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News and Events

03
Apr

Call for New Shorts Focus applications

03/04/20

New Shorts Focus is open to entry level writers and writer/director applicants resident in Northern Ireland, particularly those from groups that are underrepresented within the film and television industry, including: Females Females 30+ […]

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01
Apr

BFF20 Online Treats

01/04/20

Today would have been the official opening of the 20th Belfast Film Festival. But Covid-19 cut us off in our stride. After initial disappointment we have bounced back in style. Our website is now […]

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01
Apr

Creative Europe development funding opportunities

01/04/20

Creative Europe UK Desk is open for two development funding opportunities; Development Single Project and TV Programming. The UK can fully participate in Creative Europe until it leaves the EU and the during […]

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31
Mar

Pitch your documentary project at Sunny Side of the Doc 2020

31/03/20

Be in with a chance of pitching in one of the most internationally renowned marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences across all platforms, in La Rochelle, from 22 to 25 June 2020. Submissions […]

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30
Mar

Employment status information needed urgently!

30/03/20

Last Thursday the government announced the Self-employment Income Support Scheme which, in addition to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, is intended to provide much needed financial aid to workers affected by the Covid-19 […]

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26
Mar

New Writer Focus 2020-2021 open for applications

26/03/20

Northern Ireland Screen is now seeking feature film scripts to develop for its New Writer Focus scheme 2020-2021 Only Northern Ireland resident writers new to feature film and long-form drama are eligible to […]

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26
Mar

BFF20 Sofa Shorts Day

26/03/20

Saturday 4th April is now officially known as BFF Sofa Shorts Day! You hit the sofa we’ll bring the shorts…..films that is. Join us to celebrate the best new Northern Ireland/Irish fictional short […]

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26
Mar

ILBF Development Funding Round

26/03/20

Babhta Forbartha an CCG De bharr na srianta léiriúcháin mar gheall ar Covid-19 tá an CCG, i bpáirtíocht le TG4, BBC Gaeilge agus RTÉ ag lorg iarratais ó chomhlachtaí léiriúcháin Ghaeilge fá choinne […]

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24
Mar

Northern Ireland Student Television Award winners announced by Royal Television Society

24/03/20

The winners of the Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) Student Television Awards were announced today. Vikkie Taggart, Chair of RTS NI said: “As an educational charity these awards help the RTS […]

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24
Mar

Into Film provides free home educational activities

24/03/20

An education resource designed for use in schools is now available free online for Northern Ireland families to assist with home learning during the coronavirus outbreak. Education charity Into Film has a pack […]

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24
Mar

The BFI and the Film And TV Charity set up new Covid-19 film and TV emergency relief fund with £1m donation from Netflix

24/03/20

The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create a new industry-backed Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund to help support the creative community, which like many industries,has been […]

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24
Mar

Online film education resources for teachers from Cinemagic

24/03/20

Cinemagic have programmed a number of special short film packages for teachers and educators, ideal for home learning. We have x 6 different packages that will be available over the coming months. Please […]

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24
Mar

Covid-19 – update for freelancers / self-employed individuals

24/03/20

On 19th March the Government introduced the Coronavirus Bill 2019-21 to parliament to enable public bodies to deal with the Covid -19 pandemic, the bill was to complete its passage through the House […]

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24
Mar

BBC NI commissioning brief March 2020

24/03/20

Posted on behalf of BBC Northern Ireland BBC Northern Ireland is now seeking ideas for programmes which can be plausibly and safely developed, or produced, in the context of the emergency measures necessitated […]

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20
Mar

The Film Corner Reloaded

20/03/20

The Film Corner  is an interactive web platform dedicated to cinema and suitable for students of Moving Image Arts and Creative Media aged 14+. The Nerve Centre has worked in partnership with six […]

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20
Mar

Online workshops with Northern Ireland Screen

20/03/20

Northern Ireland Screen will be running several online workshops for new and emerging talent in April. The seminars will cover script development, direction and post-production. The sessions will take place on the following […]

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18
Mar

Máthair airs tonight at 9.30pm on TG4

18/03/20

‘The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world’ – every man who played a role in changing Ireland culturally or politically had mothers who directed and inspired them, who gave them the […]

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16
Mar

Crew information regarding COVID-19

16/03/20

***please click here to visit our dedicated coronavirus page with more up-to-date information*** The coronavirus pandemic has had a particularly severe impact on freelancers working in the screen industry across the UK. A […]

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16
Mar

Update on COVID-19 and Northern Ireland Screen operations

16/03/20

Following today’s announcement by the UK government urging everyone to avoid non-essential contact with others, and in the interest of public health, Northern Ireland Screen staff have been encouraged to now work remotely. […]

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13
Mar

Jessy and Nessy now streaming on Amazon

13/03/20

Jessy and Nessy, a new preschool series about a young girl with magical spectacles and a curiosity that needs feeding is streaming on Amazon Prime Video from today, Friday 13th March. The 40 […]

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13
Mar

20th Belfast Film Festival Postponed

13/03/20

Statement from Belfast Film Festival: It is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the rescheduling of the 20th Belfast Film Festival.  To slow down the spread of COVID-19 and protect our guests, […]

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13
Mar

The Lang Hame

13/03/20

In The Lang Hame, a series of two programmes, Dan Gordon explores hidden histories in graveyards across Belfast and Londonderry and discovers the fascinating stories of Ulster-Scots people buried in some of Northern […]

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13
Mar

WFTV Inagural mentoring scheme for Northern Ireland women sponsored by Netflix and backed by leading industry experts

13/03/20

The seven Northern Ireland women who have been selected for the Women in Film and TV (WFTV) pioneering new mentoring scheme for Northern Ireland, sponsored by Netflix, were announced this week at The […]

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12
Mar

Celtic Media Festival reveals award nominees for 2020

12/03/20

The Celtic Media Festival has revealed the nominees for its upcoming awards which takes place from 2nd-4th of June in Quimper, Brittany, France. The Festival is an annual three-day celebration of broadcasting, film talent and […]

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12
Mar

Stellify Media secures first series BBC Scotland order for Secret Body – the world’s first ever undercover weight loss format series

12/03/20

BBC Scotland has commissioned Belfast based indie, Stellify Media, to make a full series of Secret Body, an undercover body transformation series. The 6 x 60 series features two contributors in each episode, […]

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