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17
Apr

Star cast join Ruth Wilson BBC Drama ‘Mrs Wilson’

17/04/18

Award-winning actress Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther) is set to lead an all-British cast in Mrs Wilson, a new original drama for BBC One, co-produced with MASTERPIECE, based on the life of her […]

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16
Apr

New destination for Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip

16/04/18

Top chefs and great friends Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn return to UTV tonight (Monday 16 April) at 8pm with a new eight-part series.  Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip New Zealand sees the dynamic duo embarking on a […]

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13
Apr

New Writer Focus scheme 2018 – Applications now closed

13/04/18

Applications for 2018/2019 are currently under assessment. Announcement of selection due September 2018. Northern Ireland Screen is now seeking feature film scripts to develop for its New Writer Focus scheme 2018-2019. The scheme, […]

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12
Apr

Northern Ireland Screen launches two Short Film schemes

12/04/18

Northern Ireland Screen has launched two funding schemes to support the production of short films. The funding for both schemes is provided in partnership with the BFI Network. Shorts to Features A scheme […]

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11
Apr

Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville to star in ‘Normal People’

11/04/18

Liam Neeson (Taken, Schindler’s List) and Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, Another Year) are set to star in NORMAL PEOPLE, directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Good Vibrations), based on the script […]

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15
Mar

Applications open for Northern Ireland Screen’s Feature Documentary Development call

15/03/18

Northern Ireland Screen intends to provide funding through the Screen Fund to develop feature documentaries that will deliver unique visions and voices on universal stories from Northern Ireland resident filmmakers. Northern Ireland based […]

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13
Mar

Green Man Gaming Publishing, Enter Yes and Northern Ireland Screen Announce New PC Game, Before the Blood

13/03/18

Green Man Gaming Publishing, Enter Yes and Northern Ireland Screen are pleased to announce Before the Blood, a new urban brawler game, which will be launching on digital PC Mid-2018. Before the Blood will also be […]

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09
Mar

Applications now open for Two Minute Masterpiece 2018

09/03/18

Two Minute Masterpiece is an exciting initiative for emerging female producers/directors in Northern Ireland to have their voices heard. The initiative is made available through the BBC Arts Show in partnership with Northern […]

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22
Feb

Projects selected for Northern Ireland Screen’s New Shorts Focus 2018

22/02/18

Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to announce the five projects selected for its New Shorts Focus scheme 2018. New Shorts Focus is an initiative set-up to find Northern Ireland resident filmmakers exclusively from groups […]

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21
Feb

Derry Girls consolidates as the biggest series in Northern Ireland

21/02/18

Derry Girls has consolidated to become the biggest series ever in Northern Ireland since modern records began in 2002, Channel 4 has revealed. The comedy, set in the early nineties during The Troubles, […]

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14
Feb

Takeover Film Festival 2018 set to ‘take over’ QFT screens

14/02/18

The ninth annual Takeover Film Festival organised by QFT’s young programmers ‘takes over’ QFT from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th February, with an exciting weekend of film previews, popular classics and masterclasses. Aimed […]

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13
Feb

NI Short films included in competition line-up for Irish Film Festa

13/02/18

The line-up for the 11th Irish Film Festa Short Film Competition, the only Italian film festival completely dedicated to Irish cinema, has been announced today. The competition, which will take place from 21 […]

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19
Jan

NI filmmaker selected for Bridging the Gap

19/01/18

Congratulations to local Northern Ireland talent Dianne Lucille Campbell who is one of five other filmmakers from across the UK to be selected for this year’s Bridging the Gap programme. Dianne’s short film […]

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19
Jan

Applications open for short initiative, ‘Hope: The 1998 Referendum’

19/01/18

Northern Ireland Screen and the Community Relations Council are working together to support three new and emerging factual filmmakers, resident in Northern Ireland. We are looking for up to three factual short films*: […]

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11
Jan

Channel 4 commissions second series of Derry Girls

11/01/18

The first episode of Derry Girls is Channel 4’s the biggest comedy series launch in almost 5 years with 2.5 million viewers so far (part-consolidated after 6 days) Second series commissioned by Director […]

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11
Jan

Nominations announced for the IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2018

11/01/18

Congratulations to the Northern Ireland talent nominated at this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA). The countdown begins for the Irish film industry’s biggest night of the year, acknowledging and rewarding the […]

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20
Dec

What Makes You Tic? The World’s 1st Tourette’s Talk‐Show

20/12/17

BBC Entertainment has commissioned Belfast based start-up, Nice One Productions (Chris Jones) and Hindsight Productions (David Young), to produce a 1 x 15” special of a brand new talk-show What Makes You Tic? […]

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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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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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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

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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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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24
Oct

Bad Day for the Cut amongst BIFA 2017 New Talent longlist

24/10/17

It was revealed today that locally produced thriller Bad Day for the Cut has been included in the New Talent longlist at this year’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). BIFA highlights and rewards […]

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20
Oct

Four brand new web-dramas launched by RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen for the new season of Storyland 2017

20/10/17

Northern Ireland Screen and RTÉ launch four brand new 20 minute dramas from Storyland 2017 on RTÉ Player. Currently in its seventh season, Storyland 2017 brings original stories to a national and a […]

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13
Oct

Stars showcase new NI comedy writers in Halloween themed short films

13/10/17

Some of Ireland’s best known actors and comedians are giving up-and-coming comedy writers a boost by starring in Fright Shorts, a new film showcase to develop new Northern Irish talent. Jason Byrne, Bronagh […]

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