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Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People

49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, County Antrim, BT7 1JL
Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People


This flagship festival takes place in venues across the city every October. There's an action packed screening and events programme for 4-25 year olds, showcasing the best of world cinema, presenting talent lab and creativity corner masterclasses with creative industry professionals, fun-filled film events, and the annual 'CineSeekers' and 'CineFocus' film juries which offer participants a chance to become movie reviewers and choose the winning films of the festival.

The 34th Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People offers a programme of unmissable opportunities for families, schools, and young filmmakers this October with over 200 events in Ulster Museum, Queen’s Film Theatre, The Belfast Barge, Strand Arts Centre, Black Box, and Odeon Cinemas Belfast.

The award-winning Festival will also visit regional towns across Northern Ireland with its Young Audiences Supporting Foodbanks film initiative in Belfast, Lisburn, Ballymena, Armagh, Limavady, Magherafelt, Portstewart and Bangor.

Festival goers will have the chance to experience a thought-provoking world cinema programme that spotlights youth issues and social issues, an extensive education programme, talent lab industry masterclasses, classic and brand-new family and teen films, the Cinemagic Young Filmmaker weekend, and Film Jury panels for young film critics.

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