Cinemagic Film Festival is seeking original films made by young people to be screened online as part of Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2020. The films can be fictional or fact-based, comedy or drama, magazine/news style or documentary.

Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2020 will take place online during the Cinemagic international film festival in October. The event will showcase the best short film entries of the year and the Festival will also be producing a series of online workshops and master classes with renowned members of the film and TV industry.

An award and prize will be presented to the Young Filmmaker of the Year in each competition age category - the winning entries will also be screened 'in competition' during the Cinemagic International Film Festival for young people in 2021.

Cinemagic Young Filmmaker Competition has been in existence for 31 years and many well-known actors first starred in or were otherwise involved in such productions, including Michael Lennox (Derry Girls), William McGregor (Gwen, His Dark Materials, The Missing, Poldark), Ryan Tohill (The Dig, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Andrew Tohill (The Dig, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground). The actor Saoirse Ronan was a distinguished guest at Cinemagic 2018.

To enter, please email an online screening link to your film along with an entry form to

Alternatively, entrants can submit DVD entries (along with the entry form) to Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2020, Chris Shaw, Cinemagic, 49 Botanic Avenue, Belfast BT7 1JL. 

The competition deadline is August 28 2020. Films are to be no longer than 10 minutes. Rules and Regulations can be found here