Monday 18 December 2017

Calling all budding film critics... Cinemagic needs you to select the festival's best movies

The British Board of Film Classification wants to get rid of five of its current six examiners by the end of the year
The British Board of Film Classification wants to get rid of five of its current six examiners by the end of the year

The Dublin Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is looking for young people to judge a series of films.

The Dublin Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is back for its 10th edition.

The festival is looking to recruit a film critic jury panel of young people between the ages of eight and 18 - from all over Ireland and Northern Ireland - to watch and judge a series of films around the world during the festival in May.

The jury will meet in Cineworld Cinemas on Parnell Street where they will enjoy a feast of film, learn how to review and critique, and choose the best films of the weekend.

It's also a great chance for young film buffs to meet like-minded people.

The festival's organiser, Chris Shaw, said: "The young film critics' jury offers film fans the chance to meet others with a similar passion, to discuss and debate, whilst expanding their understanding of the different genres of film.

The critics, who are our future cinema-supporting audiences, will choose the winning films of the festival, so there is a significant and important task for the young people to undertake."

The juries are divided into three age groups and will meet from 10am until 3pm each day:

  • 8-11 year olds attend CineSeekers Jury on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7.
  • 12 - 14 year olds attend CineFocus Jury on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14.
  • 15-18 year olds attend CineFocus Jury on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14.

As well as the weekend panels, the jury are invited to the festival's gala opening night on May 5 to officially open the programme and get stuck into their exciting new role as film critics.

To register to take part, just download a registration form from www.cinemagic.ie and return to Cinemagic, or email claire@cinemagic.ie, by Friday, May 6.

The cost to participate is €10 per person payable upon registration to Cinemagic to reserve a place. The places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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