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Cinemagic Film Festival

The Cinemagic Film Festival returns with Cinemagic 30, a series of films and events marking Cinemagic's 30th festival, taking place throughout September and October. Cinemagic is an award winning charity and is the largest film and television festival designed for and by young people in the UK and Ireland.

Vincent and Me + Q&A

Cinemagic celebrates its 30th festival with a screening of Vincent and Me, the first film screened at the very first Cinemagic Festival back in 1990.
21 September 2019
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Belle and Sebastian + Q&A

In WWII-occupied France, 6-year-old Sebastian tames the enormous yet gentle mountain dog Belle, who becomes his best friend and protector.
22 September 2019
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Lord of the Flies

In the hands of the renowned experimental theatre director Peter Brook, William Golding’s legendary novel about the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its centre.
05 October 2019
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Ladyworld

In Amanda Kramer’s provocative and engaging Ladyworld, a massive earthquake leaves eight teenage girls stranded at a birthday party where they must grapple with suspicion, cliquedom, and gendered expectations in order to survive.
05 October 2019
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The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.
06 October 2019
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Night Comes On

Night Comes On is a raw and lyrical coming-of-age tale and testament to the film-makers gifts as a nuanced and empathetic storyteller.
12 October 2019
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Twin Flower

This beguiling drama, unfolding amidst the beauty of Sardinia’s sun-dappled landscape, charts the unlikely friendship between two young strangers, Anna and Basim.
12 October 2019
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Princess Aya

Princess Aya of the Sabi Kingdom has a curse that transforms her into wild animals. The only thing that can stop the morphing is her mother's priceless amulet.
12 October 2019
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PewPewPew

PewPewPew is a mysterious virus which starts to spread among teenagers in Malmö in Southern Sweden.
13 October 2019
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Harajuku

Norwegian teen Vilde is fascinated by Japanese culture and animation and dreams about the vibrant Tokyo arts borough of Harajuku.
13 October 2019 , 13 October 2019
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Kes + Q&A with David Bradley

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Ken Loach's acclaimed British drama focuses on Billy Casper, a tormented working-class boy who is subjected to abuse both at school and at home.
13 October 2019
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The Swallows of Kabul

In the summer of 1998, Kabul is in ruins and occupied by the Taliban. In this bleak and desolate environment we follow the lives of two couples.
18 October 2019
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Hendi & Hormoz

Shot against an intense backdrop of vivid red soil, this sensitive drama highlights the trials of a teenage married couple forced to face the realities of adulthood all too soon.
19 October 2019
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A Colony

Camille wanders through the countryside talking with frogs and chickens: she sails through life as a carefree soul. But for her older sister, the introverted Mylia, things are more complicated.
19 October 2019
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White Snake

Conceived as a prequel to one of the most ancient and enduring stories in Chinese history, White Snake presents a sumptuous tale of trickster demons, deadly mythical beasts, assassins, wuxia action, and the promise of eternal love.
19 October 2019
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Blossom Valley

An ironic, punk and brash road movie about young lovers on the run, interwoven with poetic and realistic images.
20 October 2019
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For a Happy Life

Challenging the burden of family beliefs, a young couple live a secret and passionate love story.
20 October 2019
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Whistle Down the Wind + Q&A with Hayley Mills

After a confusing exchange with a strange man they find hiding in their family barn, Kathy Bostock (Hayley Mills) and her young siblings jump to the conclusion that the man — in reality an escaped convict — is none other than Jesus Christ.
20 October 2019
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Ruben Brandt, Collector

An inventive, smart and thrilling animation that depicts a dizzying and surreal fusion of styles that is always original and entertaining.
20 October 2019
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The Prince's Voyage

A distinguished new animation from awarded veteran animator Jean-François Laguionie.
21 October 2019
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Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound with Q&A

An exploration of the history, artistry, and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.
25 October 2019
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Hacker

This hi-octane teen thriller from director Poul Berg follows 13-year-old Ben, a troubled kid who is highly distrustful of authority figures following the sudden disappearance of his mother seven years earlier.
26 October 2019
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Organ

Inspired by true events, Organ is a heart-warming story of courage, friendship and the power of music.
26 October 2019
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The Runaways + Q&A with Richard Heap

An atmospheric and uplifting celebration of childhood and family.
26 October 2019
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Mark Kermode Film Night: Kiki's Delivery Service

Film Critic, broadcaster and journalist Mark Kermode returns to Cinemagic for his annual Film Night to introduce and discuss Kiki’s Delivery Service, his 2019 festival pick.
26 October 2019
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Extra Ordinary + Directors Q&A

Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman's debut is a hilarious story of ghosts, love and haunted wheelie bins.
27 October 2019
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Metal Heart + Director Q&A

Fraternal twin sisters Emma and Chantal are worlds apart.
27 October 2019
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Gwen + Director Q&A

Set in 19th-century rural Wales, this is an exquisitely eerie feature debut from English writer-director William McGregor.
27 October 2019
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