#Festival: Opportunity for Young Film Consultants for Cinemagic Belfast 2017

Cinemagic has launched its annual call for young film enthusiasts to take on the role of ‘film consultants’ this July in Belfast, to help programme a series of films for the annual Cinemagic Festival that takes place from 6th-29th October 2017.

The participants in the young consultants scheme will work with the Cinemagic team in Belfast to help steer the choice of films for the Festival, as they watch and critique films from around the globe! If you know a budding film critic who would enjoy the opportunity to spend time 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.

We are looking forward to welcoming young people aged 8-18, to our annual young film consultants panel, which has been one of the longest running initiatives of the Cinemagic Festival since its inception 28 years ago. The young film consultants will have the opportunity to watch and review international films guided by the Cinemagic team and there will be lots of opportunities for discussion and debate around programming.
Chris Shaw, Cinemagic Programmer


Young people aged 8-11, 12-14 and 15-18 with a keen interest in film and the enthusiasm to discuss and debate within a group should register by downloading and completing the registration form on the Cinemagic website and post to Cinemagic, Young Consultants, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JL or email it to The cost to participate is £10 per person (if paying online there is a £1 booking fee) payable along with registration.

Young consultants will meet on the following dates in The Crescent Arts Centre, University Road Belfast, as per age category and participants must be available for both dates in their group. The young consultants programme is open to all young people from Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

  • 8-11 year olds: Sunday 23rd July & Monday 24th July, 10.30am-4.00pm
  • 12-14 year olds: Tuesday 25th July & Wednesday 26th July, 10.30am-4.00pm
  • 15-18 year olds: Thursday 27th July & Friday 28th July, 10.30am-4.00pm

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