Go Back to News & Press

Film Fans Wanted for CineSeekers and CineFocus Festival Juries!

Posted on 30th August 2015 | Cinemagic NewsPress Releases

Do you enjoy watching films? Would you like to see new films from around the world? Ever thought of being a film critic? If so, this year’s Cinemagic ‘CineFocus’ and ‘CineSeekers’ film jury’ is just for you! We are recruiting jury panels made up of 6-11 year olds and 12-25 year olds to watch and judge international films during the Festival in Belfast this autumn!

The initiative aims to inspire future cinema-going audiences and provides a platform for debate and discussion! Cinemagic film jury members will have the opportunity to meet other young film fans, learn about the role of the film critic, meet filmmakers and festival guests and play an important role in the Festival.

The CineSeekers and CineFocus jury members meet in festival cinemas in Belfast where they will enjoy a feast of film and decide on the winning films of the festival which will be announced at a special showcase evening at the close of the festival.

Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Festival Programmer said “The Cinemagic Festival Jury programme is a much anticipated part of the festival every year. The young people enjoy watching new films and making new friends whilst learning about film culture. The Jury promotes a diverse range of international films for young people. By providing our young audiences with a unique, creative and fun-filled outlet for world cinema, the aim is to develop and nurture a broader appreciation, understanding and love of film, as well as celebrating the stories, peoples and cultures from around the globe”.

To register for the Cinemagic Belfast 2015 Festival Jury

Please download a CineFocus Registration form HERE or a CineSeekers Registration form HERE

Return to return Cinemagic by post, email Claire Shaw claire@cinemagic.org.uk or telephone +44 28 90 311 900

The dates for each age category are as follows and participants must be available for all dates in their group:

6-7 year olds: 9th, 10th, 11th October and 8th November
8-9 year olds: 10th,17th and 18th October and 8th November
10-11 year olds: 17th October and 7th and 8th November
Please note some of the above dates are different to the dates listed in the Cinemagic printed brochure due to Odeon Cinemas film rescheduling.

12-14 year olds: 24th, 25th and 30th October
15-17 year olds: 24th, 25th and 30th October
18-25 year olds: 21st , 22nd and 30th October

The cost to participate is £10 per person. Travel to and from the cinema is the responsibility of a parent/guardian if the participant is under 18. Films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles where necessary.

The 2015 Belfast Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People runs from 9th October-4th November.

The Cinemagic Festival is funded by Northern Ireland Screen supported by DCAL, funded by Belfast City Council and sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport.

Press Information:Claire Shaw, Cinemagic Press Officer. Tel +44 28 90 311 900 Email claire@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