2017 CINEMAGIC FESTIVAL PROGRAMME HAS 200 FILM EVENTS SET TO ILLUMINATE CINEMA SCREENS THIS AUTUMN!
The annual Cinemagic Film and Television Festival programme returns for a jam-packed season in October and November (6th October- 8th November) with over two hundred films and diverse creative opportunities to inspire young people. The Opening night of the Festival at Odyssey Cinemas will be marked with a special preview of The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie, the new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures’ LEGO® franchise, and the Festival Closing preview is Paddington 2, the much anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film! Guests from the world of film and television visiting the festival at Odyssey Cinemas include acclaimed actor, presenter and writer, Sir Tony Robinson; Golden Globe nominated music composer, Trevor Jones,(The Last of the Mohicans, In The Name of The Father); and Academy Award and BAFTA nominated cinematographer, Seamus McGarvey (Atonement, Nocturnal Animals, Avengers Assemble). Audiences can travel the world from their cinema seats and celebrate stories, peoples and cultures from around the globe with a diverse cultural film programme for all ages to enjoy. By providing film fans with an outlet for world cinema, the aim is to develop and nurture a broader understanding and love of film, so the Festival is looking for enthusiastic ‘CineSeekers’ and ‘CineFocus’ young film reviewers, to view and judge these in-competition films of the festival! Highlights of the children’s features in Odyssey Cinemas include The Oddsockeaters, a heart-warming Czech-made comical story of a small Oddsockeater in a big world; Oskar’s America, a Norwegian adventure following a 10 year old and his eccentric neighbour who plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat and German drama Wendy, a story of friendship between a teenage girl and an untamed horse Dixie.