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Lights, Camera, Action for Cinemagic New York!

Posted on 23rd May 2014 | Cinemagic News

From 26th-30th May, Cinemagic New York is bringing young people from Belfast and New York together to engage in an action packed programme of film screenings, workshops and behind the scenes tours,  in schools and studios across the city.

One of the highlights of the week is the Cinemagic Atlantic Animation Project, now in its second year, which allows young people to learn and share experiences in the field of moving image arts.

Seven Special Schools from Belfast are part of this project which is a joint partnership between the Extended Schools Cluster Project (ESP) and Cinemagic.  The schools involved are Cedar Lodge, Clarawood, Fleming Fulton, Mitchell House, Glenveagh, Harberton and Taughmonagh.

Chris Murphy, Chair of the ESP team said “The project celebrates excellence in education, innovation and creativity. We are working in partnership with the STAR Academy in downtown Manhattan, participating in a project using innovative technology and software including istop motion, with the end product being an animated movie and comic strips. The project offers opportunities to experience new things, exchange ideas and express themselves in ways they might never have been given the opportunity to do before”

Joan Burney Keatings, Cinemagic Chief Executive said “With the support of our funders and partners we are delighted to be returning to New York to offer an action packed week of film and television events that showcase young   talent and gives young people the opportunity to view film from around the world, and participate in filmmaking workshops and masterclasses.  We are excited about engaging with the schools and creating lasting relationships across the Atlantic between Belfast and New York.”


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Claire Shaw, Cinemagic Press & Marketing Officer
028 90 311 900

Chris Murphy
ESP Chair

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  • 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