Film Festivals & Events
Cinemagic, is an award-winning organisation that uses themagic of film and all forms of moving image to entertain, educate motivate and inspire young people. Established in 1989, Cinemagic has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in children’s programming and is currently the largest film event of its kind for young people in Ireland and the UK.
The Belfast Film Festival's activities are entertaining and provocative, and in many instances provide an importan tplatform for debate across the religious, social and cultural divides in Northern Ireland. The presentation of innovative ways to screen film is one of the festival’s specialities; films can be viewed - on a boat in the River Lagan; in beautiful historic buildings like St Anne's Cathedral with live piano accompaniment; in unique audio visual collaborations with local talent such as Duke Special and David Holmes; alongside unique architectural and heritage sites such as a screening of A Night To Remember by the famous Thompson dry dock which was the Titanic's last point on dry land before it'smaiden voyage.
The Foyle Film Festival, now in its 26th year, is one of only a handful of International festivals with Oscar® affiliation and BAFTA recognition. The festival offers filmmakers, animators and artists a unique platform to screen their films, network with industry professionals and gain access to the international market. The Festival, organised by the Nerve Centre, and funded and supported by Northern Ireland Screen and Derry City Council, delivers a comprehensive programme of documentaries, short films and feature films from all over the world; a full programme of educational events for schools, youth, and adults and an impressive array of industry networking events and panel discussions.