Every year Cinemagic recruits 25 young film enthusiasts to take on the role of ‘film consultants’ and help select a series of films for the festival in November.
2012 marks the 22nd Anniversary of the Cinemagic Film Festival and plans are under way to create a very special festival programme that will include over 150 film screenings from all over the world and over 50 different workshops, competitions, masterclasses and exciting film related events for schools, young people (aged 4-25) and families.
Over the course of a three day workshop, the 2011 Cinemagic young consultants will work with the Cinemagic team in Belfast to help steer the choice of films for the 21st Anniversary Festival, as they watch and critique films from around the globe!
If you are a budding film critic (aged between 10 and 18 years old) who would enjoy the opportunity to spend three days (10.00am-4.00pm) working with Cinemagic in Belfast, then this is a fantastic opportunity to meet other likeminded young people and have fun deciding the content of the largest film festival for young people in Ireland and the UK.
The lucky young people who become film consultants will also contribute ideas for the festival programme and help with the marketing and promotion of festival events.
Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Film Programmer explains what the young consultants can look forward to “Cinemagic is dedicated to providing new and exciting opportunities for young people with all interests in film, whether they want to enjoy new films or take their interest to a new level and explore career options in the film industry. The young film consultants will have the opportunity to watch and review international films they would not normally have access to. The three day workshop provides lots of opportunities for discussion and debate and provides a lively platform for young people to interact with each other.”
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants aged 10-18 with a keen interest in film and the enthusiasm to work within a group should apply to be considered for a place by writing/emailing a letter telling Cinemagic why they would like to be a Cinemagic Young Film Consultant, and include a review of a recent or favourite film.
This information, along with their name, address, age, telephone number, email address and name/address of their school should be sent to, Colm, McAteer, Cinemagic, Young Consultants Programme, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JL or email email@example.com