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The 2017 Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival programme returns to Belfast from October 6 to November 8, jam-packed with creative film events to inspire and motivate young people.

The 2017 Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival programme returns to Belfast from October 6 to November 8, jam-packed with creative film events to inspire and motivate young people.

The Cinemagic Opening Night Preview in Odyssey Cinemas, is the much anticipated animated feature, The LEGO Ninjago Movie from Warner Bros, Pictures!

As well as bringing together young people from across Northern Ireland, new film premieres and film previews, the diverse World Cinema Programme in Odyssey Cinemas will celebrate stories, peoples and cultures from around the globe. Highlights include Pixi Post & the Gift Bringers, Knight Rusty, The Oddsockeaters, Master Spy and Cloud Boy. By providing film fans with an outlet for world cinema, the aim is to develop and nurture a broader understanding and love of film and to ultimately inspire the next generation of cinema audiences, so Cinemagic is looking for enthusiastic CineSeekers – young film reviewers, to view and judge these in-competition films of the festival!

The Ulster Museum will host an eclectic series of films and activity screenings for all the family to enjoy. A Master Storytellers focus on Dr.Seuss includes screenings of The Lorax with a recycled arts & craft workshop and Horton Hears a Who with a puppet making workshop. Comic book fans will be flocking to The Peanuts Movie accompanied by a mini-comic making workshop with the Comic Book Guys and families can enjoy some circus fun before a special screening of the Disney classic Dumbo. The world of film music will come alive with a String-tastic showcase of musical treats before the adventure-filled cinematic delight Robin Hood and kids can get ready for peaceful slumber at the annual Cinemagic Pyjama party, with storytelling, milk and cookies and a screening of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

History fans can soak up facts and figures during History on Film- World War 1 at the Ulster Museum, with an interactive demonstration from History Live and a screening of War Game, a beautiful animated story adapted from the award-winning book by Michael Forman; the USPCA will participate in a discussion about the important role that animals played in the war effort and the 1970 classic movie The Railway Children will bring children on a drama-filled adventure!

All generations of the family are encouraged to participate in the Cinemagic family classic films at Strand Arts Centre where movie showings of Annie and Pinocchio feature as part of Belfast City Council’s Positive Ageing Month programme.

The Creativity Corner workshops feature Special Effects Make-Up for film, Illustration with Corinna Askin, Shadow Puppet Making with Black Paper Films and Aardman Animation where young people can make their very own Morph, Gromit or Shaun the Sheep character!

Primary School teachers can introduce learning through film and creative arts with the exciting education programme for pupils featuring films, workshops and interactive discussions. Highlights include BBFC Film Classification, The Ugly Animal Roadshow, BAFTA Kids TV Presenting, early years drama with Debutots, and Minecraft fans can enjoy The Magical World of Minecraft with The Wizard Adam Clarke. Story artist, animator and filmmaker David Bunting will host a Storyboarding for Animation workshop, Paper Owl Films will host a TV Programme making workshop and early years pupils can participate in Peppa Pig - My First Cinema Experience. Cinemagic will also be celebrating BAFTA’s 70th Birthday Bash with an interactive, fun-filled morning at The Grand Opera House Belfast, hosted by special guests children’s TV presenters Naomi Wilkinson (Nightmares of Nature, Marrying Mum and Dad) and Tim Warwood (Wild and Weird, Goalmouth)

For further information, or to book, visit and click on calendar dates Tel: 028 9031 1900

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