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News and Events - Funding

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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18
Jan

Big Motive launches stunning children’s virtual reality story for iOS and Android

18/01/17

Tara’s Locket is a short virtual reality story adventure for 5-7 year olds set in a beautifully illustrated world. This unique virtual reality experience allows children to step into the story and meet […]

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13
Dec

Big Toe Needs a Hand, All 4, Friday 16th December

13/12/16

Big Toe Needs a Hand, a new music series on Channel 4’s All 4 online platform, will be available to view from Friday 16th December. The series, which received funding from Northern Ireland […]

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09
Dec

Global Game Jam returns to Belfast

09/12/16

Farset Labs has announced the return of Global Game Jam to Belfast on Friday 20th January 2017, supported by Northern Ireland Screen. Global Game Jam is a 52-hour hackathon, which sees computer game […]

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07
Dec

New Video Game Forecasts Britain’s Brexit Future… in Space

07/12/16

Belfast-based video game developer Billy Goat Entertainment has today launched Her Majesty’s SPIFFING on Xbox One and Steam with a PlayStation 4 release scheduled on Tuesday 13th December. The game tells the tale […]

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06
Dec

Call now open for applications to ‘Slate’ funding via Creative Europe Desk UK.

06/12/16

The ‘Slate’ scheme aims to support independent production companies seeking to develop 3 – 5 fiction, animation or creative documentary projects with international potential. The projects must be intended for cinema release, television […]

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01
Dec

Puffin Rock nominated at the 44th Annual Annie Awards.

01/12/16

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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01
Dec

Project Children: Defusing the Troubles, BBC One Northern Ireland, 8.30pm, Monday 5 December.

01/12/16

A new documentary telling the previously untold story of how an NYPD bomb disposal expert played a key role in helping defuse the “Troubles” is to be broadcast on BBC One Northern Ireland […]

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07
Nov

Extreme Make-overs: On Fleek, Tuesday 8th November, Channel 4 at 10pm.

07/11/16

Channel 4 is set to air the latest factual entertainment programme from Big Mountain Productions tomorrow night, Tuesday 8th November at 10pm. The hour long pilot, Extreme Make-overs: On Fleek features eight make […]

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24
Oct

As Radharc na Súl, TG4, Tuesday 25th October at 9.30pm

24/10/16

A new Irish Language Broadcast Fund documentary for TG4, As Radharc na Súl, examines how three murders over the course of two days in Fermanagh in October 1972 left a border community feeling […]

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