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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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08
Nov

Awards success for Billygoat Entertainment Ltd

08/11/17

Congratulations to Belfast-based game developer Billygoat Entertainment Ltd on its recent awards success for a number of Northern Ireland Screen funded projects; Supermarket Shriek and Her Majesty’s SPIFFING. Platform video game, Supermarket Shriek, […]

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08
Nov

TG4’s Deputy Chief Executive, Pádhraic Ó Ciardha to leave station after 23 years of service

08/11/17

Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, TG4’s representative on the Irish Language Broadcast Fund’s Investment Committee, and the station’s deputy chief executive has announced that he will take early retirement from the broadcaster next February. Pádhraic […]

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07
Nov

Deadline announced for IFTA Film and Drama Awards  

07/11/17

The deadline for submissions to the 2018 IFTA Film and Drama Awards is Friday 17th November. This marks the 15th anniversary of the annual awards ceremony, which recognises and rewards excellence in the […]

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06
Nov

Languages of Ulster on BBC Two Northern Ireland

06/11/17

Languages of Ulster, a new three-part series for BBC Northern Ireland, focuses on the Concise Ulster Dictionary, which has been described as “the most comprehensive record of Ulster vernacular speech”. It explores Northern […]

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03
Nov

I Lár an Aonaigh back for a sixth series

03/11/17

Irish Language Broadcast Fund magazine show I Lár an Aonaigh returns to BBC Two Northern Ireland for its sixth series on Monday 6 November at 10pm. The popular Irish language programme promises to […]

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03
Nov

Opry Dhoire Tuesdays at 9.30pm on TG4

03/11/17

Join the King of country music, Daniel O’Donnell and his co-host Lynette Fay for a wonderful night of country music and craic on Opry Dhoire, Tuesdays at 9.30pm on TG4. The sixth series […]

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02
Nov

Irish language feature drama initiative

02/11/17

The Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF), BBC Gaeilge and TG4 have today announced a new funding initiative for feature length Irish language drama. Ideas are sought for a contemporary drama set in an […]

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01
Nov

Bad Day for the Cut producers nominated for BIFA

01/11/17

It was announced today that Brendan Mullin and Katy Jackson have been nominated in the Breakthrough Producer category at this year’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) for their work on Bad Day for […]

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31
Oct

AHRC Creative Industries Clusters Programme Consultation NI

31/10/17

Queen’s University and Ulster University are collaborating on an exciting new funding opportunity which could lead to the setting up of a Research and Development Partnership for the Creative Industries in Northern Ireland. […]

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31
Oct

The Frankenstein Chronicles returns to ITV Encore

31/10/17

Series 2 of The Frankenstein Chronicles begins tomorrow, Wednesday 1st November, at 10pm on ITV Encore. Sean Bean returns as John Marlott – no longer a mere mortal, Marlott’s purpose is to seek […]

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31
Oct

BBC Digital Cities Week to visit Northern Ireland in November

31/10/17

BBC Digital Cities Week is set to come to Northern Ireland during the Belfast Media Festival. Digital Cities Belfast runs from Saturday 11 November until Friday 17 November with a series of free […]

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27
Oct

Digital transformation workshop

27/10/17

Northern Ireland Screen intends to host a workshop, which facilitates collaboration between content producers who work with Immersive technologies and a select number of manufacturing companies creating innovative new products. The workshop will […]

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26
Oct

Paper Owl secures international distribution for Racht

26/10/17

Irish Language Broadcast Fund series Racht, from Paper Owl Films Ltd. is to be re-versioned as Red Mist Killers for an international audience. Earth Touch Distribution has secured the international rights, with the […]

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