Submit Your Short to Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2016

The Belfast festival is calling for entries up to ten minutes in length to compete in the annual awards showcase

Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people to be screened as part of Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2016. The films can be about anything at all, fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news programme or documentary, and should be no more than ten minutes in length.

Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2016 will take place during the Cinemagic Belfast Festival in October. The event will showcase the best short film entries of the year and we will also be producing a series of workshops and masterclasses with renowned members of the film and TV industry.

A digital filmmaking prize will be awarded for the best film in each age and genre category. The winning entries will also be screened 'in competition' during the Cinemagic International Film Festival For Young People in 2017.

To enter, email an online screening link to your film along with an entry form to, or send a DVD copy to Chris Shaw, Cinemagic, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JL. The deadline is Friday, September 2 and only entrants aged 25 and under from the UK and Ireland are eligible. For Cinemagic's main awards competition recognising international filmmakers and animators of all ages, click here.

Read more on the competition rules and regulations, and download an entry form here.

Cinemagic was established in 1989 and over the years it has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in children’s programming and is currently the largest award-winning children’s film festival in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The festival includes international film screenings, movie premieres, industry Q&A’s, discussions, competitions and master classes in all aspects of filmmaking.