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04
May

BBC Arts & Northern Ireland Screen Two Minute Masterpiece is now open for applications

04/05/20

Two Minute Masterpiece, in partnership with BBC Arts and Northern Ireland Screen, will give up to six emerging animators based in Northern Ireland the opportunity to create their own amazing two minute film. These commissioned […]

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04
May

Bounce Back Loan Scheme

04/05/20

The government has announced further details on “The Bounce Back Loan scheme” to help small and medium sized businesses. Key points are as follows: The Bounce Back Loan scheme helps small and medium-sized […]

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01
May

Freelands Foundation Emergency Fund

01/05/20

Today a-n revealed details of a new Emergency Fund in partnership with Freelands Foundation. The new fund of £1.5m will be open to all artists and visual arts freelancers living in England and […]

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01
May

New Writer Focus – Screenwriting webinar with Mary Kate O’Flanagan

01/05/20

As part of our New Writer Focus webinars, Mary Kate O’Flanagan will be hosting a seminar on The Core Principles of Storytelling On Screen on Thursday 7th May from 3pm – 6pm via […]

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29
Apr

Snoop Dogs sniff out secrets of the stars

29/04/20

Northern Ireland-based indie, Stellify Media, has been commissioned by Channel 4 to make a celebrity property show like no other. In an innovative and barking mad new format, cameras go inside the locked-down […]

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29
Apr

‘LEE Miller – A Life on the Frontline’ follows fearless trail blazer in new documentary

29/04/20

LEE MILLER – A Life on the Frontline follows the story of one of the most remarkable female icons of the 20th century throughout her transformation from a supermodel into an internationally famous war […]

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27
Apr

Creative Europe Desk UK Single Project application workshop

27/04/20

With the next Single Project development deadline approaching on 12th May, Creative Europe Desk UK has launched a webinar to provide some advice and guidance for UK producers that are either looking to submit an […]

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24
Apr

Coronavirus – Job retention scheme update

24/04/20

The UK Government released an update on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as it relates to fixed term contracts on the 23rd April 2020. Clarification was provided around the following: References to fixed […]

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23
Apr

Tranzfuser 2020 deadline extended

23/04/20

***Deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday 29th April at 12 noon*** Tranzfuser 2020 is now open for applications! Organised by UK Games Talent and Finance CIC (UKGTF) and funded by the […]

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22
Apr

Artemis Fowl to stream on Disney+ from 12th June

22/04/20

Disney’s new live-action fantasy-adventure film Artemis Fowl, which filmed partly on location in Northern Ireland, will be released exclusively on Disney+ from Friday 12th June. Directed by Northern Ireland Screen’s Honorary President, Sir […]

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21
Apr

Irish Language Broadcast Fund announces funding decisions for 2020

21/04/20

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is delighted to announce its latest funding decisions for 2020. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV and online content with a total […]

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20
Apr

New Writer Focus: In Conversation with Producers Farah Abushwesha and Ed King

20/04/20

Northern Ireland Screen has arranged an ‘In Conversation’ with producers Farah Abushwesha and Ed King to aid those applying to our New Writer Focus scheme. Date: Friday 24th April Time: 5pm – 5:40pm Place: Zoom This event […]

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20
Apr

Screen Fund slate development call April 2020

20/04/20

Northern Ireland’s screen sector is currently facing many challenges due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak. Several key sectors have been particularly badly affected. In order to support the companies that work in these […]

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16
Apr

Hypixel Studios to establish headquarters in Derry~Londonderry with support from Riot Games

16/04/20

Creators of the anticipated game Hytale to set up their first physical office with support from Riot Games Hypixel Studios, the videogame developer behind upcoming title Hytale, will establish its headquarters in Derry~Londonderry […]

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16
Apr

Covid-19 Repayable Grants Scheme now open

16/04/20

The Film and TV Charity’s Covid-19 Film and TV Repayable Grants Scheme offering much-needed financial support to industry freelancers waiting for payments under the Government’s Self-employment Income Support Scheme is now open for […]

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16
Apr

The Irish Houses – Scéal Phobal Bhóthar Seoighe now available on BBC iPlayer

16/04/20

The Irish Houses – Scéal Phobal Bhóthar Seoighe, made for BBC Gaeilge by Clean Slate TV with support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund, is available now on BBC iPlayer. The new BBC Gaeilge […]

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15
Apr

Games Development Academy Taster Sessions with Nerve Belfast

15/04/20

Nerve Belfast is running a number of taster sessions as part of the Games Development Academy for young people aged 16-19. The Academy will take place on the following dates: Thursday 23rd April […]

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15
Apr

Hot Docs reveals Made in Northern Ireland films

15/04/20

This year’s Hot Docs Festival, which was scheduled for April 30-May 10 in Toronto, like many other events has been postponed. While the Festival explores the best way to bring its outstanding films […]

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10
Apr

Northern Ireland Screen Skills Bursaries During COVID-19

10/04/20

During this lockdown, it may be a good time for you to consider any training or up-skilling that you have been keen to complete but, until now, have been unable to take the […]

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10
Apr

WFTV online conversation with Lisa McGee

10/04/20

Women in Film and Television is hosting an online converstion with Lisa McGee on Thursday 30 April at 2pm for its members.  This is an exciting opportunity to hear from Lisa McGee, 2019 WFTV […]

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09
Apr

Production Design Academy with Nerve Belfast

09/04/20

This is the first of Nerve Belfast’s online courses to be delivered as part of the Production Design Academy aimed at 16-19 year olds. During the four weeks you will take a script […]

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09
Apr

Rewriting the Narrative Funding Call

09/04/20

In response to the impact of Covid-19 on the creative industries Future Screens NI and Northern Ireland Screen are partnering to deliver the Rewriting the Narrative Funding Call. Rewriting the Narrative is an […]

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08
Apr

Lost Relics Of The Knights Templar premieres on HISTORY on Easter Monday

08/04/20

Lost Relics of the Knights Templar, a new five-part series from local indie Fired Up Films and London based Krempelwood airs this Monday, 13th April at 9pm on HISTORY. The series, which was […]

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08
Apr

The Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund launches today

08/04/20

The Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund launches today to provide much-needed support to the many thousands of active workers and freelancers who have been hit hardest by the closure of productions […]

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07
Apr

New Writer Focus Screenwriting Webinar

07/04/20

New Writer Focus – Screenwriting Webinar To help you prepare your script and story documents for our annual NEW WRITER FOCUS call for feature film and TV drama/comedy scripts, Northern Ireland Screen has […]

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