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Cinemagic LA returns from 7th-13th March!

Posted on 07th March 2016 | Cinemagic News

Cinemagic will celebrate its 7th programme of activity in LA with an action packed week of events from March 7th-13th.  Young people from LA and from communities across Northern Ireland will benefit from a host of film related opportunities.

This year’s much anticipated Cinemagic LA Festival has the support of top industry professionals and film and television studios including HBO, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, New York Film Academy, actress Paula Malcomson (Hunger Games, Deadwood, Ray Donovan) and TV Presenter Ross King (ITV Good Morning Britain, Lorraine) who will all host events ranging from Q&A sessions, set and studio tours and workshops.

Through Cinemagic masterclasses, film screenings, q&as, and workshops, young people will get the unique opportunity to hear first-hand from those in the industry and gain an insight to the various roles and careers that exist.

One of the highlights of the Cinemagic LA Festival is the first screening of special preview clips from Cinemagic’s latest short film made by young people ‘Delicate Things’ supported by Creative Skillset at a VIP showcase event on March 10th.

Joan Burney Keatings MBE, Cinemagic Chief Executive said “We look forward to showcasing the work of young filmmakers and celebrating their achievements as well as giving them an insight to the film and television industry, with a host of workshops and special events designed to educate, motivate and inspire. Thank you to all of our partners who have supported us and enabled us to provide a wide range of opportunities for young people from all backgrounds who are interested in the world of film and television.”

OFMDFM Junior Minister Emma Pengelly said: “I am delighted that OFMDFM can provide support to Cinemagic to provide young people, from all backgrounds, with exciting opportunities in the creative arts. The Festival in LA is a unique opportunity for the 17 young people from Northern Ireland to learn from the experts and obtain an in-depth understanding of the film industry and I have every confidence that LA will be impressed by their enthusiasm, talent and creativity.”

OFMDFM Junior Minister Jennifer McCann said: “In recent years, the north of Ireland has become an attractive location for television and film production. Our creative industry is flourishing and there is no doubt will continue to grow in strength.  The Cinemagic experience offers a foundation from which our young people can build their creative skills and help them seize future career opportunities both at home and further afield.  It will widen their understanding of each other, increase their confidence and expand their ambitions.”

Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín said: “Once again, Cinemagic has enlisted the help of leading industry professionals to provide a skills-based experience for our young people. Cinemagic offers a unique opportunity for those involved to gain an insight into our thriving creative industries. I hope this programme of events will ignite imaginations and inspire tomorrow’s filmmaking talent.”

Cinemagic LA receives support from OFMDFM, DCAL, HBO, Invest Northern Ireland, Fairmont Hotel & Bungalows, NI Bureau, BritWeek, Harry and Susan Hartford Foundation.


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Claire Shaw, Cinemagic Press and Marketing Officer
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  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Dermot O‚ÄôLeary
  • Terry George
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  • Lisa Henson
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  • 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