Love/Hate star Tom Vaughan-Lawlor today launched the programme for the 2014 Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People.

The festival, which caters for 12-25 year olds, features a series of film events across Dublin in April and May.

The renowned actor, who will shortly begin filming the fifth series of Love/Hate, hosted a Q&A with Cinemagic participants at The LAB in Dublin, giving an insight into the world of acting and sharing tips on how to carve out a career in the creative industries.

Speaking at the event, Vaughan-Lawlor said: "I am delighted to be able to spend time with the young people at Cinemagic, to give an insight to the world of acting and the processes involved in it.

"It is important to help educate young people about the roles and careers that exist in the creative industries and in doing so help nurture and develop new talent.

"The Cinemagic programme has a wealth of film and television related events which provide excellent opportunities for the young people of Dublin."

The festival will see masterclasses from industry professionals such as director Ian Fitzgibbon (Death of a Superhero), director Ben Kellett (Mrs Brown's Boys), filmmaker Steph Green (New Boy) and Xpose presenter Aisling O'Loughlin.

To view the full Cinemagic Festival Programme online visit