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News and Events

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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08
Oct

Video Game Tax Relief round table

08/10/18

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting a lunchtime round table with Colm Seeley of the BFI on Video Game Tax Relief on Friday 19 October from 1pm to 2pm. The UK video games tax […]

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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

ILBF documentary explores state of NI civil rights on BBC Two NI

03/10/18

Against the backdrop of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, BBC Gaeilge documentary Ar Theallach an Dóchais (BBC Two Northern Ireland, Sunday 7 October, 10.15pm) explores the state of civil rights […]

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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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02
Oct

Applications open for a Trainee Post-Production Assistant and a Trainee Production Assistant

02/10/18

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking applications for the following roles: Trainee Post-Production Assistant Trainee Production Assistant Both roles are paid placement schemes (NMW/NLW) running for 12 months from November 2018. Both roles will provide […]

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02
Oct

Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive and PRONI present Home Movie Day

02/10/18

Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive and PRONI are joining forces to proudly present Belfast’s first Home Movie Day. Part of an international festival, this event celebrates amateur films and filmmakers, providing the […]

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28
Sep

USBF series traces family’s ancestry in ‘Family Footsteps’

28/09/18

Have you ever wondered where you came from or what life was like in Northern Ireland for your ancestors?  A new three-part series takes one family from County Antrim to find out just […]

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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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25
Sep

Belfast’s rich Linen Mill history comes to life through archive footage

25/09/18

Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive, in partnership with Film Hub NI and Pollen Studio, will celebrate Belfast’s historical Linen industry with a live cinema event combining archive footage with performance art. The event, titled […]

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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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17
Sep

Applications open for Junior Animation Placement

17/09/18

Northern Ireland Screen has launched its skills development programme called Junior Animation Generalist 2018. The programme will provide a paid placement opportunity within a local Animation Studio for one person based in Holywood, […]

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17
Sep

40th Celtic Media Festival opens Call for Entries

17/09/18

The Celtic Media Festival, the biggest media festival in the Celtic nations and regions, has opened its Call for Entries Film and programme makers may submit entries for the prestigious Torc Awards for Excellence […]

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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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07
Sep

Creative Industries partnership will drive the generation of over £6 billion for the local economy

07/09/18

Cross sector creative partnership, Future Screens NI – a collaboration between Ulster University, Queen’s University Belfast and local industry partners – announces £13 million investment to secure the future of the creative industries […]

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05
Sep

Groundbreakers: The Man Who Charmed The World on BBC Two NI

05/09/18

Groundbreakers: The Man Who Charmed The World is the story of an Ulster-Scots legend who, from humble beginnings, established a global retail empire, represented Britain in the Americas Cup and donated his fortune […]

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