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17
Oct

Cinematic Adventure for Students as Foyle Film Festival’s Education Programme Launches

17/10/18

As Foyle Film Festival gets ready for its annual celebration of cinema and screen, the launch of this year’s dedicated education programme promises 10 days of cinematic adventures for children and young people […]

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03
Oct

Investment means more new factual, drama and comedy commissions from BBC Northern Ireland

03/10/18

BBC Northern Ireland audiences can expect more local drama, more comedy and a greater range of documentaries over the next year. Speaking at a BBC Northern Ireland commissioning briefing in Queen’s Film Theatre, […]

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03
Oct

Line Of Duty reveals Stephen Graham as Balaclava Man in casting announcement for series five

03/10/18

Stephen Graham (Save Me, Taboo, This Is England) will star as guest lead in Line Of Duty series five. Graham will play John Corbett alongside Rochenda Sandall (Girlfriends, Broken) as Lisa McQueen – […]

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17
Aug

The Call is Open for Bridging the Gap: RED!

17/08/18

This year’s call for Bridging the Gap is now open, inviting emerging filmmakers to propose their short documentaries responding to the theme ‘RED’. Now in its 16th year, with support from Creative Scotland and […]

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08
Aug

‘Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare’ releases on Samsung Gear VR and Oculus GO

08/08/18

Mobile games publisher Boomdash Digital has announced the official release of a new action-packed VR game on Samsung Gear VR and Oculus GO. Based on re-imagining of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, Evil […]

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08
Aug

Legendary to work with ‘Bad Day For The Cut’ Filmmakers Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin

08/08/18

Legendary has closed a deal on an Untitled project from local filmmakers Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin who run Six Mile Hill Productions in Belfast. Chris is set to direct the project, while […]

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27
Jul

Northern Ireland film, Elián, nominated for an Emmy Award

27/07/18

A feature documentary produced by Belfast based Fine Point Films has been nominated for an Emmy Award. Elián is the story of Elián Gonzalez, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits, […]

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26
Jul

Northern Ireland Screen launches Short Film Call

26/07/18

Northern Ireland Screen has launched the second Short Film call of 2018/19. Northern Ireland Screen intends to use Lottery Funds provided through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and BFI NETWORK to support […]

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24
Jul

ITV announces new Torvill and Dean drama 

24/07/18

ITV has today confirmed the commission of Torvill and Dean, a film narrating Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s early years and the creative impetus that finally drove them to become ice dancing royalty. Written by leading […]

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27
Jun

Northern Ireland Screen launches The Pixel Mill

27/06/18

Northern Ireland Screen has announced the launch of The Pixel Mill, a community hub in Belfast, which will support the sustainable growth of the Northern Ireland games sector. Northern Ireland Screen is inviting […]

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27
Jun

CMF and Northern Ireland Screen announce $600,000 co-development incentive

27/06/18

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and Northern Ireland Screen have announced a new funding incentive for the development of screen-based projects between Canadian and Northern Ireland producers. The announcement was made during an […]

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11
Jun

Pure O: Thinking the Unthinkable on YouTube now

11/06/18

Pure O: Thinking the Unthinkable examines the mental health condition known as Pure O, an extreme and rare form of OCD. The 14-minute production, an Afro-Mic production for Little Dot Studios, is currently […]

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08
Jun

Feature Documentary Development application call

08/06/18

Northern Ireland Screen has launched its Feature Documentary Development call. The scheme intends to provide funding through the Screen Fund to develop feature documentaries that will deliver unique visions and voices on universal stories […]

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08
Jun

Creative Animation application call

08/06/18

Northern Ireland Screen has launched its latest Creative Animation call. The Creative Animation scheme is designed to develop Northern Ireland resident junior creators/animators through the production of animated short films providing an opportunity […]

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04
Jun

Applications open for Shorts to Features scheme 2018/19

04/06/18

An initiative which provides an opportunity for emerging creative teams to create a short film which is tonally and thematically aligned with their feature film ambitions. current draft of their feature film project […]

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01
Jun

First official UK-China co-produced feature ‘Special Couple’ wraps shoot

01/06/18

Special Couple, the first non-documentary feature to be produced under the UK-China co-production treaty, has wrapped principal photography in Belfast. The film, a romantic comedy in both Mandarin and English, is co-produced by […]

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31
May

Belfast studio selected for Tranzfuser 2018

31/05/18

Tranzfuser, the graduate talent development competition from UK Games Talent and Finance CIC (UKGTF) and funded by the UK government, has today announced the 18 winning teams taking part in this year’s competition […]

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30
May

Director Shadowing Placements

30/05/18

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking expressions of interest from Northern Ireland resident directors working in live factual or fiction genres through live action or animation for potential paid placements on productions based in […]

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22
May

Applications open for our Ulster University Graduate Work Placement Programme

22/05/18

As part of our ongoing support of the local animation, gaming and VFX sectors, Northern Ireland Screen intends to run a work placement/training programme aimed at under graduates studying animation (BDes Hons) from […]

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17
May

ILBF Training Schemes Now Open

17/05/18

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund is seeking applications from fluent Irish speakers for the following training schemes. Trainees on the schemes will learn the craft of television while on placement with […]

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14
May

Sixteen South Rights announce major international sales for new hit show WildWoods

14/05/18

Sixteen South Rights has today announced TV sales in key territories for its new, hit preschool live-action puppet comedy WildWoods, to the USA and Russia. The series received production funding from Northern Ireland Screen […]

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03
May

‘Echoes’ wins Best Irish Short at Dublin Sci-Fo 2018 Award

03/05/18

Congratulations to short-film Echoes, which won ‘Best Irish Short’ at the Dublin Sci-Fi Awards Echoes was produced by causeAscene Films and received funding support from Northern Ireland Screen via the BFI Network. This […]

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03
May

ILBF projects amongst winners on Day One of Celtic Media Festival 2018

03/05/18

Hard-hitting investigations and sporting legends were among the day’s winners at the 3-day Celtic Media Festival in Llanelli, Cymru. The 39th festival is underway as hundreds of delegates arrive to experience the annual […]

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01
May

Applications now open for Company Placement, ‘Post’

01/05/18

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking applications for its Post Production Skills Development Scheme – POST 2018 POST 2018 is a paid placement scheme (NMW/NLW) which will run from May 2018 – 31 March […]

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30
Apr

Applications now open for company placement, ‘Production’

30/04/18

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking applications for its Production Skills Development scheme – PRODUCTION 2018. PRODUCTION 2018 is a paid placement scheme (NMW/NLW) which will run from May 2018 – 31 March 2019.  […]

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