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07
Nov

Erica Starling takes home Best Arts Documentary Award at Griersons

07/11/18

Erica Starling Productions’ Leonora Carrington – The Lost Surrealist took home the Best Arts Documentary Award at the prestigious Grierson Awards on Monday evening. Hosted by Strictly Come Dancing star and comedian, Susan […]

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01
Nov

Finding new talent and developing skills with BBC Academy’s Digital Cities Belfast Week

01/11/18

BBC Academy’s Digital Cities Belfast Week  (#DigiBelfast) returns this autumn from Tuesday 6 November until Friday 16 November with a series of free events and workshops aimed at finding new talent, developing skills […]

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01
Nov

Vanessa Redgrave Leads This Year’s Special Guests at Foyle Film Festival

01/11/18

Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave will lead the industry luminaries at the prestigious Foyle Film Festival in Derry~Londonderry next month. The renowned actress, who won the Academy Award for her role in Julia, is […]

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25
Oct

First look at Normal People starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson

25/10/18

The first look image has been released from Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s Normal People, starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, based on the script by celebrated Irish playwright Owen McCafferty. Supported […]

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23
Oct

Kate Leys – Screenwriting Seminar

23/10/18

Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to host a screenwriting seminar on story and structure with Kate Leys. Kate Leys is a feature film script editor who works on film screenplays at all stages of development from […]

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22
Oct

Northern Ireland Screen launches Foundation Academy for Animation

22/10/18

Animation is a major growth area in the creative industries in Northern Ireland; in response to the high demand for skills and local talent, Northern Ireland Screen has launched a Foundation Academy for […]

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19
Oct

Irish Director Cathy Brady’s Highly Anticipated First Feature Announced

19/10/18

Pre-production is underway on Wildfire, the highly anticipated feature debut from award-winning Irish director Cathy Brady (Morning, Small Change, Wasted) and a multi award-winning team of producers: Tempesta Films’ Carlo Cresto-Dina (The Wonders, […]

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19
Oct

RTS NI reveals shortlist for 2018 programme awards

19/10/18

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) is delighted to announce the nominees for this year’s Programme Awards, sponsored by Ka-Boom which will take place in The Mac, Belfast on Thursday 15th […]

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18
Oct

Belfast’s feminist film festival to host 4 days of films, discussions, panels across the city

18/10/18

“We want these important films to reach a new audience in Belfast and promote discussion about the things that affect women’s lives here and around the world every day.” WANDA, Belfast’s feminist film […]

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10
Oct

ScreenSkills to run workshop on the National Occupational Standards for Production Roles

10/10/18

ScreenSkills (formerly Creative Skillset) needs your help to review and develop the National Occupational Standards for Production (Film and TV) roles. The Standards are simply lists of the knowledge and competence required to […]

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09
Oct

An Bap to air on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Sunday 14th October at 10.15pm

09/10/18

Chef and musician Brian (Danny Minnie) Ó Domhnaill uncovers the story of the Belfast bap, from its humble beginnings in 1842 to its status as a modern day icon, and learns about the […]

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08
Oct

BBC Drama and BBC Writersroom are looking for breakthrough writing

08/10/18

The BBC Writersroom is launching The Break from Northern Ireland this year, giving writers the opportunity to see their script developed, produced and broadcast on BBC Three. The aim of the series, now […]

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03
Oct

Investment means more new factual, drama and comedy commissions from BBC Northern Ireland

03/10/18

BBC Northern Ireland audiences can expect more local drama, more comedy and a greater range of documentaries over the next year. Speaking at a BBC Northern Ireland commissioning briefing in Queen’s Film Theatre, […]

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03
Oct

Line Of Duty reveals Stephen Graham as Balaclava Man in casting announcement for series five

03/10/18

Stephen Graham (Save Me, Taboo, This Is England) will star as guest lead in Line Of Duty series five. Graham will play John Corbett alongside Rochenda Sandall (Girlfriends, Broken) as Lisa McQueen – […]

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26
Sep

[email protected] 2018 announces 17 new participants

26/09/18

The BFI announced the 17 writers, directors and producers selected for [email protected], BFI NETWORK’s flagship professional development programme which takes place annually at the BFI London Film Festival (LFF). Designed to support and […]

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26
Sep

Graduation marks new wave of talent for the Irish language TV production sector

26/09/18

Northern Ireland Screen hosted a reception in The MAC on Wednesday 26th September to mark the graduation of thirteen trainees who took part in various Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) training schemes and […]

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24
Sep

HBO Licensing and Retail to Launch GAME OF THRONES Legacy Experiences in Northern Ireland

24/09/18

Filming Locations from the Hit HBO Series to Open as Tourist Attractions in 2019 As Game of Thrones finishes filming after a decade in Northern Ireland, HBO is celebrating the show’s incredible legacy […]

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24
Sep

Cosáin Cheoil, Friday 28th September at 8.30pm on RTE1

24/09/18

A new documentary series called Cosáin Cheoil (Musical Paths) demonstrates the interaction between modern and contemporary musical styles in Irish and Scottish traditional music over the past half a century. Cosáin Cheoil is an […]

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20
Sep

Jo Gilbert

20/09/18

We were deeply saddened to hear this week that Jo Gilbert died prematurely after battling serious illness.  Jo flew a staggeringly energetic flag for the potential of the film industry for Northern Ireland […]

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14
Sep

Applications Now Open For Northern Ireland Screen’s Sound Trainee Position

14/09/18

Craft and Technical Skills – Sound Trainee 2018 Northern Ireland screen is running a skills development scheme called Craft & Technical Skills 2018.  The scheme will provide training opportunities in varied roles in […]

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13
Sep

Cinemagic Film Festival Set To Illuminate Belfast This Autumn

13/09/18

The 29th Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People, in association with Hagan Homes, returns to Belfast this October and November 2018, jam-packed with over 200 events and creative opportunities to inspire […]

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12
Sep

We The People, Sunday 16th September at 10pm on BBC Two Northern Ireland

12/09/18

We The People, a new documentary for BBC Two Northern Ireland, explores the impact that Ulster-Scots emigrants had on different aspects of American culture, life and politics, including their role in the framing […]

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12
Sep

Lomax in Éirinn, Sunday 16th September at 8.30pm on TG4

12/09/18

In a new Irish Language Broadcast Fund documentary, Pol Brennan uncovers the story of Alan Lomax in Lomax in Éirinn. In the late 1940s Texan song-collector Alan Lomax had a dream to record […]

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12
Sep

Jed Mercurio Masterclass

12/09/18

Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to host a masterclass with Jed Mercurio. Jed Mercurio is one of the few UK writers to work as an American-style showrunner. His most recent credits are Bodyguard, […]

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10
Sep

Northern Ireland Sound Mixer, Ronan Hill, wins fourth Primetime Emmy

10/09/18

Congratulations to Northern Ireland based sound mixer Ronan Hill who won an Emmy at the 70th Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing on a Comedy or Drama series (1 hour). This is the 4th Emmy […]

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