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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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11
Apr

Mná Spóirt: Croí is Anam on BBC Two NI and TG4

11/04/19

Aoife Ní Chaiside is a camogie superstar. The All-Ireland winning former captain of her club, Slaughtneil, and county and provincial champion is also a fervent ambassador of women’s sports. In a new three-part […]

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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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05
Apr

The Glazed Foreshore documentary on NVTV

05/04/19

The Glazed Foreshore, a feature-documentary exploring the diverse culture, heritage and biodiversity of the Ards Peninsula and its links with Scotland has been completed by Northern Visions with the support of Northern Ireland […]

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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

Celtic Media Festival reveals nominees for 2019 awards

03/04/19

Celtic Media Festival reveals nominees for 2019 awards The Celtic Media Festival has revealed the nominees for the prestigious Torc Awards for Excellence, including several nominations for Northern Ireland talent. The winners are set to be announced […]

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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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02
Apr

Foyle Film Festival’s Light In Motion Competition Open for Entries

02/04/19

Northern Ireland’s only Oscar® affiliated film festival has launched its 2019 Light In Motion (LIM) competition, open to filmmakers and animators across the world. Based in Derry~Londonderry, the Foyle Film Festival competition will […]

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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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29
Mar

AmmA Centre hosts annual BFI Film Academy Showcase

29/03/19

Caption: Photo includes Averil Morrow [Head of Professional Learning and Development, EA], Richard Williams [CEO NI Screen], Jo Barnett [Programme Co-ordinator], Diane Jessie Miller [Programme Tutor] and the young people who participated in the […]

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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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28
Mar

Derry Girls and Mrs Wilson secure BAFTA TV nominations

28/03/19

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) today announced the nominations for the 2019 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards. Derry Girls and Mrs Wilson, […]

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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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22
Mar

Oilithreacht, Monday 25th March, 10pm, BBC2 Northern Ireland

22/03/19

Filmed during the summer of 2018, this three-part series documents a 12-week season on the sacred site of Lough Derg, Co. Donegal. Made by DoubleBand Films for BBC Gaeilge and RTÉ with support […]

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15
Mar

Applications now open for Production Trainee 2019 placement

15/03/19

Northern Ireland Screen has launched a skills development programme called PRODUCTION TRAINEE 2019 as part of its Company Placement Scheme. The programme will provide a training opportunity in an established production company, working […]

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15
Mar

Northern Ireland Screen at GDC 2019

15/03/19

A delegation of game developers from Northern Ireland is set to attend the upcoming Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco with the support of Northern Ireland Screen. GDC is the largest professional […]

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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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