Main Festival Submissions
CINEMAGIC BELFAST - 2017
AN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
6th – 29th October 2017
Children’s Programme (Audience Age: Under 12)
Teenage Programme (Audience Age: 12+)
CALL FOR ENTRIES – MAIN FESTIVAL
Cinemagic is an international film festival for young people based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was established in 1989 and over the years it has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in children’s programming and is currently the largest award-winning children’s film festival in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The festival includes international film screenings, movie premieres, industry Q&A’s, discussions, competitions and master classes in all aspects of filmmaking.
Cinemagic is a competitive festival with award recognition for:
* Best feature film for a young adult audience (The Golden Reel Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 18-25.
* Best feature film for a teenage audience (The Silver Reel Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 15-17.
* Best feature film for a youth audience (The Emerald Reel Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 12-14.
* Best feature film for a junior audience (The Golden Star Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 10-11.
* Best feature film for a young audience (The Silver Star Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 8-9.
* Best feature film for a children’s audience (The Emerald Star Award)
– judged by a jury of young people aged 6-7.
*Best short film for a primary school audience (Jury’s Out Award 8+)
- Judged by primary schools (ages 8+)
*Best short film for a secondary jnr school audience (Jury’s Out Award 12+)
- Judged by secondary jnr schools (ages 12+)
*Best short film for a secondary school audience (Jury’s Out Award 15+)
- Judged by a secondary schools (ages 15+)
Online submission service option: FilmFreeway
To enter using the official entry form please send an online screener link along with a completed competition entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Download Entry Form and 2017 Rules & Regulations using the tabs below.
*All entries should be in English or in their original language with English subtitles.
Alternatively we do accept postal entries on DVD (PAL) format. If you plan to send in a DVD entry please find the postal address below:
Chris Shaw, Festival Programmer
49 Botanic Avenue
Belfast BT7 1JL
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a call for Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2017. Young Filmmaker is a separate competition. Please find more details on YFM 2017 by clicking here
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS 24th July 2017. All entries will be judged by a previewing committee. Successful entrants will be notified by 25th August 2017.
Films made within the years 2015 – 2017 are eligible for competition. We are interested in all types of films and programmes for children and young people from preschool through to young adult.
For further information
For more information:
tel: +44 (0)28 90311900 / web: www.cinemagic.org.uk