Wednesday, 13 December 2017
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Autumn 2017

The annual Cinemagic Film and Television Festival programme returns for a jam-packed season in October and November (October 6 to November 8) with over two hundred films and diverse creative opportunities to inspire young people.

Films: Young audiences can travel the world from their cinema seats and celebrate stories, peoples and cultures from around the globe with a diverse cultural film programme for all ages to enjoy. By providing film fans with an outlet for world cinema, the aim is to develop and nurture a broader understanding and love of film, so the Festival is looking for enthusiastic ‘CineSeekers’ and ‘CineFocus’ young film reviewers, to view and judge these in-competition films of the festival! Highlights of the children’s features in Odyssey Cinemas include The Oddsockeaters, a heart-warming Czech-made comical story of a small Oddsockeater in a big world; Oskar’s America, a Norwegian adventure following a 10-year-old and his eccentric neighbour who plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat and German drama Wendy, a story of friendship between a teenage girl and an untamed horse Dixie.
 
Master Storytellers, Activity Screenings and History on Film: The Ulster Museum will host an eclectic series of films and special events 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! Comic book fans will be flocking to The Peanuts Movie accompanied by a mini-comic making workshop with the Comic Book Guys and younger children can enjoy some circus fun before a 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 & cookies and a screening of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
 
History fans can soak up facts and figures during the History on Film- World War 1 focus 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 along with a screening of War Horse and the 1970 classic movie The Railway Children will bring young festival-goers 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.
 
Creativity Corner workshops feature Special Effects Make-Up for film with Robert King, Illustration with Corinna Askin, Shadow Puppet Making with Black Paper Films and Aardman Animation model making where young creatives can make their very own Morph, Gromit or Shaun the Sheep character!
 
No Alibis Bookstore will host Shorts for Shorties and Around the World in 60 minutes, collections of animations for tiny tots, Tales at Twilight, will showcase book- to-film adaptations introduced by local authors Jan Carson, Kelly McCaughrain and Pauline Burgess. Film titles include The Iron Giant, The BFG and Muppet Treasure Island. The festival is also proud to welcome award-winning author and illustrator Niamh Sharkey for a special event. The former Irish Laureate for Children's Literature will host a ‘monster doddle’ workshop before a reading and screening of a spooky Halloween episode from Henry Hugglemonster.


Booking

For further information/booking visit cinemagic.org.uk or Tel: 028 9031 1900
Online Box Office for public films and events wegottickets.com

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The Cinemagic Festival is funded by Northern Ireland Screen supported by the Department for Communities, and funded by Belfast City Council
 

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