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31
May

New Writer Focus screenwriting seminar

31/05/16

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting a screenwriting seminar with script consultant Steve Brookes to assist new writers applying for the New Writer Focus scheme. The seminar will take place of Tuesday 7th June, 6pm-9pm […]

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25
May

Groundbreakers: Belfast’s Richest Radical

25/05/16

Discover the life of William Tennent in Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund documentary Belfast’s Richest Radical. Tennent was “nothing if not extraordinary,” according to Belfast-born historian Dr John Bew. Rising from humble Presbyterian roots in […]

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24
May

Nation’s rural past revealed in Britain on Film: Rural Life

24/05/16

DISCOVER VANISHED RURAL LIFE ON FILM ACROSS THE UK: EXPLORE 750 ARCHIVE FILMS WITH RURAL CONTENT UK-WIDE DISCOVER BRITAIN’S COUNTRYSIDE FROM 1900 TO 1999 OVER 20 NEWLY RELEASED FILMS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND NEWLY […]

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19
May

Groundbreakers: Rebel Heart – The Life of Mary Ann McCracken

19/05/16

New Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund documentary presented by Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley, Groundbreakers: Rebel Heart – The Life of Mary Ann McCracken, shines a spotlight on the remarkable life and work of […]

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18
May

Statement on The Secret

18/05/16

The following is a statement issued on 18th May by Northern Ireland Screen on The Secret: Northern Ireland Screen made an investment of £300,000 in the production of The Secret. This investment was […]

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14
May

Plans for new film studios in Northern Ireland unveiled

14/05/16

Plans for new film studios to be built in Belfast were unveiled to the global screen industry at the Chairwoman’s Lunch in Cannes today. Rotha Johnston, Chairwoman, Northern Ireland Screen, welcomed the Belfast […]

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10
May

Groundbreakers: In the Shadow of the Shipyard on BBC NI

10/05/16

Often cited as the founding father of modern Northern Ireland drama, Ballymacarret-born St John Greer Ervine (1883 – 1971) gave a voice to early 20th century urban and rural Ulster with his groundbreaking […]

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06
May

Advanced paint techniques for the film industry workshop

06/05/16

Learn painting processes used in the film industry (and in theatre, marble and wood restoration applications) through demonstrations and practice with one of the most knowledgeable scenic and experienced artists in the film […]

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04
May

New Filmmaker debuts with ‘Grace’ at the Strand

04/05/16

On May 2nd, The Strand Cinema in East Belfast hosted the local premiere of Grace – a period drama written and directed by exciting new filmmaking talent, Jack Walsh. Grace is the story […]

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03
May

Self-directing and storytelling training days, 11th and 12th May

03/05/16

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting two training days on the 11th and 12th May 2016. The first day will look at directing and self shooting for single camera and the second training day […]

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26
Apr

Foyle Film Festival’s Light In Motion competition open for entries

26/04/16

Northern Ireland’s only Oscar® affiliated film festival has launched its 2016 Light In Motion (LIM) competition, open to filmmakers and animators across the world. Based in Derry~Londonderry, the Foyle Film Festival competition is […]

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26
Apr

Pact Export Accelerator in Belfast

26/04/16

Producers are invited to join PACT, on Thursday 28th April at The Mac in Belfast, for the third event in its high-end series of workshops taking place across the UK to help indies […]

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22
Apr

The Secret, Friday 29th April, 9pm on ITV

22/04/16

New four part drama The Secret airs Friday 29th April at 9pm on ITV. Starring James Nesbit (Lucky Man) and Genevieve O’Reilly (The Honourable Woman), The Secret is based on the true story […]

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21
Apr

Britain on Film nominated for a FOCAL International Award

21/04/16

Britain on Film, a project from the BFI National Archive and major film archives across the UK – including Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive – has been nominated in the Best use […]

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20
Apr

‘Bad Day for the Cut’ now filming in Northern Ireland

20/04/16

Six Mile Hill is delighted to announce that principal photography has begun in Northern Ireland on its debut feature, thriller Bad Day for the Cut. Donal, a middle-aged Irish farmer still lives at […]

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19
Apr

Game of Thrones season 6 on Sky Atlantic

19/04/16

Game of Thrones Season 6 will air on HBO in the US from 9pm (EST) this Sunday, 24th April, Sky Atlantic in the UK & Ireland will premiere the first episode at the […]

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13
Apr

Sound Post 2016

13/04/16

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking applications for its Sound Post 2016 skills development scheme. Sound Post 2016 is a paid placement scheme (minimum wage) which will run from May 2016 – 31 March […]

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13
Apr

Post 2016

13/04/16

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking applications for its post production skills development scheme Post 2016. Post 2016 is a paid placement scheme (minimum wage) which will run from May 2016 – 31 March […]

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11
Apr

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund first call for 2016/17

11/04/16

The Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund has announced its first call for 2016/17 The aim of the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund is to ensure that the heritage, culture and language of Ulster-Scots are expressed through moving […]

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31
Mar

Digital Marketing for Games training

31/03/16

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting UKIE and CIM’s Digital Marketing for Games 1 & 2 on Thursday 14 April and Friday 15 April, location TBC. This introductory digital marketing workshop will show you […]

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24
Mar

Disney Channel begins filming The Lodge in Northern Ireland

24/03/16

Disney Europe Middle East & Africa (EMEA) has announced the start of production on The Lodge a 10 x 22-minute teen-drama that tells the story of fifteen-year-old Skye who returns with her father […]

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22
Mar

Foyle Film Festival 2016 Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme

22/03/16

Foyle Film Festival’s Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme will return for its 11th year with two-weeks of special screenings and exciting digital workshops from Monday 4 to Friday 15 April. The annual programme offers […]

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21
Mar

Can’t Touch This airs Saturdays at 6.10pm on BBC One

21/03/16

Can’t Touch This is a huge, primetime game show with a very simple premise – if you touch the prize, you win the prize! Devised and produced by Northern Ireland based independent production […]

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21
Mar

I Am Belfast cinema release and special programme of events

21/03/16

Mark Cousins’ I Am Belfast receives a UK-wide release on 8th April 2016 boosted by a programme of screenings and special events across Belfast and inspiring people across the UK through a special […]

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16
Mar

High-Rise in cinemas on 18th March

16/03/16

High-Rise, directed by Ben Wheatley, from a screenplay by his regular collaborator Amy Jump, is an adaptation of JG Ballard’s classic 1975 British thriller, starring Tom Hiddleston in the lead along with Jeremy […]

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