***CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2021*** (ONLINE COMPETITION)

YOU MUST BE AGED 25 OR UNDER TO ENTER THE COMPETITION.

Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people to be screened online as part of CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2021. The films can be about anything at all! ­Fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news programme or documentary.

CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2021 will take place during the CINEMAGIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in October. The event will showcase the best short film entries of the year and we will also be producing a series of online workshops and master classes with renowned members of the film and TV industry. A prize will be presented to the Young Filmmaker of the Year in each award category - the winning entries will also be screened ‘IN COMPETITION’ during the CINEMAGIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE in 2022.

Running for 32 years Cinemagic Young Filmmaker has many well-known alumni including - Michael Lennox (Derry Girls), William McGregor (Gwen, His Dark Materials, The Missing, Poldark), Ryan Tohill (The Dig), Andrew Tohill (The Dig), Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground, Evil Dead Rise).

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Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2021 will have prizes for:

* Cinemagic Young Filmmaker of the Year (Award: Best Animation)
* Cinemagic Young Filmmaker of the Year (Award: Best Documentary)
* Cinemagic Young Filmmaker of the Year (Award: Best Music Video)
* Cinemagic Young Filmmaker of the Year (Award: Best Drama)
* Cinemagic Young Filmmaker of the Year (Award: Best Experimental)
* Cinemagic Young Filmmaker of the Year (Award: Best Sci-Fi)
* Cinemagic Young Filmmaker of the Year (Award: Best Horror)

Please note: We reserve the right to change award headings & create additional awarded strands.

2021 REGULATIONS (YOUNG FILMMAKER)

We are looking for imaginative and original films made by young people (Aged: 25 or Under) to be screened as part of CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2021.

The films can be about anything at all! Fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news programme; music video or documentary.

CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2021 will take place 'online' during the CINEMAGIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE in October 2021. The event will showcase the best short film entries of the year and we will also be producing a series of online workshops and master classes with renowned members of the film and television industry. A prize will be presented to the Young Filmmaker of the Year in each award category - the winning entries will also be screened ‘IN COMPETITION’ during the CINEMAGIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE in 2022.

RULES AND REGULATIONS:
*Young Filmmaker is organised by the Cinemagic International Film Festival for Young People based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
*Young Filmmaker online exhibition will take place in October 2021.
*The competition exhibits films made by children and young people.
*The competition is open to anyone aged 25 and under from the UK and Ireland.
*We welcome submissions from individuals or groups of friends, youth and community groups and schools and colleges.
*If you are submitting a youth/community or school project the majority of the people involved in the production must be aged 25 years or under. Although we understand these projects are often mentored by adults the production must be predominantly led by young people and young people must have devised the script/story. Young People must also have been involved in the technical side e.g. using camera/sound equipment and been involved in the edit.
*Film entries will be sorted into categories depending on age & genre. On occasions specific categories are added that are determined by the make-up of entries received in that particular year.
*The short films must have been made after last year's competition deadline of August 2020. Any entries made pre-August 2020 will not be accepted.
*Previous submissions will not be accepted.
*Films submitted must be no longer than 10 minutes in duration.
*All entries must be received digitally.
*Entry to the competition is FREE.
*The competition deadline is 6th August 2021.
*Not all films entered into the competition will be shortlisted and screened.
*A panel of film professionals and educators will judge each entry and their decision is final.
*Successful entries will be informed before the 27th August 2021. If you have not received any communication from Cinemagic by this date then your film has not been selected for participation in the event.
*A programme of short listed films will be exhibited online during the 2021 Cinemagic Festival.
*It is your responsibility to obtain all permission and releases from all persons (or the parent/guardian of any young persons) appearing in any associated photo/still images.
*It is your responsibility to ensure you have the right to show the film to a public audience (i.e. secured all music and image rights). If you do not have the permission to use the music/images in your film you cannot submit the film into the competition.
*In submitting your film and by signing the entry form you agree to all the competition regulations and confirm that all the information in the form is true and accurate.
*Please make sure the spelling of all the names of cast/crew are correct on the entry form.

Please note: For any Young Filmmaker under 18 all direct correspondence between Cinemagic and the Young Filmmaker must be made via a parent/guardian.

HOW TO ENTER - FilmFreeway
All Young Filmmakers submitting via FilmFreeway will in addition have to fill-in and sign a standard Young Filmmaker entry form.

HOW TO ENTER - STANDARD
Please email an online screening link to your film along with an entry form to chris@cinemagic.org.uk

The competition deadline is 6th August 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: THE COMPETITION IS ONLY OPEN TO YOUNG FILMMAKERS AGED 25 AND UNDER LIVING IN THE UK AND IRELAND.

FILMS ARE TO BE NO LONGER THAN 10 MINUTES.

Entry forms are available to download from the Cinemagic website https://cinemagic.org.uk/young-filmmaker/

For more information contact Chris Shaw at Cinemagic. Email: chris@cinemagic.org.uk

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  • Louis Philpott

    This was a very fun and educational opportunity. I am thankful for their recognition of my work and I really enjoyed attending the talks from industry professionals, whose insight was joyful to listen to. I would encourage people to enter, as not only is it FREE, but entering your work into festivals such as this is very important. Thank you for including me in this amazing festival!

    April 2021
  • jessica Chowdhury

    I had a really good experience! Very friendly and welcoming. Found it inspiring to hear other filmmakers talk about their work. It was so cool to see the showcase. So many different films!

    November 2020
  • Fantastic festival with loads of great content, events and very friendly hosts! I felt very lucky to be part of this festival and enjoyed the incredible opportunities if offered. I could not recommend Cinemagic enough!

    November 2020
  • Great communication. I was shortlisted for Young Filmmaker and really enjoyed the process.

    November 2020
  • Rebecca Couch

    Great festival for young filmmakers! I was honoured to have my film be highly commended in the Isolation category and loved the experience of the festival and watching the entries. The communication from the Cinemagic team was great, I'd highly recommend this film festival for any young filmmaker!

    November 2020