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11
May

Irish Language Broadcast Fund announces funding decisions for 2021

11/05/21

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is delighted to announce its latest funding decisions for 2021. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV and online content with a total […]

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10
May

New Expert Mentoring Programme searching for content producers

10/05/21

Film and television production within Northern Ireland continues to grow at pace. A significant part in this growth is the children’s television sector which has been spearheaded by Zodiak Kids Studio. Northern Ireland Screen has partnered […]

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07
May

New Writer Focus 2021-2022 is open for applications

07/05/21

Northern Ireland Screen is now seeking feature film, TV drama & Sit-com scripts to develop for its New Writer Focus scheme 2021-2022. Only Northern Ireland resident writers new to feature film, long-form drama […]

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06
May

Marketing Internship opportunity at Northern Ireland Screen

06/05/21

Marketing Internship 2021 is a new entrant scheme for aspiring marketers. Northern Ireland Screen is looking for motivated individuals who want to develop a career in marketing. Can you write engaging social media […]

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06
May

Irish Language Broadcast Fund studio series, An Focal Scoir, is back for a new series

06/05/21

An Focal Scoir, the Irish Language Broadcast Fund studio based discussion series, returns on Monday 10th May at 10pm on BBC Two Northern Ireland. The four-part series is produced for BBC Gaeilge by […]

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06
May

Fine Points Films project amongst Mother Tongues Award winners

06/05/21

The Mother Tongues Award, the feature film development initiative for UK-based filmmakers in which the dialogue is in a language other than English, has now selected its first three winners. The scheme is […]

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06
May

Applications open to the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund application call

06/05/21

Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce our applications are now open for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) call. The USBF is seeking digital content projects. The projects should be aimed at supporting learning […]

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05
May

BFI Film Academy releases new opportunities for young people

05/05/21

BFI Film Academy has released three new opportunities for young people: The Beginner’s Guide to the UK Film Industry, Saturday 8th May at 12:30pm via Zoom Talking Point founder Helen Johnson will lead […]

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05
May

Tourism Ireland launches Publicity Programming Fund 2021

05/05/21

Tourism Ireland is seeking applications from content producers for high quality international programming featuring the island of Ireland for its newly announced Publicity Programming Fund. This once-off initiative aims to support a limited […]

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30
Apr

Creative Animation Application Call

30/04/21

Northern Ireland Screen’s Creative Animation Scheme is designed to develop Northern Ireland resident junior creators/animators through the production of animated short films. The scheme provides junior level creators/animators with the opportunity to develop […]

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29
Apr

BBC Academy Production Unlocked

29/04/21

BBC Academy’s Production Unlocked is an exciting new series of FREE webinars with a focus on production starting in May. The series will consist of masterclasses, panel discussions and practical sessions covering a […]

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29
Apr

The Northern Ireland Film & Television School is now accepting applications for Sept 2021

29/04/21

The Northern Ireland Film & Television School (NIFTS) is an award-winning film school based at SERC’s Bangor campus. The 1-year HNC in Creative Media Production is delivered over 2 full days a week […]

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28
Apr

Northern Ireland projects nominated for BAFTA TV Awards

28/04/21

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the nominations for the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards. Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to […]

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27
Apr

Digital Film Archive partners with Finnish artist Jarkko Räsänen on CryptArk

27/04/21

In partnership with Finnish curator Mirjami Schuppert, our Digital Film Archive has commissioned CryptArk, the first part of a project by Finnish artist Jarkko Räsänen reimagining the UTV archive using new technology. CryptArk […]

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27
Apr

ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund webinar

27/04/21

ScreenSkills is hosting a seminar for producers of unscripted content in Northern Ireland to find out more about the Unscripted TV Skills Fund on Thursday 29th April at 9am via Zoom. The Fund, which […]

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27
Apr

Screenwriting and One Page Synopsis seminar with Kate Leys

27/04/21

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting a Screenwriting and One Page synopsis seminar aimed at supporting screenwriters and filmmakers who hope to apply for the New Writer Focus scheme. The seminar will be led […]

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27
Apr

NI Chamber event – Rotha Johnston interview with Tim Davie

27/04/21

Leadership LIVE – Exclusive Interview with Tim Davie CBE, Director-General, BBC Thursday 29 April | 2.00pm | Online Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) invites you to join an exclusive […]

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27
Apr

New education resource helps NI children tell their creative stories

27/04/21

Education charity Into Film, with the support from Northern Ireland Screen, has launched an exciting new activity pack which uses the magic of movies to help young people tell stories. Story Builder, is […]

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26
Apr

BBC NI profiles DeLorean in Fired Up Films’ new box set series

26/04/21

DeLorean: Back From The Future, a two-part theatrical documentary series exploring the rise and fall of automaker John Z DeLorean and his attempt to build the car of the future in the 1980s, […]

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23
Apr

Electrical Department Trainee development opportunity

23/04/21

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. Production, Craft and […]

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23
Apr

DCMS and BFI launch UK Global Screen Fund to boost global exports of UK content

23/04/21

Funding available to support UK-based screen sector companies with International Distribution, Business Development and Co-Production Open for Application from 28 April www.bfi.org.uk/ukglobalscreenfund The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the […]

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22
Apr

Dealing with Brexit seminar – new dates added

22/04/21

Course Overview Tutor: Across Borders Consulting Dates: Wednesday 28th April – Session 1 (Lunchtime) – 12.30 pm Tuesday 11th May –  Session 2 (Morning) – 10 am Monday 17th May – Session 3 (Lunchtime) – 12 […]

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22
Apr

Local landmarks feature in new city-management game by Belfast game developer Blackstaff Games

22/04/21

Today, Belfast game developer Blackstaff Games in partnership with Merge Games released Buildings Have Feelings Too!, a unique city-management puzzle game, on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game received […]

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22
Apr

CelAction and ScreenSkills are hosting free animation and rigging courses in CelAction2D

22/04/21

CelAction, in association with ScreenSkills, is providing free training courses in its popular CelAction2D animation software, used on popular animation series’ such as Peppa Pig, Bluey and Mr. Bean: the animated series. There […]

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22
Apr

First commission from BBC Three’s partnership with BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen Announced

22/04/21

BBC Three have announced the first commission and pilots as a result of the collaborative partnership with BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen. Since the launch of the scheme, there have been […]

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