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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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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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25
Mar

BFI Network x Bafta Crew event in Belfast

25/03/19

Taking the Plunge; from shorts to features Saturday 6 April 2019 MAC Theatre, Belfast 14.00 – 18.00 Working towards making your debut feature? A panel of first feature writers, directors and producers discuss their […]

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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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13
Mar

BBC NI and BBC Studios would like to invite you to the launch of the new BBC Talent Cloud system

13/03/19

What is the BBC Talent Cloud? The BBC Talent Cloud is aimed at off-air freelancers seeking bookings with the BBC and BBC Studios. It is a secure database where you can upload your […]

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12
Mar

Applications open for the Marketplace at the 2019 Galway Film Fair

12/03/19

The Marketplace at the Galway Film Fair co-ordinates pre-scheduled meetings between filmmakers with projects in development and/or completed films and invited Film Financiers, Distributors, Sales Agents, Broadcasters, Film Funds and Major Producers. The […]

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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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06
Mar

WFTV Northern Ireland – The Process of Casting with Carla Stronge

06/03/19

Wednesday 20 March | 5.30pm– 7.30pm (Session starts at 6pm) The Dark Horse, Hill Street, Belfast This session is a must for professional actors, as well as directors, producers and writers who want […]

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01
Mar

‘Reel’ Representation in Foyle Film Festival’s 2019 Intercultural & Anti-Racism Programme 2019

01/03/19

A curated selection of films from across the world highlighting diversity and equality will screen in Derry~Londonderry this month as part of the Foyle Film Festival’s Intercultural & Anti-Racism programme. Running from Friday […]

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01
Mar

Royal Television Society announces Northern Ireland Student Television Awards nominees for 2019

01/03/19

Kieran Doherty, Chair of RTS NI and joint MD of Stellify Media; Bernard McCloskey, Head of Education, Northern Ireland Screen; Eden Wilson, keynote speaker from UTV and Aidan Browne, Chair of RTS NI […]

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