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Young Film Critics Wanted for Dublin Jury this May!

Posted on 15th March 2018 | Cinemagic News

Ever wondered what it would be like to participate on a film jury and decide who wins? Well now you can. The Dublin Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is back for its 11th edition and is recruiting film critic jury panels of 5-18 year olds from all over Ireland and Northern Ireland to watch and judge a series of  films from around the world during the Festival this May.

The jury will meet in Cineworld Cinemas Parnell Street where they will enjoy a feast of film, learn how to review and critique, and choose the winning films of the weekend. Participants will meet other young film fans with a passion for film and learn about the role of the film critic.

Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Festival Programmer said “We are very much looking forward to our 11th Festival programme in Dublin. The young film critics’ jury offers film fans the chance to meet others with a similar passion, to discuss and debate, whilst expanding their understanding of the different genres of film. The critics, who are our future cinema-supporting audiences, will choose the winning films of the festival, so there is a significant and important task for the young people to undertake!”

The juries are divided into different age groups and will meet from 10am-3pm each day:

5-7s and 8-11 year olds attend the CineSeekers Jury on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May
12-14s and 15-18 year olds attend the CineFocus Jury on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May


To register to be part of a weekend of film fun just download a Dublin registration form at cinemagic.ie and return to Cinemagic, (Belfast admin address: 49 Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JL) or email to the relevant email address: cineseekers@cinemagic.ie or cinefocus@cinemagic.ie

The cost to participate is €10.00 per person payable to Cinemagic to reserve a place. The places are allocated on a first come first served basis. The jury weekends are a cross-border initiative.

The Dublin Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People takes place throughout May 2018 and includes an exciting array of new film screenings, workshops and masterclasses for young people aged 4-25. The full programme for the 2018 Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People will be announced later in March.

The Cinemagic Festival is funded by the Department of Education and Skills

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