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08
Nov

Northern Ireland Screen at Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017

08/11/17

Two Northern Ireland Screen funded shorts, Inhale and Safe Haven, will be screening as part of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) which runs from today until Sunday 12th November. ASFF, which was originally […]

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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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08
Nov

Awards success for Billygoat Entertainment Ltd

08/11/17

Congratulations to Belfast-based game developer Billygoat Entertainment Ltd on its recent awards success for a number of Northern Ireland Screen funded projects; Supermarket Shriek and Her Majesty’s SPIFFING. Platform video game, Supermarket Shriek, […]

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08
Nov

TG4’s Deputy Chief Executive, Pádhraic Ó Ciardha to leave station after 23 years of service

08/11/17

Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, TG4’s representative on the Irish Language Broadcast Fund’s Investment Committee, and the station’s deputy chief executive has announced that he will take early retirement from the broadcaster next February. Pádhraic […]

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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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06
Nov

Languages of Ulster on BBC Two Northern Ireland

06/11/17

Languages of Ulster, a new three-part series for BBC Northern Ireland, focuses on the Concise Ulster Dictionary, which has been described as “the most comprehensive record of Ulster vernacular speech”. It explores Northern […]

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03
Nov

I Lár an Aonaigh back for a sixth series

03/11/17

Irish Language Broadcast Fund magazine show I Lár an Aonaigh returns to BBC Two Northern Ireland for its sixth series on Monday 6 November at 10pm. The popular Irish language programme promises to […]

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03
Nov

Opry Dhoire Tuesdays at 9.30pm on TG4

03/11/17

Join the King of country music, Daniel O’Donnell and his co-host Lynette Fay for a wonderful night of country music and craic on Opry Dhoire, Tuesdays at 9.30pm on TG4. The sixth series […]

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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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01
Nov

Bad Day for the Cut producers nominated for BIFA

01/11/17

It was announced today that Brendan Mullin and Katy Jackson have been nominated in the Breakthrough Producer category at this year’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) for their work on Bad Day for […]

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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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31
Oct

The Frankenstein Chronicles returns to ITV Encore

31/10/17

Series 2 of The Frankenstein Chronicles begins tomorrow, Wednesday 1st November, at 10pm on ITV Encore. Sean Bean returns as John Marlott – no longer a mere mortal, Marlott’s purpose is to seek […]

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31
Oct

BBC Digital Cities Week to visit Northern Ireland in November

31/10/17

BBC Digital Cities Week is set to come to Northern Ireland during the Belfast Media Festival. Digital Cities Belfast runs from Saturday 11 November until Friday 17 November with a series of free […]

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27
Oct

Digital transformation workshop

27/10/17

Northern Ireland Screen intends to host a workshop, which facilitates collaboration between content producers who work with Immersive technologies and a select number of manufacturing companies creating innovative new products. The workshop will […]

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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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24
Oct

Andrea Harkin to COME HOME to direct new BBC One drama

24/10/17

Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to announce that new BBC One drama, Come Home, is to be directed by local woman, Andrea Harkin. Produced by RED Production Company, cameras roll on the 3×60 minute […]

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24
Oct

Bad Day for the Cut amongst BIFA 2017 New Talent longlist

24/10/17

It was revealed today that locally produced thriller Bad Day for the Cut has been included in the New Talent longlist at this year’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFA). BIFA highlights and rewards […]

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23
Oct

Foyle Film Festival Launches its Education Programme for 2017

23/10/17

Schools, students and young people from across the North West will be taken on a round-the-world cinematic adventure next month as Foyle Film Festival launches its annual dedicated education programme. The nine-day bumper programme, running […]

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23
Oct

Irish language and Ulster-Scots programmes get a big, new showcase on BBC iPlayer

23/10/17

BBC Northern Ireland’s Ulster-Scots and Irish Language television programmes are to be made more widely available to audiences around the UK on BBC iPlayer from today (Monday 23 October). A wide collection of […]

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23
Oct

Storyland 2017-18 briefing in Belfast

23/10/17

Northern Ireland Screen and RTÉ are seeking submissions from writers and producers to develop new original online dramas for the next season of Storyland. The online drama series gives emerging Irish creative talent an opportunity […]

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23
Oct

New ILBF Documentary marks 500th anniversary of the Protestant reformation

23/10/17

To mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Gaelic scholar Dr Art Hughes examines the impact of Martin Luther and his ideas on the Gaelic-speaking peoples of Scotland and Ireland in Irish […]

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20
Oct

Four brand new web-dramas launched by RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen for the new season of Storyland 2017

20/10/17

Northern Ireland Screen and RTÉ launch four brand new 20 minute dramas from Storyland 2017 on RTÉ Player. Currently in its seventh season, Storyland 2017 brings original stories to a national and a […]

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19
Oct

Brave New World: Back Home

19/10/17

Over four years and across seven hours of television, William Crawley has travelled to America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia to tell the stories of some remarkable Ulster-Scots men and women who made […]

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19
Oct

RTS NI unveils shortlist for 2017 awards

19/10/17

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) is delighted to announce the nominees for this year’s Programme Awards and an exciting new headline sponsor Ka-Boom. Sarah McCaffrey, RTS NI Awards Committee Chair […]

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18
Oct

‘Puffin Rock’ nominated for International Emmy Kids Awards

18/10/17

It was announced at MIPCOM earlier this week that the animated preschool series, Puffin Rock, narrated by Chris O’Dowd, has been nominated in the Kids: Preschool category at this year’s International Emmy Kids […]

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