Dates: 14th – 18th May 2018

The LAB, 1 Foley Street, Dublin 1

Cost: €200 per person

Cinemagic is looking for committed, talented and creative young people who will gain access to industry professionals during the weeklong academy. The successful applicants will participate in a programme of intensive and practical training through masterclasses and workshops led by the professional mentors. There will also be an Industry Spotlight Programme during which Guest Speakers from different areas of the film industry will visit the Academy and take part in Q&A/ Masterclass sessions.

Guest speakers include (more to be announced in the coming weeks):

Michael Lennox
BAFTA Winner and Oscar Nominated Director of Boogaloo and Graham, A Patch of Fog, Endeavour and Channel 4’s Hit Comedy Derry Girls.

Siobhan Farrell
Managing Director of Eclipse Picture’s one of Ireland’s leading independent film distribution companies. Recent Irish releases include My Name is Emily, Sanctuary and Condemned to Remember.

Paddy Mc Carney
Location Manager ( Penance: Aithri, In America, Bloody Sunday) and Producer (Hostage to the Devil).

Alison Crinion
Communications Director, Industry Trust for IP Awareness Ireland and Content Manager for LOVEMOVIES.IE.

Liam Ryan
Production Manager and Industry & Short Film Programmer for the Dublin International Film Festival.

Yvonne Donohoe
Yvonne joined Blinder Films in 2012 and has since produced two series of award winning RTE One legal drama Striking Out starring Amy Huberman, Neil Morrissey and Maria Doyle Kennedy as well as working on the development and production of a number of other Blinder feature films and TV projects including Love and Friendship, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, The Queen of Ireland and the forthcoming films Vita and Virginia and Extra Ordinary.

Festival Pass: Participants will have access to the full Cinemagic Screening and Education Programme and will be given access to events with Industry Professionals such Saoirse Ronan (Ladybird), Cartoon Saloon (The Breadwinner), Aoife Mc Ardle (Kissing Candice) and Frank Berry (Michael Inside).

The Academy will provide young filmmakers with an invaluable insight to all aspects of filmmaking and the essential skills required in each area. The young people will be assigned individual roles on the film crew and must ensure that they are available from 14th – 18th May for training and filming.

Application Information: All training and filming will take place in Dublin. Participants are expected to make their own way to and from training and filming each day. No previous experience necessary. We will welcome applications from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. You need to be between the ages of 16 and 25 when applying. You must be able to commit to the programme for its duration.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please apply as soon as possible.

Completed applications can be sent to

Cinemagic Dublin is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the Film Academy is presented in association with Film Equipment Hire Ireland.

Cinemagic Patrons

  • Liam Neeson
  • 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