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Cinemagic Dublin Education Programme for 12-25yr Olds Returns For Schools from 12-17 May!

Posted on 01st May 2014 | Cinemagic News

There is an action packed programme of film and television events for young people aged 12-25 with the return of the annual Dublin Cinemagic Festival. Budding film critics (aged 12-18) can further their skills by participating in the cross-border film jury panel ‘CineFocus’ in Filmbase on 17th May, which offers young people the chance to watch a series of films and critically review them!

School workshops and special events in the education programme (12-16 May) will engage young people through moving image, stimulate discussion about social issues and provide opportunities to learn from top film and television industry professionals.

Highlights include Online Journalism with Film Ireland, The Original Screenplay with The Writers Guild of Ireland, Filmmaking with Young Irish Filmmakers, Respect Creativity & Protect Copyright with The Industry Trust, Film Classification with IFCO, Science Fiction Genre Study with Euroscript, ‘Future’ Film Directing with The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, Film and Folklore with Jack Lynch and Creative Writing with Fighting Words.

The ‘Industry Spotlight’ workshops feature  ‘Inside News’ at TV3, Special Effects Make-up with MFK Institute,  Animation with Oscar Nominated studio Cartoon Saloon and VFX with Academy and BAFTA award-winning Visual Effects studio Double Negative.

Northern Irish made and highly acclaimed film hit, Good Vibrations, will feature in the education programme with an introduction by BAFTA nominated screenwriters Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson. Young film fans will also have the chance to see Irish made family drama, Eliot & Me, and meet the film’s director, producer and young star Ella Connolly; and Director Johnny Gogan will lead a discussion after the screening of his film Black Ice, a story of youthful misadventure set in a border community against the backdrop of the Irish economic crash.

Joan Burney Keatings MBE, Cinemagic Chief Executive said “With support from our funders and partners including the Department of Education and Skills, and Dublin City Council we are delighted to present our 7th festival for 12-25 year olds in venues across Dublin. Our programme has a vast range of films from around the world and our comprehensive education programme will give young people a valuable insight into various film and television disciplines”.

To view the Cinemagic Festival Programme online visit www.cinemagic.ie
For Teachers: How to book tickets for the schools/education programme: Various prices
Telephone Chris Shaw at the Cinemagic Office on +4428 90 311 900 or email chris@cinemagic.ie or colm@cinemagic.ie

How to register for ‘CineFocus’ cross border film jury (12-18 yr olds) €10/£10
Download registration form on www.cinemagic.org.uk
Telephone Claire Shaw at the Cinemagic Office on +4428 90 311 900 or email claire@cinemagic.ie

Press Information: Gerry Lundberg / Sinead O’Doherty,   Gerry Lundberg Public Relations
t: +353 1 679 8476 / 086 259 1070 / 087 259 1070    e: pr@gerrylundbergpr.com

Claire Shaw, Cinemagic Press & Marketing Officer   
t: +44 28 90 311 900/ + 447793025910 e: claire@cinemagic.ie

Notes to Editors: The Cinemagic Festival programme for under 12s takes place from 7th-13th June

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