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06
Jan

Music Night At Brownlow, Sunday 8 January, BBC Two NI at 10pm

06/01/17

Music Night At Brownlow, a new three-part series on BBC Two Northern Ireland, captures the variety and scope of the music that is Ulster-Scots. The series, which received funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s […]

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05
Jan

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

05/01/17

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
Jan

BBC Gaeilge Irish language commissioning brief

04/01/17

BBC Gaeilge is currently seeking programme ideas from independent television companies who have experience in producing the following content which will be considered for submission to Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund […]

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03
Jan

Sad death of Aodán Mac Póilín

03/01/17

Everyone at Northern Ireland Screen is deeply shocked and saddened by the passing of Aodán Mac Póilín who served on the board of Northern Ireland Screen for 5 years from 2012, with particular […]

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16
Dec

An Biongó, 30th December 2016, TG4 at 8pm

16/12/16

An Biongó, a poignant yet entertaining look at the tradition of bingo nights in Ireland, airs Friday 30th December at 8pm on TG4. An Biongó is an Imagine Media Production for TG4, with […]

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13
Dec

Big Toe Needs a Hand, All 4, Friday 16th December

13/12/16

Big Toe Needs a Hand, a new music series on Channel 4’s All 4 online platform, will be available to view from Friday 16th December. The series, which received funding from Northern Ireland […]

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13
Dec

Trainee AD course applications now open

13/12/16

Northern Ireland Screen will run a 3 day training course aimed at new entrants to the Film and TV industry who would like to work as Trainee Ads. The sessions are scheduled to […]

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09
Dec

Global Game Jam returns to Belfast

09/12/16

Farset Labs has announced the return of Global Game Jam to Belfast on Friday 20th January 2017, supported by Northern Ireland Screen. Global Game Jam is a 52-hour hackathon, which sees computer game […]

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09
Dec

‘Eithne – Idir Dhá Shaol’, Tuesday 20th December, TG4, 9.30pm

09/12/16

A new documentary, which explores the life of Irish singer Eithne Ní Uallacháin titled Idir Dhá Shaol, will premiere on Tuesday 20th December at 9.30pm on TG4. A repeat of the documentary is […]

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07
Dec

New Video Game Forecasts Britain’s Brexit Future… in Space

07/12/16

Belfast-based video game developer Billy Goat Entertainment has today launched Her Majesty’s SPIFFING on Xbox One and Steam with a PlayStation 4 release scheduled on Tuesday 13th December. The game tells the tale […]

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06
Dec

Call now open for applications to ‘Slate’ funding via Creative Europe Desk UK.

06/12/16

The ‘Slate’ scheme aims to support independent production companies seeking to develop 3 – 5 fiction, animation or creative documentary projects with international potential. The projects must be intended for cinema release, television […]

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01
Dec

Puffin Rock nominated at the 44th Annual Annie Awards.

01/12/16

Puffin Rock, the animated pre-school series narrated by Chris O’Dowd, has received three Annie Award nominations for an episode in the second series titled, ‘The First Snow’. The series, which receives funding support […]

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01
Dec

Project Children: Defusing the Troubles, BBC One Northern Ireland, 8.30pm, Monday 5 December.

01/12/16

A new documentary telling the previously untold story of how an NYPD bomb disposal expert played a key role in helping defuse the “Troubles” is to be broadcast on BBC One Northern Ireland […]

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01
Dec

10 Years of Moving Image Arts A-Level in Northern Ireland

01/12/16

2016 marks 10 years of the Moving Image Arts (MIA) A-Level in Northern Ireland. This unique qualification in digital filmmaking, the first of its kind in the UK, has been proving extremely popular […]

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29
Nov

Grand Scheme Media presents a Belfast Script Supervision workshop for Children’s TV

29/11/16

Grand Scheme Media is set to host an informal and informative workshop presented by former BBC mentor Caryn Langrick aimed specifically at those who want to work in Children’s Television. In association with […]

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22
Nov

Irish Filmmaker Wins Top Prize at Foyle Film Festival

22/11/16

Northern Ireland’s Oscar-affiliated Foyle Film Festival has announced the winners of its Light In Motion awards, with a host of local and international cinema celebrated at the annual event in Derry. Taking home […]

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21
Nov

John Philip Holland, Tuesday 22nd November, TG4 at 9.30pm

21/11/16

A new Irish Language Broadcast Fund documentary, John Philip Holland: aireagóir an fhomhuireáin nua-aoisigh, examines the life of John Philip Holland, the Clare born inventor of the modern submarine. The one-off documentary will […]

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16
Nov

USBF Committee Recruitment

16/11/16

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking to appoint up to three independent representatives for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) Investment Committee. We particularly welcome applications from women as they have been underrepresented on the […]

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15
Nov

ILBF Networking event at Belfast Media Festival

15/11/16

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund is hosting a networking event at this year’s Belfast Media Festival on Friday 18th November at 11.15am in The MAC Theatre. This is the perfect opportunity […]

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11
Nov

The First Minister and deputy First Minister meet school children to support Into Film Festival 2016

11/11/16

First Minister, the Rt Hon. Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have met pupils from Dundonald Primary School and St Bernard’s Primary School, Glengormley to highlight the Into Film Festival 2016. […]

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11
Nov

S6 updates to Game of Thrones NI filming locations app

11/11/16

Northern Ireland Screen’s Game of Thrones filming locations app has been updated to include new Season 6 filming locations in Northern Ireland which are accessible to the public. The picturesque village of Carnlough […]

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08
Nov

New documentary day to take place at the 61st Cork Film Festival

08/11/16

ocumentary films and filmmaking, and alternative funding and audience engagement methodologies are the primary focuses of the Industry Programme of the 61st Cork Film Festival. Industry leaders from Toronto’s Hot Docs, Sheffield’s DocFest, […]

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07
Nov

Extreme Make-overs: On Fleek, Tuesday 8th November, Channel 4 at 10pm.

07/11/16

Channel 4 is set to air the latest factual entertainment programme from Big Mountain Productions tomorrow night, Tuesday 8th November at 10pm. The hour long pilot, Extreme Make-overs: On Fleek features eight make […]

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07
Nov

Foyle Film Festival Unveils 2016 Programme

07/11/16

One of the biggest new releases of 2016, A United Kingdom, will have its Northern Ireland premiere at the opening night of Foyle Film Festival on Wednesday 16th November – ten days before […]

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01
Nov

My Mother and Other Strangers, BBC One, 9pm, Sunday 13th Novmber

01/11/16

New BBC drama series, My Mother and Other Strangers, is to begin airing Sunday 13th November on BBC One. Written by Barry Devlin (Ballykissangel, Darling Buds of May) the show is set in […]

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