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15
Dec

Global Game Jam Belfast 2018

15/12/17

Global Game Jam at Farset is back again in 2018, with support from Northern Ireland Screen. The Game Jam will run from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January 2018, and is a chance to meet […]

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12
Dec

Channel 4 sets premiere date for Lisa McGee’s Derry Girls

12/12/17

New comedy series Derry Girls, written and created by acclaimed Derry woman Lisa McGee (Indian Summers, London Irish, Being Human) will premiere on Thursday January 4th at 10pm on Channel 4, it has been announced. […]

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12
Dec

Belfast International Airport re-named Westeros Airport to celebrate Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray / DVD release

12/12/17

Over the festive season, hundreds-of-thousands of travellers heading to and from Northern Ireland will have to double-check their tickets, as Belfast International Airport is today being re-named as ‘Westeros Airport’. With 5.8 million people […]

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12
Dec

Creative Skillset’s Trainee Finder open for Feature Films and High-End TV Drama

12/12/17

Since its launch, Creative Skillset’s Trainee Finder has helped place trainees on Feature Films and High-End TV Drama across the UK. Productions featured include Wonder Woman, Jurassic World, God’s Own Country, Breathe and […]

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04
Dec

The Irish Film Festival Boston extends deadline for Call for Entries 2018

04/12/17

  The Irish Film Festival, Boston is pleased to announce it is extending its regular Call for Entries deadline for the 18th annual Irish Film Festival to December 10th, 2017. Due to several requests […]

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01
Dec

Three Northern Ireland Screen funded shorts at Irish Film London

01/12/17

Three short films funded by Northern Ireland Screen, Inhale, Listen and Tit for Tatt, have been selected for the Irish Film London Festival. Now in its seventh year, the Festival presents the latest and […]

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30
Nov

NI video game studio wins big at global awards ceremony

30/11/17

Congratulations to Belfast-based game development studio Italic Pig, which has won a top-prize at this year’s inaugural Big Indie Awards in Shenzhen, China for its project Mona Lisa. The awards ceremony provides an […]

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28
Nov

Animation industry conference at Ulster University

28/11/17

To discuss current trends and the outlook for the future animation industry both in Northern Ireland and beyond, a conference is being hosted at Ulster University on 8 December 2017. This conference is […]

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28
Nov

Early Bird Deadline for 18th Belfast Film Festival Submissions

28/11/17

The Belfast Film Festival runs from Thursday 12th – Saturday 21st April 2018 and is open for submissions to its three competition strands (Short Film/Short Documentary Film/Maysles Brothers Award) as well as the […]

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27
Nov

Foyle Film Festival Announces 2017 Light In Motion Competition Winners

27/11/17

The 30th Foyle Film Festival drew to a close last night (Sunday 26 November) with the announcement of the Light in Motion competition winners in Derry~Londonderry. The festival is one of only a handful […]

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27
Nov

Creative Europe Desk NI funding information days

27/11/17

Join Creative Europe Desk UK – Northern Ireland for two upcoming information sessions about Creative Europe MEDIA funding for producers and video game developers. On Monday 11th December, producers are invited to an […]

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24
Nov

Young film-makers celebrated on the big screen

24/11/17

It was lights, camera and action as Northern Ireland’s young film-makers showcased their creative skills at this year’s Moving Image Arts Showcase.  The annual 2-day event brought a range of films that included […]

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21
Nov

Submissions open for Film Devour Short Film Festival 2018

21/11/17

The Film Devour Short Film Festival 2018 is now accepting submissions from local filmmakers. The event is due to take place on Monday 8th January at the Blackbox in Belfast and submissions are […]

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20
Nov

USBF programme True North: Raphoe to Red Square   

20/11/17

True North: Raphoe to Red Square follows three young women from the border regions of counties Tyrone and Donegal as they travel to Moscow to take part in the Russian Tattoo. The programme, […]

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20
Nov

RTS NI reveal winners of 2017 programme awards

20/11/17

The winners of the Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) 2017 Programme Awards were announced at a glittering awards ceremony in The MAC Belfast last week, hosted by TV presenter Angela Scanlon […]

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16
Nov

Bursary launched to commemorate Irish language activist, Aodán Mac Póilin

16/11/17

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) and the Celtic Media Festival this afternoon announced a new bursary fund to commemorate the late Aodán Mac Póilin. Details of Ciste Cuimhneacháin Aodáin Mhic […]

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16
Nov

Oscar Nominated Irish Director To Lead Foyle Film Festival’s Filmmaking Event

16/11/17

One of Ireland’s greatest directors, Jim Sheridan, will join a host of leading film industry luminaries at the Foyle Film Festival’s ‘From Shorts to Features’ conference in the Nerve Centre next Friday 24th November. […]

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14
Nov

Rocky Ros Muc screening in Belfast and Galway

14/11/17

Rocky Ros Muc, a film supported by the Irish Language Broadcast Fund, is set to open in QFT, Belfast and The Eye, Galway on Friday 24th November. Directed and produced by Belfast based […]

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14
Nov

Northern Ireland Short Film Awards now open for entries

14/11/17

The Northern Ireland Short Film Awards have been launched by Julie Gardner of Lacada Entertainment. Now open for entries the awards, affectionately known as The Nordies, will take place on Thursday 26th July […]

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13
Nov

‘The Dig’ now filming in Northern Ireland

13/11/17

Out of Orbit is delighted to announce that principal photography has begun in Northern Ireland on its debut feature, thriller The Dig. A murderer returns home to help the victim’s father find closure…and […]

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10
Nov

Trainee Studio Production Co-ordinator Scheme

10/11/17

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking applications for its Trainee Studio Production Co-ordinator Scheme 2017 The scheme will run initially for 6 months (December 2017 – 1st May 2018) but may be extended beyond […]

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09
Nov

Submissions for Irish Film Festa 2018 short film competition are now open

09/11/17

The 11th IRISH FILM FESTA, which is set to take place in March 2018, is now open to submissions for short films from Ireland. In order to be eligible for IRISH FILM FESTA […]

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09
Nov

BBC Academy Digital Skills Day

09/11/17

The BBC Academy is running a FREE Digital Skills Day on Wednesday 15th November as part of Digital Cities Belfast. The training will focus on creating shortform – bitesize, on-demand content, giving you the […]

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08
Nov

Northern Ireland Screen at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

08/11/17

Two Northern Ireland Screen funded shorts, Inhale and Safe Haven, will be screening as part of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) which runs from today until Sunday 12th November. ASFF, which was originally […]

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08
Nov

Submissions for 18th Belfast Film Festival now open

08/11/17

Belfast Film Festival runs from 12th to 21st April 2018 and is open for submissions to its three competition strands (Short Film/Short Documentary Film/Maysles Brothers Award) and the Northern Ireland Independents showcase. The NI Independents […]

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