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News and Events - Irish Language Broadcast Funding

17
May

Irish Language Broadcast Fund announces funding decisions for 2022

17/05/22

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is delighted to announce its latest funding decisions for 2022. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV and online content with a total of 12 […]

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03
May

New issue based ILBF series Croí na Ceiste le Caoimhe airs on BBC NI

03/05/22

Broadcaster and journalist Caoimhe Ní Chathail fronts a new Irish Language Broadcast Fund series Croí na Ceiste le Caoimhe to investigate the growing issues affecting young people today. The four-part series made for BBC […]

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28
Apr

ILBF New Entrant Scheme in Television Skills

28/04/22

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is seeking applications from fluent Irish speakers for its New Entrant Scheme in Television Skills. The scheme is a 12 month paid placement (real living […]

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08
Apr

New ILBF music archive series looks at traditional and folk tracks over the last 50 years

08/04/22

A new four-part Irish Language Broadcast Fund music series, Ar Scáth an Cheoil, looks at some of the most significant traditional and folk recordings over the last 50 years. Each week a host […]

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06
Apr

New ILBF series Báisteach looks at how rain impacts lives across the globe

06/04/22

Báisteach (rain). It always seems to turn up when you least want it, leaving your best laid plans in tatters but rain is a vital resource. In this new Irish Language Broadcast Fund […]

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31
Mar

Celtic Media Festival reveals 2022 nominees for Torc Awards for Excellence

31/03/22

Celtic Media Festival; The International Summit of Sound and Screen, has unveiled the full list of nominees for this year’s Torc Awards for Excellence. Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to see a range […]

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30
Mar

New ILBF documentary Bás as Baile explores the work of The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust

30/03/22

A new Irish Language Broadcast Fund documentary tells the story of how the tragic death in New York of a young man from Newry has helped grieving families across the island of Ireland […]

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16
Mar

Beidh Aonach Amárach returns for its 4th series

16/03/22

The popular Irish Language Broadcast Fund agricultural show, Beidh Aonach Amárach, returns for its 4th series on Wednesday 23rd March at 8:30pm on TG4 and Monday 11th April at 10pm on BBC Two Northern Ireland. The series was produced by Strident […]

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11
Mar

Doineann to have its TV premiere on BBC Two NI and TG4

11/03/22

Doineann, the first Irish language feature film shot entirely in Northern Ireland, gets its television premiere on Sunday 13th March at 10pm on BBC Two Northern Ireland and Monday 21st March at 9.30pm […]

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11
Mar

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with ILBF concert on BBC Two NI & TG4

11/03/22

In Ceiliúradh na Féile Pádraig, Brian Kennedy, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Fiachna Ó Braonáin and Clare Sands are among the cast of singers and musicians coming together for a special St Patrick’s Day (Thursday […]

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09
Mar

Kayakers cross the River Erne in new ILBF series

09/03/22

Old friends Cormac Ó hÁdhmaill and Antaine Ó Donnaile undertake an epic kayaking adventure on the River Erne in a new Irish Language Broadcast Fund series, Buachaillí Ón Éirne. Made by Macha Media […]

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01
Mar

New ILBF series explores why women were accused of being ‘witches’

01/03/22

A new Irish Language Broadcast Fund series, An Diabhal Inti (The Devil’s in Her), which begins on International Women’s Day, explores how and why thousands of people, mostly women, were accused of being […]

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08
Feb

ILBF series Ceol le Toal to air on BBC Two NI for music lovers

08/02/22

Music has been John Toal’s lifelong passion and in a new Irish Language Broadcast Fund series for music lovers, Ceol le Toal, he taps into the great range of styles and talent across […]

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02
Feb

Influencers to feature in new Irish MUA series on TG4’s BLOC

02/02/22

A teacher from Cork, a nursing student from Armagh, a call-centre worker from Limerick and an Art Student from Kerry – what do they all have in common? A love for makeup. Masters […]

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18
Jan

New Irish thriller Doineann to be released in cinemas on 28th January

18/01/22

DOINEANN, the Irish for ‘stormy weather’, will be released in cinemas on Friday 28th January. Acquired by Wildcard Distribution, the tense Irish language thriller is a feature debut from Damian McCann with the screenplay penned […]

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23
Dec

ILBF podcast Ceol na Sióg will be available from tomorrow

23/12/21

Ceol na Sióg (Music of the Fairies), a new Irish Language Broadcast Fund radio podcast supported by four lyric videos exploring the magic of the world around us, will be available on BBC […]

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22
Dec

ILBF series Ar An Sliabh airs on BBC Two NI

22/12/21

A new Irish Language Broadcast Fund six-part observational documentary series, Ar An Sliabh, follows the lives of mountain communities – from the slopes of Slieve Gullion to the heart of the Wicklow mountains. […]

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20
Dec

Northern Ireland Screen 2021 year in review

20/12/21

2021 proved to be another great year for Northern Ireland Screen with many successes across film, TV, animation, games and interactive content. Despite the challenges brought about by the ongoing pandemic we were […]

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17
Dec

ILBF documentary about Seán Ó Riada to air on TG4

17/12/21

Seán Ó Riada – the 20th century’s most influential Irish composer and cultural figure will be brought to television screens this St. Stephen’s Day (Sunday 26th December) on TG4 at 9:20pm in a […]

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10
Dec

ILBF Documentary Críochdheighilt to air on BBC Two NI

10/12/21

A century on from the creation of Northern Ireland, Ian Malcolm, journalist and author, goes on a personal journey to explore how Partition continues to affect the lives of the people living in […]

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01
Dec

A new ILBF documentary investigates the role of three priests in the peace process

01/12/21

A new Irish Language Broadcast Fund documentary, Sagairt na Síochána, reveals the remarkable roles played by three Irish Redemptorist priests. Presented by reporter Kevin Magee and produced by Imagine Media, the documentary will […]

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30
Nov

ILBF documentary celebrating Saint Colmcille to air on TG4

30/11/21

A new Irish Language Broadcast Fund documentary about the exciting life story of one of Ireland and Scotland’s most important saints, Colmcille – An Naomh Dána, will air on Tuesday 7th December at […]

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25
Nov

Gealán – feature drama initiative call for submissions

25/11/21

The ILBF, BBC Gaeilge and TG4 are seeking ideas for Gealán – the feature length Irish language drama initiative. Doineann, which had its gala premiere at this year’s Belfast Film Festival was the first […]

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22
Nov

Irish Language Broadcast Fund announces funding decisions for 2021

22/11/21

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is delighted to announce its latest funding decisions for 2021. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV and online content with a total […]

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09
Nov

I Lár an Aonaigh returns to BBC Two NI for its 10th series

09/11/21

I Lár an Aonaigh, the Irish language magazine series has reached an important milestone returning for its tenth series on BBC Two Northern Ireland from Monday 15th November at 10pm. The series was […]

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