About Us

Northern Ireland Screen is the government-backed lead agency in Northern Ireland for the film, television and digital content industry, driving global growth through boosting our economy, celebrating our culture and enhancing our children’s education.

In pursuit of its mission, to accelerate the development of a dynamic and sustainable screen industry and culture in Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen provides focused intervention in 8 key areas:

  • FILMING IN NORTHERN IRELAND
    Locations, the Paint Hall Studio, crew and services, finance and tax incentives, previous productions
  • INVESTMENT AND FUNDING
    What we fund and how you can apply to us for funding
  • BUSINESS AND SKILLS
    Affiliated and industry standard training courses and financial assistance for skills development.
  • IRISH LANGUAGE BROADCAST FUND
    Information on the ILBF, Irish language programming, ILBF training schemes and how to apply for ILBF funding
  • ULSTER-SCOTS BROADCAST FUND
    Information on the fund and how to apply.
  • EDUCATION
    How Northern Ireland Screen promotes the use of moving image as a tool for learning
  • ARCHIVE AND EXHIBITION
    Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive (DFA), the exhibition sector in Northern Ireland, festivals and markets at home and abroad
  • MARKETING AND INFORMATION
    Marketing Northern Ireland as a worldwide production location; selling our funds and facilities; promoting our product and talent; communicating our success stories and providing a first-class information service for the Northern Ireland sector.

Our strategy is encapsulated within the document DRIVING GLOBAL GROWTH, a 4-year strategy for 2010-2014.

Northern Ireland Screen is a company limited by guarantee, currently employing 21 people and we are governed by a Board of thirteen directors. The Chairwoman is Rotha Johnston and Sir Kenneth Branagh is Honorary President.

Northern Ireland Screen is funded by Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) and part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland; the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL);  it is delegated by the Arts Council of NI (ACNI) to administer Lottery funding for film in Northern Ireland.  See Supporting Bodies section for further information.

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