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13
Aug

RTS launches Northern Ireland programme awards  

13/08/18

The Royal Television Society (RTS) today launched its 2018 Programme Awards for the Northern Ireland creative industries. Once again Ka-Boom, one of Northern Ireland’s leading facilities companies is headline sponsor of RTS NI […]

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08
Aug

BFI Film Academy 2018/19 running at Nerve Belfast

08/08/18

Nerve Belfast is looking for committed and enthusiastic young people between the ages of 16 and 19 to be a part of the BFI Film Academy 2018/19 Network Programme delivered by Nerve Belfast […]

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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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01
Aug

Pull Focus Documentary Festival to feature Wonderful Losers: A Different World

01/08/18

Northern Ireland Screen supported documentary Wonderful Losers: A Different World will have its Northern Ireland premiere as part of the Belfast Film Festival’s Pull Focus documentary festival on Sunday 12th August. Director Arunas […]

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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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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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20
Jul

Anijam 48 Hour Animation Competition

20/07/18

The UK’s first 48-hour animation competition, Anijam, is now open with a Northern Ireland regional heat taking place on Friday 10th – Sunday 12th August. Animators aged 18+ can compete for free in teams of […]

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19
Jul

Cinemagic on the search for Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2018

19/07/18

The #CYF2018 – Cinemagic Young Filmmaker 2018 competition is now open for entries.  All types of film will be considered; fact, fiction, comedy, drama, news programme or documentary, as long as it is […]

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16
Jul

Sixth Emmy Nomination for Ronan Hill

16/07/18

Congratulations to Northern Ireland based sound mixer Ronan Hill who has received his sixth Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sound Mixing on a Comedy or Drama series. His sixth nomination is for his work […]

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16
Jul

Northern Ireland productions win at Galway Film Fleadh

16/07/18

The 30th Galway Film Fleadh came to a close last night (Sunday July 15 2018) with two projects supported by Northern Ireland Screen winning top awards at the annual awards ceremony. Feature film […]

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03
Jul

Star of 2001: A Space Odyssey to attend screenings presented by Foyle Film Festival

03/07/18

The 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s psychedelic space epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey will be celebrated with two special screenings, in Belfast and Derry, attended by the film’s leading actor, Keir Dullea. Presented […]

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29
Jun

Galway Film Fleadh Announce Masterclasses

29/06/18

The Galway Film Fleadh is delighted to announce Masterclasses with Andrew Scott, Madeleine Olnek and Ed Solomon. The Masterclasses offer a unique chance to learn from experts in their respective fields, in an intimate engaging environment. The much-acclaimed Irish actor Andrew Scott, who has starred […]

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28
Jun

Applications are now open for 2018/19 BFI Film Academy courses

28/06/18

Open to young people from anywhere in the UK and from any background, the BFI Film Academy offers a real chance for talented 16-19-year-olds to be part of our future film industry. The […]

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28
Jun

International Pitching Forum Returns To Celtic Media Festival For 2019

28/06/18

Celtic Media Festival has announced the launch of the international pitching forum for 2019, introducing a development prize of £10,000 for the winning pitch. The CMF International Pitching Forum, in association with XPO […]

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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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22
Jun

What the fleadh?! Galway Film Fleadh reveals new late-night genre programme

22/06/18

  The Galway Film Fleadh has, in recent years, showcased independent genre films such as Grabbers, The Canal, A Dark Song, The Survivalist and Bad Day for the Cut among others. In 2018, as Galway celebrates the 30th Film Fleadh, the festival has announced a new, dedicated late night strand of […]

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22
Jun

Ar Lorg Annie on Sunday 24 June at 10pm on BBC Two NI

22/06/18

Driven by his curiosity about a reproduction picture hanging in a pub in Glencolmcille, Co Donegal, investigative journalist Kevin Magee goes in search of the lost Irish paintings of controversial American artist Rockwell […]

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18
Jun

UTV Archive to be preserved at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

18/06/18

A new partnership agreement between the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive and ITV aims to safeguard the extensive catalogue of UTV archive material, dating back over […]

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18
Jun

Albert Carbon Literacy Training in Belfast

18/06/18

Albert exists to support the UK production and broadcast industry’s transition to environmental sustainability, working in collaboration to accelerate the adoption of best practice. A national training scheme, Carbon Literacy provides the TV […]

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11
Jun

Jannine Waddell awarded MBE as company celebrates 30 years in business

11/06/18

Congratulations to Jannine Waddell, Managing Director of Waddell Media, who was awarded an MBE for services to independent television production in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018. Jannine Waddell says: “I am delighted […]

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06
Jun

Tocht na Máthar, Wednesdays at 9.30pm on TG4

06/06/18

This insightful series examines how mothers cope when the worst happens to their children. The thought of her child getting hurt or injured is something that every mother dreads as the happiness of […]

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05
Jun

Foyle Film Festival’s Summer Programme Is Coming In Hot

05/06/18

We know the great weather won’t last forever, but thankfully Foyle Film Festival’s Summer Programme is here for the long haul with a scorching new season of cinema stretching from June 11 right […]

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04
Jun

An Focal Scoir returns for new series on BBC Two NI

04/06/18

An Focal Scoir, a studio discussion series for BBC Two Northern Ireland, is back on our screens tonight (Monday, 4th June) at 10pm. The four-part series was produced by Below The Radar TV […]

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01
Jun

Northern Ireland Talent wins at IFTAs

01/06/18

Derry Girls and Lily’s Driftwood Bay were amongst the winners at last night’s Irish Film and Television Awards in Dublin. Both programmes received funding support from Northern Ireland Screen. The IFTAs, which took […]

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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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