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Cinemagic Dublin Short Film Academy Call for Crew

Posted on 07th March 2016 | Cinemagic News

In the lead up to the Cinemagic Dublin Festival, we are looking for young people aged 18-25, from the North and South of Ireland to be part of a production crew for a film being produced during our Cinemagic Dublin Film Academy in May.

The short film will be made by this production crew under the guidance of industry professionals, led filmmaker Patrick Maxwell, Headline Films. Budding filmmakers will have the chance to develop their talents and earn their credit on the local production taking place from the 9th-13th May 2016.

Cinemagic is looking for committed, talented and creative young people who will gain access to industry professionals during the weeklong academy. The successful applicants will participate in a programme of intensive and practical training through masterclasses and workshops led by the professional mentors. There will also be an Industry Spotlight Programme where Guest Speakers from different areas of the film industry will visit the Academy and take part in Q&A sessions.

Guest Speakers include:

Brian Kirk - Director and producer, known for television shows such as Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Luther, The Tudors and films such as My Boy Jack and Middletown.

Aisling Walsh - Writer and director known for work such as Song for a Raggy Boy, An Inspector Calls, Loving Miss Hatto and Wallander.

Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D'Sa- Both producers and directors, known for Good Vibrations, Cherrybomb and The 18th Electricity Plan.

Michael Lennox- BAFTA Winner and Oscar Nominated Director of Boogaloo and Graham and Patch of Fog.

Alison Crinion-  Communications Director, Industry Trust for IP Awareness Ireland and Content Manager for lovemovies.ie

Colm Nicell and Garry Walsh- Awarding-winning DOP Colm Nicell & award-winning Producer Garry Walsh co-founded Snackbox Films in 2014, with their most recent project being hit feature documentary, ‘Older Than Ireland’.

Liam Ryan - Production Manager and Industry & Short Film Programmer for the Dublin International Film Festival.

David Burke - General Manager at Universal Pictures International Ireland.

The Academy will provide young filmmakers with an invaluable insight to all aspects of filmmaking and the essential skills required in each area. The young people will be assigned individual roles on the film crew and must ensure that they are available from 9th-13th May for training and filming.

How to apply: All training and filming will take place in Dublin. Young people are expected to make their own way to and from training and filming each day. No previous experience necessary.  We will welcome applications from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. You need to be between the ages of 18 and 25 when applying. You must be able to commit to the programme for its duration. Please download application form HERE  or email shauna@cinemagic.org.uk. Please note that applications must be received via email to shauna@cinemagic.org.uk by the deadline of noon on Friday 25th March 2016. The cost for the Academy is 150.00 Euro per person.

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