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Cinemagic Dublin

The Coca-Cola Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People

11th - 18th May 2011 i i i


Cinemagic Staff

Joan Burney Keatings Chief Executive

Chris Ch i Sh Shaw Festival Programmer

Young Consultants 2010/2011

Dublin Ambassador Connor Barnes

Laura Carlisle Project Executive

Claire Baxter Press & Marketing Officer

Patrons Cinemagic is extremely proud to have a number of dedicated patrons who continue to support and champion our work around the world: Shauna Shivers

Colm McAteer

Project & International Co-ordinator

Box Office Co-ordinator

Lorna McCausland Guest Co Co-ordinator o


Kerrie Dougan Press and Marketing Assistant

Liam Neeson Pierce Brosnan Dermot O’Leary Terry George Brian Cox Lisa Henson Suranne Jones Julian Fellowes Christine Bleakley Seamus McGarvey

Patrick Bergin Ros Hubbard John Hubbard Gary Knell Rachel Kavanagh Aidan Power Mark Huffam Saoirse Ronan Craig Doyle Robbie Sheehan


Welcome W l W l Welcome to t the th 4th Coca C Cola C l Ci Cinemagic Film & Television Festival for Young People. I am delighted to announce that Cinemagic will be returning to Dublin from the 11th – 18th May 2011. We have programmed another action packed festival full of fantastic film screenings including special premieres, international feature films, documentaries, shorts, foreign language films and education screenings. Throughout the festival Cinemagic will also be offering young people the opportunity to take part in practical events including industry masterclasses and our extensive education programme for primary and secondary schools. I would like to thank each of our sponsors and loyal industry professionals who have put their trust in us and remain committed to providing amazing opportunities for young people. And finally to you, the audience, thank you for supporting and being part of what is now the largest Film and Television Festival for Young People in the UK and Ireland. I look forward to seeing you at the festival. Joan Burney Keatings Chief Executive, Cinemagic

A Message of Support It gives me great pleasure to send my warmest wishes to the Cinemagic Dublin 2011 Festival. Cinemagic is an inspirational festival that allows young people to discover, develop and strengthen their skills in relation to television and filmmaking. The festival is also a wonderful opportunity for young people to expand their horizons and explore new genres of film and television programmes. Ireland has a strong international reputation, particularly in the film industry, and Cinemagic’s masterclasses, education programmes and workshops may well be the first step for future Irish success in film and television. I wish all involved a most successful and enjoyable festival in 2011. Mary McAleese President of Ireland




Contents Dublin Launch 2011


Sporting Giants

How to Book – Festival 2011


Student Film Night

Festival Jury


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Schools Programme Intro


Cinemagic Stars

Nursery School Programme



Primary School Programme


Dublin City Council Arts OďŹƒc e Partnership

Secondary School Programme


Young Consultants 2011


Public Programme Intro


Young Filmmaker Competition


International Film Camp


Messages of Support


Gala Screenings


We Love Anime


Family Favourites


Teenage Flicks



Venue Map Film and Event Timetable

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Programme Launch To launch the 2011 festival Cinemagic programmed a number of film screenings in cinema venues throughout Dublin. Cineworld Parnell Street, UCI Blanchardstown, UCI Coolock, Swan Omniplex Rathmines and The Base Ballyfermot played host to hundreds of school students on 21st & 22nd of March. The primary school programme included preview screenings of Hop & A Turtles Tale: Sammy’s Adventures as well as screenings of Tangled, Rango, Animals United, Legend of the Guardians & Yogi Bear. The secondary school programme included a preview screening of Killing Bono as well as screenings of The King’s Speech & The Social Network. The launch screenings were produced in partnership with Dublin City Council Arts Office.




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Programme Launch


How to Book - Festival 2011

Schools Programme g & Masterclasses: +44 28 903 11900 How to book tickets for schools programme

To apply for festival masterclasses

All the school education workshops and screenings are to be booked through the Cinemagic Administration Office (unless otherwise stated).

To apply for Festival Masterclasses contact the Cinemagic Administration Office (unless otherwise stated).

To book tickets in person please call at the Cinemagic Office:

To apply in person please call at the Cinemagic Office: Cinemagic 49 Botanic Avenue Belfast BT7 1JL

Cinemagic 49 Botanic Avenue Belfast BT7 1JL

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm

Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm To book tickets by phone/email please call the Cinemagic Office on +44 28 903 11900 or email: Please see workshop details for ticket prices (pg12-31)

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To apply by phone/email please call the Cinemagic Office on +44 28 903 11900 or email: shauna@ Please see Festival Masterclass details for workshop prices (pg43-47)

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How to Book - Festival 2011

Public Screening Programme - Cineworld: 1520 880 444 How To Book Tickets For Public Screening Programme To book tickets in person please visit our partner cinema at the following address: Cineworld Parnell Street Dublin 1

Opening Hours Monday – Thursday: 10.00am – 9.30pm Friday – Sunday: 10.00am – 10.30pm To book tickets by phone/ online please call: Cineworld on 1520 880 444 or visit: www. (24 hour service)

Ticket prices for film screenings (unless otherwise stated) Under 18’s €4 / Adults €5 Standby Tickets For screenings that have not sold out tickets will be available to purchase from the box office on the day of the performance. Payment The cinema venue accepts all major credit cards, debit cards and cash. Full payment is required at time of booking. Refunds Please check your tickets as soon as you receive them. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, except when they have been issued in error. Concessions and Discounts Concessions are available to the unwaged including full time students and people over 65 years old.

Further Information Changes to the programme Cinemagic reserves the right to make changes to the advertised programme where necessary. You will be informed of any changes that might affect your booking. Access for wheelchair users All Cinemagic screenings are wheelchair accessible. Starting times Films must start on time and cannot be delayed for late arrivals. The cinema opens half an hour prior to start times. There are no trailers with Cinemagic films. Exit times These are approximate and based on the length of the film and, where applicable, the discussion afterwards. Student conduct We would like to remind you that class/school behaviour throughout the screenings and follow-on events is the teacher’s responsibility. The cinema has the right to ask the teacher to remove any disruptive student from the cinema.


Festival Jury

Festival Jury O off the One h unique i aspects to Cinemagic Ci i is i that the winning festival films are selected by juries made up soley of young people. As part of Cinemagic Dublin we will be programming a short film competition that will see a young jury reviewing and critiquing new films from all over the world.

The Jury Competition will take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May. We are looking for 10 young people aged between 10 – 14 to judge the best short film for a children’s audience (judging will take place on Saturday 14th May, Venue – Cineworld, Parnell Street) and 10 young adults aged between 15 – 18 to judge the best short film for a teenage audience (judging will take place on Sunday 15th May, Venue – Cineworld, Parnell Street).

Cinemagic Young Consultant Panel

Film Ireland Mentors

The Dublin jury will also meet up with the 2010 Cinemagic Young Consultants. Last year the consultants helped decide what new international films Cinemagic would screen during their 17 day film festival in Belfast. They also helped design the programme, came up with ideas for radio ads and wrote film reviews.

Film journalists and critics from Film Ireland will be on hand to offer advice to our young jury members and guide them through the basics of film critiquing. Jury members will also get the chance to write reviews on the competition films screened. These reviews will then be published on the Film Ireland website.


Festival Jury

Jury Films - Sneak Peak So how do you become a member of our young jury? Well if you have a passion for film and like nothing better than going to the cinema then we would love to hear from you. Cinemagic is offering you the chance to spend a fun-filled day with the festival team helping to decide who the winners of this year’s best short films will be. All you have to do is write us an imaginative letter or email (300 words max.) telling us why we should choose you to be a member of the jury. If you are selected you’ll get to watch all the films, meet professional film journalists and reviewers, as well as making lots of new friends.

Award Categories Best Short Film for a Children’s Audience

(as judged by a jury of 10-14 year olds)

Best Short Film for a Teenage Audience

(as judged by a jury of 15-18 year olds)

Rules: You must have permission from your parent/guardian to be a jury member. You will be expected to watch all the films in the competition. You must arrange your own transport to and from the festival. A Cinemagic panel will select the jury. The panel’s decision is final. Send your letters or emails by Friday 29th April to Jury Competition, Cinemagic, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL or email: claire@ The Cinemagic Jury Competition is a cross border initiative. Film Ireland began publication in 1987 as a photocopied newsletter, containing news about current Irish short and feature film productions, information on funding schemes, and film festival reports. Since then the magazine has evolved to provide both practical and academic coverage of Irish filmmaking, complimented by our extensive website – filmireland. net. Today, after more than 20 years of publication, Film Ireland is Ireland’s only dedicated film magazine.


Schools Programme: An Introduction

Schools Programme Intro Cinemagic is recognised for its ability to engage with young people, to stimulate discussion on social issues and to provide opportunities to learn from leading film and television professionals through the festival education programme. In 2011 Cinemagic will offer schools and young people the chance to take part in practical workshops and to view new and captivating films from around the world.

Cinema Safari As part of the 2011 schools programme we will be taking a close look at African Cinema. The film screenings will be accompanied by a number of exciting workshops exploring all aspects of African culture. Keep a look out for the ‘Giraffe Icon’ as this will indicate our Cinema Safari events! To book any event in the schools programme please call the Cinemagic administration office on +44 28 903 11900 or email


Nursery School Programme

Cinebabies Ci Cinemagic i will ill bbe offering ff i Dublin nursery schools the chance to become involved in the festival experience! We will be touring with a special programme of films designed to entertain & educate young children. Cinemagic plan to turn each participating nursery school into a mini cinema for the day. Not only will we provide young children with a fun filled and safe environment to interact but we will introduce them to the wonder of film and television. Each nursery will be provided with plasma/ projection screens so the young audience can view the latest preschool entertainment programmes.

Bob the Builder

Thursday 12th May 10.00am – 11.00am Participating Nursery School €1 per child

The Legend of the Golden Hammer Everyone’s favourite fix-it man Bob the Builder sets to work on some exciting building projects in his new home of Fixham Harbour. Spud and Scrambler, however, are more interested in hunting for treasure after they learn of the pirate Blackbeard’s Golden

Hammer. Will the pair put all the clues together and track down the hidden bounty? Find out in this great new adventure. Writers: Louise Kramskoy, Simon Nicholson, Marc Seal – UK – 2010 – 60 mins – Cert: G – Print Source: HIT Entertainment

Bob the Builder - © 2010 Hit Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman

Fireman Sam

The Great Fire of Pontypandy All of Sam’s firefighting skills and experience are put to the test when a forest fire threatens to engulf his beloved Pontypandy, in this great exciting new fulllength adventure!

Writers: Nia Ceidiog, Rob Lee – UK – 2010 – 60 mins – Cert: G – Print Source: HIT Entertainment

Friday 13th May 10.00am – 11.00am Participating Nursery School €1 per child

* Please note: Alternative visiting times can be arranged to suit the individual nursery school.

MORE INFORMATION? If you would like the festival team to visit your nursery school please contact for further details or call Cinemagic on +44 28 90311 900.

Fireman Sam - © 2010 Prism Art & Design Limited


Primary School Programme

Screening: The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos

Thursday 12th May 10.30am – 12.30pm Cineworld Suitable for 8 – 11 year olds €3.00 per pupil

+ Irish Wildlife Trust Discussion

In a remote and forgotten wilderness, one of nature’s last great mysteries unfolds: the birth, life and death of a million crimson-winged flamingos. Against a dramatic backdrop of neverbefore filmed landscapes, these secretive

bi birds d struggle t l tto survive i andd prevailil over danger and fate. This inspiring story, set in the extraordinary ‘otherworld’ of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, the cradle of humankind, reminds us: here on earth is a universe waiting to be discovered. Dir: Matthew Aeberhard – USA/UK – 2008 – 75 mins – Cert PG – Print Source: Park Circus

History Live! The Vikings + How to Train Your Dragon Join Irish History Live facilitator Michael Moylan as he takes the audience back hundreds of years to the time of the Vikings!

costumes costumes, armour armour, jewellery and accessories you can experience exactly what it was like to be a fierce Viking warrior.

From the year 840AD a new and terrifying people came from the northlands. The Vikings had arrived? But what did they look like & what did they wear? Find out by becoming a Viking yourself. With replica

How to Train Your Dragon - Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding


tradition of hero heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view! Dir: Chris Sanders/Dean De Blois – USA – 2010 – 98 mins – Cert PG – Print Source: Paramount Pictures

Friday 13th May 10.30am – 1.30pm Cineworld Suitable for 8 – 11 year olds €3.00 per pupil

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Primary School Programme

Television l i i Sh Showcase

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Tracy Beaker Returns / Meet Cast & Crew Cinemagic is proud to programme a special showcase of the hit BAFTA winning CBBC children’s drama Tracy Beaker Returns.

Ground’. Ground’ Tracy’s unique working style and exuberant personality sometimes includes breaking the rules for the happiness of the children.

Devised by multi-award-winning children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson and the drama team at CBBC Tracy Beaker Returns follows the trials and tribulations of a young care worker as she helps young people with their problems at the ‘Dumping

This is an opportunity to meet with young cast members and director Neasa Hardiman to ask questions and learn more about the television industry. We will also be screening episodes from the current series of Tracy Beaker Returns.

Friday 13th May 10.30am – 1.00pm The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 8 – 11 year olds €3.00 per pupil

Storyboarding for Animation with Straandlooper The first part of this workshop is an interactive presentation that explains and shows a variety of storyboards used in traditional and digital animation, covering television series, commercials and feature films. This will be followed by a session on how to begin visualising a script and telling the story using the camera, characters and locations. You will then get the opportunity to draw your own storyboard under expert guidance, using a script and designs that will be supplied.

M d 16th Monday 6th M May 9.30am – 12.00pm The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 7 – 11 year olds €3.00 per pupil

Monday 16th May 12.15pm – 2.30pm The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 7 – 11 year olds €3.00 per pupil

It is advisable that participants should have basic drawing skills and a keen interest in animation.


Primary School Programme

Early Years Drama with Emma Coogan ‘The spring has sprung, the grass is rizz. I wonder where them birdies is’? Are you ready to spring into action, with Winnie the Pooh and friends! We will follow in the footsteps of Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Roo and Christopher Robin as we head on a dramatic adventure through Hundred Acre Wood. We might even find a Heffalump, or two!

Monday 16th May 10.00am – 11.00am The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 4 – 7 year olds €2.00 per pupil Monday 16th May 11.30am – 12.30pm The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 4 – 7 year olds €2.00 per pupil Monday 16th May 1.00pm – 2.00pm The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 4 – 7 year olds €2.00 per pupil

This drama workshop promises to be as bouncy as Tigger and as sweet as Pooh’s favourite Honey! So, don’t be glum, like Eeyore and book your place now!

African Drumming g & Dance Join ‘Releasing Rhythms’ for a fun filled two hours of authentic African drumming and dancing. Learn how to play authentic rhythms on traditional drums from West Africa. These rhythms will be accompanied by songs as well as an energetic dance routine, culminating in a lively performance of a traditional piece from this rich and fascinating culture.


Monday 16th May 10.30am – 1.00pm The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 8 – 11 year olds €3.00 per pupil

EMMA COOGAN School of Speech and Drama

African Jewellery Making All participants will examine a unique collection of authentic jewellery pieces from around Africa. After studying the materials used, including the traditional patterns and the colours, each pupil will then get the opportunity to design and make their own string of beads & jewellery items. Monday 16th May 12.00pm – 1.00pm The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 8 – 12 year olds €2.00 per pupil

Primary School Programme

African Mask Making will YYoung participants i i ill bbe introduced to a large collection of masks from around Africa, using these as inspiration each pupil will make and decorate their own masks. The workshop celebrates African culture whilst providing a space for fun and creativity. In its simple way it encourages respect and acceptance of differences between cultures while at the same time highlighting that which is similar and universal.

Monday 16th May 10.00am – 11.00am The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 8 – 12 year olds €2.00 per pupil Monday 16th May 11.00am – 12.00pm The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 8 – 12 year olds €2.00 per pupil

Make A Short Animation In A Day! Come up with a story, create the characters and backgrounds! Storyboard the film, record the voices and then its LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Animator and children’s facilitator Reza Ben Gajra will take the young participants through each step of the animation process in this exciting workshop. Each participant will get a copy of the film after the masterclass. Tuesday 17th May 9.00am – 3.00pm Participating School Suitable for 8 – 11 year olds €3.00 per pupil

African Storytelling Professional storytellers from ‘Africa Experience’ will entertain pupils with exciting tales from traditional African culture. Older pupils and teachers will have the opportunity to learn the techniques of oral storytelling and then have the chance to retell the stories in their own words and style. Props and instruments are provided. Monday 16th May 10.00am – 11.00am The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 8 – 12 year olds €2.00 per pupil Monday 16th May 11.00am – 12.00pm The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 8 – 12 year olds €2.00 per pupil Monday 16th May 12.00pm – 1.00pm The Burlington Hotel Suitable for 8 – 12 year olds €2.00 per pupil


Primary School Programme

Watch - Discuss - Review! Primary School Jury Competition This is a great practical opportunity for primary schools to critically debate an international short film programme before selecting a winner! Jury members will get the opportunity to announce the winning films during the closing night of the festival on 18th May.


November 1989 - Fred and Fabian, both 10 years old, plan a secret experiment to teleport their friend Jonathan to West Berlin.

The MisInventions of Milo Weatherby

While working on his new invention the ‘Reverse Microwave’, Milo Weatherby soon discovers that he has accidentally created a time machine!



A tiny rocket makes an impact on a big wish. Viewed from a distance, the earth is the most beautiful place in space.

The Squirrel and the Swallow

The squirrel makes friends with the swallow. When the swallow is in danger he tries everything to save her.

The Silence Beneath the Bark

In the depths of a great forest curious little creatures discover the wonder of the winter snow!

Joseph’s Snails

A shy young boy indulges his only friends the forest snails!

Fly on the Window

Ever wanted to know what it would be like to be a fly on the wall?

T Tuesday d 17th hM May 10.00am – 1.00pm Participating School Suitable for 8 – 11 year olds €2.00 per pupil

Primary School Programme

Mapping the Weather!

Tuesday 17th May 10.30am – 2.00pm Participating School Suitable for 8 – 11 year olds €3.00 per pupil

Join RTE’s Nuala Carey as she highlights the role of the weather presenter and demonstrates how weather reports are complied and put together. Pupils will also get to examine actual weather charts used by meteorologists. Nuala will also explore the role that climate & weather has played in the social and cultural history of Ireland. This workshop will be preceded by a screening of the hit children’s film – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

Dermot Byrne : photo credit

RTE workshop with Nuala Carey + Screening: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

New Family Films Roving Schools Programme Cinemagic will be touring primary schools in Dublin with a special programme of new family films designed to entertain and educate young children. The festival team will transform each school into a mini cinema before introducing the audience to the magic of the movies!

Suitable for 4 – 8 year olds €2.00 per pupil Screening Programme Eleanor’s Secret – Monday 16th May Princess Lillifee – Tuesday 17th May Jasper: Penguin Explorer – Wednesday 18th May * Please Note: Visiting times can be arranged to suit the individual primary school.


Primary School Programme

Primary School Screening Programme – Heroes Astro Boy In futuristic Metro City, scientist Tenma creates an amazing robot boy with fantastic powers. Astro Boy has super strength, x-ray vision, incredible speed and the ability to fly. But, what he really wants above all else is to know where he belongs. When the world needs saving, he’ll discover he was made for the challenge! Dir: David Bowers – Hong Kong/Japan/USA – 2009 - 94 mins – Cert PG – Print Source: E1 Enterainment

Friday 13th May – 10.30am UCI Coolock €3.00 per pupil

Bolt When the canine star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood soundstage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet - a cross-country journey through the real world. Armed only with the delusions that all his amazing feats and powers are real, and with the help of two unlikely traveling companions (a jaded, abandoned housecat named Mittens and a TV-obsessed hamster in a plastic ball named Rhino) Bolt discovers he doesn’t need superpowers to be a hero.

Monday 16th May – 10.30am Cineworld €3.00 per pupil


Dir: Byron Howard – USA – 2008 – 96 mins – Cert G – Print Source: Park Circus © Disney

Primary School Programme

Primary i School h l Screening i Programme – Heroes The Incredibles Bob Parr was once known as Mr Incredible, the world’s greatest superhero. Fifteen years later, Bob and his wife, Helen (Formerly Elastigirl), have adopted civilian identities and retreated to the suburbs to lead ‘normal lives’ with their three children. Now Bob’s a clock-punching insurance claims adjuster fighting boredom and

an ever-bulging waistline. However, Bob is thrown back into the world of superheroism when he receives a mysterious communication summoning him to a remote island for a top-secret mission.

Wednesday 18th May 10.30am Cineworld €3.00 per pupil

Dir: Brad Bird – USA – 2004 – 115 mins – Cert PG – Print Source: Park Circus

© Disney/Pixar


Primary School Programme


Primary School Screening Programme – Villains

Thursday 12th May – 10.30am UCI Blanchardstown €3.00 per pupil


Meet Igor, a talented hunchback who’s determined to prove his worth at the annual Evil Science Fair. With help from his wise-cracking sidekicks Scamper, a grumpy lab rabbit, and the not so brainy Brain, he plans to create the greatest invention the world has ever seen and win first prize. However the fiendish Dr. Schadenfruede is also making plans: to steal Igor’s crazy creation and take over Malaria. Can Igor and friends stop him and truly save the day? Dir: Anthony Leondis – USA/France – 2008 – 87 mins – Cert PG – Print Source: Momentum

Primary School Programme

Primary School Screening Programme – Villains Despicable Me

Monday 16th May – 10.30am Swan Omniplex Rathmines €3.00 per pupil

I a hhappy suburban In b b neighbourhood i hb h d surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbours hidden beneath this house is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the Moon!). Dir: Pierre Coffin – USA – 2010 – 95 mins – Cert G – Print Source: Universal

Megamind M i d is i the th mostt brilliant b illi t super-villain the world Megamind has ever known…& the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as ‘Metro Man’, until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives & chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world’s biggest ‘mind’ actually be the one to save the day? Dir: Tom McGrath – USA – 2010 – 95 mins – Cert PG – Print Source: Paramount

T Tuesday 17th May – 10.30am S Swan Omniplex Rathmines € €3.00 per pupil


Secondary School Programme

Film Classification Workshop with IFCO IFCO, the Irish Film Classification Office, is responsible for certifying all films and DVDs distributed in Ireland. They also have a role to play in how Video Games are rated. In years gone by many films were banned or cut. This has now been replaced by age-related classification, with IFCO providing consumer advice and information

Thursday 12th May 10.00am - 1.00pm Cineworld 15 - 18 year olds €4.00 per student

to the public, and to parents in particular, through its website All your questions concerning how and why films need to classified will be answered at this special presentation and interactive workshop event for Media and Film Studies students.

Animation Workshop

Meet the Professionals

with Barry Purves

Local film and television representatives will be delivering an informative and practical session about the history of Irish film and television production, they will also give advice on how to get your ideas on screen in a competitive and changing television industry and they will discuss the steps to take when creating your own short film.

Barry Purves is one of the UK’s most celebrated animators. He has produced animation workshops in universities and colleges around the world & for all the major US studios including Dreamworks, DDI, Pixar & Will Vintons. Barry’s animated short films have won over sixty major international awards including Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Film, plus Academy Award & BAFTA nominations. Feature film credits include his role as head animator for Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks and animation director for Peter Jackson’s King Kong.


T Thursday 12th May 111.00am – 3.00pm The Burlington T Hotel H 115 – 18 year olds €4.00 per student €

Students will have the

opportunity to examine film and television production case studies, learn from the professionals’ first-hand experience and gain an understanding of the mechanics of film and television making in Ireland. The panel will include – Sarah Dillon (Irish Film Board), Steve Carson (RTE), Kevin Moriarty (Ardmore Studios)

Th d 12th M Thursday May 9 9.30am 30 – 12 12.30pm 30 The Burlington Hotel 15 – 18 year olds €3.00 per student


Secondary School Programme

The Film Review with Film Ireland Have you ever been put off seeing a movie because of a bad review? Have you ever been persuaded to spend money on a film based on the opinion of a stranger? Have you been angered at the scathing criticism labelled at a film you have loved or left in disbelief at the adulation heaped on a film you have disliked?

If you can answer yes then you have been directly affected by the powerful voice of the film critic. Film journalism is an extremely influential cultural tool when it comes to shaping your opinions and actions.

Friday 13th May 10.00am – 1.00pm The Burlington Hotel 12 – 18 year olds €4.00 per student

In this workshop journalists from Film Ireland will explain the processes and techniques used when critically analysing film texts.

In Conversation with Christian De Vita + Screening: Fantastic Mr Fox Storyboard artist Christian De Vita will lead a discussion exploring the techniques & processes used when creating storyboards & art work for feature films. Christian was the lead storyboard artist working on Wes Anderson’s stop motion adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox and he is currently working with Tim Burton on Frankenweenie. Fantastic Mr Fox: The mean old farmers – fat Boggis, short Bunce & lean Bean

have joined forces and have Mr Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they are not just dealing with any old fox – this is Fantastic Mr Fox and he has a fantastic master plan to save the day! Based on the children’s novel The Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl Dir: Wes Anderson – USA/ UK – 2009 – 87 mins – Cert PG – Print Source: 20th Century Fox

Friday 13th May 10.00am – 3.00pm UCI Cinemas, Coolock 12 – 18 year olds €4.00 per student


Secondary School Programme

Africa United Screening g + Africa Centre Ireland Discussion Africa Centre Ireland will lead a discussion after the screening. Africa United tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their ultimate dream - to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg. During their 3,000 mile journey to South Africa, we encounter an Africa few people ever see; experience an epic adventure across seven countries; and feel the joy, laughter and hope that comes from making an incredible journey together. Dir: Debs Gardiner-Paterson – UK – 2010 – 88 mins – Cert 12A – Print Source: Warner Brothers

Friday 13th May 10.30am – 12.30pm Cineworld 12 – 18 year olds €4.00 per student

Eco-Unesco Water Conservation Workshop Water is everywhere and yet we cannot take for granted that it will always be there. ECOUNESCO, Ireland’s Environmental Education and Youth Organisation, encourages young people to explore the vital importance of water in our lives and to find out how best to conserve it through group work, hands-on activities and debate. M d 16th 6th M Monday May 10.00am – 2.30pm The Burlington Hotel 12 – 18 year olds €4. 4 00 p €4.00 per student


Secondary School Programme

Secondary School Jury Competition This is a great practical opportunity for schools to critically debate an international short film programme before selecting a winner! Jury members will get the opportunity to announce the winning film during the closing night of the festival on Wednesday 18th May.

Shadows & Dust

When a greedy young girl follows the tooth fairy into the forest in search of riches, a dark and twisted journey ensues.

OLAF: Happy Lile Cannon


A tale of death and rebirth rages in a jungle world of shadowy hands.

Angry Man

A film about secrets that shouldn’t be secret!

Reap What You Sew

A dark tale of the strained relationship between a struggling farmer & his creative wife.

Cow Who Wanted to be a Burger

A fable about the power of advertising, the meaning of life and ultimately the test of a mothers love.


A fairytale about a young cannon getting to grips with himself in a fragile world.

Two masks are in a face off before an assembly of worried onlookers.


A film about miscommunication!

A tale of an obsession with junk food that may prove hard to swallow!


M d 16th Monday hM May 10.00am – 1.00pm Participating School 12 – 16 year olds €2.00 per student


Secondary School Programme

Muvizu Animation Workshop Muvizu will host a workshop for its free 3D animation software during the Cinemagic festival. Muvizu allows anyone with a clever idea and a little time to create animated clips - it’s easy to use and gives rapid results, taking the tedium out of animation. Muvizu users are spared the complexity of other software by the program’s unique moodbased character acting system and our “direct don’t animate” approach to filmmaking. M d 16th Monday 6th M May 10.00am – 3.00pm Filmbase 15 – 18 year olds FREE workshop

Special Effects Make-Up with the MakeupFabLicious Academy Special Effects is without a doubt a highly creative and fun area in make-up artistry. It allows you to create any creature you can imagine, as whacky or scary as your heart desires! It also serves a real purpose. With storylines becoming more sensational and technology more sophisticated, special effects is becoming an increasingly important element of both film and theatrical productions.

From Page to Screen

M d 16th Monday 6th M May 10.30am – 3.00pm The Burlington Hotel 15 – 18 year olds €4.00 per student

Ways to Live Forever + Introduction: CanTeen Ireland Ways to Live Forever will be introduced by CanTeen Ireland. Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl! And because he has leukemia he wants


to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody will answer. Based on the book by Sally Nicholls. Dir: Gustavo Ron – UK/Spain – 2010 – 100 mins – Age 10+ - Print Source: Intandem Films

Monday 16th May 110.30am - 12.30pm Cineworld C 112 - 18 year olds €4.00 per student €

Secondary School Programme

Drama Showcase PRIMEVAL Cast & crew from the hit television series Primeval will be in Dublin to take part in a very special festival Q&A for schools. The Q&A will be followed by the screening of a Primeval episode – specifically selected by cast & crew. Primeval follows the trials and tribulations of a team of scientists tasked with investigating the appearance of temporal anomalies through which prehistoric and futuristic creatures enter the present!

Tuesday 17th May 10.30am – 1.00pm Cineworld 12 – 18 year olds €3.00 per student

The Tempest + Introduction & Workshop by Du Players Du Players and the Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival 2011 will introduce the screening and lead a post-film workshop. In her adaptation of Shakespeare’s mystical thriller – The Tempest – director Julie Taymor brings an original dynamic to the story by changing the gender of the sorcerer Prospero into the sorceress Prospera, portrayed by Oscar® winner Helen Mirren. Prospera’s journey

Tuesday 17th May 10.30am – 12.30pm Cineworld 12 – 18 year olds €4.00 per student

spirals through vengeance to forgiveness as she reigns over a magical island, cares for her young daughter, Miranda, and unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies in this exciting, masterly mix of romance, tragicomedy and the supernatural. Dir: Julie Taymor – USA – 2010 – 110 mins – Cert PG – Print Source: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Ireland

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Secondary School Programme

Bouncing Cats Screening + Hip Hop Demonstration Bouncing Cats is the inspiring documentary of one man’s attempt to use the power of hip-hop for positive social change in Uganda, Africa. Narrated by Common and featuring interviews with Will.I.Am, and K’Naan, the story follows Crazy Legs of the Rock Steady Crew and b-boy Abramz from Breakdance Project Uganda on a journey to unify, empower and inspire the youth of a war torn region.

Dir: Nabil Elderkin – USA/Uganda – 2010 – 75 mins – Age 15+ Print Source: Red Bull Film After the screening facilitators from Kidkast will lead participants in a special Hip Hop demonstration! Dynamic and Karisma are the Champion hip hop crews from Kidkast Theatre School and Agency. Ranging in ages from

Wednesday 18th May 10.30am – 12.30pm Participating School 15 – 18 year olds €2.00 per p student

12 – 18, both crews have been performing in showcases and competitions througout Ireland for several years. Kidkast and Dynamic will demonstrate some of the many forms of Hip Hop Dance, including New Skool, Locking, Breakdance and more, with plenty of audience participation in a workshop, finishing with our own “flash mob” style hip hop routine.

Life Above All Screening + Africa Centre Ireland Discussion Af i African C Centre t Ireland I l d will ill lead l d a di discussion i after the screening. Life, Above All is a drama about a courageous young girl fighting prejudice in her South African village. Newcomer Khomotso Manyaka gives a riveting performance of maturity and depth as 12-year-old Chanda, burdened with a drunken, good-for-nothing stepfather and a loving but gravely ill mother.


Following of her newborn sister, F ll i the th death d Chanda is forced to grow up fast, as gossip and rumours threaten the survival of the family, and the community begins to act in ways that are small-minded and judgemental rather than close-knit and supportive. Dir: Oliver Schmitz – South Africa/Germany – 2010 – 100 mins – Age 15+ - Print Source: Peccadillo Pictures

Wednesday 18th May 10.30am – 12.30pm Cineworld 15 – 18 year olds €4.00 per student

Secondary School Programme

Roving Documentary Programme Street Kids United Street Kids United is about a group of homeless children, chosen to represent South Africa in the first ever Street Child World Cup. To much of the outside world they are a nuisance, best hidden or ignored - but they are aspiring to much more. They want to be a team and see football as a way to a better and brighter future. Dir: Tim Pritchard – UK – 2010 – 90 mins – Age: 15+ - Print Source: Film & Music Entertainment Ltd

PLEASE NOTE: Visiting dates/times can be arranged to suit the individual school. All screenings must take place during the festival dates (11th – 18th May). €2 per student.

Cinemagic will be touring with a special C pprogramme of ‘Cinema Safari’ documentary films with representatives from UNICEF Ireland. The festival team will be available to visit schools in the Dublin area to showcase the best contemporary documentaries of the year!

Benda Bilili Ricky has a dream: to make Staff Benda Bilili the best band in Congo Kinshasa. Roger, a street child, more than ever wants to join these stars of the ghetto, who get around in customized tricycles. Together, they must avoid the pitfalls of the street, stay united and find the force to hope in music. Spanning five years, from the first rehearsals to their triumph at international festivals, Benda Bilili! (“beyond appearances”) is the story of this dream becoming a reality. Dir: Renaud Barret & Florent de la Tullaye – Democratic Republic of the Congo & France – 2010 – 85 mins – Age:12+ - Print Source: Trinity Films

TEACHER INFORMATION If you would like your school or class to attend any of the workshops listed (or for the classroom specific workshops to come to your school) please contact for further details or call Cinemagic on + 44 28 903 11900. We operate on a first come first served basis.


Public Programme: An Introduction

Public Programme The Cinemagic ‘Public Screening Programme’ will be based at Cineworld Cinemas Parnell Street, Dublin. The programme will include gala previews, family favourites, teenage cult classics & a special anime showcase. All screenings are open to the public and tickets can be purchased from the Cineworld Box Office Tel: 1520 880 444 or online at (24 hour service). Come along and enjoy the fun!



Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Opening Night I thi In this sequell tto 2010’ 2010’s surprise i hit hit, G Greg Heffley, the kid who made “wimpy” cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney (Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series has thus far sold 42 million books.). As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother – and chief tormentor – Rodrick must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond. Dir: David Bowers – USA – 2011 – Duration TBC – Cert TBC – Print Source: 20th Century Fox Wednesday 11th May 6.30pm Cineworld €4.00/€5.00



Closing Night Screening + Jury Awards Cinemagic Dublin will close on Wednesday 18th May with a special screening of an exciting new family film. Before the screening young jury members will be announcing this year’s winning festival films & young workshop participants will be recognised for their talent & hard work! For more information on the closing night film & how to book tickets please visit the Cinemagic website ( in the coming weeks for more details. W d Wednesday d 18th M May 6.30pm Cineworld


We love Anime Cinemagic is proud to partner We Love Anime! Every year there are waves of awesome anime films released onto DVD or Blu-Ray that never get a chance to be shown on the big screen. Here at We Love Anime we’ve partnered up with our friends at Manga Entertainment, Kazé, Optimum Releasing and Beez Entertainment to bring you a selection of the best films coming out in the next 12 months to cinema screens across the UK and Ireland.

We Love Anime is proudly sponsored by Uniqlo – anyone who buys a pass to all four films will get a goodie bag with a Uniqlo Naruto t-shirt inside among other exciting gifts.

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Ten days before Christmas, Haruhi came up with another one of her crazy ideas to hold a Christmas party in the club room. The next day, however, Kyon woke up to a world in which Haruhi didn’t exist and no one besides him had any memory of her. How can someone like Haruhi Suzumiya who’s supposed to be the centre of the universe just vanish? Dir: Tatsuya Ishihara & Yasuhiro Takemoto – Japan – 2010 – 163 mins – Age: 12+

Friday 13th May – 6.30pm Cineworld €4.00/€5.00

©2009 Nagaru Tanigawa• Noizi Ito/ a member of SOS


We love Anime Saturday 14th May – 3.00pm Cineworld €4.00/€5.00

Summer Wars When timid eleventh-grader and math genius Kenji Koiso is asked by older student and secret crush Natsuki to come with her to her family’s Nagano home for a summer job, he agrees without hesitation. Kenji however soon discovers his “summer job” is to pretend to be Natsuki’s fiancé! As Kenji attempts to keep up with Natsuki’s act around her family, he receives a strange math problem on his cell phone which, being a math genius, he can’t resist solving. As it turns out, the solution to the mysterious equation causes a hijacking of the social networking site through which most of the world’s social and business traffic flows. It’s up to Kenji to put reality back in order. Dir: Mamoru Hosoda – Japan – 2009 – 114 mins – Age: 12+



Saturday 14th May – 6.30pm Cineworld €4.00/€5.00 USE/REDLINE © 2010 Katsuhito Ishii, GASTONIA, MADHO


R f n the universe to Racers come from allll around compete in the Redline race – an illegal car race where the stakes are high and anything goes. JP finds himself racing against the girl of his dreams and an assortment of heavily armed racers all hell bent on winning Redline. To make matters worse for JP, the venue for Redline is a military state that has outlawed racing. With every car armed to the teeth in the race, who will survive long enough to cross the finish line? If you ever wondered what would happen if you made an adult version of Wacky Races – then this film is for you! Dir: Takeshi Koike – Japan – 2009 – 116 mins – Age: 15+


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Laputa Castle in the Sky

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A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. Laputa Castle in the Sky continues Hayao Miyazaki’s obsession with air travel, featuring some truly remarkable designs, especially for the floating fortress Laputa itself. It is said that he based a lot of the environments on rural Wales, following his time spent there during the miner’s strikes. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki – Japan – 1986 – 124 mins – Age: 8+ Catch Laputa Castle in the Sky and My Neighbour the Yamadas on Blu-Ray now! Sunday 15th May 3.00pm Cineworld €4.00/€5.00


Family Favourites

Close Encounters of the Third Kind In the night skies near his Indiana home power repairman Roy Neary experiences something out of this world! His close encounter sets into action an amazing chain of events that leads to contact with benevolent aliens and their ‘Mothership’. Spectacular special effects, John Williams’ outstanding score and winning performances from Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon and Francois Truffaut make Close Encounters of the Third Kind pure movie magic! Dir: Steven Spielberg – USA – 1980 – 132 mins – Cert PG – Print Source: Sony Pictures * Please note this is the Special Edition version of the film.

Th d 12th Thursday hM May – 6.30pm Cineworld €4.00/€5.00


Teenage Flicks

Stand By Me Stand By Me explores the joys and pains of childhood friendship. It’s about four young teenagers who take an overnight hike through the woods near their Oregon town to find the body of a missing boy. Set in the 1950’s, their journey includes a variety of scary adventures (including a ferocious junkyard dog, a swamp full of leeches, and a treacherous leap from a train trestle), but it’s also a time for personal revelations, quiet interludes and the raucous comradeship of best friends. Dir: Rob Reiner – USA – 1986 – 89 minutes – Cert 15A – Print Source: Sony Pictures

Sunday 15th May 6.30pm 6 Cineworld C €4.00/€5.00 €


Teenage Flicks

Labyrinth Fifteen year old Sarah is so resentful of her baby brother that she wishes he would simply disappear! Her dream soon becomes reality when disgusting goblins kidnap the boy. Sarah realizing the error of her ways sets forth to retrieve her brother, finding herself on the adventure of a lifetime! Dir: Jim Henson – UK & USA – 1986 – 101 mins – Cert: PG – Print Source: Sony Pictures


Monday 16th May 6.30pm Cineworld € €4.00/€5.00

Sporting Giants

Rocky Rocky Balboa is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. But when a stroke of fate puts him in the ring with the world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, Rocky knows that it’s his one shot at the big time, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner! Nominated for 10 Academy Awards and winner for Best Picture. Dir: John G Avildsen – USA – 1976 – 122 minutes – Cert 12A – Print Source: Park Circus

Saturday 14th May 6.30pm Cineworld €4.00/€5.00


Student Film Night

Cult Classic

The Warriors The leader of New York’s largest street gang declares a truce, and gangs from all five boroughs venture to the Bronx for a secret meeting. When an assassination takes place, one gang stands wrongly accused and the truce is off. Now they must fight they’re way back home to Coney Island, because a whole city is gunning for - The Warriors! Dir: Walter Hill – USA – 1979 – 92 mins – Cert 18 – Print Source: Paramount Pictures


T Tuesday 17th May 6.30pm 6 Cineworld C €4.00/€5.00 €

Masterclasses Are you aged 16-25 and would like the chance to learn from film and television industry professionals? If the answer is yes, then this is the opportunity for you!

Every year Cinemagic offer a series of unique, practical and fun masterclasses, led by leading professionals in the film and television industry. Whether you prefer to be in front of or behind the camera, a Cinemagic masterclass is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.

Television Production and Presenting with Jon Slaery and Ciara Whelan Ciara and Jon run Trilogy Media Productions producing both high end broadcast and corporate programming. They are best known for presenting TV3’s new travel series The Holiday Show.

Thursday 12th May 2.00pm – 6.00pm The Burlington Hotel 16 – 25 year olds €20.00

Acting with Michelle Fairley Michelle is an actor of film, stage and television. She has appeared in a range of television shows including Midsummer Murders, Silent Witness, Lark Rise to Candleford, Misfits, Taggart and Game of Thrones. Film credits include The Others, Best: His Mother’s Son and most recently Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

Thursday 12th May 2.00pm – 6.00pm The Burlington Hotel 16 - 25 year olds €20.00



Television Presenting with Karen Koster Karen Koster hosts Ireland’s primetime entertainment news show, Xposé. During her career Karen has interviewed stars of both stage and screen including Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Hanks, Kate Winslet, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, and Ben Stiller. Th d 12th Thursday 2th M May 2.00pm – 6.00pm The Burlington Hotel 16 - 25 year olds €20.00

Acting with Ciaran Griffiths and Chris Simmons Ciaran Griffiths has worked extensively in television and is best known for his role as Micky Maguire in Shameless. Other credits include The Bill, Holby City, Vincent, Clocking Off and Emmerdale. Chris Simmons is perhaps best known for his role as DC Mickey Webb in the hit series The Bill. Other credits include Casualty, Touching Evil and Desperately Seeking Stardom.

Friday 13th May 2.00pm – 6.00pm The Burlington Hotel 16 – 25 year olds €20.00

Acting with Rachel Kavanagh Rachel is perhaps best known as the character Lauren McAleer in RTE’s much loved drama Fair City, where she was a principal character for over two years. On film, Rachel recently completed work on the independent Irish feature Shattered. Rachel will deliver a practical masterclass highlighting the techniques used when acting in film & television.


Friday 13th May F 22.00pm - 6.00pm The Burlington Hotel T 116 – 25 year olds €20.00 €




with Laura Whitmore

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TV Presenter and Journalist Laura Whitmore has traveled the globe reporting on all the major film and music festivals. She has interviewed everyone from the internationally acclaimed rock band Coldplay to actors Robert Downey Jr and Michael Caine. This is an opportunity for budding presenters to learn about the industry from one of Ireland’s leading television presenters. Frida 13th Ma Friday May 2.00pm – 6.00pm The Burlington Hotel 16 – 25 years old €20.00

Michael Hirst has been a screenwriter for almost 30 years. Film credits include The Ballad of the Sad Café, Fools of Fortune & the critically acclaimed Elizabeth. For the last four years he has single-handedly written every episode of the award-winning TV series The Tudors, a show he created and also executive produced. Friday F id 13th h May M 2.00pm – 6.00pm The Burlington Hotel 16 - 25 €20.00

Make-Up for Film and Television with Maria Moore Maria Moore spent 14 years in London’s West End working on shows such as Mamma Mia, Cats, and Evita. Film and television credits include Hunger, City of Ember, Breakfast on Pluto, Your Highness and Game of Thrones! Maria will lead a masterclass in Make-up for Film and Television.

Friday 13th May F 2.00pm – 6.00pm 2 The T Burlington Hotel 16 1 – 25 years old €20.00 20.00



Acting i with Suranne Jones & Antony Coon Award winning actress Suranne Jones is best known for playing the role of Karen McDonald in ITV1’s Coronation Street. Other dramatic credits include Vincent, Unforgiven, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Five Days and Single Father. Stage & radio credits include A Few Good Men and Terms of Endearment. Antony Cotton is best known for his role as Sean Tully in Coronation Street. During his time on the show he has won a National TV award and an Inside Soap Award for most popular newcomer. Other credits include Absolutely Fabulous, The Bill and The Cops.

Saturday 14th May 2.00pm – 6.00pm The Burlington Hotel 16 - 25 year olds €20.00

Film Journalism with Ian Haydn Smith Author and freelance journalist, Ian Haydn Smith, has written widely on film and the arts. He is a series editor of 24 Frames and is the editor of the International Film Guide. This film writing workshop will offer an overview of the role of the film journalist. Participants will get an incite into how to write film reviews, feature articles and explore the techniques and methods used when interviewing industry talent.


Monday 16th May 2.00pm – 6.00pm The Burlington Hotel 16 – 25 year olds €20.00


Technical Direction of Animation with Greg Maguire Greg has been instrumental in the launch and development of numerous heavy-hitters of animation: Walt Disney Feature Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, Lucasfilm Animation, Electronic Arts, and Digital Domain. He founded Zoogloo in August 2006. His project highlights include Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Terminator: Salvation, Academy Award nominated Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Spiderman 3, the Academy Award winning Happy Feet and Avatar.

Monday 16th May 2.00pm – 6.00pm The Burlington Hotel 16 - 25 year olds €20.00

Casting with Julie Harkin Julie Harkin is a Casting Director specializing in film and television. She has become renowned for the discovery and promotion of emerging new acting talent, receiving recent critical acclaim for casting the BAFTA award winning drama Misfits. Other credits include Identity, Eden Lake, Eastenders and Holby City. Julie will share her knowledge and experience with a group of young aspiring actors and actresses.


Monday 16th May 2.00pm – 6.00pm The Burlington Hotel 16 - 25 year olds €20.00

To apply for any of the masterclasses please download the registration form from our website www. or email for more details.


Cinemagic Stars

Calling all budding actors‌ Cinemagic is looking for a school in Dublin bursting with budding actors, dancers and singers aged between 13-18 years old interested in treading the boards. This 2 day intensive masterclass will be led by a music director and dramatist who will provide acting and vocal coaching, culminating in a performance of a well known musical that they will perform to their school! If you would like Cinemagic Stars to come to your school on the 12th - 13th May 2011 email for more details.


Dublin City Council D bli Cit Dublin City C Council il is i delighted d li ht d tto work k in i partnership with Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People 2011.

Cinemagic Launch Screenings As part of the Cinemagic programme launch Dublin City Council Arts Office offered a number of education screenings to both primary and post primary schools. The events took please in cinemas throughout the city including Cineworld, UCI Coolock, The Base Ballyfermot and the Swan Omniplex, Rathmines

Festival Education Workshops

Building on existing programmes and partnerships in support of film development with young people Dublin City Council Arts Office will be offering the following opportunities during the festival:

1) Lights, Camera, Action Film School!! Designed specifically for young people aged 15-18 years old, LCA is a practical, fun, challenging course with an emphasis on developing story and character. Over a period of 3 days the young people will devise, prepare and shoot their own film with guidance from and experienced mentor. The final piece will then be screened at the Cinemagic Closing Night to family and friends!

This workshop is open to transition year students based on the south side of the city. Participants must be able to travel to The Base for the workshop. Dublin City Council Arts Office will contact schools directly. For further queries contact Ann Marie Lyons

F Friday 13th May - Sunday 15th May 110.00am - 4.00pm The Base, Blackditch Road, T Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 B 115 – 18 year olds FREE Workshop F


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2) Primary School Workshop: Writing & Design with Don Conroy Don Conroy is a man of many talents – a writer, a television presenter, a naturalist, an environmentalist and a working artist. Perhaps best known to the young people of Ireland for his appearances as Uncle Don to Dustin, Socky and Zig & Zag on RTE’s The Den, Don has also had a TV series of his own – Paint for Fun, from which came a previous successful book. He has a weekly show on RTE 2 called The Art of Don.

In this fun and creative workshop Don will help young participants develop creative story ideas before teaching them fantastic and original art and design techniques. Dublin City Council Arts Office will contact schools directly. For further queries contact Ann Marie Lyons

Further Opportunities with the Young Urban Arts Programme Opportunities to Attend Cinemagic Festival Masterclasses. The Young Urban Arts programme will support a number of young people to participate in the Festival Masterclassses (programme pages 43-47). The masterclasses are taking place in The Burlington Hotel and are open to youth projects from across Dublin city. For further information email “Powering the Creative lives of Young People in Dublin”


Monday 16th May 2011 110.30am - 2.30pm The LAB, Foley Street, T Dublin 1 8 – 12 year olds (max. 1 class group) FREE Workshop

International Film Camp The Young Urban Arts Programme will also support 5 young people from a Youth Project to participate in the Cinemagic International Film Camp in August 2011. Young people aged 16-19 from Youth Services across the city are invited to apply and participants will be drawn on a lottery basis. Young Urban Arts is an innovative and unique partnership comprising of the 3 organisations: Dublin City Council, City Arts and City of Dublin Youth Services, all working together to an important and inspiring goal. Young Urban Arts’ mission is to provide and promote access to and participation in quality art forms especially for young people in youth work context.

Young Consultants 2011

Young Consultants Cinemagic is currently recruiting 25 young film enthusiasts aged 10 - 18, from all over Ireland to take on the role of film consultants and help select the films for this year’s Coca-Cola Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People that will be taking place in Belfast from 17th November - 2nd December 2011. Over the course of a three day workshop beginning on Monday 18th 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 young film critic and would enjoy the opportunity to spend three days from Monday 18th JulyWednesday 20th July (inc) working with Cinemagic in Belfast, then this is a fantastic opportunity to meet other like-minded young people, and have fun deciding the content for the largest film festival for young people in Ireland and the UK

How to apply to be a Young Consultant: Applicants aged 10-18 with a keen interest in film and the enthusiasm to work within a group for an initial 3 days this July and then on a regular basis from July- December, 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 a review of their favourite film. This information, along with name, address, age, telephone number, email address and name of school should be sent to, Cinemagic, Young Consultants Programme, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JL or emailed to All applications should be received no later than Monday 4th July 2011. Successful applicants will be contacted after this date with further details.


Young Filmmaker

Young Filmmaker HAVE YOU MADE A SHORT FILM? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE YOUR FILM SCREENED IN THE CINEMA? Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people to be screened as part of CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2011. The films can be about anything at all fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news programme or documentary. CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2011 will take place during the CINEMAGIC FESTIVAL in Belfast (17th November – 2nd December). The event will showcase the best short films of the year & a prize will be awarded for the best film in three different age categories. The winning films will also


be championed by Cinemagic and sent into other film competitions around the world. The competition is open to anyone aged 25 and under from the UK and Ireland. Please send a DVD copy of your film with details of cast and crew and a short synopsis by Friday 28th October 2011. Films should be no longer than 15 minutes. Entries should be sent to CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2011, Chris Shaw, Cinemagic, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL For more information on the event and a full application form visit our website or contact Chris Shaw

International Film Camp

International Film Camp Three young people from Ballyfermot, Dublin, had the chance in February to visit Los Angeles as part of Cinemagic’s 2nd USA festival programme. Ciaran Egan (18), Fiona Anderson (17) and Ross Cuffe (18) participated in Cinemagic’s inaugural International Film Camp in Belfast, last August, along with fifteen other young people from Belfast, Donegal, New York and Los Angeles. As a result they had the opportunity to further their skills base by taking part in film and television masterclasses in Los Angeles. The young people had the opportunity to gain an insight to the workings of the film and television industry through festival events in The Jim Henson Company, Walt Disney Animation Studios, including masterclasses hosted by actors such as Patrick Bergin and Michael York.

The participants of the Cinemagic International Film Camp had never met as a group before last August but had a shared interest in the film industry and they were tasked with the challenge of creating a short film in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter in just five days. The end product was a short film entitled Gone that was premiered on Ulster Television last summer as part of a fly on the wall documentary over five days, it was also screened to mark the 2nd Cinemagic Los Angeles Festival, in Hamilton High School, where the Ballyfermot young people along with their counterparts from Belfast introduced it. GET INVOLVED! The 2nd Cinemagic International Film Camp will take place in August 2011. To find out more email


Messages of Support

Liam Neeson

Cinemagic is a great organization providing educational and cultural opportunities for young people on an international scale and bringing them together to inspire and motivate. For the last 20 years they have done some incredible work and I am very proud to be associated with them.

Julian Fellowes Cinemagic Ci i provides id a rare opportunity t it ffor young people to learn about the reality of a life in the Arts. Many come from homes where a career in films or theatre might seem a million miles away from reality, but Cinemagic bridges that gap with the chance to meet directors, actors, writers, musicians, who can help them to find the right way forward. In other words, these boys and girls can break the glass wall that seems to separate them from their own ambitions. That they come from both sides of the border and from different religious and economic backgrounds only adds to my enthusiasm. Well done, Cinemagic.

Dermot O’Leary I have been involved with Cinemagic for several years. Both the commitment of the staff and the participants makes me proud to be patron. Cinemagic stands for allowing young people access to the world of Film and Television irrespective of their background. It is worthwhile and a great way to foster talent at the grass roots of the industry.


Brian Cox I am always struck with the commitment and passion of Ireland’s young people. The humour and talent of these children impresses me immensely. This year promises to be a fantastic festival, all the team and the many volunteers will no doubt again bring unique and exciting opportunities to the young people of Northern Ireland.

Erica Roseingrave

Public Affairs & Communications Manager - Coca-Cola HBC Island of Ireland Coca-Cola is proud to sponsor the Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People once again this year. The festival provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in many arts based disciplines, giving a unique insight into the world of film and television and showcasing the talents of the young people of Ireland. We are delighted to support activities for the 12-25 age group such as the exciting range of movie screenings and the Talent Lab masterclass programme, that provides a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn and gain experience from industry experts in a variety of cinematic and media disciplines.

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Meet the Professionals Bob the Builder: Legend of the Golden Hammer Film ClassiďŹ cation with IFCO Cinemagic Stars The Crimson Wing + Discussion Igor Animation with Barry Purves Presenting w/ Jon Slattery & Ciara Whelan Acting with Michelle Fairley TV Presenting with Karen Koster

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Fri 13th May

10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm

The Film Review with Film Ireland In Conversation with Christian De Vita Fireman Sam: The Great Fire of Ponty Pandy Lights, Camera, Action: Film School Cinemagic Stars History Live! The Vikings Astro Boy Tracy Beaker Showcase Africa United Acting w/ Ciaran GrifďŹ ths & Chris Simmons Acting with Rachel Kavanagh Presenting with Laura Whitmore Screenwriting with Michael Hirst Make-Up for Film with Maria Moore

1.00pm 3.00pm 11.00am 4.00pm 3.00pm 1.30pm 12.00pm 1.00pm 12.30pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm

The Burlington Hotel UCI Coolock Participating School The Base Participating School Cineworld UCI Coolock The Burlington Hotel Cineworld The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel

25 25 13 49 48 14 20 15 26 44 44 45 45 45

Sat 14th May

10.00am 10.00am 2.00pm

Jury Competition 10 - 14 Lights, Camera, Action: Film School Acting w/ Suranne Jones & Antony Cotton

4.00pm 4.00pm 6.00pm

Cineworld The Base The Burlington Hotel

10 49 46

Sun 15th May

10.00am 10.00am

Jury Competition 15 - 18 Lights, Camera, Action: Film School

4.00pm 4.00pm

Cineworld The Base

10 49

Mon 16th May

9.30am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.00am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am

Storyboarding for Animation African Storytelling African Maskmaking Early Years Drama Conservation Workshop Secondary School Jury Competition Muvizu Animation Workshop Special Effects Make-Up African Drumming & Dance Writing & Design with Don Conroy Bolt

12.00pm 11.00am 11.00am 11.00am 2.30pm 1.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 1.00pm 2.30pm 12.05pm

The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel Participating School Filmbase The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The LAB Cineworld

15 17 17 16 26 27 28 28 16 50 20






Mon 16th May

10.30am 10.30am 11.00am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.15pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm 2.00pm TBC

Despicable Me Ways To Live Forever African Storytelling African Maskmaking Early Years Drama African Storytelling African Jewellery Making Storyboarding for Animation Early Years Drama Film Journalism with Ian Haydn Smith Technical Direction of Animation Casting with Julie Harkin Eleanor’s Secret

12.05pm 12.30pm 12.00pm 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 2.30pm 2.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm 6.00pm TBC

Swan Omniplex Cineworld The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel The Burlington Hotel Participating School

23 28 17 17 16 17 16 15 16 46 47 47 19

Tues 17th May

9.00am 10.00am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am TBC

A Short Animation in a Day Primary School Jury Competition Primeval Showcase The Tempest Megamind Mapping the Weather! Princess Lillifee

3.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 12.30pm 12.05pm 2.00pm TBC

Participating School Participating School Cineworld Cineworld Swan Omniplex Participating School Participating School

17 18 29 29 23 19 19

Wed 18th May

10.30am 10.30am 10.30am TBC

The Incredibles Life Above All Bouncing Cats + Hip Hop Demo Japser: Penguin Explorer

12.25pm 12.30pm 12.30pm TBC

Cineworld Cineworld Participating School Participating School

21 30 30 19

Roving Documentary Programme (Page 31): Dates/Times Arranged To Suit Individual Schools

Public Film Programme Tel: Cineworld 1520 880 444 / DATE





Wed 11th May


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules




Thurs 12th May


Close Encounters of the Third Kind




Fri 13th May


The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya




Sat 14th May

3.00pm 6.30pm 6.30pm

Summer Wars Redline Rocky

4.55pm 8.25pm 8.30pm

Cineworld Cineworld Cineworld

36 36 41

Sun 15th May

3.00pm 6.30pm

Laputa Castle in the Sky Stand By Me

5.05pm 8.00pm

Cineworld Cineworld

37 39

Mon 16th May






Tues 17th May


The Warriors




Wed 18th May


Closing Night Screening




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The Coca-Cola Cinemagic InternationalFilm & Television Festival for Young People 11th - 18th May

Cinemagic Dublin 2011  

The Coca-Cola Cinemagic InternationalFilm & Television Festival for Young People 11th - 18th May