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05
Jan

ScreenSkills writing for children’s animation workshop

05/01/21

What’s it like to write for a children’s animation show? What are the challenges you will face? What are the limitations you will have to work with? How do you develop your own […]

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24
Dec

Pampered pooches feature in new series, Peataí!, at Ark Farm pop-up clinic

24/12/20

Cranky cats, pampered pooches and zoopharmacognosy. A new four-part series, Peataí!, starts on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Monday 4th January at 10pm, gets its paws into the wonderful world of pets! The […]

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23
Dec

Galway Film Fleadh presents Solstice Winter Festival

23/12/20

The holiday season in particular, is a time when we find comfort in the art of light – in films. As always, Galway Film Fleadh wants to bring audiences together; to share in […]

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22
Dec

How animated film Sol earned 3 star Albert Certification

22/12/20

In a first for UK broadcasting, CITV, ITV Hub, ALL 4, My5, TG4, S4C and BBC ALBA all jointly aired Sol, an animated film with an aim to bring light and comfort to […]

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21
Dec

Northern Ireland Screen 2020 year in review

21/12/20

2020 proved to be a very different year for Northern Ireland Screen. Production got underway at the start of the year as usual and continued to boost the local economy and provide employment […]

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18
Dec

ScreenSkills is calling for industry feedback to help improve National Occupational Standards for screen industry roles

18/12/20

ScreenSkills is asking for industry feedback on its update of the National Occupational Standards that inform the development of qualifications and apprenticeships in the screen industries. This autumn, ScreenSkills consulted with professionals across […]

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18
Dec

Netflix Documentary Talent Fund opens applications from Monday 4th January 2021

18/12/20

Netflix have launched a Documentary Talent Fund that is designed to guide aspiring filmmakers through every step of the film making process. The opportunity will be open to anyone across the UK and […]

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17
Dec

Belfast Olympian John McNally featured in TG4 documentary, Laochra Thar Lear

17/12/20

Laochra Thar Lear (Heroes Abroad) celebrates Ireland’s significant Olympic achievements in the first sixty years of the modern games, from almost accidental wins in tennis in 1896 to an Olympic record-breaking run in […]

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17
Dec

Focus features to debut Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast

17/12/20

Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST. Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Branagh, BELFAST is the humorous, tender and intensely personal story of one boy’s childhood during […]

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16
Dec

Lost Lives is releasing a limited-run vinyl of its RTS NI award-winning soundtrack on 18 December 2020.

16/12/20

Following the critical success of the 2019 cinematic film LOST LIVES, the historical film adaptation of the during ‘The Troubles’ releases a limited-run vinyl of their RTS NI award-winning soundtrack on 18 December. […]

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16
Dec

Costume Department Trainee development scheme

16/12/20

Northern Ireland Screen is running a skills development scheme called Production, Craft and Technical Skills 2020.  The scheme will provide training opportunities in varied roles in the film and television industry between January 2021 […]

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15
Dec

Company placement opportunity for a casting trainee

15/12/20

We are running a skills development programme as part of the COMPANY PLACEMENT SCHEME called Casting Trainee 2020. The programme will provide a training opportunity with The Extras Dept. for one person. Casting Trainee 2020 is a paid placement scheme […]

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14
Dec

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme 2 opens for applications on 17th December 2020

14/12/20

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland have launched an Individuals Emergency Resilience Programme, with the aim to retain a vital workforce within the creative sector which is at risk of being lost as […]

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11
Dec

TV premiere of heart-warming kids’ film about grief ends 2020 – Sol to lighten darkest night of a dark year

11/12/20

Sol – an inspiring film about a little boy’s journey through grief – premieres in the UK and Republic of Ireland on the darkest night of the year, the Winter Solstice – Monday […]

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10
Dec

Stellify Media / Sony Pictures Television All-Ireland Screenwriting Prize in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen

10/12/20

Sony Pictures Television and Stellify Media, in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen, are launching a brand-new All-Ireland screenwriting prize. The brief is for high-concept, contemporary, returnable crime drama, that can be filmed on […]

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09
Dec

Applications open for our Production, Craft and Technical Skills scheme

09/12/20

Northern Ireland Screen is running a skills development scheme called Production, Craft and Technical Skills 2020.  The scheme will provide training opportunities in varied roles in the film and television industry between January 2021 […]

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08
Dec

PIXIE is coming to cinemas on Friday 11th December

08/12/20

Paramount Pictures will release PIXIE in cinemas across Northern Ireland on Friday 11TH December. PIXIE was filmed on location in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen. Pixie (Cooke) wants to avenge her mother’s death by masterminding […]

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07
Dec

Emerging Producer Mentoring scheme

07/12/20

Northern Ireland Screen is seeking mentees to participate in an emerging producer initiative. As part of the mentoring scheme: You will receive practical, tailored advice and guidance based on your mentor’s industry experience. […]

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07
Dec

Screen Academies release upcoming opportunities to work on short sci-fi film

07/12/20

Screen Academies have released new dates for their workshops across production design, film construction and VFX. Each academy provides the opportunity to work on a short sci-fi film Human Error. Screen Academies is supported by […]

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07
Dec

Aodán Mac Póilin film, Rian na gCos, to air on BBC Two NI and TG4

07/12/20

Rian na gCos, celebrates the life and contribution of Aodán Mac Póilin – the Irish language pioneer and advocate. The one-hour programme, will air on BBC Two NI on Sunday 13th December at […]

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02
Dec

Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarket and Arts Talent Market 2021 now open for applications!

02/12/20

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket is one of the world’s largest documentary and factual markets and pitching forums. Selected projects will have the opportunity to meet with international industry representatives among 300+ international funders, broadcasters, distributors, […]

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01
Dec

Go back in time this Christmas with our Digital Film Archive

01/12/20

In the spirit of Christmas, Northern Ireland Screen has compiled a collection of festive themed footage from its Digital Film Archive and will present it in the form of a ‘Christmas Checklist’, for […]

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01
Dec

Creative Europe Desk: Spotlight on North-South Collaboration

01/12/20

Creative Europe Desk Northern Ireland and Creative Europe Desk Ireland are hosting an event exploring the ties between creative companies across the border in the fields of animation and creative tech. The event […]

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01
Dec

The Pixel Mill’s Platform 2021 programme is open for applications

01/12/20

Platform is the accelerator programme for video game companies in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Screen is seeking teams that are passionate about video games and are motivated to establish/grow their company. We want […]

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30
Nov

Submissions are now open for 33rd Galway Film Fleadh

30/11/20

Feature film submissions are now open for the 33rd Galway Film Fleadh, taking place from 6th – 11th July 2021.  Approaching the end of a challenging year, and with a successful outing as […]

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