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News and Events - Funding

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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06
Dec

Canada-Northern Ireland projects receive over £112,000 in funding

06/12/18

Northern Ireland Screen and The Canada Media Fund announced today an investment of over £112,000 (CAD$192,000) to support the co-development of audiovisual content under the Canada-Northern Ireland Codevelopment Incentive for Audiovisual Projects. This […]

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03
Dec

My Family Secrets Revealed on Channel 4, Monday 3rd December at 1pm

03/12/18

Big Mountain is delighted to announce that its 15-part hour long series My Family Secrets Revealed premieres on Channel 4  on Monday 3rd December.  The series, which offers the British public a chance to […]

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28
Nov

Foyle Film Festival Announces 2018 Light in Motion Competition Winners

28/11/18

The 31st Foyle Film Festival concluded on Sunday night (25th November) with the announcement of the Light in Motion competition winners at Brunswick Moviebowl. The Foyle Film Festival is one of only a […]

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27
Nov

Death and Nightingales, Wednesday 28th November at 9pm on BBC2

27/11/18

Based on Eugene McCabe’s modern Irish classic, Death and Nightingales is a riveting story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885 when all of […]

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17
Oct

Cinematic Adventure for Students as Foyle Film Festival’s Education Programme Launches

17/10/18

As Foyle Film Festival gets ready for its annual celebration of cinema and screen, the launch of this year’s dedicated education programme promises 10 days of cinematic adventures for children and young people […]

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03
Oct

Investment means more new factual, drama and comedy commissions from BBC Northern Ireland

03/10/18

BBC Northern Ireland audiences can expect more local drama, more comedy and a greater range of documentaries over the next year. Speaking at a BBC Northern Ireland commissioning briefing in Queen’s Film Theatre, […]

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03
Oct

Line Of Duty reveals Stephen Graham as Balaclava Man in casting announcement for series five

03/10/18

Stephen Graham (Save Me, Taboo, This Is England) will star as guest lead in Line Of Duty series five. Graham will play John Corbett alongside Rochenda Sandall (Girlfriends, Broken) as Lisa McQueen – […]

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17
Aug

The Call is Open for Bridging the Gap: RED!

17/08/18

This year’s call for Bridging the Gap is now open, inviting emerging filmmakers to propose their short documentaries responding to the theme ‘RED’. Now in its 16th year, with support from Creative Scotland and […]

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08
Aug

‘Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare’ releases on Samsung Gear VR and Oculus GO

08/08/18

Mobile games publisher Boomdash Digital has announced the official release of a new action-packed VR game on Samsung Gear VR and Oculus GO. Based on re-imagining of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, Evil […]

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08
Aug

Legendary to work with ‘Bad Day For The Cut’ Filmmakers Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin

08/08/18

Legendary has closed a deal on an Untitled project from local filmmakers Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin who run Six Mile Hill Productions in Belfast. Chris is set to direct the project, while […]

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27
Jul

Northern Ireland film, Elián, nominated for an Emmy Award

27/07/18

A feature documentary produced by Belfast based Fine Point Films has been nominated for an Emmy Award. Elián is the story of Elián Gonzalez, a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits, […]

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26
Jul

Northern Ireland Screen launches Short Film Call

26/07/18

Northern Ireland Screen has launched the second Short Film call of 2018/19. Northern Ireland Screen intends to use Lottery Funds provided through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and BFI NETWORK to support […]

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