Festival Cities

Los Angeles

09th - 20th February 2017

Cinemagic has been delivering festival programmes in Los Angeles since 2010. Thousands of young people have had the opportunity to participate in educational Q&A’s, film screenings, workshops, masterclasses and special events with The Jim Henson Company, HBO, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Remote Control Studios, New York Film Academy LA, Aero Film, Inner City Arts, Creative Visions Foundation. 

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Cinemagic will return to  LA for its 8th year from the 9th to 20th February 2017.


Based in Northern Ireland, with a 25-year history, Cinemagic is a film charity with a unique mission to educate, inspire and motivate over 40,000 young people a year.  Our newest goal is to build on our Belfast approach by growing Cinemagic Los Angeles, reaching out to numerous inner-city schools, after-school programs and community groups to help ambitious young people who might lack opportunity or resources to work directly with the incredible creative and professional talent in LA in the film and television industries.

From the 9th to 20th February 2017 Cinemagic will work with some of the most socially and economically disadvantaged youth in Watts, Hamilton High School, New Roads and engage participants from these areas with young people from similar communities in Northern Ireland. Over  11 days they will produce a music video, musical theatre, critique films, participate in industry masterclasses and workshops, participate in bespoke tours to HBO, FOX, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Mattel, Aero Film, The Jim Henson Company, United Talent, Pepperdine University, Warner Bros, New York Film Academy, Variety Magazine. The young people from different communities will work together, learn how to present together and most importantly develop personal development and employability skills.

The festival activity will incorporate a wide variety of cultural activity by engaging with respected professionals who will host masterclasses, Q&A’s, workshops and allow the young people to develop their skills on set. Cinemagic will enable young people to explore different cultures and provide a vehicle to educate and enlighten them as they will be given new opportunities whilst showcasing their work and talents to the film industry.
For further information email Joan@cinemagic.org.uk

Cinemagic Patrons

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