Cinemagic International Film Festival For Young People

Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is an award-winning charity that has been educating, inspiring and motivating young people for the last three decades. Cinemagic is an organisation with international networks and a worldwide reputation for excellence in children’s and youth programming.

As the largest film and television festival designed for and by young people in the UK and Ireland around 40,000 young people (aged 4-25) participate in Cinemagic events in Belfast, Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles each year.

Since it was established Cinemagic has engaged with almost 1 million young people. Our film production projects have received international acclaim for their ambition, quality and reach.

Cinemagic embraces the magic of film, television and digital technologies and offers young people the chance to develop real skills, explore opportunities, and reaffirm their belief in what they want to do and their own ability to achieve it.

Cinemagic has recently produced two feature films, A CHRISTMAS STAR and GRACE AND GOLIATH; secured worldwide distribution for both films; developed award-winning “behind the scene” documentaries; produced over 150 short films; and supported hundreds of young trainees to secure work in the film and television industry.

Cinemagic has incredible patrons that share in its ethos such as, Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Saoirse Ronan, Colin Farrell, Suranne Jones, Paula Malcomson, Julian Fellowes, Hayley Mills, Saoirse Monica Jackson and Lord David Puttnam to name but a few.

Cinemagic Festival Belfast is funded by Department of Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.

Cinemagic Festival Belfast is funded by Belfast City Council.

Cinemagic Festival Dublin is funded by Department of Education and Skills and funded by Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.


49 Botanic Avenue
United Kingdom


Nicki Fulcher
Telephone: 028 903 1190