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22
May

BBC Three, BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen expand youth content development scheme

22/05/20

BBC Three and BBC Northern Ireland are expanding their youth content development scheme with the launch of a new brief for independent production companies based in Northern Ireland. The partnership with Northern Ireland […]

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21
May

UK broadcasters join forces to introduce new industry wide guidance for producing television safely during COVID-19

21/05/20

ITV, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, STV, ITN, the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA) and Pact have joined forces to introduce new industry wide guidelines for producing television safely […]

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19
May

Rise up! – A life in words & music featuring ROE

19/05/20

At a time when people are dreaming of escape, running wild and doing what they really want to do, Rise Up: A Life in Words & Music, is just what is needed. This inspirational […]

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18
May

Marketplace at Galway Film Fair moves online

18/05/20

Applications are now being accepted for the virtual Marketplace at the 2020 Galway Film Fair, taking place during the 32nd Galway Film Fleadh. In light of the current Government restrictions on large gathering, the Galway Film Fair will take […]

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15
May

Irish Language Broadcast Fund New Entrant Scheme 2020-21

15/05/20

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund is seeking applications from fluent Irish speakers for the ILBF New Entrant Scheme. Trainees on the schemes will learn the craft of television while on placement […]

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15
May

Celtic nations and regions to celebrate as live streaming of annual Celtic Media Festival Awards is confirmed

15/05/20

The Celtic Media Festival today announced a special online broadcast of its annual Torc Awards for Excellence. The 2020 Celtic Media Festival was due to take place in Quimper, France, from the 4th-6th June, […]

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15
May

A documentary about Ike White follows the musical prodigy’s life journey this Monday on BBC Four

15/05/20

The Changin’ Times of Ike White follows the journey of a musical prodigy and the mythical album he made whilst serving life for murder at the age of 18. The film will air […]

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15
May

BBC announces Galton & Simpson bursary for comedy writing

15/05/20

At a time when everyone is feeling the effects of isolation it’s particularly apt to celebrate the life and work of two people who originally met in a sanatorium and went on to […]

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14
May

BBC NI supports local creative sector with a range of new TV commissions

14/05/20

BBC Northern Ireland has commissioned a range of new television programmes that will inform, educate and entertain local television audiences  – and help to underpin the independent production sector and its role in […]

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14
May

New competition encourages young filmmakers to explore wonders of nature by Into Film

14/05/20

Northern Ireland’s young people are being encouraged to channel their inner Sir David Attenborough by making a movie about the wonders of nature. Film Education Charity Into Film launched ‘Nature in Your Neighbourhood’, a […]

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13
May

Inertial Drift to be physically released in August

13/05/20

Inertial Drift will be released on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in both digital and physical format on Friday 7th August. The game by Level 91 Entertainment and PQube was made in […]

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13
May

BFI launches ‘See Yourself on Screen Challenge’, calling on 4-18 year olds to make their own mini-TV show whilst in lockdown

13/05/20

The BFI today launches the See Yourself on Screen Challenge, calling on young people aged 4-18 from across the UK to create their own idea for a mini-TV show they can film at […]

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12
May

Foundation Animation and Visual Effects Academies now open for 16-19 year olds

12/05/20

This month our Foundation Academy for Animation and Visual Effects Academy for 16-19 year olds will take place online. Both academies will be facilitated by Nerve Belfast. The Foundation Academy for Animation is a 6 week course starting from […]

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12
May

New wildlife series ‘Work on the Wild Side’ starts on Channel 4

12/05/20

Work on the Wild Side is a new twenty-part series which follows vets and volunteers who gave up their day jobs in the UK and moved to South Africa to rescue, rehabilitate and release […]

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12
May

Free online workshops with Northern Ireland Screen

12/05/20

Northern Ireland Screen will be running several online workshops. The workshops will cover filmmaking, animation and directing. The sessions will take place on the following dates: Factual filmmaking, 20th May, 3pm Short film […]

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11
May

Call for New Shorts Focus applications – deadline extension

11/05/20

New Shorts Focus is open to entry level writers and writer/director applicants resident in Northern Ireland, particularly those from groups that are underrepresented within the film and television industry, including: Females Females 30+ […]

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11
May

Galway Film Fleadh moves 2020 edition online

11/05/20

Following the announcement from the government that cinemas will remain closed until August 10th and large gatherings will not be allowed for some time, the Galway Film Fleadh have made the decision to present […]

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07
May

Pixel Mill Trainees 2020 applications are open

07/05/20

Pixel Mill Trainees 2020 is the new entrant scheme for aspiring video game developers. Northern Ireland Screen is looking for motivated individuals who want to develop a career in Northern Ireland’s thriving interactive […]

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07
May

Waddell ‘Dana’ documentary airing on BBC NI, RTE and BBC 4

07/05/20

50 years ago, an 18 year old schoolgirl left the Bogside in Derry and headed off to Amsterdam to represent Ireland in the 15th Eurovision Song Contest. What happened that night was to […]

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07
May

Cinemagic calling on young writers & illustrators to enter PROJECTIONS FROM ISOLATION initiative

07/05/20

In these unpredictable times of self-isolation, containment and vital stay at home perspective; Cinemagic want to create a positive and genuine project that celebrates ideas of community, togetherness and a shared love of […]

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06
May

Video Game Marketing Workshops

06/05/20

The Pixel Mill is hosting a series of afternoon workshops focusing on different elements of marketing for games. Running from the 19th-21st May at 3pm. Sessions will last 1 hr and half with […]

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06
May

Free online training for freelancers from ScreenSkills

06/05/20

As the lockdown persists, ScreenSkills are continuing to roll out wide-ranging slate of free training sessions for freelancers supported by the Skills Funds in television (unscripted, high-end and children’s), animation and film as […]

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05
May

Canada and Northern Ireland reopen codevelopment incentive

05/05/20

The Canada Media Fund and Northern Ireland Screen announced today the reopening of their funding incentive for the development of screen-based projects between Canadian and Northern Ireland producers. Click here to access the […]

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05
May

Online Carbon Literacy Training 2020

05/05/20

Albert have adapted their Carbon Literacy training programme so that it can be delivered via webinar during UK lockdown. Albert exists to support the UK production and broadcast industry’s transition to environmental sustainability, […]

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05
May

Creative Animation Application Call

05/05/20

Northern Ireland Screen’s Creative Animation Scheme is designed to develop Northern Ireland resident junior creators/animators through the production of animated short films. The scheme provides junior level creators/animators with the opportunity to develop […]

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