Cinemagic prize for Comber man

Cinemagic prize for Comber man

14 December 2011

A BUDDING Comber costume designer has received an award at the Coca-Cola-Cola Cinemagic Gala Awards Ceremony for Young People.

Jamie Elliott won the Most Promising Costume Designer title after taking part in one of the recent Talent Lab Masterclasses with Susan Scott at this year’s Cinemagic Festival.

The festival aims to give young people an insight into the film and television industry with the help of industry experts.

Last Thursday’s award ceremony in Belfast’s City Hall was presented by UTV’s Marc Mallett and attended by industry professionals including leading Northern Ireland-born film producer Mark Huffam CBE, (‘Your Highness’, ‘Game of Thrones’) and BAFTA award-winning director, Aisling Walsh, (‘Song for a Raggy Boy’, ‘Wallander’).

First Minister, Peter Robinson, deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, Arts Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín, and Belfast Lord Mayor, councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile were also in attendance.

Joan Burney Keatings, Cinemagic’s chief executive, said the 2011 Cinemagic Film and Television Festival had been a huge success.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported the festival and to those who have given their time share their skills with young people,” she said. “We are delighted to have engaged with thousands of young people this year, through moving image, and in doing so, inspired and motivated them through new opportunities.”