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02
Oct

Northern Ireland Screen & Docs Ireland pitching competition

02/10/20

After the success of the inaugural pitching competition at the 2019 festival, Docs Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen are again offering a chance for documentary makers, from established filmmakers to new and emerging talent, to […]

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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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01
Oct

Peppercorns and the Secret of the Deep Sea to be screened at Cinemagic International Film Festival

01/10/20

Peppercorns and the Secret of the Deep Sea will be available to watch online from Friday 23rd – Thursday 29th October as part of Cinemagic’s International Film Festival. The live-action adventure was partly […]

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30
Sep

The BFI Doc Society Fund is now accepting applications

30/09/20

The BFI Doc Society Fund is now open for applications. The Fund encourages filmmakers to take risks on form and content, where the more commercial sector cannot. The BFI Doc Society uses National […]

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28
Sep

Mountain Vets returns for second series

28/09/20

Mountain Vets returns to the spectacular Kingdom of Mourne for a second series beginning on Friday 2nd October at 8pm on BBC Two. The six-part series follows the work of nine mountain vets, […]

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25
Sep

Producers launch new development initiative for mother tongue languages

25/09/20

The Mother Tongues Award is a development initiative launched by production companies Ardimages UK and Shudder Films in association with sales agent Charades and UK distributor Curzon. The awards is seeking feature films at […]

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23
Sep

Entries now open for Sheffield Doc|Fest film and arts programme 2021

23/09/20

Sheffield Doc|Fest is open for entries from around the world that wish to be considered for launching or premiering as part of the 2021 official selection, within either the film or arts programme. Sheffield […]

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23
Sep

Billy Goat Entertainment announce Supermarket Shriek’s PS4 release date

23/09/20

Billy Goat Entertainment and PQube have announced the release date for Supermarket Shriek. Developed with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, the game will be available to play on PS4 from Friday 23rd October […]

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22
Sep

Here Before selected for London Film Festival’s inaugural works-in-progress showcase

22/09/20

Here Before, the debut feature film from Northern Ireland writer-director Stacey Gregg, has been selected as one of seven projects for the BFI London Film Festival’s inaugural works-in-progress showcase. The platform will form […]

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22
Sep

Short Film 2020-21: 2nd call for applications

22/09/20

Northern Ireland Screen has launched the second Short Film call of 2020/21. Northern Ireland Screen intends to use Lottery Funds provided through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and BFI NET.WORK to support […]

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21
Sep

Cathy Brady shortlisted For £50k IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI

21/09/20

The BFI and IWC Schaffhausen today reveal the three filmmakers shortlisted for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI. At £50,000, and now in its 5th year, it has […]

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21
Sep

Two Minute Masterpiece is back!

21/09/20

Two Minute Masterpiece, in partnership with BBC Arts and Northern Ireland Screen, gives up to six emerging filmmakers the opportunity to create their own two-minute film. The chosen filmmakers are paired with an […]

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17
Sep

Film and TV Production Restart Scheme

17/09/20

On 28 July, the Culture Secretary announced the launch of a Government-backed £500m scheme for UK film and TV productions struggling to get insurance for Covid-related costs. The Film and TV Production Restart Scheme will […]

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16
Sep

PIXIE to be released on Friday 23rd October

16/09/20

Paramount Pictures will release PIXIE in cinemas across Ireland on Friday 23rd October. PIXIE was filmed on location in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen. Pixie (Cooke) wants to avenge her […]

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16
Sep

Mental Fitness Workshop

16/09/20

The film industry is a buzzing environment to work in and is one that constantly challenges and pushes us to our creative and physical edge. But how do we look after ourselves to […]

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16
Sep

Bridging the Gap zoom surgeries

16/09/20

Bridging the Gap is one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives in the UK, offering documentary development training, a cash budget, production support, and up to one year of international festival distribution. […]

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15
Sep

A world of cinema at your fingertips – Cinemagic Film Festival is going virtual this October

15/09/20

The 31st Cinemagic International Film Festival for young people will present a month-long programme of unmissable online opportunities for children, families, young adults and young filmmakers. The festival will offer a small series […]

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14
Sep

Derry Halloween Festival seeks contributors

14/09/20

Derry Halloween Festival 2020 will run from 28th October – 1st November. This home-grown festival created by the people of the city 34 years ago offers visitors a unique and authentic experience, drawing […]

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14
Sep

BFI network X BAFTA Crew applications are now open!

14/09/20

BFI network X BAFTA Crew are calling all writers, directors & producers working towards their first feature, TV, or online commission and emerging craft and technical talent across all key roles within production […]

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11
Sep

Passing of John D. Schofield

11/09/20

We were so sorry to hear of the death on 30 July of John D. Schofield. A lot of you will not have heard of John but if you have ever worked on […]

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11
Sep

Inertial Drift from Level 91 Entertainment released today

11/09/20

Today is the official release of Inertial Drift, the arcade racer game from Northern Ireland indie developer Level 91 Entertainment. Developed with funding from Northern Ireland Screen and published by PQube, the game […]

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11
Sep

Joe Mahon returns in a beautiful new UTV series about Lough Foyle

11/09/20

Joe Mahon returns to UTV on Monday 21st September in a brand new series LOUGH FOYLE, a television travelogue series featuring the history, natural environment and cultural heritage of the Foyle catchment area, […]

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10
Sep

Celtic Media Festival announces call for entries with two new categories

10/09/20

Celtic Media Festival today opened the call for entries for the 2021 Torc Awards for Excellence, taking place next year in Quimper, Brittany. The Celtic Media Festival honours the best in Celtic programming […]

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10
Sep

Vacancy – Youth Executive

10/09/20

As part of the ongoing partnership agreement with the BBC, Northern Ireland Screen are moving to the second year of a skills development programme in partnership with BBCNI for a Youth Executive.  The […]

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08
Sep

Wildfire selected for 2020 BFI London Film Festival

08/09/20

The BFI London Film Festival has unveiled the full programme for its 2020 physical-virtual hybrid edition, with 58 features playing to audiences across the UK from October 7-18 with Cathy Brady’s Wildfire screening virtually on […]

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