictly forbidden. The reign of King Ferdinand keeps people and nature at a safe distance from each other. But after Robin's mother disappears in the forest, she sets off on a mission looking for answers. She soon meets Wolf and sets in motion an adventure that promises to restore balance and harmony between man and nature.

Dir: Dimitri Leue & Kristoff Leue – Belgium – 2018 – 90 mins – Age: 12+ – in Dutch with English subtitles

Harvie and the Magic Museum

13th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House City Side
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 13th October: 1:00pm

Harvie has one ambition, to finish the last level of his new computer game. He thinks once he’s in the Gamers Hall of Fame his absent-minded father will finally be proud of him. But finishing the game turns out to be only the start of a real adventure that takes Harvie, his dog Jerry, and his friend Monica deep into the forgotten realms of the city‘s old puppet museum. Here they meet some puppets that mysteriously come to life!

Dir: Martin Kotík & Inna Evlannikova – Czech Republic – 2017 – 86 mins – Age: 5+ – in English

Dinosaur Lego Building with Bricks4kidz (1pm)

13th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Saturday 13th October: 1:00pm

Let your creativity and imagination come alive with Bricks4kidz. Using their bespoke Lego technic kits, motors and batteries, your child will build and construct motorised Dinosaurs and then watch them move and walk. We Learn - We Build - We Play with Lego Bricks!

Bricks4Kidz deliver high quality, educational play. Every class is a fun, enriching experience for children, using the classic bricks loved by generations of young people.

Fake Tattoos

13th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 13th October: 2:00pm

This exhilarating debut feature from Québécois filmmaker Pascal Plante follows the heartfelt and raw love story of two teenagers living on the fringe. Theo spends his 18th birthday alone at a brutal metal show. Here he meets Mag, a bold and good-humoured young punk who invites him to spend the night at her place. As Theo works through the throes of a painful past, the two fall in love and wrangle the reality of separation that looms at the end of summer love. Official selection Berlinale 2018.

Dir: Pascal Plante  – Canada – 2017 – 87 mins – Age: 15+ – in French with English subtitles

Dinosaur Lego Building with Bricks4kidz (3pm)

13th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Saturday 13th October: 3:00pm

Let your creativity and imagination come alive with Bricks4kidz. Using their bespoke Lego technic kits, motors and batteries, your child will build and construct motorised Dinosaurs and then watch them move and walk. We Learn - We Build - We Play with Lego Bricks!

Bricks4Kidz deliver high quality, educational play. Every class is a fun, enriching experience for children, using the classic bricks loved by generations of young people.

The Best of All Worlds

13th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 13th October: 4:00pm

Austrian director Adrian Goiginger's autobiographical feature debut is a powerful family story that manages to find hope and optimism against a backdrop of addiction.

Seven year old Adrian is growing up in the underground drug scene of the Austrian city Salzburg, famous for its culture and classical music. His mother Helga is torn between her drug habit and her love and dedication for her son. Despite this environment, Adrian has a happy and normal childhood, the best of all worlds. However, their relationship is tested to the limit when the authorities and child welfare services find out about Helga's addiction.

Dir: Adrian Goiginger – Austria & Germany – 2017 – 100 mins – Age: 15+ – in German with English subtitles

The Last Fiction

13th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 13th October: 6:20pm

Based on the classic thousand-year-old Persian poem, ‘The Book of Kings’ , The Last Fiction presents the story of upstart ruler Zahak’s treacherous rise to the throne in ancient Persia, and naive Afaridoun, the young hero who saves the kingdom and people from the darkness. Zahak, who makes a Faustian pact to control the throne, is now haunted by his evil deeds, and his nightmares hold a prophecy of how a young man he wronged in the past will rise up against him. Afaridoun, however, must first conquer his own inner demons before he can battle Zahak’s dark forces and restore peace to the kingdom.

Dir: Ashkan Rahgozar – Iran – 2018 – 100 mins – Age: 12+ – in Persian with English subtitles

The Sword in the Stone + Intro by Sheena Wilkinson

13th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue No Alibis
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Tickets £5
Times Saturday 13th October: 6:30pm

A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin. Based on the book by T. H. White.

Dir: Wolfgang Reitherman – USA – 1963 – 79 mins – Cert: U – in English

 

Tales at Twilight

We’ve teamed up with No Alibis Bookstore to offer movie fans a number of early evening Twilight Screenings celebrating book to screen film adaptations. Each screening will be introduced by a local author who will read their favourite passage from the original text! These relaxed, cosy and friendly events will take place in No Alibis and are ideal for story lovers young and old!

I Am William

14th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Strand Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 14th October: 10:30am

I Am William is an uplifting coming-of-age tale from Denmark based on the book by Kim Fupz Aakeson.

William’s life is anything but easy. His mother’s in hospital, so he is staying with his Uncle Nils, who lives on his wits. Now that Nils has racked up a sizable gambling debt and gangsters are out to get him, William has to muster all his resourcefulness and imagination to save his uncle and himself, while also juggling three class bullies and his crush, Viola!

Dir: Jonas Elmer – Denmark – 2017 – 83 mins – Age: 12+ – in Danish with English subtitles

Shorts for Shorties

14th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue No Alibis
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Tickets £3 (+30p booking fee)
Times Sunday 14th October: 11:00am

A collection of short animations designed to appeal to young children. They express colourful, exciting and easy to follow stories, either in English or with no dialogue.

Lemon & Elderflower
Dir: Ilenia Cotardo – UK – 3 mins
Two sibling hummingbirds have to build different inventions in order to solve their big problem: to take flight with other birds.

The Swimming Lesson
Dir: Tatyana Okruzhnova – Russia – 3 mins
On a busy beach day, a little boy is captivated by the aquatic adventure stories he hears, but soon has to put his own swimming skills to the test.

The One Who Tamed the Clouds
Dir: Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, Julie Rembauville  – France – 4 mins
At the top of a canyon the old Indian Flying Shadow teaches the young Nayati the ancient art of smoke signals.

The Robot and the Whale
Dir: Jonas Forsman – Sweden – 6 mins
One day Lobo and her best friend Banjo, a curious robot dog, meet a stranded whale on the beach.

Apriori
Dir: Maité Schmitt – Germany – 6 mins
To protect his books, Albert, the young librarian, must put his prejudice aside and make friends with a bat.

Small Forest Stories
Dir: Veronika Fedorova – Russia – 3 mins
A little fox must prove he is the best in the world at tracking things down.

The Fruits of the Clouds
Dir: Kateřina Karhánková – Czech Republic – 10 mins
Furry’s friends are afraid to venture into the scary woods, but he’s bored waiting for adventure!

Out Fishing
Dir: Uzi Geffenblad – Sweden – 10 mins
In a moment of illumination Betty finds a creative solution. But the road to success is lined with traps.

The Opposite Day
Dir: Fabian Friedrich – Germany – 2 mins
Opposite day! Opposite day! The day to do things in the opposite way.

An Old Lady Stepped Out for Some Bread and a Pastry
Dir: Anastasiya Jakulina – Russia – 4 mins
The ordinary walk to buy some bread can turn into the most amazing adventure.

 

Total Duration: 56 mins / All Ages

Up and Away

14th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House City Side
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 14th October: 11:00am

Hodja is a dreamer. He wants to experience the world, but his father insists he stays home and takes over the family's tailor shop. Fortunately, Hodja meets the old rug merchant El Faza, who gives him a flying carpet. In exchange, he must bring the old man's granddaughter, Diamond, back to Pjort from Sultan City. However, city life isn't quite what Hodja expected, and he only survives because of Emerald, a poor but street smart girl, who teaches him how to manage life in the big smoke!

Dir: Karsten Kiilerich – Denmark – 2018 – 81 mins – Age 5+ – in English

The War Game

14th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Strand Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 14th October: 12:30pm

A thought-provoking and tense youth drama, The War Game draws parallels to William Golding’s classic Lord of the Flies.

When 11 year old Malte moves to a new town with his mother, he lands in the middle of a conflict between two gangs of children. With a good head for strategy he sees the fight as an opportunity to gain a foothold among the children. But before he knows it, the situation has escalated to entirely new heights. With war about to break out, can Malte stop the conflict before it’s too late?

Dir: Goran Kapetanovic – Sweden – 2017 – 84 mins – Age: 12+ – in Swedish with English subtitles

Cats and Peachtopia

14th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House City Side
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 14th October: 1:00pm

Blanket has long been living in a high-rise apartment in the big city with his son, Cloak. One day, curious about the outside world, Cloak decides to leave home and embarks on an adventure to find the legendary cat's paradise ‘Peachtopia’. But it’s not long until Cloak gets into serious trouble. In order to find his son, Blanket must overcome his fears of the outside world and reconcile with his past, all with the help of a mischievous Macaw.

Dir: Gary Wang – China – 2018 – 105 mins – Age 5+ – in English

More

14th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 14th October: 1:30pm

Adapted from the award-winning novel of the same name by Hakan Günday, More is the gripping story of a boy that gets to grow up in a world where there is no room for innocence.

Gaza is a 14-year-old boy who lives on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Together with his domineering father, he helps smuggle refugees into Europe, giving them temporary shelter and scant food until they attempt their crossing. Gaza dreams of escaping this life of crime, but can’t help being drawn into a dark world of immorality, exploitation and human suffering. Can you avoid becoming a monster when you’ve been raised by one?

Dir: Onur Saylak – Turkey – 2017 – 115 mins – Age: 18+ – in Arabic & Turkish with English subtitles

Pure Hearts

14th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 14th October: 4:00pm

A young girl pushes the boundaries of her strict upbringing when she forms an unshakable bond with a troubled 25-year-old security guard in this sincere, delicate romantic drama of liberation and heartache.

When 17 year old Agnese encounters parking lot attendant Stefano while out shoplifting a cell phone, she doesn’t realise their lives are about to become entwined in an intense but short-lived romance. Stefano represents for Agnese an alternative way of being in the world beyond the limits of her religious upbringing, a life from which she feels increasingly alienated.

Dir: Roberto De Paolis – Italy – 2017 – 114 mins – Age: 18+ – in Italian with English subtitles

Hoffmaniada

14th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 14th October: 6:20pm

This stunning stop-motion animation is based on three of E.T.A. Hoffmann's tales; Klein Zaches, The Golden Pot and The Sandman. With the main character being Hoffman himself we witness as he is transported into the world of his own fantasy writings and pitted against the villains he created on the page, as he struggles to defend love and beauty against the philistine plots closing in around him.

Dir: Stanislav Sokolov – Russia – 2018 – 78 mins – Age: 12+ – in Russian with English subtitles

Drama for Kids Debutots + Animated Antics

15th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £3 per pupil. Suitable for 4-7 year olds
Times 15th-17th October: 10:00am

Debutots is a unique blend of interactive storytelling and dramatic play for young children. In exploring stories vocally and physically they facilitate children's literacy and communication development. The expertly crafted classes will take the children into an imaginary world where they can comfortably explore feelings, language, and movement. Skilled drama practitioners guide the children through each story creatively.

This roving programme will also see Cinemagic facilitators bring mobile cinema equipment into your school to screen Animated Antics, a collection of short animations from around the world.

Area of Learning: The Arts, Physical Development & Movement, Personal Development & Mutual Understanding

SFX Make-Up in Film with Sophie Knox

15th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £4 per pupil. Ages 12+
Times 15th-17th October (choose your date): 10:00am

Special effects is without a doubt a highly creative and fun area in make-up artistry. It allows you to create any creature or character you can imagine, as whacky or scary as your heart desires!  It also serves a real purpose. With storylines becoming more sensational and technology more sophisticated, special effects is becoming an increasingly important element of both film and TV productions. Join special effects artist Sophie Knox as she teaches pupils the basic skills and techniques of make-up artistry! Sophie has worked on productions including – Game of Thrones, The Fall, Line of Duty and Krypton.

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

Tito and the Birds

15th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Monday 15th October: 6:20pm

Tito is a shy 10-year-old boy who lives with his mother. When an unusual epidemic starts to spread throughout the city Tito quickly discovers that the cure is somehow related to his missing father’s research on bird song. He embarks on a journey to save the world from the outbreak with his friends. But it soon becomes clear that Tito's search for the antidote is developing into a quest to find his missing father and to discover his own identity.

Dir: Gabriel Bitar, Andre Catoto & Gustavo Steinberg – Brazil – 2018 – 73 mins – Age: 12+ – in Portuguese with English subtitles

Christopher Robin + Disney Ireland Presentation

16th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue ODEON Belfast
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Tickets £4 per pupil. Suitable for 8-11 year olds
Times Tuesday 16th October: 10:30am

At the Industry Trust for IP Awareness they believe when you learn about all of the hard work (graft) that goes into the creation of a film - you get more of a handle on why it’s not yours to take for free. Plus you can better understand why the real life people who invested their time, skills and money in making the film deserve to get paid for their work. When we all understand the importance of supporting the film industry and paying for the films we watch then there will be more films made to enjoy in the future.

To celebrate the hard work that goes into every aspect of the Film industry in Ireland, we have invited Walt Disney Studios, Ireland Head of Sales, Martin O’Grady to tell you about his job, the jobs along the way and why he loves ALL movies, not just Disney ones.

The Q&A will be followed by a screening of Christopher Robin. Cert: PG.

Learn more about the Industry Trust and watch their fantastic ‘Moments worth Paying For’ campaigns on www.lovemovies.ie

Area of Learning: The Arts & Language & Literacy

Photojournalism with Belfast Photo Festival

16th October 2018 |

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Tuesday 16th October: 10:30am

Photojournalism is the very essence of telling a story through powerful photographs.

Join Belfast Photo Festival for an exciting Photojournalism workshop that will give each participant insight into the mechanics of visual story telling.

At its heart Photojournalism remains honest and pure, with the photographer capturing the truth of what is actually unfolding. In this same way, each participant in the workshop will gain the skills and knowledge to enable their images to be true and tell the story as it is, while using the Belfast Exposed Photography Archive as a reference.

Minuscule Valley of Lost Ants + Ugly Animal Roadshow

17th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets $3 per pupil. Suitable for 7-11 year olds
Times Wednesday 17th October: 10:30am

Simon Watt is President for life of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society - The society that celebrates and explores the incredible biology of the Animal Kingdom’s most monstrous!!!

In this interactive show we will look at what makes these hideous creatures so amazing and study how they evolved. The workshop will feature videos, demonstrations and lots and lots of audience participation. Topics covered will include – evolution, extinction, conservation and adaptation.

Minuscule Valley of the Lost Ants – In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned sparks warfare between two ant tribes! Cert: U.

Simon Watt is a biologist, science communicator, writer and TV presenter. His on screen credits include – Rocketeers, Wild Cities, Eureka: The Big Bang Query and Inside Nature’s Giants.

Area of Learning: The World Around Us

Coco + Film Classification Workshop with BBFC

17th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House City Side
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Tickets £4 per pupil. Suitable for 8-11 year olds
Times Wednesday 17th October: 10:30am

Every movie that gets released in the UK has to go through one final process before it hits the cinemas – classification. It’s the job of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to view them all and decide on a suitable classification or rating: U, PG, 12A or higher. What a job! This is a great opportunity for youngsters to get the lowdown on how it’s all done and meet some of the people who do the job for real. Film case study Coco. Cert: PG.

Please note: Study Guides & Classroom Notes will be distributed to teachers on the day for both the BBFC workshop and the feature film text.

Area of Learning: Personal Development & Mutual Understanding, The Arts

Michael Inside + Q&A with Director Frank Berry

17th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Wednesday 17th October: 10:30am

If one bad decision can mark someone for life, 18-year-old Michael (Dafhyd Flynn) doesn’t stand a chance in this powerful, hard-hitting tale of incarceration and its lasting effects. Raised in inner city Dublin, Michael lives with his grandfather Francis (Lalor Roddy). The chance of a job, a decent life or a future seems remote, and it feels all too inevitable when Michael lands a three month prison sentence. A heartrending drama driven by a stand out performance from Flynn, and a deserved winner of Best Irish Film at Galway’s Fleadh. Cert: 15.

Director Frank Berry will take part in a Q&A discussion after the screening.

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

News Current Affairs Broadcasting with Paul Clark

18th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue UTV
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Tickets £20 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Thursday 18th October: 09:30am

Paul Clark is one of the most well-known and respected personalities in local broadcasting. He is the presenter of UTV Live at 6 - the most popular news programme in Northern Ireland.  He has been anchoring the show for almost 30 years.  He also presents the weekly politics programme on UTV - View from Stormont. Paul will host a workshop for 16 young people in News and Current Affairs Broadcasting offering an insight into how a news programme is designed and put together. He will also share his experiences working in the industry and give advice on how to forge out a career in the world of media.

*Due to the popularity of this workshop we can only offer 2 student places per school.

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

Film Classification with BBFC + The Meg

18th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 12+
Times Thursday 18th October: 10:00am

Who really banned A Clockwork Orange? Why did audiences live in fear of Snow White? Was The Dark Knight too dark for '12A'?! These questions and many others relating to the work of the British Board of Film Classification will be answered at a special presentation and interactive workshop event before a screening of The Meg.

The Meg - After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible. Cert: 12A.

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

Space Show with Simon Watt + WALL:E

18th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House City Side
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Tickets £4 per pupil. Suitable for 8-11 year olds
Times Thursday 18th October: 10:30am

A stellar show for kids and teachers about the science behind space exploration. Which planet is hottest? Which would float in a swimming pool? Which is the most studied? And just how much space is in space? This is a live show full of experiments you can recreate at home and school. Find out about what you can see if you only look up!

A screening of WALL:E, Cert: U, will take place after the workshop.

Presented by Simon Watt, a regular contributor to TV, radio and web and who is perhaps best known as a presenter on the BAFTA-winning documentary series Inside Nature’s Giants and the Channel 4 special The Elephant: Life After Death.

Area of Learning: The World Around Us

Prehistoric Show History Live + Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

18th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £4 per pupil. Suitable for 6-11 year olds
Times Thursday 18th October: 10:30am

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.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him. Cert: U.

*This workshop is an ideal morning activity for schools planning to visit the ‘Dippy on Tour’ exhibition in the afternoon.

Area of Learning: The World Around Us

Music from the Movies Stringtastic + The Good Dinosaur

19th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £4 per pupil. Suitable for 8-11 year olds
Times Friday 19th October: 10:30am

String-tastic invites you to join them for a fun packed interactive show that will include music from hit movies such as The Jungle Book, Frozen, Mary Poppins and Robin Hood. With a line-up of violin, cello, double bass, guitar, mandolin and electric violin, musicians Nigel and Gareth will introduce sound and acoustics using interactive games and stories.

The Good Dinosaur – In a world where dinosaurs and humans live side-by-side, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. Cert: PG.

*This workshop is an ideal morning activity for schools planning to visit the ‘Dippy on Tour’ exhibition in the afternoon.

Area of Learning: The World Around Us

Ex-Machina + SFX & Creature Effects Artist Kate Walshe

19th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue ODEON Belfast
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Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Friday 19th October: 10:00am

Kate Walshe is an SFX producer and part owner of Millennium FX, one of the leading prosthetics and creature effects companies in Europe. Kate’s most notable projects include Doctor Who; Torchwood; Being Human, The Wolfman; Ex Machina, Victor Frankenstein; music videos for Lady Gaga; innumerable horror and comedy projects as well as commercials for clients such as Cadbury’s and Playstation.

Ex-Machina - A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I. Cert: 15

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

Condemned to Remember + Q&A

19th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Friday 19th October: 10:30am

Irish Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on an epic journey across a Europe in turmoil. In Germany, Tomi concludes his long quest to bring the convicted SS war criminal Hilde Michnia to account for her secrets and lies. In Poland and Slovakia, he confronts the ‘crisis of shame’ that prevents an honest reckoning with the scale of local ‘collusion’ with the Nazi extermination project. In Bosnia, Tomi embraces Muslim survivors of a genocide, who still search for the remains of their loved ones. Along the way he puts himself into the shoes of the “new Jews” and discovers a strong common bond with refugees fleeing the crisis in Syria. A powerful and thought-provoking documentary. Age: 15+.

Director Gerry Gregg and Tomi Reichental will take part in a Q&A discussion after the screening

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

Scripting & Producing for Radio

19th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Friday 19th October: 10:30am

Preparation is key when it comes to the world of radio. Radio presenters are the voice of a station or programme, whether they work in speech-based or music radio; they create the tone and style of radio output and establish a relationship with listeners. But being a presenter also means being able to script and produce content and planning is vital. Presenters may present recorded shows or live shows and these will be either scripted or unscripted. They may write scripts and links or work from a brief supplied by members of a production team. The role is certainly diverse!

Join Lisa Johnston and Denise Watson for a practical and informative workshop in scripting, producing & presenting for radio where participants will hear about the mechanics of working in this fascinating area of the media.

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

Creature Effects with Kate Walshe

20th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Ormeau Baths
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Tickets £20
Times Saturday 20th October: 10:00am

Kate Walshe is an SFX producer and part owner of Millennium FX, one of the leading prosthetics and creature effects companies in Europe. Hailing from the flattest county in Ireland, she now resides in the Chiltern Hills where she surrounds herself with werewolves and aliens. Having received a BSc in Film from Dublin Institute of Technology, she worked first as a film editor but went on to return to her studies earning a Post Grad Dip in VFX and SFX from the National Film and Television School in the UK. There she discovered you can get a job making monsters for a living and so, on graduating, Kate was hired by Millennium FX where she works to this day. Notable projects that Kate has worked on include Doctor Who; The Wolfman; Ex Machina, Victor Frankenstein; music videos for Lady Gaga; innumerable horror and comedy projects as well as commercials for clients such as Cadbury’s and Playstation.

Double Trouble

20th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House Dublin Road
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 20th October: 11:00am

Friendship’s no piece of cake, something which 12 year old Julka knows all too well. She spends most of her time at boarding school and has never had a real friend. As summer break approaches the real problems begin. Instead of joining her parents on holiday, Julka ends up at her aunt’s in Warsaw! However, when she discovers an old treasure map her life takes an unexpected twist. On her way to finding the mysterious loot she must navigate a gang of thieves, a devious babysitter, and a mysterious candy-eater.

Dir: Marta Karwowska – Poland – 2017 – 83 mins – Age: 10+ – in Polish with English subtitles

The Secret of Kells

20th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 20th October: 11:00am

This enchanting Oscar-nominated animation is a triumph of innovative hand-drawn techniques. The story begins in medieval Ireland, where 12-year-old Brendan has come to live with his uncle, the Abbot Cellach, in his monastery. When new monk Aidan takes refuge with them after Vikings have ransacked his monastery, Brendan becomes fascinated by an unfinished illuminated manuscript Aidan has brought with him - the Book of Kells. However, it's not long before invaders also threaten their walls and it's up to Brendan to protect the magical book and seek the enchanted crystal which will complete it.

Dir: Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey – Ireland, Belgium & France – 2009 – 75 mins – Cert: PG – in English

Directing Q&A David Caffrey

20th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Crescent Arts Centre
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Tickets £20
Times Saturday 20th October: 12:00pm

David Caffrey began his film & TV career with various production roles on b-movies with Roger Corman. Short films Connivers, Bantams and Bolt caught the eye of the industry, resulting in a move to the feature film arena with Divorcing Jack then onto the 18th Century Mini-series Aristocrats. On the Nose, a comedy feature and Grand Theft Parsons followed. Since then work has alternated between commercials and television drama; the latter including series one of Line of Duty, multiple seasons of Love/Hate and Sky’s Lucky Man. More recent productions include Prime Suspect 1973 and the latest full season of the BAFTA winning Peaky Blinders. He is currently working on new series Taken Down.

 

For ages 16-25

The Mystery of Green Hill

20th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House Dublin Road
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 20th October: 1:00pm

Koko and his friends are spending their summer vacation on the shores of a lake near the idyllic Green Hill. Soon the magical countryside is disturbed by unusual events: under the cover of night, burglars break into one house after another, stealing anything valuable they can find. When the police turn a blind eye, the kids decide to take matters into their own hands and unmask the burglars.

Based on the book series by Ivan Kusan The Mystery of Green Hill is an action-packed adventure for teens that pays homage in tone and style to classics such as Stand By Me and The Goonies.

Dir: Cejen Cernic – Croatia – 2017 – 81 mins – Age: 10+ – in Croatian with English subtitles

Casting with Carla Stronge (ages 7-15)

20th October 2018 |

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Venue Ormeau Baths
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Tickets £20
Times Saturday 20th October: 1:00pm

Carla Stronge is a born and bred, double Emmy award winning, Northern Irish Casting Director based in Belfast. She garnered her first casting credit on HBO's Game of Thrones and it is the show for which she won an Emmy in 2015 and again in 2016 for Outstanding Casting in a Drama Series. In 2016 she became a member of the Casting Society of America and in 2017 received a further nomination for an Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement in Casting for a Television Series Drama. She has also worked as Casting Director on a number of other NI productions including The Fall, The Secret, Derry Girls and other up and coming independent feature films.

Carla will host a masterclass for young actors aged 7-15 of all levels of experience, allowing them to learn more about the casting process and develop their audition technique. All participants will be sent sides to prepare before the Masterclass and will get the chance to perform.

Please note: To book email shauna@cinemagic.org.uk. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Song of the Sea

20th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 20th October: 2:00pm

After the disappearance of her mother when she was a baby, 4-year old Saoirse, who lives on a small island with her father and older brother Ben, discovers a magical coat that turns her into a seal-like creature called a Selkie. Having spent the night swimming with the seals, Saoirse is found washed up on the shore by her Granny who decides she and Ben would be safer living in the city. One Halloween night, longing to return home, Saoirse awakens some Faerie creatures, leading the two children on a weird and wonderful journey back home.

Dir: Tomm Moore – Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France & Luxembourg – 2014 – 93 mins – Cert: PG – in English

Mark Kermode Film Night - The Breadwinner

20th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £12
Times Saturday 20th October: 6:00pm

Film Critic, broadcaster and journalist Mark Kermode returns to Cinemagic for his annual Film Night to introduce and discuss The Breadwinner, his 2018 festival pick!
Mark will be delving into what he sees as the current new “Golden Age” of animation, sharing his thoughts on the year’s new film releases and talking about the importance of independent and cultural cinema as QFT celebrates its 50th anniversary, all before answering questions from the audience!

The Breadwinner

Based on Deborah Ellis’ award-winning novel, director Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.

Dir: Nora Twomey – Ireland, Canada & Luxembourg – 2017 – 94 mins – Cert: 12A – in English

Film Night host (as always) the brilliant Brian Henry Martin.

Please note: All tickets for this event are to be purchased via the QFT Box Office. To book tickets please visit www.queensfilmtheatre.com (& search for Mark Kermode Film Night).

The NeverEnding Story + Intro by Kelly McCaughrain

20th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue No Alibis
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Tickets £5
Times Saturday 20th October: 6:30pm

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous world through the pages of a mysterious book. Based on Michael Ende’s fantasy novel.

Dir: Wolfgang Petersen – USA & Germany – 1984 – 102 mins – Cert: U – in English

Tales at Twilight

We’ve teamed up with No Alibis Bookstore to offer movie fans a number of early evening Twilight Screenings celebrating book to screen film adaptations. Each screening will be introduced by a local author who will read their favourite passage from the original text! These relaxed, cosy and friendly events will take place in No Alibis and are ideal for story lovers young and old!

Dino Drama with Debutots + Dino Dana in ‘A Dino Never Forgets’ & ‘Claw and Order’

21st October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £3
Times Sunday 21st October: 10:15am

Dino Drama – Join Debutots for a fun-filled interactive storytelling and dance session at the Dinosaur disco where the T-rex family are causing all sorts of chaos with their big, swooshy tails and loud roars. We will be munching, crunching, stomping and bopping in this fun workshop suitable for 4-8 year olds (younger and older siblings welcome to join in too). We look forward to seeing you there, RAWWWWRRRRR

A Dino Never Forgets – Dana is upset when she finds out that Mr. Hendrickson is moving to a new home, but learning about Dino migration from a huge herd of travelling sauropods helps make the transition a little easier. (Age: 4+)

Claw and Order – When the family picnic basket gets slashed, Dana and her family head to Dino Court, where Judge Mom, Bailiff Dad, Lawyer Dana and Lawyer Sara try "The Case of the Picnic Basket Slasher", testing the guilt of three Dino suspects. (Age: 4+)

Screening/Workshop exit time 11.30am approx.

Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver

21st October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House Dublin Road
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 21st October: 10:30am

Based on Michael Ende's best-selling novel, this epic fantasy adventure follows young orphan boy Jim Button, his best friend Luke and a magical steam engine called Emma as they travel the world in search of the truth about Jim's origins. Luke and Jim are on the greatest adventure of their lives, and along the way they promise the Emperor of Mandala that they will rescue his daughter, Princess Li Si, who has been kidnapped by pirates and taken to the deadly Dragon City. The further they get, the more their suspicion grows that there is a connection between Jim’s unknown origins and Li Si's disappearance.

Dir: Dennis Gansel – Germany – 2018 – 105 mins – Age 10+ – in German with English subtitles

Ted Sieger’s Molly Monster

21st October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue No Alibis
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Tickets £3
Times Sunday 21st October: 11:00am

Molly Monster is experiencing something new. She is no longer the centre of attention in her family. The focus has now become the egg, which Mama has laid and Papa is hatching. Little Molly’s parents have absolutely no time left for her. In Monsterland parents bring the eggs to the magical island to hatch them. Molly, however, must stay at home in her uncle’s care. What’s more, Molly has knitted a lovely hat for the new Monster baby and now her parents have forgotten it at home. So Molly must set out on the long and difficult journey to find her parents.

Molly Monster deals with the theme of becoming a sister or brother and the excitement that comes from it from the point of view of a small child. Enchanting and entertaining – a universal adventure for young children.

Dir: Ted Sieger, Matthias Bruhn & Michael Ekbladh – Germany – 2016 – 70 mins – Cert: U – in English

Special Effects Make-Up in Film with Sophie Knox (11am)

21st October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Sunday 21st October: 11:00am

Special effects is without a doubt a highly creative and fun area in make-up artistry. It allows you to create any creature or character you can imagine, as whacky or scary as your heart desires!  It also serves a real purpose. With storylines becoming more sensational and technology more sophisticated, special effects is becoming an increasingly important element of both film and theatrical productions. Join SFX make-up artist Sophie Knox as she teaches young participants the basic skills and techniques of make-up artistry. Sophie has worked on productions including – Game of Thrones, The Fall, Line of Duty and Krypton.

The Great Cinemagic Mystery + Basil the Great Mouse Detective

21st October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Ulster Museum
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Tickets £5
Times Sunday 21st October: 12:00pm

Someone has stolen the film for today’s screening and the culprit must be stopped! But we need your help to find the thief! So pick up your deerstalker hat at the door, sit down and crack the clues and help us solve ‘The Great Cinemagic Festival Mystery’.

Basil the Great Mouse Dectective – Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan.

Dir: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener & John Musker – USA – 1986 – 74 mins – Cert: U – in English

Gordon and Paddy

21st October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House Dublin Road
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 21st October: 1:00pm

14 Dublin Rd, Belfast BT2 7HN

Special Effects Make-Up in Film with Sophie Knox (1pm)

21st October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Sunday 21st October: 1:00pm

Special effects is without a doubt a highly creative and fun area in make-up artistry. It allows you to create any creature or character you can imagine, as whacky or scary as your heart desires!  It also serves a real purpose. With storylines becoming more sensational and technology more sophisticated, special effects is becoming an increasingly important element of both film and theatrical productions. Join SFX make-up artist Sophie Knox as she teaches young participants the basic skills and techniques of make-up artistry. Sophie has worked on productions including – Game of Thrones, The Fall, Line of Duty and Krypton.

Charlotte’s Web + Recycled Arts & Crafts ‘Web’ Design Workshop

21st October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Ulster Museum
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 21st October: 2:30pm

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows come this time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen!

Dir: Gary Winick – USA, Germany & Australia – 2012 – 97 mins – Cert: U – in English

After the screening arts facilitator Colin McGookin will work with young people to create their own ‘Spider’s Web’, full of creepy crawlies and slimy bugs! Screening/Workshop exit time 5.00pm approx.

Special Effects Make-Up in Film with Sophie Knox (3pm)

21st October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Sunday 21st October: 3pm

Special effects is without a doubt a highly creative and fun area in make-up artistry. It allows you to create any creature or character you can imagine, as whacky or scary as your heart desires!  It also serves a real purpose. With storylines becoming more sensational and technology more sophisticated, special effects is becoming an increasingly important element of both film and theatrical productions. Join SFX make-up artist Sophie Knox as she teaches young participants the basic skills and techniques of make-up artistry. Sophie has worked on productions including – Game of Thrones, The Fall, Line of Duty and Krypton.

Mark Kermode: How Does it Feel? Book Tour

21st October 2018 |

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets Standard Ticket Price £20 - Book Bundle Ticket Price £35 (Event £20 & Book £15)
Times Sunday 21st October: 6:30pm

How Does It Feel? - A Life of Musical Misadventures


Mark Kermode recounts his utterly foolhardy attempts to fulfil his dreams of becoming a pop star -from building an electric guitar from scratch while at school, to playing tea-chest bass on the kids TV show Utterly Brilliant, to becoming the musical director of a major TV show - all without ever learning to read music. This will be a hilarious evening in which the film critic recalls falling in love with Slade as a teenager, forming his first proper band, and recording an album at Sun Studio as an ageing old ted. Mark will be signing copies of his book after the show. Event duration includes a 20 minute intermission.

Total Running Time: 1hr 50mins (excluding book signing).

This event is part of the Cinemagic Film Festival and QFT50.

Please note: All tickets for this event are to be purchased via the QFT Box Office. To book tickets please visit www.queensfilmtheatre.com (& search for Mark Kermode: How Does it Feel?).

Animated Antics 4+

22nd October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £3 per pupil. Suitable for 4-7 year olds
Times 22nd October - 16th November (choose your date): 10:00am

A selection of the very best new world animations for young people to discuss, debate and review. Before the screening the Cinemagic programming team will be sharing reviewing tips.

Small Forest Stories
Dir: Veronika Fedorova – Russia – 3mins
Short stories from the woods, about friendship and play.

Silly Stickers
Dir: Kolja Saksida – Slovenia – 3mins
Koyaa wants to paste some stickers to a window - with disastrous results!

Patchwork Dog
Dir: Angela Steffen – Germany – 4 mins
The poor Patchwork Dog is sad and in a pickle.

Ant
Dir: Julia Ocker – Germany – 4 mins
The ants are working together perfectly. But there is one ant who is doing everything differently.

My Granny
Dir: Giselle Pérez – Canada – 2 mins
A heart-warming story filled with love, laughter and family traditions.

Dancing Socks
Dir: Kolja Saksida – Slovenia – 3mins
A man tries putting on a warm pair of socks, but there's an issue!

Patchwork Mole
Dir: Angela Steffen – Germany – 4 mins
Patchwork Mole has a problem: he has no friends! Will the Patchwork Pals find a way to help him?

Lion
Dir: Julia Ocker – Germany – 4 mins
Lion has to become more physically fit. But Gazelle doesn’t think he is capable of doing so.

Funny Fish
Dir: Krishna Chandran A. Nair – France & Switzerland – 6 mins
In the middle of the ocean a school of fish comes to the rescue of a new red fish!


Flying Workbook
Dir: Kolja Saksida – Slovenia – 3mins
When a man opens his workbook it springs to life, floating away like a butterfly.

Patchwork Rhino
Dir: Angela Steffen – Germany – 4 mins
Patchwork Rhino can’t stop crying - so dog, bee and fox must cheer him up!

Penguin
Dir: Julia Ocker – Germany – 4 mins
The penguin-waiter wants the penguin-party to be perfect.

The Cloud & the Whale
Dir: Alyona Tomilova – Russia – 4 mins
A touching story about the friendship between small Cloud and big Whale.

Area of Learning: The Arts, The World Around Us, Language & Literacy

Animated Antics 8+

22nd October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £3 per pupil. Suitable for 8-11 year olds
Times 22nd October - 16th November (choose your date): 10:00am

This is a great practical opportunity for primary school children to watch and review an international short film programme before selecting a winner. The Cinemagic programming team will be on hand to share reviewing tips and guide pupils in what to look out for when critiquing the shorts.

Kaal
Dir: Charlie Aufroy – France – 4 mins
In the kingdom of "Poil Dur" the men, women and children are all terribly hairy!

Strength in Numbers
Dir: Anais Sorrentino – Belgium & France – 7 mins
On a cold autumn day, a bear catches a cold while bathing in the river.

The Hungry Little Wolf
Dir: Arnaud Demuynck – Belgium & France – 9 mins
A cute but over-confident wolf cub decides one day that he is big enough to go hunting on his own.

Coco’s Day
Dir: Tatiana Moshkova – Russia – 4 mins
Coco is a crocodile who hides from blizzards, explores underwater worlds and even turns into Godzilla – and all inside one flat!

A Walk in the Woods
Dir: Hugo Frassetto – Belgium & France – 4 mins
Five wolf cubs are playing in the woods and tease Daddy Wolf who is getting ready to go out and "eat them all up"!

Dies Irae
Dir: Jordan Damour – France – 3 mins
Can a young musician overcome his fear?

Leave a Print
Dir: Christina S. Nerland – UK – 5 mins
A family of arctic foxes learns to cope with the fact that one of them is fading away.

Dubak
Dir: Anna Kritskaya – Russia – 7 mins
A cheerful film about the harsh Russian winter.

A Bit Lost
Dir: Helene Ducrocq – France – 5 mins
Little Owl is lost, and his mummy is nowhere to be seen!


Awaker
Dir: Filip Diviak – Czech Republic – 9 mins
A tale of an old man charged with waking people up!

Blanket Tale
Dir: Maria Kuzmenko – Russia – 3 mins
Once Upon a Time ‘Blanket Town’ was attacked by a giant!

Weeds: An Inspirational Story
Dir: Kevin Hudson – USA – 3 mins
A tale of compassion and empathy!

Trunky
Dir: Ekaterina Filippova – Russia – 6 mins
A little elephant has a very long nose.

The Gruff Voiced Tree
Dir: Anais Sorrentino – Belgium & France – 7 mins
A mouse takes shelter inside the trunk of an old tree, when it suddenly scolds her in a gruff voice!

Area of Learning: The Arts, The World Around Us, Language & Literacy

Grace and Goliath - School Screenings

22nd October 2018 |

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Venue Odyssey Cinemas, Belfast
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Tickets £4 per pupil. Suitable for ages 8+
Times 22nd - 26th October (choose your date): 10:30am

We have programmed a week of special school screenings of Grace and Goliath this October.

Grace and Goliath will scoop you up in its mighty arms and carry you on an emotional but hugely enjoyable roller coaster!

A Hollywood big shot, (and he knows it!) Josh Jenkins sweeps into Belfast to make a movie, but before long his world crashes and he loses everything. Lily (a hotel cleaner) invites him to stay with her crazy family and gradually the people of this ‘strange’ city touch his heart, forever.

A powerful story of how one man’s GOLIATH ego is brought down by one single blow...of GRACE!

Dir: Tony Mitchell – UK – 2018 – 90 mins – Cert: PG – in English

Area of Learning: The World Around Us, Personal Development & Mutual Understanding

Jury’s Out 15+

22nd October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £4 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times 22nd October - 16th November (choose your date): 10:30am

The Jury’s Out Programme is an eclectic mix of international shorts that includes dark dramas, horror films and thrillers. Before the screening the Cinemagic programming team will be sharing reviewing tips.

Fauve
Dir: Jeremy Comte – Canada – 16 mins
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

A Family Tale
Dir: José Corral – Spain – 13 mins
While his mother prepares dinner, little Rubén narrates the adventures of ‘Galactic Lightning’.

2nd Class
Dir: Jimmy Olsson – Sweden – 14 mins
Charlotte is shocked to discover her attacker is the father of one of her students.

Kiem Holijanda
Dir: Sarah Veltmeyer – Netherlands – 14 mins
Andi doesn't notice his brother is trying to say goodbye.

Snow for Water
Dir: Christopher Villiers – UK & Bosnia and Herzegovina – 15 mins
Two children brave Serbian snipers to collect snow for water during the Siege of Sarajevo.

Bog Hole
Dir: Torfinn Iversen – Norway – 13 mins
Two young girls have to put their difficulties on hold when one of them gets stuck in a bog!

The Beep Test
Dir: Maxime Aubert – Canada – 17 mins
A mysterious new student is having trouble with the school bullies.

Iron Hands
Dir: Johnson Cheng – China & USA – 11 mins
A 12 year old girl tries out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team.

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

Animated Antics 15+

22nd October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £4 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times 22nd October - 16th November (choose your date): 10:30am

This selection of European short films will showcase various animated styles - from hand drawn animation, to painted animation, 2D, 3D, and stop-motion. The Cinemagic team will be on hand to share reviewing tips and guide students in what to look out for when critiquing the shorts.

Winds of Spring
Dir: Keyu Chen – Canada – 6 mins
A young girl sets aside her family traditions and decides to leave the nest.

The Elephants Will be Happy
Dir: Lucas Roussel, Charlotte Brun, Loïc Frimat, Vincent Labis, Adrien Lannoy & Alice Lepoutre – France – 7 mins
A robot paints a fresco in memory of the past civilization.

The Stained Club
Dir: Mélanie Lopez, Simon Boucly, Marie Ciesielski, Alice Jaunet, Chan Stéphie Peang & Béatrice Viguier – France – 7 mins
Finn has stains on his skin. One day, he meets a group of kids with different stains on their bodies.

Tweet-Tweet
Dir: Zhanna Bekmambetova – Russia – 11 mins
By playing with a small sparrow, Luba forgets she is on a rope.

The Box
Dir: Dušan Kastelic – Slovenia – 12 mins
Flat-headed creatures live inside a box, a place boring and miserable.

Panta Rhei
Dir: Wouter Bongaerts – Belgium – 10 mins
Like the beached whales he studies, introverted marine biologist Stefan flees the ocean.

Threads
Dir: Torill Kove – Norway – 9 mins
A woman and a small child are brought together as mother and daughter.

Wanda
Dir: Denise Hauser – Norway – 13 mins
Bored in school and tired of her arguing parents, Wanda escapes by running into the woods.

The Boy & the Owl
Dir: Mário Gajo de Carvalho – Portugal – 12 mins
A young boy lives his life in a magical way.

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

Animated Antics 12+

22nd October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £4 per pupil. Ages 12+
Times 22nd October - 16th November (choose your date): 10:30am

This is a great practical opportunity for schools to watch and review an international short film package of world animations before selecting a winner. The Cinemagic programming team will be on hand to share reviewing tips and guiding students in what to look out for when critiquing the shorts.

The Golden Tortoise
Dir: Celia Tisserant & Celia Tocco – France & Belgium – 13 mins
A tortoise promises a fisherman that all his wishes will come true if he lets her go free.

The Stone Mason’s Dream
Dir: Frits Standaert – Netherlands, France & Belgium – 17 mins
A wealthy banker prides himself on his fortune, but is literally bored to tears with his life.

My Grandpa is Hiding
Dir: Anne Huynh – France – 7 mins
A grandfather explains to his grandson that he'll have to take care of his flower garden after he dies.

Mister Paper Goes Out for a Walk
Dir: Ben Tesseur & Steven De Beul – Netherlands & Belgium – 8 mins
Mister Paper goes out for a walk. This is going to be a lovely day!

No Gravity
Dir: Charline Parisot, Jérémy Cissé, Fioretta Caterina Cosmidis, Flore Allier-Estrada, Maud Lemaître-Blanchart, Ludovic Abraham – France – 8 mins
An astronaut comes back to earth and tries to fit in again.

Stuffed
Dir: Élise Simoulin, Édouard Heutte, Clotilde Bonnotte, Anna Komaromi, Marisa Di Vora Peixoto & Helena Bastioni – France – 7 mins
An unstable cat makes a strange encounter that helps him to overcome his anger.

The Downfall of Santa
Dir: Robert Depuis – Norway – 13 mins
Santa Claus’ whole existence is dependent on a little boy’s faith.

Clemence’s Afternoon
Dir: Lénaïg Le Moigne – France – 10 mins
Clemence has to deal with being ignored at the summer Picnic.

Catastrophe
Dir: Jamille van Wijngaarden – Netherlands – 2 mins
When a little bird suddenly drops dead in its cage, all eyes are on the cat.

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

Kitchen Sink Realism with Tony McKibbon

23rd October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Tuesday 23rd October: 10:00am

The UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan might have said in 1957 that most of the British public had never had it so good, but along came a film movement in the late fifties and early sixties, ‘Kitchen Sink Realism’, that happened to think otherwise. The characters in these films tended to be angry young men (and occasionally women) who wanted a better life. Set mainly in the north of England, the films gave a voice to the usually silent, called into question class assumptions and created a new generation of directors and stars in films including Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Look Back in Anger, Room at the Top and A Kind of Loving.

Tony McKibbin writes for newspapers and magazines worldwide. He teaches Lifelong Learning classes in film, and also in literature, at the University of Edinburgh. His work can be found in periodicals and journals including The List, Senses of Cinema, the Edinburgh Review, Experimental Conversations, Last Tapes and Studies in French Cinema.

Area of Learning: The Arts, Language and Literacy

Developing a TV Show with Paper Owl

23rd October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £3 per pupil. Suitable for 8-11 year olds
Times Tuesday 23rd October: 10:30am

Ever wondered how a hit TV show gets made? The Paper Owl Films team is developing a Current Affairs show for kids aged 8-13 and they need your help!

Participants will be guided through the ideas process - from having the first seed of a concept, to developing the structure, to devising a final product pitch to be presented to a broadcast commissioner!

In this unique workshop you will have the opportunity to pitch your own ideas to the Paper Owl team and help them to develop an amazing new series!

Area of Learning: The Arts, Language and Literacy, The World Around Us.

BAFTA Game Concept Workshop

24th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £5 per pupil. Ages 15+
Times Wednesday 24th October: Two session times to choose from: 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Whether you love to code, draw or write the story, BAFTA Young Game Designers gives you an insight into the world of game-making and a chance to meet game developers in the UK Games industry. This workshop will help you to develop and shape your initial idea and provide tips on how you might develop it further. Led by BAFTA Gaming Programme Producer Melissa Phillips.

BAFTA Young Games Designers provides a host of support content for teachers and students - competition guides, downloadable teaching tools (worksheets, group activities and lesson plans) and videos giving access to the creative minds behind your favourite games. BAFTA YGD hosts a yearlong programme of UK events including workshops for pupils and teachers and coding tutorials. www.ygd.bafta.org

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

Costume Making with Breege Fahy

25th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Participating School (We Come To You!)
Tickets £4 per pupil. Ages 12+
Times Thursday 25th October: 10:00am

Breege Fahy is an accomplished freelance Costume Cutter and Maker with a passion for textile art and over 25 years of experience in the film, television and theatre industry including working on high profile national and international productions with many of the worlds’ leading and most talented costume designers, assistants and supervisors. She has excellent technical expertise and artistic ability with an in-depth knowledge of cloth and costume across all eras, periods and styles. Recent projects include: Game of Thrones, Vikings, Penny Dreadful, Emerald City, Into the Badlands and she is currently working on Downton Abbey “the Movie”.

Breege will host a workshop for young people interested in the world of costume making, sharing tips and advice on getting into the industry, using creative examples from her varied career.

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

Old Boys Q&A with Director Toby Macdonald

27th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House Dublin Road
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 27th October: 10:30am

Toby Macdonald’s wonderfully-staged debut film is a re-working of Cyrano de Bergerac’s classic story, set against the backdrop of a rough-and-tumble boarding school for boys. Amberson (Alex Lawther) may be awkward at sports, but his imagination comes to the fore when he helps the handsome school hero Winchester, who is more lad than poet, pursue Agnes, the daughter of the visiting French teacher, despite being enamoured with her himself. A lovely comedy based on a timeless story.

Dir: Toby Macdonald – UK – 2018 – 90 mins – Age: 12+ – in English

Obey + Q&A with Director Jamie Jones

27th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Movie House Dublin Road
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 27th October: 1:00pm

As London slides towards a time of violent social unrest, on the estates of East London, a young man's life is torn apart by a love for a girl from a different place. 19 year old Leon has grown up in and out of care. Finally free from adult supervision, he begins to rail against the injustice of his reality as his dreams become more and more unattainable and distant.  Leon’s existence is suffocating, and all too real. When he meets Twiggy, a girl living in a local squat something stirs inside of him. As she introduces him to her world, the weight of his past lifts. But naïve to the affluent world supporting Twiggy’s hedonistic lifestyle, Leon is unprepared when she no longer wants him around.

Dir: Jamie Jones – UK – 2018 – 96 mins – Age: 18+ – in English

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

27th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Strand Arts Centre
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Saturday 27th October: 2:00pm

In 1940 three English children are evacuated from London, only to discover the lady they're staying with (Angela Lansbury) is a witch - but a good one. With the aid of her spells and a magic bed, the children visit an undersea kingdom, witness a football match played by teams of wild cartoon animals, and successfully thwart a German invasion of Britain. Live action and animation are combined in this Oscar-winning Disney film, which also features the songs 'Portobello Road' and 'The Beautiful Briny Sea'.

Dir: Robert Stevenson – USA & UK – 1971 – 117 mins – Cert: U – in English

The Little Vampire + Introduction by Pauline Burgess

27th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue No Alibis
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Tickets £5
Times Saturday 27th October: 6:30pm

Young Tony Thompson becomes best friends with a vampire in this spooky and delightful tale adapted from Angela Sommer-Bodenburg’s classic children’s book.

Dir: Uli Edel – Germany, Netherlands & USA – 2000 – 95 mins – Cert: U – in English

Tales at Twilight

We’ve teamed up with No Alibis Bookstore to offer movie fans a number of early evening Twilight Screenings celebrating book to screen film adaptations. Each screening will be introduced by a local author who will read their favourite passage from the original text! These relaxed, cosy and friendly events will take place in No Alibis and are ideal for story lovers young and old!

Pop-Up Paper Dinosaur Workshop with Paul Stickland

28th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Sunday 28th October: 10:15am

Join author and illustrator Paul Stickland for this incredibly creative and fun workshop. Children will learn how to make a simple pop-up dinosaur mouth or pop-up prehistoric bug before decorating and embellishing their ferocious Dino creations.

Paul is an author, artist, illustrator and designer. He’s the creator of loads of bestselling books, as either author, illustrator or often both, including ‘Dinosaur Roar’, ‘Ten Terrible Dinosaurs’, and ‘Dinosaurs Galore’.

Trick or Treat Tales + Mr Hullabaloo’s Happy Halloween

28th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Ulster Museum
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Tickets £5
Times Sunday 28th October: 10:30am

Join Mr Hullabaloo magical storyteller and his colourful puppet friends in their colourful pumpkin patch where an exciting autumn adventure is about to unfold. Full of lots of stories and songs, this show is an ideal way for families with young children to celebrate the season!

Screening/Workshop exit time 11.30am approx.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs + Dinosaur Roar!

28th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £5
Times Sunday 28th October: 12:00pm

Dinosaur Roar! With Author Paul Stickland – Before the screening author Paul Stickland will read from a number of his children’s books including his classic picture book ‘Dinosaur Roar’! Paul is an author, artist, illustrator and designer. He’s the creator of loads of bestselling books, as either author, illustrator or often both, including ‘Dinosaur Roar’, ‘Ten Terrible Dinosaurs’, ‘Dinosaurs Galore’, ‘The Christmas Bear’, ‘One Bear One Dog’, ‘A Number of Dinosaurs’, ‘Swamp Stomp’, ‘Truck Jam’, ‘Big Dig’, ‘Big Bug Little Bug’ and many more.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

Dir: Carlos Saldanha – USA – 2009 – 94 mins – Cert: U – in English

Screening/Workshop exit time 2.00pm approx.

‘Dino’ Comic Book Making with Davy Francis (1pm)

28th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Sunday 28th October: 1:00pm

Want to learn how to make your own ‘Dino’ inspired comic? Join artist Davy Francis as he invites kids to devise their very own comic strip. You will develop your own characters, worlds and storylines in this fun and creative workshop.

Davy Francis is a cartoonist, caricaturist and comic artist from Belfast. Best known for his work on Holy Cross, Oink! and 2000AD, he was part of the first flowering of small press comics in Belfast in the 1970s contributing to the Belfast People's Comic and self-publishing his own comic books.

This workshop is programmed in partnership with the Comic Book Guys.

Young Filmmaker Showcase 1

28th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £3
Times Sunday 28th October: 2:00pm

Join Cinemagic for a celebratory showcase of young filmmaking talent from the UK and Ireland at our 2018 Young Filmmaker Competition Awards.

Every year we receive hundreds of entries from young people wishing to share their stories with a wider audience. As well as celebrating their work, the Young Filmmaker Showcase allows young directors to view films made by their peers and offers the opportunity for them to network and talk movies! At the showcase the shortlisted films will be presented before we announce the 2018 winners. Come along to celebrate the achievements of young people and meet the filmmaking stars of the future. For more information on Young Filmmaker please email chris@cinemagic.org.uk

 

*Please note due to film content we advise an age recommendation of 15+ for the showcase events.

Stuart Little + Arts & Crafts ‘Finger Puppet’ Workshop

28th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Ulster Museum
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Tickets £5 / £4
Times Sunday 28th October: 2:30pm

The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat isn’t happy and wants rid of him.

Dir: Rob Minkoff – USA & Germany – 1999 – 84 mins – Cert: U – in English

After the screening join arts facilitator Trisha McNally as she invites audience members to create and design their very own ‘Stuart Little’ mouse finger puppets. Screening/Workshop exit time 5.00pm approx.

‘Dino’ Comic Book Making with Davy Francis (3pm)

28th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £8
Times Sunday 28th October: 3:00pm

Want to learn how to make your own ‘Dino’ inspired comic? Join artist Davy Francis as he invites kids to devise their very own comic strip. You will develop your own characters, worlds and storylines in this fun and creative workshop.

Davy Francis is a cartoonist, caricaturist and comic artist from Belfast. Best known for his work on Holy Cross, Oink! and 2000AD, he was part of the first flowering of small press comics in Belfast in the 1970s contributing to the Belfast People's Comic and self-publishing his own comic books.

This workshop is programmed in partnership with the Comic Book Guys.

Young Filmmaker Showcase 2

28th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £3
Times Sunday 28th October: 4:00pm

Join Cinemagic for a celebratory showcase of young filmmaking talent from the UK and Ireland at our 2018 Young Filmmaker Competition Awards.

Every year we receive hundreds of entries from young people wishing to share their stories with a wider audience. As well as celebrating their work, the Young Filmmaker Showcase allows young directors to view films made by their peers and offers the opportunity for them to network and talk movies! At the showcase the shortlisted films will be presented before we announce the 2018 winners. Come along to celebrate the achievements of young people and meet the filmmaking stars of the future. For more information on Young Filmmaker please email chris@cinemagic.org.uk

 

*Please note due to film content we advise an age recommendation of 15+ for the showcase events.

Young Filmmaker Awards

28th October 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Queen's Film Theatre
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Tickets £3
Times Sunday 28th October: 6:00pm

Join Cinemagic for a celebratory showcase of young filmmaking talent from the UK and Ireland at our 2018 Young Filmmaker Competition Awards.

Every year we receive hundreds of entries from young people wishing to share their stories with a wider audience. As well as celebrating their work, the Young Filmmaker Showcase allows young directors to view films made by their peers and offers the opportunity for them to network and talk movies! At the showcase the shortlisted films will be presented before we announce the 2018 winners. Come along to celebrate the achievements of young people and meet the filmmaking stars of the future. For more information on Young Filmmaker please email chris@cinemagic.org.uk

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

The Production Manager with Terry Bamber

9th November 2018 | Belfast

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Venue Crescent Arts Centre
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Tickets £30
Times Friday 9th November: 10:00am

First Assistant Director and Production Manager, Terry Bamber’s work in the UK Film Industry spans four decades of filmmaking. Cinema has always been an integral part of Terry's life. His career has taken him from Coronation Street, to Thunderbirds, to Carry on Columbus culminating in the James Bond series of films including Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. As Assistant Director and Production Manager he has worked on a variety of films from 101 Dalmatians, Tomb Raider and Phantom of the Opera. More recent credits include World War Z, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ghost Stories and Stanley a Man of Variety.

 

For ages 16-25

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

8th December 2018 | Belfast

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Venue The Ulster Museum
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Tickets £3
Times Saturday 8th 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 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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