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 our new 4-year strategy, Opening Doors, for the years 2014-18, we have a clear vision to transform the screen industries in Northern Ireland, ensuring that we have the strongest screen industry outside of London in the UK and Ireland within 10 years, supported by vibrant and diverse cultural voices that are recognized and celebrated equally at home and abroad.

This mission, to accelerate the development of a dynamic and sustainable screen industry and culture in Northern Ireland, is supported by intervention in the following areas:

Northern Ireland Screen is a company limited by guarantee, currently employing 26 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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