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News and Events - General

24
May

Applicants sought for new Youth Executive role

24/05/19

As part of their ongoing partnership agreement, Northern Ireland Screen and the BBC have revealed exciting plans for a new Youth Executive role based at BBC Northern Ireland. Both parties wish to make […]

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20
May

Paul Henry, Portráid Éireannach,TG4, Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 9.30pm 

20/05/19

In this new documentary for TG4, Antaine Ó Donnaile investigates how a Belfast Baptist came to create the quintessential image of the west of Ireland. Exactly 100 years after Paul Henry’s departure from […]

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15
May

Oscar-Winning Director Alex Gibney to attend new all-Ireland documentary festival in Belfast next month

15/05/19

Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney will take part in an event on the opening night of the new all-Ireland documentary film festival, DOCS IRELAND. Gibney will participate in an ‘In Conversation’ event with Brian […]

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14
May

New Shorts Focus 18/19 selection decisions

14/05/19

Three short projects have been chosen to go into production through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Shorts Focus 18/19 scheme. The three projects went through a period of development with three other writers under […]

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14
May

New Writer Focus applications open

14/05/19

Northern Ireland Screen is now seeking feature film scripts to develop for its New Writer Focus scheme 2019-2020. The scheme is only open to Northern Ireland resident writers new to feature film and […]

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14
May

Northern Ireland Screen’s Creative Animation call now open

14/05/19

Northern Ireland Screen has launched its Creative Animation Scheme, which is designed to develop Northern Ireland resident junior creators/animators through the production of animated short films. The scheme provides junior level creators/animators with […]

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10
May

Celtic Media Festival marks 40 years with outstanding festival programme

10/05/19

Bafta, Joe.ie, BFI set to converge on Aviemore, Scotland, alongside BBC, RTÉ and a range of international broadcasters. The Celtic Media Festival in Association with Screen Scotland today announced the details of its […]

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10
May

Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition accepting entries for 2019

10/05/19

Since its inception in 2005, The Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition has emphasised that good writing is still the backbone of the audio-visual sector and provided many writers with an opportunity to get […]

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09
May

Applications open for the ILBF New Entrant Scheme 2019

09/05/19

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund is seeking applications from fluent Irish speakers for the ILBF New Entrant Scheme. Trainees on the schemes will learn the craft of television while on placement […]

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09
May

Tír Eoghain: The Unbreakable Bond, Sunday 12 May, BBC Two NI, 10pm

09/05/19

Tír Eoghain: The Unbreakable Bond is the untold narrative behind the most successful minor team in the history of the GAA – the Tyrone Class of 1997/1998. Featuring Tyrone manager Mickey Harte and […]

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07
May

BFI Doc Society Local at Docs Ireland

07/05/19

Join fellow filmmakers and the team from Doc Society at BFI Doc Society Local at Docs Ireland, taking place in Belfast on Friday 14th June 2019. This is the next stop in a […]

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01
May

Barclays Funding for Media Companies event

01/05/19

Barclays is hosting an event outlining funding options for TV & Film production companies on Wednesday 29 May 2019 at Barclays Eagle Labs, Ormeau Baths. The lunchtime event will be hosted by Lorraine […]

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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

Applications now open for our Studio Assistant Company Placement

11/04/19

Northern Ireland Screen intends to run a skills development programme as part of its COMPANY PLACEMENT SCHEME called STUDIO ASSISTANT 2019. The programme will provide a training opportunity in a local music composition […]

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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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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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04
Apr

RTS Futures NI Crafts and Skills Season 2019

04/04/19

Duration of event:  Tuesday 8th April- Thursday 11th April 2019 Location of all events: Queen’s University Film Studio, 20 University Square, Belfast BT7 1PA Times of all events: 7-9pm DAY ONE Monday 8th […]

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03
Apr

HBO partners with Linen Mill Studios to open the Game of Thrones® studio tour

03/04/19

The Game of Thrones Studio Tour, comprising the breathtaking imagery, captivating sets, original props and costumes, and other behind-the-scenes items from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, will drop fans in the […]

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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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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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01
Apr

True North Shorts 2019

01/04/19

Calling all emerging filmmakers – True North Shorts is now open for submissions! BBC Northern Ireland is commissioning films that illuminate and challenge perceptions about contemporary life in Northern Ireland. True North Shorts […]

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28
Mar

NI filmmaker selected for WFTV’s Mentoring Scheme

28/03/19

Northern Ireland writer and director Lynne Davison is one of twenty women selected for the 2019 Women in Film and Television (WFTV) Mentoring Scheme. The scheme has set new industry standards for its […]

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27
Mar

Northern Ireland Student Television Award winners revealed by Royal Television Society for 2019

27/03/19

The Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) Student Television Awards Winners were announced last night in Belfast at an awards ceremony hosted by broadcaster Jo Scott, with the Joe McKinney memorial keynote […]

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