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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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13
Oct

Belfast film, ‘Zoo’, to have world premiere at Chicago International Film Festival

13/10/17

Feature film, ZOO, from Belfast writer-director Colin McIvor and producer Katy Jackson, will get its world premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival this weekend on 14th October. Made with funding from the […]

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29
Sep

Belfast Filmmaker selected at 7th Aesthetica Short Film Festival

29/09/17

Local Filmmakers Causeway Pictures have been selected out of thousands of entries to screen Safe Haven at this year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), a major UK and BAFTA- recognised film festival now […]

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28
Sep

New preschool comedy Wildwoods to launch on RTÉjr

28/09/17

Wildwoods, the new live-action puppet comedy series for 4- to 7-year-olds chronicling the unlikely friendship between a gentle giant sasquatch and a feisty pint-sized sugarglider, premieres on Monday 9th October on RTÉjr. The […]

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06
Sep

Peacemakers: Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs on BBC One NI

06/09/17

The extraordinary story of political party, the Northern Ireland Woman’s Coalition (NIWC), is told in Peacemakers: Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs, the first of three programmes highlighting some of the people who worked to […]

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07
Aug

New Northern Ireland VR experience ‘RETNE’ launches on Steam

07/08/17

NEON, which creates commercial products in virtual, augmented and mixed reality software applications has recently launched a new immersive virtual reality (VR) experience called RETNE on Steam, the digital distribution platform. RETNE was created […]

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31
Jul

CREATIVE ANIMATION APPLICATION CALL

31/07/17

Northern Ireland Screen’s Creative Animation Scheme is designed to develop Northern Ireland resident junior creators/animators through the production of animated short films. The scheme provides junior level creators/animators with the opportunity to develop […]

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19
Jul

RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen Commission Four Original Dramas for Storylan

19/07/17

RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen have announced the commission of four new original dramas for the new season of Storyland, the award-winning commissioning project that gives emerging Irish drama talent an opportunity to […]

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28
Jun

Shorts to Features 2017-2018 deadline extended

28/06/17

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. Applicants are invited to submit a LIVE […]

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07
Jun

Production Finance Market open for applications

07/06/17

Film London’s Production Finance Market is now open for applications. Run in association with the BFI London Film Festival, the two-day film financing event will take place from 9-11 October 2017. Now in […]

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31
May

Northern Ireland talent selected for Edinburgh International Film Festival

31/05/17

Three Northern Ireland projects are among the films to be screened at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival from 21st June – 2nd July. Short film Take the Shot will have its UK […]

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24
May

UK Tax Reliefs Presentation

24/05/17

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting a presentation by John Gleeson, Global Head of Media and Entertainment at Grant Thornton, covering the UK tax reliefs for the screen industries on Wednesday 31st May from […]

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22
May

Deadline extended for Northern Ireland Screen’s New Shorts Focus

22/05/17

The application deadline for New Shorts Focus has been extended to the 5th June. The initiative is aimed at finding Northern Ireland resident filmmakers exclusively from groups that are underrepresented in the film […]

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21
Apr

First NI feature documentary Elián to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

21/04/17

A feature documentary, Elián, produced by Belfast based Fine Point Films is set to debut at the world-famous Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Elián is the story of Elián Gonzalez, a five-year-old […]

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21
Apr

Applications open for Northern Ireland Screen’s New Shorts Focus 2017-18

21/04/17

New Shorts Focus is an initiative to find Northern Ireland resident filmmakers exclusively from groups that are underrepresented in the film and television sector: Females Females 30+ Disabled applicants Black and minority ethnic […]

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19
Apr

Short Film 2017-18: First call for applications

19/04/17

Northern Ireland Screen has announced the first Short Film call of 2017. Northern Ireland Screen intends to use Lottery Funds provided through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and BFI NET.WORK to support […]

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07
Apr

Northern Ireland filmmakers to have feature film debut released in US

07/04/17

Bad Day for the Cut, the feature film debut from writer/director/producer team of Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin, is to be released in cinemas later this year in North America by Well Go […]

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31
Mar

PACT Export Accelerator Programme 2017

31/03/17

Northern Ireland Screen is supporting the PACT Export Accelerator programme to help independent production companies to create a global business strategy and increase their export revenues. Northern Ireland Screen can offer Independent Production […]

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14
Mar

Filming begins on Season Two of The Frankenstein Chronicles starring Sean Bean

14/03/17

The Frankenstein Chronicles, a terrifying re-imagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein starring Sean Bean has returned to Northern Ireland to begin filming its second season for ITV Encore and Endemol. The major new six-part […]

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08
Mar

Introducing Enter RETNE, the new Northern Ireland Virtual Reality experience

08/03/17

VRNI Ltd has this week launched a new immersive VR experience called Enter RETNE, in partnership with Kainos Ltd and Digital Catapult NI to showcase at SxSW 2017. Enter RETNE has received development […]

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24
Feb

BEST (George Best: All By Himself) Opens in Cinemas

24/02/17

Today (Friday 24th February) marks the release of the George Best biopic BEST (George Best: All By Himself) in 22 screens across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland today. The release follows the […]

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22
Feb

Ben Hardy and Jessie Buckley to star in BBC One production of The Woman in White

22/02/17

Filming has commenced on BBC One’s adaption of Wilkie Collins’ psychological thriller The Woman in White, starring Ben Hardy (X-Men, EastEnders) as Walter Hartright and Jessie Buckley (War and Peace, Taboo) as Marian […]

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21
Feb

Disney Channel returns to The Lodge as series two begins filming

21/02/17

Disney Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) has announced the start of production for season two of The Lodge. Zodiak Kids Studio will once again produce the music-filled drama. The Lodge receives funding […]

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03
Feb

Puffin Rock nominated at the 44th Annual Annie Awards.

03/02/17

Puffin Rock, the animated pre-school series narrated by Chris O’Dowd, has received three Annie Award nominations for an episode in the second series titled, ‘The First Snow’. The series, which receives funding support […]

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31
Jan

Wee Man Studios to launch Lifespeed on Nintendo 3DS

31/01/17

Belfast-based video game developer Wee Man Studios is set to launch Lifespeed for the New Nintendo 3DS on Thursday 2nd February 2017. Lifespeed is the ultimate race for survival with players battling galactic […]

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