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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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01
Oct

30th Anniversary Cinemagic Festival opens this week

01/10/19

The 30th Anniversary Cinemagic Festival opens this week and it presents over 30 days of unmissable film and television opportunities for young audiences in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The 2019 Cinemagic Belfast […]

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01
Oct

4stories talent scheme seeks new generation of writers and directors

01/10/19

4Stories, a talent scheme, designed to help establish the next generation of writers and directors, is back! The scheme is aimed at finding genuinely diverse voices, exploring contemporary stories of and by communities that […]

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26
Sep

Games Design open day at Ulster University

26/09/19

On Saturday 5th October, Ulster University is hosting an open day for the Games Design course at the Belfast Campus. The open day allows prospective students the opportunity to experience life at Ulster […]

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25
Sep

Italic Pig’s Infinite Hotel has been nominated for Raindance Film Festival Immersive Summit Award

25/09/19

Northern Ireland’s Italic Pig’s, The Infinite Hotel, game has been nominated for Best Immersive Game at the upcoming Raindance Film Festival. The Infinite Hotel is a character-driven VR adventure that boasts “a grand […]

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25
Sep

Hypixel’s Hytale nominated for Most Wanted Game Award

25/09/19

Hytale from Derry-based Hypixel Studios has been nominated in the Most Wanted Game category at the 37th Golden Joystick Awards. These are the world’s longest-running public-voted games awards and hold a special place […]

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25
Sep

X-Pollinator – A Cross-Disciplinary Professional Development Initiative For Female Talent

25/09/19

X-POLLINATOR is seeking up to 150 participants from various disciplines of film, theatre, performance, literature, comedy and visual art including both emerging and established female creative talent to register to a new professional development and […]

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24
Sep

I Rith an Bhealaigh

24/09/19

A new three-part Irish language series from BBC Gaeilge,  I Rith an Bhealaigh, follows the organisers and the inspirational stories of some of the competitors in this year’s Wild Atlantic Adventure Race (WAAR) in County Donegal. Some of the competitors in […]

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24
Sep

Cogadh faoi Cheilt – Scéal an IRB

24/09/19

Cogadh faoi Cheilt – Scéal an IRB (Hidden War – the story of the IRB), a story that is often ignored about a secret organisation that shaped the Irish state, airs on Wednesday […]

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23
Sep

ScreenSkills standards team is coming to Belfast

23/09/19

ScreenSkills is inviting industry professionals based in Northern Ireland to participate in workshops to help determine which skills and knowledge are required to work in camera, lighting, and sound recording and music technology […]

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