If you have young movie buffs in your house then the Cinemagic Film and Television Festival is ideal for them.
The festival, suitable for kids under 12s, takes place from Saturday, 7th to Friday, 13th June 2014, and includes screening and workshops with both public and schools events taking place at various venues around Dublin.
The festival will include a special nursery programme of short films designed to entertain and educate young kids with each nursery school taking part being turned into a mini cinema for the day. Screenings will include animation from around the world, Peter Rabbit shorts, Henry Hugglemonster, and Anam Anamráin which brings a new animated interpretation of 12 old Irish songs.
As part of the festival, a series of public film screenings will also be held at Cineworld on 7th and 8th June. Family-friendly screenings will include The Legend of Sarila 3D, Anina, A Cat in Paris and The Boy and the World.
The highlight of the festival is the Junior Talent lab which is open to the public and allows children to meet industry professionals, to ask them questions about their field and to get top tips about working in the industry.
If your child would like to get involved, the festival is looking to find the Cinemagic Young Film Critic of the Year! To enter the competition all they have to do is send a film review (not more than 500 words) of one of the films screened during Cinemagic 2014. The best review will be published on the Cinemagic and partner websites. The competition is open to young people under 12 years of age.