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London Masterclasses, Films, Q&A’s & Film Education Programme 30 June-3rd July!

Posted on 23rd June 2014 | Cinemagic News

Young people in London passionate about the world of film and television can look forward to a fantastic Cinemagic feast of events from 30th June-3rd July, taking place in BFI Southbank, Barbican, Cineworld Haymarket, Channel 4 and Fremantle Media. Join professionals from Aardman Animations, BAFTA Children's, Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, Channel 4, The X Factor, The King's Speech, and Hubbard Casting for an action packed insight to the industry!

A host of award winning media, film and television industry professionals such as TV and Radio Presenter, Dermot O’Leary (The X Factor, BBC Radio 2), Radio Producer, Ben Walker (BBC Radio 2), Film Producers, Gareth Ellis Unwin (The King’s Speech) and Jessica Malik (Zaytoun, Ghosted), Director James Strong (Broadchurch, The Great Train Robbery), TV Presenter  Alex Brooker (The Last Leg, The Jump), Costume Designer Susannah Buxton (Downton Abbey, Burton & Taylor), Production Designer Donal Woods (Downton Abbey, Cranford), TV Producer  Mark Sidaway (The X Factor), Aardman Animations Director, Merlin Crossingham (The Curse of the Were-Rabbit), CBBC presenters Katie Thistleton and Ben Shires (Officially Amazing!) hosts of BAFTA Children’s Behind The Scenes, and Hubbard Casting (The Commitments, Dracula Untold) will participate in events at the inaugural Cinemagic London Festival and work with young people aged 4-25, to give them a fun-filled, educational and practical insight to the industry.

Primary and Post-Primary School workshops and special events in the education programme will engage young people through moving image to stimulate discussion about social issues and provide opportunities to learn from experienced professionals.Highlights include a Q&A with Julie Dawn Cole aka Veruca Salt and a screening of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, and a Genre Study: The War Film with Euro Script. Aspiring filmmakers will have the opportunity to participate in a 3 day Film Camp, at which young people aged 16-21 will learn basic filmmaking techniques, screenwriting, directing and producing before creating their own film from concept to screen!

The festival’s closing showcase will celebrate young talent from the festival masterclasses and feature a special Q&A with Dermot O’Leary and Sharon Osbourne.

Cinemagic is an award winning youth film and television charity festival, that embraces the magic of film, television and digital technologies to educate, motivate and inspire young people.Established 25 years ago, Cinemagic has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in children's and youth programming. Designed for and by young people, Cinemagic caters young people with just about every level of interest in film and television, whether to watch and enjoy, create their own work or take things further and find out about a career in the industry.

Joan Burney Keatings MBE, Cinemagic Chief Executive said “With support from our funders and partners we are delighted to present our first festival for 4-25  year olds in London, one in a series of festival initiatives marking  Cinemagic’s 25th Anniversary. Our comprehensive education programme and talent lab masterclasses will give young people a valuable insight into various film and television disciplines”.

Cinemagic London is supported by main funder Creative Skillset and Irish Youth Foundation.

To view the Cinemagic Festival Programme online click here or download from the homepage showreel.

How to apply for the Talent Lab Masterclasses (Various prices)

Book online at www.wegottickets.com / * Please Note: To book tickets for Talent Lab - Hubbard Casting contact shauna@cinemagic.org.uk. Telephone Shauna Shivers at the Cinemagic Office on 028 90 311 900 or email shauna@cinemagic.org.uk

For Teachers: How to book tickets for the schools/education programme: (Various prices)

Events in Cineworld and BFI Southbank book online at www.wegottickets.com

Alternatively please call the Cinemagic Office on 028 90 311 900 or email sean@cinemagic.org.uk

Events in Barbican email creative.learning@barbican.org.uk with the number of the cinema tickets you require (including adults and children), your school name and address, and a contact telephone number for the booker. You will be emailed with a confirmation if tickets are available

How to apply for the Film Camp
Please call the Cinemagic Office on Tel: 028 903 11900 or email: shauna@cinemagic.org.uk (Places £40.00)

Closing Showcase
To rsvp to the festival closing showcase email Laura@cinemagic.org.uk  or Please call the Cinemagic Office on Tel: 028 903 1190


Press Information:
Claire Shaw, Cinemagic Press & Marketing Officer   
t: +44 28 90 311 900   e: claire@cinemagic.org.uk

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  • Liam Neeson
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Dermot O’Leary
  • Terry George
  • Brian Cox
  • Lisa Henson
  • Suranne Jones
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  • 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
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