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04
Nov

Documentary series, An Teach Seo Againne, airs on RTÉ1 on family structures

04/11/20

Family structure has changed dramatically over the last 50 years with one-in-three families in Ireland now departing from the traditional model. A unique four-part Irish Language Broadcast Fund series, An Teach Seo Againne, […]

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03
Nov

Nerve Centre and Fighting Words NI present a Screenwriting Mini-Academy for young writers

03/11/20

This winter, join the Nerve Centre and Fighting Words NI for a brand-new venture: Screenwriting Mini-Academy. The academy is a free series of film/writing workshops for up to 8 writers (ages 16-19) from […]

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02
Nov

Brexit and the Northern Ireland screen industry

02/11/20

Northern Ireland Screen will host an online panel session about Brexit and its impact on the Northern Ireland screen industry on THURSDAY 12th NOVEMBER at 14.00. Register your interest by emailing [email protected] The […]

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02
Nov

Call for applications to the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund

02/11/20

Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce an application call for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF). The USBF is open for applications for projects that contribute to the promotion and status of the […]

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30
Oct

BBCNI and BBC2 host commissioning webinar

30/10/20

BBC Northern Ireland is seeking ideas for programmes for transmission on TV & iPlayer in 2021 and early 2022. This round covers a range of genres, including Factual, Factual Entertainment, Arts and Comedy. […]

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28
Oct

Storytellers: Sons of the Sod by W.G. Lyttle on BBC Radio Ulster

28/10/20

As part of the Storytellers series on BBC Radio Ulster, Ian McElhinney will read Sons of the Sod by Wesley Greenhill Lyttle from Saturday 31st October at 12:30pm. The three-part series was abridged and […]

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27
Oct

RTS NI announces nominees for 2020 programme awards

27/10/20

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) is delighted to announce the finalists for its 6th Annual Programme Awards, sponsored by Ka-Boom. The winners will be announced at this year’s virtual awards […]

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23
Oct

WFTV Q&A: In conversation with the team behind The Sheriff

23/10/20

On Thursday 29 October at 6pm, WFTV will be hosting an online Q&A event featuring the team behind the film THE SHERIFF; Director Grace Sweeney, location producer Sinéad Ingoldsby and Head of Development […]

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21
Oct

Belfast Media Festival goes virtual for 2020 with exclusive Kenneth Branagh interview

21/10/20

Kenneth Branagh will return to Belfast virtually on Thursday 12th November to bring the creative industries together for a unique Belfast Media Festival (BMF) 2020. Now in its 11th year this special ‘BMF […]

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21
Oct

Creative Europe launch series of online case study events on film co-production 

21/10/20

Creative Europe Desk UK has launched a series of online case study sessions on film co-production throughout the autumn months that are free and open to anyone with interest in the screen industries. […]

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20
Oct

New Acorn TV & Channel 5 drama, Dalgliesh to film in Northern Ireland

20/10/20

Based on P.D. James’ international best-selling and much-loved Inspector Dalgliesh Mysteries; Bertie Carvel (Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) has been cast in the lead role AMC Networks’ Acorn TV and Channel 5 have […]

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20
Oct

33rd Foyle Film Festival launches Change and Challenges programme

20/10/20

In a year full of change and challenges, the 33rd Foyle Film Festival has gone virtual, with many of the films in the programme reflecting this year’s theme. The festival will take place […]

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20
Oct

Applications open for WFTV mentoring scheme for Northern Ireland

20/10/20

The WFTV Mentoring Scheme will be open for Northern Ireland applications from Monday 19 October. The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is a programme designed for women looking to take a significant step in their […]

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19
Oct

Pixel Mill Trainees 2021 applications are open

19/10/20

Northern Ireland Screen intends to run a skills development programme called The Pixel Mill Trainee 2021 Programme. The programme, through Bootcamp, is an industry-led new entrant paid training programme (NMW/NLW) that seeks to […]

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19
Oct

Cathy Brady wins IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary

19/10/20

The 64th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express came to a close last night with a virtual ceremony announcing the winners of the inaugural Virtual LFF Audience Awards and the […]

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19
Oct

Ordinary Love wins 2020 Best Film Award at IFTAs

19/10/20

Sunday night’s Virtual IFTA Awards was the first of its kind on Irish TV –  A Star-studded affair with high-profile international guest presenters virtually presenting filmmakers across the island of Ireland for their extraordinary […]

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16
Oct

Restart – training scheme for those wishing to get into the games industry

16/10/20

Video game development is a fast growing and vibrant industry which reaches audiences across the world. Within Northern Ireland there is an exciting and emerging video game development community which is creating games […]

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15
Oct

BBC Academy Digital Cities 20 – 22 October: A series of FREE events for the creative industries.

15/10/20

Digital Cities Virtual returns next week starting Tuesday 20th October for another three-day series of FREE online skills training, workshops and masterclasses for people working in or interested in TV and related creative […]

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15
Oct

Shudder acquires Boys from County Hell for North America

15/10/20

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, today announced that it has acquired all rights in North America to Chris Baugh’s (Bad Day for the Cut) wild and […]

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14
Oct

RETìníZE selected to join Digital Catapult’s Augmentor acceleration programme

14/10/20

RETìníZE is one of ten innovative start-ups that has been selected from the UK’s immersive community to join the fourth edition of Digital Catapult’s Augmentor programme, securing the opportunity to work with leading industry […]

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13
Oct

Fired Up Films’ Lost Relics sells to Discovery US

13/10/20

Discovery has acquired U.S. rights to the 5 x 60’ documentary series Lost Relics of The Knights Templar from Holywood based Fired Up Films and global studio/distributor eOne. The factual broadcaster has taken […]

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13
Oct

Pitching seminar with Barry Devlin

13/10/20

Tired of having your pitches turned down by unempathetic, nameless development executives in terrifically successful film companies whose only qualification to judge your brilliance is an Oscar or two on their desks? Tired […]

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13
Oct

Creative Frontiers: Capturing the AI Revolution on Screen

13/10/20

Future Screens NI, AI Con and Northern Ireland Screen are calling for submissions to a competitive funding call aimed at Capturing the AI Revolution on Screen.  Applications are sought from film-makers, innovators at […]

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12
Oct

ScreenSkills National Occupational Standards review workshops in Northern Ireland

12/10/20

Each year, ScreenSkills reviews and updates existing national occupational standards (NOS). NOS are statements of what someone needs ‘to do’ and ‘to know’ to perform a job role. These standards are used to […]

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09
Oct

Multiscreen Freelancers Fund

09/10/20

Multiscreen Freelancers is a pilot fund that encourages Northern Ireland interactive companies (video games, immersive) to engage with freelancers from other screen sectors (film/TV, animation, VFX, documentary etc.) and arts sectors (live events, […]

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