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Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People
Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People
Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People

The 29th Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People, in association with Hagan Homes, returns to Belfast this October and November 2018, jam-packed with over 200 events and creative opportunities to inspire and motivate young people.

The award-winning festival, which is the largest film and television festival designed for, and by, young people in the UK and Ireland, boasts an ambitious and exciting programme of film screenings, world cinema, masterclasses with film and television industry professionals, school workshops, Q&As, and young critics panels.

This year’s Festival kicks off with the world premiere of Cinemagic’s second feature film, Grace and Goliath, a giant of a movie. It is an epic gem of a family feel-good film that is both hilarious and touching and will make you proud to come from Northern Ireland. The opening weekend of the Cinemagic Festival will also be marked with a special preview of Smallfoot, the much-anticipated animated adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures.

Audiences can travel the world from their cinema seats and celebrate stories, peoples and cultures from around the globe with a diverse film programme for all ages to enjoy at Movie House Cinemas. As part of the Movies for Kids strand and New World Cinema strand Cinemagic is looking for enthusiastic ‘CineSeekers’ and ‘CineFocus’ film reviewers, to watch and judge the in-competition films of the festival.

Working in partnership with QFT 50, Cinemagic will be celebrating the films of Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon in a special retrospective season that includes all three of their Oscar nominated features – The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea and The Breadwinner will all be screened as part of this exciting programme strand.

Returning for his 14th visit to the Festival is film critic Mark Kermode. Mark will be taking part in two exciting events - his annual Cinemagic Film Night including a screening of The Breadwinner, and the Festival will host the Belfast leg of Mark’s UK Book Tour.

To find out more about the Cinemagic Festival 2018 programme, check out

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All public events (screenings, workshops, masterclasses) can be booked through the main festival box office unless otherwise stated. Alternatively, tickets can also be purchased via a number of our venue partners.

Screenings @ Queen’s Film Theatre - To book tickets online please visit


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Cinemagic 49 Botanic Avenue
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