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News and Events - Irish Language Broadcast Funding

08
Apr

Turas Bóthair is back with a brand new series on TG4

08/04/21

Turas Bóthair is back with some familiar and new faces! The Irish Language Broadcast series that exposes real life topical conversations filmed through rigged cameras inside cars will air on Thursday 15th April […]

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02
Apr

Popular ILBF show Croí Uladh le John Toal returns for second series

02/04/21

John Toal is back on our screens and on the road again for a second series of Irish Language Broadcast Fund show Croí Uladh le John Toal, starting Monday 12th April at 10pm […]

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29
Mar

Enda Kenny discovers abandoned railway routes in Ireland in new ILBF series

29/03/21

Iarnród Enda, a new Irish Language Broadcast Fund series about the long-abandoned railway routes of Ireland, airs on Monday 5th April at 8:30pm on RTÉ One. The six-part series was produced by Sonas […]

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25
Mar

Two ILBF projects nominated for the RTS Ireland Television Awards

25/03/21

Two Irish Language Broadcast Fund projects, Sol and Toraigh: Creag Bheag i Lár na Farraige, have been nominated for the RTS Ireland Television Awards. The winners across nine categories will be announced on Virgin […]

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19
Mar

ILBF series Tréigthe looks at some of Ulster’s forgotten buildings

19/03/21

In a new Irish Language Broadcast Fund series, Tréigthe (Abandoned), presenter Cormac Ó hÁdhmaill uncovers the history behind some of Ulster’s forgotten buildings, previously brimming with life, now neglected and reclaimed by nature. […]

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09
Mar

Applications open for Amharc 2021/2022

09/03/21

TG4, BBC Gaeilge and Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund are happy to invite submission for the 2021/2022 season of Amharc. The Amharc initiative continues to support the production of feature length […]

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04
Mar

ILBF documentary on a rebranding mission to give Peig the mother of all make over

04/03/21

PEIG, a documentary about the storyteller Peig Sayers will air on TG4 on Wednesday 10th March at 9:30pm. This documentary was produced by Waddell Media for TG4 with funding support from our Irish […]

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03
Mar

Bóín & Beach, Ladybird & Bee to premiere on RTÉjr in March

03/03/21

Produced by Paper Owl Films, Bóín & Beach, Ladybird & Bee – a beautiful series celebrating diversity in nature – premieres in the Irish language on RTÉjr on the 8th March. With 26 […]

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02
Mar

Irish Language Broadcast Fund Investment Committee vacancy

02/03/21

*Deadline extended to Friday 26th March* Is mian le Northern Ireland Screen ionadaí neamhspleách ar lucht féachana a cheapadh don Chiste Craoltóireachta Gaeilge (CCG). Is comhalta ó Bhord Northern Ireland atá mar chathaoirleach ar […]

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15
Feb

Sruth, a series about traditional music, is set to air on TG4 and BBC Alba

15/02/21

Sruth, a four-part series about traditional music is set to air on Sunday 21st February at 9.30pm on TG4 and BBC ALBA. Funded by Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund, the series […]

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01
Feb

Beidh Aonach Amárach returns to BBC Two NI with a twist

01/02/21

Beidh Aonach Amárach, the TV series that brings viewers the best of the country agricultural shows and fairs and meets the people who take part across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is back – with […]

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26
Jan

New documentary about non-surgical cosmetic procedures, Croí na Ceiste le Caoimhe, airs on BBC Two NI

26/01/21

Once considered a ‘treat’, non-surgical cosmetic procedures are rapidly becoming an indispensable part of many people’s beauty regime in Northern Ireland. In a new documentary, broadcaster and journalist Caoimhe Ní Chathail is on a mission to lay […]

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11
Jan

Irish Language Broadcast Fund January Development Round is open for applications

11/01/21

Tá lúchair orainn a fhógairt go bhfuil Babhta Maonithe Forbartha Eanair 2021 oscailte anois ar Flexigrant. Níl gá le tacaíocht craoltóra don bhabhta seo ach b’fhiú amharc i dtreo priarachtaí an CCG agus […]

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06
Jan

Life and legacy of Martin McGuinness examined in new documentary

06/01/21

I Fought, I Made Peace, I Made Politics traces Martin McGuinness’s life from his days defending the Bogside, to his days defending the Peace Process. We hear testimonies from friends, foes, colleagues, and Martin himself, as we […]

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24
Dec

Pampered pooches feature in new series, Peataí!, at Ark Farm pop-up clinic

24/12/20

Cranky cats, pampered pooches and zoopharmacognosy. A new four-part series, Peataí!, starts on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Monday 4th January at 10pm, gets its paws into the wonderful world of pets! The […]

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22
Dec

How animated film Sol earned 3 star Albert Certification

22/12/20

In a first for UK broadcasting, CITV, ITV Hub, ALL 4, My5, TG4, S4C and BBC ALBA all jointly aired Sol, an animated film with an aim to bring light and comfort to […]

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21
Dec

Northern Ireland Screen 2020 year in review

21/12/20

2020 proved to be a very different year for Northern Ireland Screen. Production got underway at the start of the year as usual and continued to boost the local economy and provide employment […]

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17
Dec

Belfast Olympian John McNally featured in TG4 documentary, Laochra Thar Lear

17/12/20

Laochra Thar Lear (Heroes Abroad) celebrates Ireland’s significant Olympic achievements in the first sixty years of the modern games, from almost accidental wins in tennis in 1896 to an Olympic record-breaking run in […]

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11
Dec

TV premiere of heart-warming kids’ film about grief ends 2020 – Sol to lighten darkest night of a dark year

11/12/20

Sol – an inspiring film about a little boy’s journey through grief – premieres in the UK and Republic of Ireland on the darkest night of the year, the Winter Solstice – Monday […]

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07
Dec

Aodán Mac Póilin film, Rian na gCos, to air on BBC Two NI and TG4

07/12/20

Rian na gCos, celebrates the life and contribution of Aodán Mac Póilin – the Irish language pioneer and advocate. The one-hour programme, will air on BBC Two NI on Sunday 13th December at […]

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05
Nov

I Lár An Aonaigh return to BBC Two NI

05/11/20

The Irish language magazine series, I Lár an Aonaigh, is back with a new series starting on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Monday 9th November at 10pm. The series is made for BBC Gaeilge by Below The Radar […]

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05
Nov

Irish Language Broadcast Fund announces funding decisions for 2020

05/11/20

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is delighted to announce its latest funding decisions for 2020. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV and online content with a total […]

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04
Nov

Documentary series, An Teach Seo Againne, airs on RTÉ1 on family structures

04/11/20

Family structure has changed dramatically over the last 50 years with one-in-three families in Ireland now departing from the traditional model. A unique four-part Irish Language Broadcast Fund series, An Teach Seo Againne, […]

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08
Oct

Talent Call: An exciting opportunity for new and emerging Irish Language writers!

08/10/20

An bhfuil suim agat a bheith i do scríbhneoir teilifíse? Tá Pounce Pictures agus Danú Media ag lorg scríbhneoirí le bheith páirteach i scéim forbartha, SCÉAL ÚR,  chun sraith nua drámaíochta teilifíse as […]

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01
Oct

Irish paintings of American artist Rockwell Kent in new documentary Ar Lorg Annie on TG4

01/10/20

Investigative journalist Kevin Magee uncovers a tale of romance and political intrigue about a reproduction picture hanging in a pub in Glencolmcille, Co.Donegal. Ar Lorg Annie airs on TG4 on Wednesday 7th October […]

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