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06
Mar

Survey into Impact of AS/A-Level Moving Image Arts on the NI Creative Industries

06/03/18

Did you study Moving Image Arts at school or college? If so, we want to hear from you. Northern Ireland Screen, in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast, is undertaking a significant research study […]

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27
Feb

Creative Skillset’s NEW Film Accounts Trainee Finder now recruiting

27/02/18

Creative Skillset, the skills body for the screen-based industries, has launched a new Film Accounts strand for its flagship Trainee Finder programme, supported by the Film Skills Levy Fund. Responding to industry demand […]

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23
Feb

BFI and BBC Four collaborate to offer UK animators unique opportunity

23/02/18

BFI NETWORK, the BFI’s UK-wide talent development programme, and BBC Four launch Animation 2018, continuing their successful partnership to support new talent across the UK. The project will fund up to 12 short […]

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22
Feb

Internationally acclaimed film-maker Mark Cousins appointed Chairperson of BFF

22/02/18

Filmmaker Mark Cousins has been named as the new Chairperson of the Belfast Film Festival. Cousins, who is from Belfast, is an internationally acclaimed film director, writer, critic, and presenter. A former director […]

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22
Feb

iFeatures relaunches with enhanced support for filmmakers

22/02/18

iFeatures is a filmmaker initiative run by Creative England with support from BBC Films and is made possible through National Lottery funding from BFI and Creative Skillset. The aim of the programme is […]

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21
Feb

Derry Girls consolidates as the biggest series in Northern Ireland

21/02/18

Derry Girls has consolidated to become the biggest series ever in Northern Ireland since modern records began in 2002, Channel 4 has revealed. The comedy, set in the early nineties during The Troubles, […]

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13
Feb

NI Short films included in competition line-up for Irish Film Festa

13/02/18

The line-up for the 11th Irish Film Festa Short Film Competition, the only Italian film festival completely dedicated to Irish cinema, has been announced today. The competition, which will take place from 21 […]

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19
Jan

NI filmmaker selected for Bridging the Gap

19/01/18

Congratulations to local Northern Ireland talent Dianne Lucille Campbell who is one of five other filmmakers from across the UK to be selected for this year’s Bridging the Gap programme. Dianne’s short film […]

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16
Jan

Celebrating 30 years of the Galway Film Fleadh

16/01/18

The Galway Film Fleadh: 10th – 15th July 2018 Every July, the international film world descends on the West of Ireland, for a cherished event: an intimate and informal festival of cinema in Galway, […]

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15
Jan

NI Sound Mixer, Ronan Hill, nominated for 7th CAS award

15/01/18

Congratulations to local Production Sound Mixer Ronan Hill who has who has been nominated for his seventh consecutive Cinema Audio Society (CAS) award. Ronan has been nominated in the category of Television Series […]

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15
Jan

WFTV UK Northern Ireland workshop: The Art of Negotiation

15/01/18

Date: Wednesday 24 January Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm (Session starts 6.30pm) Location: Queen’s Film Theatre Belfast Sara Putt is the founder and Managing Director of SARA PUTT ASSOCIATES, the leading independent UK agency […]

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02
Jan

Creative Skillset’s Series Producer Programme is back

02/01/18

Creative Skillset is back to kickstart 20 more Series Producer careers with the prestigious and competitive year-long Creative Skillset Series Producer Programme. The 2018 programme will build on the success of years one […]

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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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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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