Call goes out to all young film critics

Cinemagic has made its annual call for film critics for its Young Consultants Panel.
Cinemagic has made its annual call for film critics for its Young Consultants Panel.

Cinemagic has launched its annual call for 25 young film enthusiasts to take on the role of ‘film consultants’ and help select a series of films for the Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival programmes for Young People that take place in Belfast this autumn.

The Festival, funded by Northern Ireland Screen supported by DCAL, will include film screenings from around the world, filmmaking workshops, competitions, masterclasses and exciting film events for schools, young people and families.

The Festival season will culminate with a gala awards ceremony where the winning films in the festival will be announced and young filmmaking talent recognised.

Over the course of two days in July, the young consultants will work with the Cinemagic team to help steer the choice of films for the Festival, as they watch and critique films from around the globe.

If you are a budding film critic who would enjoy the opportunity to spend two days (10am to 3pm) working with Cinemagic, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet other like-minded young people and have fun deciding the content of the largest film festival for young people in the UK and Ireland.

The young people who become film consultants will also contribute ideas for the festival programme and help with the promotion of festival events.

Applicants aged 8 to 11 and 12 to 18 with a keen interest in film and the enthusiasm to work within a group should apply for a place by writing to/emailing Cinemagic to explain why they would like to be a Young Film Consultant and include a short review of a film.

This information, along with name, address, age, telephone number, email address and name/address of their school should be sent to: Claire Shaw, Cinemagic, Young Consultants Programme, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JL or be emailed to: by July 11.

The dates of the Young Consultants Workshops are - 8 to 11-year-olds, July 16 and 17 and 12 to 18-year-olds, July 23 and 24.

Cinemagic will provide further details on the venue/registration once the panel is selected.