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22
Nov

Four Northern Ireland projects among nominees for 2019 Broadcast Awards

22/11/18

Four projects made in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen have been nominated for the prestigious Broadcast Awards. Derry Girls, Claude, Becca’s Bunch and Pablo will battle it out on 6th […]

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21
Nov

Acclaimed screen placement programme expands to meet demand

21/11/18

The acclaimed ScreenSkills Trainee Finder programme which places trainees on feature films, high-end television and children’s TV productions is increasing recruitment for 2019 to meet demand. The programme, which has forged a strong […]

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16
Nov

Want to work in TV? Apply for Aim High now!

16/11/18

AIM HIGH is back! The new entrant training scheme for aspiring TV producers returns. Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Northern Ireland are looking for motivated, passionate storytellers to take part in this prestigious […]

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16
Nov

RTS Northern Ireland reveal winners of 2018 Programme Awards

16/11/18

The winners of the Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) Programme Awards were announced last night at a glittering awards ceremony in The Mac Belfast, hosted by Actress Bronagh Waugh. The RTS […]

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15
Nov

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund announce second season of Amharc

15/11/18

TG4, BBC Gaeilge and Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund are delighted to announce the second season of ‘Amharc’. ‘Amharc’ was created to support the production of landmark creative films on the […]

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09
Nov

Animation Internship Programme

09/11/18

Do you want to work in animation? Are you a good team leader? Are you interested in production co-ordinating/management? If you can answer yes to these questions then Northern Ireland Screen wants to […]

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09
Nov

The Irish language magazine series, I Lár an Aonaigh, returns to BBC Two Northern Ireland

09/11/18

The Irish language magazine series, I Lár an Aonaigh, returns to BBC Two Northern Ireland on Monday 12th November at 10pm. I Lár an Aonaigh is a Below The Radar TV production for BBC Gaeilge with funding […]

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07
Nov

Screen Queens comes to Belfast Media Festival

07/11/18

Screen Queens is an entertaining, provocative and revealing session organised by Women in Film and TV Northern Ireland (WFTV NI) taking place at this year’s Belfast Media Festival, which features a host of […]

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07
Nov

Erica Starling takes home Best Arts Documentary Award at Griersons

07/11/18

Erica Starling Productions’ Leonora Carrington – The Lost Surrealist took home the Best Arts Documentary Award at the prestigious Grierson Awards on Monday evening. Hosted by Strictly Come Dancing star and comedian, Susan […]

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07
Nov

New Perspectives drama Ups and Downs in production

07/11/18

Ups and Downs, one of two stand-alone dramas being made as part of BBC Northern Ireland’s pilot New Perspectives initiative, is currently filming at locations across Belfast and surrounding areas. Written and directed […]

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02
Nov

Captain Jack and the Furious Few

02/11/18

Captain Jack And The Furious Few is a Below The Radar production for BBC Northern Ireland with support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund. He was a teenager from Portaferry, one of […]

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01
Nov

Finding new talent and developing skills with BBC Academy’s Digital Cities Belfast Week

01/11/18

BBC Academy’s Digital Cities Belfast Week  (#DigiBelfast) returns this autumn from Tuesday 6 November until Friday 16 November with a series of free events and workshops aimed at finding new talent, developing skills […]

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01
Nov

Vanessa Redgrave Leads This Year’s Special Guests at Foyle Film Festival

01/11/18

Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave will lead the industry luminaries at the prestigious Foyle Film Festival in Derry~Londonderry next month. The renowned actress, who won the Academy Award for her role in Julia, is […]

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30
Oct

Groundbreakers – Anne Acheson: The Art of Medicine, BBC Two NI, Sunday 4 November at 10pm

30/10/18

Dr Saleyha Ahsan uncovers the remarkable story of Anne Acheson, a pioneering, Portadown-born sculptor who revolutionised fracture treatment during the First World War in Groundbreakers – Anne Acheson: The Art of Medicine The […]

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25
Oct

First look at Normal People starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson

25/10/18

The first look image has been released from Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s Normal People, starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, based on the script by celebrated Irish playwright Owen McCafferty. Supported […]

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24
Oct

Féile: 30 Bliain ag Fás (Féile: 30 Years of Growth), Sunday 28 October, 10.30pm, BBC Two Northern Ireland

24/10/18

Since it began in 1988, Féile an Phobail in West Belfast has grown into one of the biggest community festivals in Europe. That first Féile was a day-long celebration with a carnival parade […]

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23
Oct

Kate Leys – Screenwriting Seminar

23/10/18

Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to host a screenwriting seminar on story and structure with Kate Leys. Kate Leys is a feature film script editor who works on film screenplays at all stages of development from […]

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22
Oct

Northern Ireland Screen launches Foundation Academy for Animation

22/10/18

Animation is a major growth area in the creative industries in Northern Ireland; in response to the high demand for skills and local talent, Northern Ireland Screen has launched a Foundation Academy for […]

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19
Oct

Welcome to a multiplatform, immersive experience, a first for Irish broadcasting

19/10/18

Did you know Derry City plays host to Europe’s biggest Halloween Festival and this year for the first time you can share in the festivities – with a multi-platform experience like no other.  Samhain […]

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19
Oct

Irish Director Cathy Brady’s Highly Anticipated First Feature Announced

19/10/18

Pre-production is underway on Wildfire, the highly anticipated feature debut from award-winning Irish director Cathy Brady (Morning, Small Change, Wasted) and a multi award-winning team of producers: Tempesta Films’ Carlo Cresto-Dina (The Wonders, […]

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19
Oct

RTS NI reveals shortlist for 2018 programme awards

19/10/18

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) is delighted to announce the nominees for this year’s Programme Awards, sponsored by Ka-Boom which will take place in The Mac, Belfast on Thursday 15th […]

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18
Oct

Belfast’s feminist film festival to host 4 days of films, discussions, panels across the city

18/10/18

“We want these important films to reach a new audience in Belfast and promote discussion about the things that affect women’s lives here and around the world every day.” WANDA, Belfast’s feminist film […]

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17
Oct

Irish Language Broadcast Fund announces funding decisions for 2018

17/10/18

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is delighted to announce its latest funding decisions for 2018. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV and online content with a total […]

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17
Oct

Cinematic Adventure for Students as Foyle Film Festival’s Education Programme Launches

17/10/18

As Foyle Film Festival gets ready for its annual celebration of cinema and screen, the launch of this year’s dedicated education programme promises 10 days of cinematic adventures for children and young people […]

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16
Oct

Rocky Ros Muc screenings in Belfast and New York

16/10/18

Rocky Ros Muc, a film supported by Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund, is set to screen at The Belfast International Arts Festival on 22nd October and at the Irish Arts Centre […]

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