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A group of ten Form VI pupils attended a special film classification debate and schools-only screening of ‘Joker’ to mark the 30th anniversary of the Cinemagic Festival.

The film classification debate was led by representatives from both the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the Irish Film Classification Office (IFCO) at the Odeon Cinema, Victoria Square.  Pupils had all their questions concerning how and why films need to be classified answered.  The workshop looked at how and why classification can differ in different countries and regions.  Following the debate, pupils got to watch the Todd Phillips-directed ‘Joker’ as a case study.

Getting to meet representatives from both the BBFC and IFCO was an interesting and valuable opportunity, and pupils greatly enjoyed the trip.

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