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Dublin Under 12s Festival 7th-13th June!

Posted on 20th May 2014 | Cinemagic News

Cinemagic Dublin is back this June with a programme for young people aged under 12 years of age. This jam packed programme will include film screenings, workshops with both public and schools events taking place at various venues around the city. The festival will include a special nursery programme of short films designed to entertain and educate young children. Each nursery school will be turned into a mini cinema for the morning to introduce the children to the wonder of TV and film. Screenings will include animations from around the world, Peter Rabbit shorts, Henry Hugglemonster and Anam Anamráin - new animated interpretations of 12 old Irish songs .  

The Junior Talent lab on 7th June is open to the public (for young people aged 8-11) and allows children to meet industry professionals, to ask them questions about their field and to get top tips about working in the industry. Priced at €10 per participant, taking place in Filmbase, they will include:  TV Presenting with RTE Elev8’s Diana Bunici; The Last Broadcast! Radio Presenting and Production with Mairead Campbell and Special effects make-up in film with artists from MFK institute who will teach participants the basic skills and techniques of make-up artistry

A series of family film screenings open to the public will be screened at Cineworld on 7 and 8 June! They will include ‘The Legend of Sarila 3D’, ‘Anina’, ‘A Cat in Paris’ and ‘The Boy and the World’. 

An extensive Education programme of workshops and screenings aims to help  children learn more about the industry, critique and analyse film and TV, express their own opinions on what they see. The primary schools Education programme will include: 

Early Years Drama with Emma Coogan, Make a Movie in a day with Young Irish FilmMakers, Animation with Cartoon Saloon,  A workshop on film classification – That’s Classified – with IFCO,  Storyboarding with Flickerpix animations, An animation showcase and screening with claymations, stop motion animations shadow play and 3d computer animation, Children’s Books Ireland  session about superheroes and Girl Power which includes a screening of Frozen followed by a creative workshop on superpowers, Sci-Fi Shadow play workshop and Sci-fi storytelling with Jack Lynch with a screening of the Iron Giant!

Children will be encouraged to watch –   discuss – review, critically debating an international short film programme and selecting their own winner. They will also learn about copyright and respecting creativity with lovemovies.ie (the voice of the Irish Industry Trust for Intellectual Property Awareness). This workshop will help children understand what it is like to work in the Irish film industry, the different jobs you can do and just what it takes to make and protect films.

The Festival is once again looking for junior film jury members to take part in the Cinemagic cross-border 'cine seekers' Jury. The jury members (open to young people all over Ireland) will meet over two days in June (7th & 8th) in Cineworld and watch movies from around the world, take part in exciting discussions and receive a jury goodie bag. To apply please email claire@cinemagic.ie (there is a €10 cost per juror). 

For Teachers: How to book tickets for the schools/education programme: Various prices: Telephone Colm McAteer at the Cinemagic Office on +4428 90 311 900 or email colm@cinemagic.org.uk

How to apply for the Talent Lab Masterclasses (8-11 years old) Various prices: Telephone Claire Shaw at the Cinemagic Office on +4428 90 311 900 or email claire@cinemagic.ie

How to book Tickets for Public Film Programme (all ages based on film certificate) €6.90 per ticket
Cineworld Cinemas, Parnell St - Telephone 1520 880 444 or visit   www.cineworld.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

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