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19
Apr

Ups & Downs, Monday 22 April, BBC One Northern Ireland at 9pm

19/04/19

Ups & Downs, one of two stand-alone dramas, made as part of BBC Northern Ireland’s pilot New Perspectives initiative, is to be shown on BBC One Northern Ireland, Monday 22 April at 9pm. […]

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12
Apr

RTÉ 2’s new show ‘The Fitting Room’ on a mission to prove that fashion can be fun for everyone

12/04/19

RTE 2’s exciting new series “The Fitting Room”, presented by Paddy Smyth, is on a mission to prove fashion can be fun and accessible for everyone – celebrating difference and ripping open the seams of what […]

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11
Apr

New drama ‘Counsel’ on BBC One NI on Monday 15 April

11/04/19

Written by newcomer David Allen and directed by Declan Recks (The Truth Commissioner) Counsel is a new drama from BBC Northern Ireland telling the story of Olivia Harley, a female barrister who complicates […]

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11
Apr

Mná Spóirt: Croí is Anam on BBC Two NI and TG4

11/04/19

Aoife Ní Chaiside is a camogie superstar. The All-Ireland winning former captain of her club, Slaughtneil, and county and provincial champion is also a fervent ambassador of women’s sports. In a new three-part […]

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10
Apr

Irish language feature film ‘Aithrí’ to premiere on TG4 this Easter

10/04/19

Derry-based film maker Tom Collins’ star-studded, Irish language feature film, ‘Aithrí/Penance’ is to have its television premiere on TG4 this Easter. Shot in Derry & Donegal and inspired by a short story from […]

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10
Apr

Derry Girls to return for series three

10/04/19

Channel 4 has announced that following a cracker second series, which came to an emotional close on Tuesday night (9 April), the award-winning hit comedy Derry Girls, has been commissioned for a third […]

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03
Apr

Celtic Media Festival reveals nominees for 2019 awards

03/04/19

Celtic Media Festival reveals nominees for 2019 awards The Celtic Media Festival has revealed the nominees for the prestigious Torc Awards for Excellence, including several nominations for Northern Ireland talent. The winners are set to be announced […]

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02
Apr

Feature Length Seamus Heaney Biopic Coming to BBC Two

02/04/19

Patrick Holland, Controller BBC Two, today announced a major feature-length film about the life and work of Seamus Heaney, one of the greatest Irish poets since Yeats, who died, aged 74, in 2013. […]

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02
Apr

Foyle Film Festival’s Light In Motion Competition Open for Entries

02/04/19

Northern Ireland’s only Oscar® affiliated film festival has launched its 2019 Light In Motion (LIM) competition, open to filmmakers and animators across the world. Based in Derry~Londonderry, the Foyle Film Festival competition will […]

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01
Apr

New Original Preschool TV Series & Game Launches on Hopster TV

01/04/19

Hopster, the BAFTA-nominated preschool learning and entertainment platform, has launched Saturday Club a new original animation series. Created and developed by children’s media company, Dog Ears, and with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, the preschool show […]

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27
Mar

Filming commences in Northern Ireland on third series of critically acclaimed drama Marcella starring Anna Friel

27/03/19

Hugo Speer and Amanda Burton join the cast of the hugely successful series Innovative and gripping ITV crime drama Marcella, from leading UK independent content production company Buccaneer Media, returns to production this […]

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27
Mar

Border Country: When Ireland Was Divided, BBC One NI, Wed 27 March, 10.35pm

27/03/19

The border between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland has meandered across rural Irish farmlands since its creation in 1922. Throughout this time film crews and journalists have descended upon the […]

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26
Mar

Focus Features buys international rights to ‘Normal People’

26/03/19

Focus Features has picked up a number of international rights to Normal People, the feature film drama shot in Northern Ireland with funding support from Northern Ireland Screen. The film, which stars Liam Neeson […]

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22
Mar

NI films selected for Hot Docs 2019

22/03/19

Two projects, which received funding support from Northern Ireland Screen, have been selected to screen at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. The annual festival takes place between Thursday […]

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15
Mar

Full line-up announced for the 12th Irish Film Festa

15/03/19

Full line-up revealed for the 12th IRISH FILM FESTA, the only Italian film festival completely dedicated to Irish cinema and culture, which is taking place from 27-31 March 2019, at the Casa del […]

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11
Mar

Introducing Doc Fest Ireland

11/03/19

Belfast Film Festival is proud to present Doc Fest Ireland, a new, industry-focused All-Ireland Documentary Film Festival, which will take place in Belfast from Wednesday 12th June – Sunday 16th June 2019. Doc Fest […]

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05
Mar

Cinemagic launches ‘On The Pulse’ short film season with 30 events to inspire young people throughout March

05/03/19

Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People has launched ‘On The Pulse’, its inaugural short film season set to run throughout March 2019. The initiative is supported by the Department for Communities […]

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01
Mar

Short Film Schemes 2019/20 now open

01/03/19

Northern Ireland Screen has launched a number of short film schemes aimed at developing Northern Ireland resident creative talent. These include: The Short Film Call We intend to use Lottery Funds provided through […]

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07
Feb

Award wins for Derry Girls and Pablo at Broadcast Awards 2019

07/02/19

Congratulations to two projects made in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, which won at the Broadcast Awards 2019 last night (6th February). Derry Girls, from Hat Trick Productions, won in […]

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29
Jan

NI filmmaker commissioned by Bridging the Gap

29/01/19

Following a programme of intensive workshops with industry figures such as Thierry Garrel, Daniel Saltzwedel (Dox Consulting) and Mila Turajlic (The Other Side of Everything) and a competitive pitching process, five filmmakers have […]

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28
Jan

Call out for Storyland 2019

28/01/19

RTÉ and Northern Ireland Screen have announced that they are seeking submissions from writers and producers to develop new original online dramas for the new season of Storyland. Under the Storyland banner, RTÉ and […]

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23
Jan

Bankside boards production partnership with Northern Ireland Screen and Screen Ireland

23/01/19

Leading international sales and film finance company Bankside Films has teamed up with Screen Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen and on a joint venture that intends to produce, and fully fund, up to […]

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17
Jan

Two Minute Masterpiece returns

17/01/19

Two Minute Masterpiece is back – only this time it’s bigger and better! Looking to build on the success of the previous Two Minute Masterpiece projects where BBC NI funds emerging film talent, […]

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09
Jan

Northern Ireland filmmaker Chris Kelly nominated for Outstanding Debut at 2019 BAFTAS

09/01/19

Northern Ireland man Chris Kelly has been nominated in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer category at the 2019 EE BAFTAS for his feature documentary, A Cambodian Spring. The […]

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19
Dec

Saving Santa to air on RTÉ 2 this Christmas

19/12/18

The award-winning short film Saving Santa (2017), from Brassneck Productions in association with Lamb films, will soon be coming to the end of a successful festival run throughout the world. The short film, […]

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