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CINEMAGIC BELFAST - 2016
AN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

7th – 30th October 2016
Children’s Programme (Audience Age: Under 12)
Teenage Programme (Audience Age: 12+)

CALL FOR ENTRIES – MAIN FESTIVAL (NOT YOUNG FILMMAKER)
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 prizes 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+)

Please download ENTRY FORM and REGULATIONS below

To enter,  send a DVD (PAL) preview, either in English or with English subtitles, and a completed entry form to:

Chris Shaw, Festival Programmer
Cinemagic
49 Botanic Avenue
Belfast BT7 1JL
Northern Ireland

Alternatively we do accept online screeners and entry forms can be emailed to: chris@cinemagic.org.uk


PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a call for Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2016. Young Filmmaker is a separate competition. 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS 25th July 2016.  All entries will be judged by a previewing committee. Successful entrants will be notified by 26th August 2016.

Films made within the years 2014 – 2016 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:
email: chris@cinemagic.org.uk
tel: +44 (0)28 90311900 / web: www.cinemagic.org.uk

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