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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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08
Sep

My Left Nut nominated for Broadcast Digital Award

08/09/20

My Left Nut, a comedy drama written by local newcomers Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney for BBC Three has been nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award in the Best Drama Programme category. The […]

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07
Sep

Digital Cities Virtual: 22 – 24 September 2020

07/09/20

BBC Academy’s Digital Cities will be returning as Digital Cities Virtual in 2020-2021, with a not-to-be missed monthly series of FREE events for the creative industries. Digital Cities Virtual will take place from Tuesday […]

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07
Sep

Afro-Mic Productions announces Adrian Dunbar as presenter for new Channel 5 series Scenic Ireland

07/09/20

Afro-Mic Productions has confirmed Irish actor Adrian Dunbar as the presenter of their new Channel 5 series Scenic Ireland. In this two-part series, funded by Northern Ireland Screen, the Line of Duty star, […]

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04
Sep

Brenda Romero to speak at Future Tuesdays

04/09/20

Future Screens NI will welcome industry trailblazer and BAFTA winner Brenda Romero to speak at Future Tuesdays on 15th September.  Brenda will be speaking on the hidden histories of the women who made […]

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04
Sep

Paper Owl Films – Casting Call for Ladybird and Bee / Bóín Dé agus Beach

04/09/20

26 x 2min programmes RTÉJr. For bestie beasties, Ladybird & Bee, Wild Meadow is the whole world. This funny little series mixes charming storytelling with the universe of narrative potential that is the […]

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04
Sep

Four Irish Language Broadcast Fund projects nominated for 2020 Oireachtas Communications Awards

04/09/20

The Oireachtas today announced the shortlist for the Oireachtas Communications Awards 2020. Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to see that four projects supported by its Irish Language Broadcast Fund are among the list […]

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03
Sep

BFI, Albert and Arup launch ‘a screen new deal – a route map to sustainable film production’

03/09/20

‘First of its kind’ report proposes a step-change in the way the industry operates and sets out a route map to help film production transition to net zero emissions by 2050 in line […]

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03
Sep

Two Minute Masterpiece animated short films now available on BBC iPlayer

03/09/20

The successful short films from this year’s Two Minute Masterpiece, in partnership with BBC Arts and Northern Ireland Screen, are now live on BBC iPlayer. Six films were commissioned based on the theme ‘Connection’ […]

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02
Sep

Volunteer led Newcastle Community Cinema launches short film competition

02/09/20

Newcastle Community Cinema (NCC) has been at the forefront of delivering a rich programme of films and documentaries to the movie lovers of South Down for over 10 years now, and as lockdown […]

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02
Sep

RTS NI 2020 Programme Awards open for entries

02/09/20

The Royal Television Society (RTS) launched its 2020 Programme Awards for the Northern Ireland creative industries. The winners will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony hosted by Patrick Kielty on Thursday 12th […]

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02
Sep

Vacancy – BAI Cataloguer

02/09/20

Funded and supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland through its Archiving Scheme 2 and the Department for Communities (DfC), Northern Ireland Screen – in partnership with the Public Record Office of Northern […]

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01
Sep

WestEnd Films acquires worldwide rights to The Last Rifleman

01/09/20

WestEnd Films has acquired worldwide rights to THE LAST RIFLEMAN, a drama starring Pierce Brosnan and directed by Terry Loane (Mickybo and Me). Inspired by true events, THE LAST RIFLEMAN is a moving […]

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01
Sep

Boys From County Hell selected for Sitges Film Festival

01/09/20

Congratulations to Northern Ireland’s Chris Baugh and Brendan Mullin whose latest film Boys From County Hell has been selected to screen at the 53rd Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. The Festival, […]

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28
Aug

On the passing of Sir Ken Robinson

28/08/20

Sir Ken Robinson’s contribution to digital creativity in Northern Ireland will have lasting impact. The death of Sir Ken Robinson was announced by his family on August 21, 2020. Originally from Liverpool where […]

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25
Aug

Trainee opportunity for a Script Editor

25/08/20

Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Drama Commissioning and Element Pictures, and supported by ScreenSkills HETV Training Fund, is recruiting a Trainee Script Editor for a one year paid placement opportunity. The placement will be […]

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24
Aug

Creative Europe Desk UK Co-Production Weekender

24/08/20

Creative Europe Desk UK is pleased to announce the second edition of Co-Production Weekender, albeit taking a slightly different form this year due to COVID-19. Rather than taking place over one weekend, this […]

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24
Aug

Ignite Documentary Talent Development Programme

24/08/20

IGNITE is a pilot bilingual talent development programme directed towards emerging documentary filmmakers from the north and south of Ireland embarking on their first or second non-fiction feature film. Created in collaboration between Cork International […]

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21
Aug

#LoveCinema invites everyone to fall in love with the big screen all over again

21/08/20

  The Irish Film Distributors Association with Cinema First, the industry body charged with the promotion of UK cinemagoing, has launched #LoveCinema, a nationwide campaign designed to capture the attention of audiences across the UK […]

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21
Aug

New series of An Focal Scoir on BBC Two NI focuses on the impact of lockdown

21/08/20

An Focal Scoir, a studio discussion series for BBC Two Northern Ireland, is back on Monday 24th August at 10pm. The four-part series was produced by Below The Radar TV for BBC Gaeilge with […]

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