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17
Jan

Two Minute Masterpiece returns

17/01/19

Two Minute Masterpiece is back – only this time it’s bigger and better! Looking to build on the success of the previous Two Minute Masterpiece projects where BBC NI funds emerging film talent, […]

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09
Jan

Northern Ireland filmmaker Chris Kelly nominated for Outstanding Debut at 2019 BAFTAS

09/01/19

Northern Ireland man Chris Kelly has been nominated in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer category at the 2019 EE BAFTAS for his feature documentary, A Cambodian Spring. The […]

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19
Dec

Saving Santa to air on RTÉ 2 this Christmas

19/12/18

The award-winning short film Saving Santa (2017), from Brassneck Productions in association with Lamb films, will soon be coming to the end of a successful festival run throughout the world. The short film, […]

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06
Dec

Canada-Northern Ireland projects receive over £112,000 in funding

06/12/18

Northern Ireland Screen and The Canada Media Fund announced today an investment of over £112,000 (CAD$192,000) to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Northern Ireland Codevelopment Incentive for Audiovisual Projects. This […]

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03
Dec

My Family Secrets Revealed on Channel 4, Monday 3rd December at 1pm

03/12/18

Big Mountain is delighted to announce that its 15-part hour long series My Family Secrets Revealed premieres on Channel 4  on Monday 3rd December.  The series, which offers the British public a chance to […]

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28
Nov

Foyle Film Festival Announces 2018 Light in Motion Competition Winners

28/11/18

The 31st Foyle Film Festival concluded on Sunday night (25th November) with the announcement of the Light in Motion competition winners at Brunswick Moviebowl. The Foyle Film Festival is one of only a […]

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27
Nov

Death and Nightingales, Wednesday 28th November at 9pm on BBC2

27/11/18

Based on Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish classic, Death and Nightingales is a riveting story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885 when all of […]

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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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