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Invitation to Tender - Design and Print for Cinemagic Belfast Programme

Posted on 04th July 2017 | Cinemagic News

Cinemagic uses the magic of film and all forms of the moving image to entertain, educate and inspire. Established in 1989, Cinemagic has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in children’s programming and is currently the largest film event for young people in the UK and Ireland, attracting over 40,000 people annually.

Designed for and by young people, Cinemagic caters for young people (Under 25) with just about every level of interest in film – whether they want to watch and enjoy, create their own work or take things one stage further and find out more about a possible career in the film or television industry.

Cinemagic strongly believes that film represents much more than entertainment – the medium of film offers the most accessible way to learn about and stimulate discussion among young people about the personal and world issues that are currently important to them.

Cinemagic will be hosting its annual festival from 6th October – 29th October 2017 at venues throughout Belfast. The Festival Programme will include an impressive array of international exclusive screenings, big movie premieres, special guests, director’s discussions, competitions and masterclasses in all aspects of filmmaking.


Cinemagic requires an event brochure designed and printed for the 2017 Festival.

Materials Needed / Specification

Festival Brochure for Cinemagic Belfast 2017
Design, Artwork & Supply for printing of festival programme brochure:

Finished size A5 (Portrait) / Perfect Bind / 100pp Programme
Heavy Cover 4pp (190gsm uncoated) Medium Weight Inners 96pp (120 gsm uncoated)
Delivery Date: 28th August 2017 (all copy supplied well in advance)

We require a quote for both 18k copies printed and 20k copies printed from the specifications above.



Audience (Detail)

The design of publicity material should convey Cinemagic’s aims and activities and appeal to our target audience that includes:

All Children and Young People Under 25
Parents & Guardians
Teachers & Educators
Male and Female
Community/Youth Group Leaders
Media (Broadcast & Print)
Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Republic of Ireland
Europe, USA, Rest of the World

Submissions - In your submission please provide details of the relevant background and skills of you, your colleagues and/or your company in relation to the brief. Please demonstrate your understanding of the brief, the film exhibition sector and our audience profile. Please also provide details of similar or related work which you’ve undertaken elsewhere. We also require details of your proposed work plan including visual examples.

Submission Timetable

Tender Issued: 04/07/17
Deadline for Submissions: 21/07/17
Decision: 26/07/17

How to Submit - Tenders should be limited to 8 pages in total including CVs or work histories. It should be made in both electronic (as a pdf) and hard copy format. Both electronic and hard copies should be sent to: Chris Shaw, Festival Programmer, Cinemagic, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL chris@cinemagic.org.uk

The documents must be received no later than the stated deadline and must be sent by email and also by post. Only tenders arriving by the submission time and date will be considered.

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