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31
Oct

Lomax in Éirinn wins Oireachtas Award

31/10/19

The winners of this year’s Oireachtas Communication Awards were announced at a gala event in Dublin last night. We are delighted to report that the Irish Language Broadcast Fund documentary Lomax in Éirinn […]

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31
Oct

True North: Cherrie, Me and HIV to air on BBC One NI

31/10/19

Actor Matthew Cavan was diagnosed HIV positive 10 years ago.  The diagnosis changed his life and had a huge impact on those closest to him. In a new documentary which was produced by […]

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31
Oct

Staff memories of ‘Best of UTV’ mark 60th Birthday of TV station

31/10/19

UTV turns 60 today and, to mark this milestone birthday, interviews with a group of former and current staff members have been released in which they share their memories of working at the […]

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30
Oct

Waddell Media air Britney Spears documentary on Channel 5

30/10/19

BRITNEY SPEARS: BREAKING POINT AIRS ON CHANNEL 5 THIS SUNDAY The heavy price of fame is revealed by looking at a critical 14 months in the life of Britney Spears. The fragile connection […]

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30
Oct

A Bump Along The Way director receives BIFA nomination

30/10/19

The nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) were announced earlier today and we are delighted to report that A Bump Along The Way director Shelly Love has been nominated for the […]

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29
Oct

BBC Digital Skills Day 2019

29/10/19

BBC Digital Skills Day returns as part of Digital Cities Belfast 2019 with another jam-packed day of free talks, workshops and creative sessions, helping you explore the latest in digital content and storytelling. […]

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23
Oct

Two Minute Masterpiece with BBC Northern Ireland

23/10/19

Two Minute Masterpiece is back! BBC Northern Ireland want to commission five short films from emerging filmmakers – however this time around, the criteria is a little bit different! Following on from the […]

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23
Oct

The 32nd Foyle Film Festival programme is released

23/10/19

The Foyle Film Festival returns for its 32nd year with another highly anticipated programme of cinematic treats, industry talks and previews of many major awards contenders. The festival takes place from Friday 15th to […]

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21
Oct

Lost Lives to screen in cinemas all across the UK for one night only

21/10/19

Lost Lives, a major cinematic and timely film inspired by the book of the same name, which records every single death and its circumstances since the beginning of the Troubles, is released in […]

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21
Oct

Registration for Belfast Media Festival now open

21/10/19

The Belfast Media Festival 2019 is returning for its 10th year celebration and registration for sessions are now open. The festival will once again take place at the MAC in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter from […]

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18
Oct

From Russia with love as new series of Family Footsteps starts on BBC One NI

18/10/19

A new series of Family Footsteps starts on BBC One Northern Ireland this Monday night (21st October) at 7.30pm. Gavin Andrews takes the Smyth family from Bangor, Co Down on a genealogical detective […]

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17
Oct

ScreenSkills and thecallsheet deliver Free High-end TV Production Masterclass

17/10/19

Everything you ever needed to know about high-end TV drama production… but were too busy to ask. Production Lab, a ScreenSkills Production Masterclass, led by Production Manager Imogen Gay (Peaky Blinders, Top Boy), and delivered […]

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16
Oct

Northern Ireland talent feature in BIFA 2019 Breakthrough Longlist

16/10/19

It has been announced today (Tuesday 16th October 2019) that A Bump Along the Way and Ordinary Love are amid the prestigious British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) longlist. BIFA celebrates, supports and promotes […]

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15
Oct

NI Gaming Industry insight sessions

15/10/19

Specialist training and design thinking Consultancy Company, Rejig are hosting two highly interactive insight gathering sessions on behalf of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) about the Gaming Industry in Northern Ireland. The main […]

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14
Oct

Dublin Murders on BBC One tonight at 9pm

14/10/19

Dublin Murders is finally hitting our screens and will air its first episode tonight on BBC One at 9pm. Drawn from Tana French’s internationally bestselling Dublin Murder Squad novels, the eight part series is […]

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11
Oct

Kings of Šumava selected at Ji-Hlava

11/10/19

Kings of Šumava, an animated documentary feature from Kris Kelly, has been selected to screen at the 23rd Ji-Hlava International Documentary Film Festival, central and Eastern Europe’s biggest documentary festival. The documentary tells […]

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11
Oct

Tír na nÓg – Land of the Young: the Gaeltacht in Donegal

11/10/19

A new three-part BBC Gaeilge series, Tír na nÓg (Land of the Young), gives viewers an insight – and for some, a nostalgic reminder – into the lure and charm of the Gaeltacht in Donegal. […]

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10
Oct

RTS NI Reveals Shortlist for 2019 Programme Awards

10/10/19

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) is delighted to announce the finalists for its 5th Annual Programme Awards, sponsored by Ka-Boom which will take place in The Mac, Belfast on Thursday […]

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10
Oct

A Quare Tongue to air on BBC Two NI

10/10/19

From a Bafta to an MBE, the work of County Down-born poet, playwright and documentary film-maker Damian Gorman has garnered many awards over the past 25 years. He describes himself as someone who feels ‘at home in language’. He says words […]

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09
Oct

Lost Lives to have world premiere at 63rd BFI London Film Festival 2019

09/10/19

Lost Lives, a major cinematic film inspired by the book of the same name, will have its world premiere at the 63rd BFI London Film Festival tomorrow, Thursday 10th October, at Curzon Mayfair. Written over […]

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08
Oct

Exploration through Cinema for Students as Foyle Film Festival’s Education Programme Launches

08/10/19

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 exploration for children and young people […]

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04
Oct

IFTA announces Gaza as Ireland’s entry for Oscars 2020

04/10/19

The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced that the feature documentary GAZA has been selected as Ireland’s entry for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category (formerly Best Foreign Language category) at […]

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04
Oct

Nerve Belfast hosts games development meet-up

04/10/19

On Monday 7th October, Nerve Belfast is hosting a round table discussion at The Pixel Mill in Ormeau Baths Innovation Centre at 11am. This is an informal meet-up to speak to attendees about […]

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03
Oct

Northern Ireland’s Aislinn Clarke receives UK Academy Gold Fellowship for Women grant

03/10/19

Northern Ireland filmmaker Aislinn Clarke has become the second recipient of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women Grant.  The award is part of AMPAS’ Action: The Academy Women’s Initiative, which launched in 2018 […]

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02
Oct

New series of kids TV show, Pablo, is back by popular demand

02/10/19

Pablo, the acclaimed kid’s TV show and brainchild of Co. Down-based production company, Paper Owl Films, will return to screens for a second series this month. The 2D animated show is centred around […]

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