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News and Events - General

12
Dec

Channel 4 sets premiere date for Lisa McGee’s Derry Girls

12/12/17

New comedy series Derry Girls, written and created by acclaimed Derry woman Lisa McGee (Indian Summers, London Irish, Being Human) will premiere on Thursday January 4th at 10pm on Channel 4, it has been announced. […]

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12
Dec

Belfast International Airport re-named Westeros Airport to celebrate Game of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray / DVD release

12/12/17

Over the festive season, hundreds-of-thousands of travellers heading to and from Northern Ireland will have to double-check their tickets, as Belfast International Airport is today being re-named as ‘Westeros Airport’. With 5.8 million people […]

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12
Dec

Creative Skillset’s Trainee Finder open for Feature Films and High-End TV Drama

12/12/17

Since its launch, Creative Skillset’s Trainee Finder has helped place trainees on Feature Films and High-End TV Drama across the UK. Productions featured include Wonder Woman, Jurassic World, God’s Own Country, Breathe and […]

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04
Dec

The Irish Film Festival Boston extends deadline for Call for Entries 2018

04/12/17

  The Irish Film Festival, Boston is pleased to announce it is extending its regular Call for Entries deadline for the 18th annual Irish Film Festival to December 10th, 2017. Due to several requests […]

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28
Nov

Animation industry conference at Ulster University

28/11/17

To discuss current trends and the outlook for the future animation industry both in Northern Ireland and beyond, a conference is being hosted at Ulster University on 8 December 2017. This conference is […]

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28
Nov

Early Bird Deadline for 18th Belfast Film Festival Submissions

28/11/17

The Belfast Film Festival runs from Thursday 12th – Saturday 21st April 2018 and is open for submissions to its three competition strands (Short Film/Short Documentary Film/Maysles Brothers Award) as well as the […]

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27
Nov

Foyle Film Festival Announces 2017 Light In Motion Competition Winners

27/11/17

The 30th Foyle Film Festival drew to a close last night (Sunday 26 November) with the announcement of the Light in Motion competition winners in Derry~Londonderry. The festival is one of only a handful […]

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27
Nov

Creative Europe Desk NI funding information days

27/11/17

Join Creative Europe Desk UK – Northern Ireland for two upcoming information sessions about Creative Europe MEDIA funding for producers and video game developers. On Monday 11th December, producers are invited to an […]

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09
Nov

Submissions for Irish Film Festa 2018 short film competition are now open

09/11/17

The 11th IRISH FILM FESTA, which is set to take place in March 2018, is now open to submissions for short films from Ireland. In order to be eligible for IRISH FILM FESTA […]

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08
Nov

Submissions for 18th Belfast Film Festival now open

08/11/17

Belfast Film Festival runs from 12th to 21st April 2018 and is open for submissions to its three competition strands (Short Film/Short Documentary Film/Maysles Brothers Award) and the Northern Ireland Independents showcase. The NI Independents […]

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07
Nov

Deadline announced for IFTA Film and Drama Awards  

07/11/17

The deadline for submissions to the 2018 IFTA Film and Drama Awards is Friday 17th November. This marks the 15th anniversary of the annual awards ceremony, which recognises and rewards excellence in the […]

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02
Nov

Irish language feature drama initiative

02/11/17

The Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF), BBC Gaeilge and TG4 have today announced a new funding initiative for feature length Irish language drama. Ideas are sought for a contemporary drama set in an […]

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31
Oct

AHRC Creative Industries Clusters Programme Consultation NI

31/10/17

Queen’s University and Ulster University are collaborating on an exciting new funding opportunity which could lead to the setting up of a Research and Development Partnership for the Creative Industries in Northern Ireland. […]

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26
Oct

Paper Owl secures international distribution for Racht

26/10/17

Irish Language Broadcast Fund series Racht, from Paper Owl Films Ltd. is to be re-versioned as Red Mist Killers for an international audience. Earth Touch Distribution has secured the international rights, with the […]

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24
Oct

Andrea Harkin to COME HOME to direct new BBC One drama

24/10/17

Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to announce that new BBC One drama, Come Home, is to be directed by local woman, Andrea Harkin. Produced by RED Production Company, cameras roll on the 3×60 minute […]

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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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23
Oct

Foyle Film Festival Launches its Education Programme for 2017

23/10/17

Schools, students and young people from across the North West will be taken on a round-the-world cinematic adventure next month as Foyle Film Festival launches its annual dedicated education programme. The nine-day bumper programme, running […]

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23
Oct

Storyland 2017-18 briefing in Belfast

23/10/17

Northern Ireland Screen and RTÉ are seeking submissions from writers and producers to develop new original online dramas for the next season of Storyland. The online drama series gives emerging Irish creative talent an opportunity […]

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19
Oct

RTS NI unveils shortlist for 2017 awards

19/10/17

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) is delighted to announce the nominees for this year’s Programme Awards and an exciting new headline sponsor Ka-Boom. Sarah McCaffrey, RTS NI Awards Committee Chair […]

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18
Oct

‘Puffin Rock’ nominated for International Emmy Kids Awards

18/10/17

It was announced at MIPCOM earlier this week that the animated preschool series, Puffin Rock, narrated by Chris O’Dowd, has been nominated in the Kids: Preschool category at this year’s International Emmy Kids […]

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13
Oct

AmmA Project Shortlisted for Heritage Angel Awards

13/10/17

The AmmA Centre, Armagh, has been shortlisted in the ‘Heritage Angel Awards for NI’. The Amma Centre has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People’. […]

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11
Oct

Help shape the future Standards for your industry

11/10/17

Creative Skillset needs help to review and develop the National Occupational Standards for two occupations in the sector – Grips and AR/VR. The Standards are simply lists of the knowledge and competence required […]

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11
Oct

Bad Day for the Cut to tour Northern Ireland

11/10/17

Film Hub NI, in partnership with Belfast Film Festival, is pleased to be supporting a regional tour of locally produced thriller Bad Day for the Cut starring Nigel O’ Neill and Susan Lynch. […]

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05
Oct

John O’Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Festival

05/10/17

There are a number of fantastic events on offer at the upcoming John O’Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Festival. This is the second year of the festival, which celebrates writing, poetry and […]

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04
Oct

Nominations open for the 2017 Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards

04/10/17

The 2017 Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards celebrate the unsung heroes of the creative industries who epitomize Creative and Cultural Skills’ values: Give young people opportunities to work and learn in the […]

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