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10
Dec

Kathryn Ferguson’s NOTHING COMPARES to premiere at Sundance

10/12/21

  The 2022 Sundance Film Festival, running January 20-28, has announced the World Premiere of the documentary NOTHING COMPARES, directed by Northern Ireland filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson, on January 21 in Park City, Utah […]

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09
Dec

BBC Writersroom is open for applications for drama and comedy drama script

09/12/21

BBC Writersroom’s Open Call is now open for applications for DRAMA and COMEDY DRAMA scripts written for film, TV, radio, stage or online including for children. Open Call is not a competition but a […]

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07
Dec

Ulster University seeks participants for a study to understand the mental health and wellbeing of screen industry workers

07/12/21

Ulster University is undertaking a study to understand the mental health and wellbeing of screen industry workers in Northern Ireland. It is widely acknowledged that the screen sector industries contribute positively to individuals in many […]

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06
Dec

An Introduction to Genre for Screenwriters

06/12/21

Phil Parker is hosting a seminar for screenwriters, An Introduction to Genre, on Thursday 13th January from 5:30pm – 8:30pm via Zoom. This masterclass provides an overview for screenwriters covering all the main […]

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06
Dec

Cathy Brady wins Debut Screenwriter Award at BIFA

06/12/21

The British Independent Film Awards took place in London last night with Newry woman Cathy Brady picking up the Debut Screenwriter Award for her film Wildfire. Developed and produced with funding from Northern […]

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03
Dec

Odo and Almost Never nominated for Broadcast Awards

03/12/21

Two children’s projects made in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen have been nominated for the prestigious Broadcast Awards. Odo has been nominated for Best Pre-School Programme and Almost Never has been […]

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03
Dec

Ted’s Top Ten begins Monday on CITV

03/12/21

Ted’s Top Ten, a live action comedy about a ten-year-old slacker tackling life’s problems with his own top ten lists, airs weekdays from Monday 6th December at 5:30pm on CITV. Filmed entirely on […]

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03
Dec

Jamie Dornan to be honoured with an Oscar Wilde Award

03/12/21

Northern Ireland born actor Jamie Dornan will be honoured with an Oscar Wilde Award at the US-Ireland Alliance’s Oscar Wilde Awards on March 24, 2022, at Bad Robot, the Santa Monica production company of J.J. Abrams […]

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01
Dec

A new ILBF documentary investigates the role of three priests in the peace process

01/12/21

A new Irish Language Broadcast Fund documentary, Sagairt na Síochána, reveals the remarkable roles played by three Irish Redemptorist priests. Presented by reporter Kevin Magee and produced by Imagine Media, the documentary will […]

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30
Nov

ILBF documentary celebrating Saint Colmcille to air on TG4

30/11/21

A new Irish Language Broadcast Fund documentary about the exciting life story of one of Ireland and Scotland’s most important saints, Colmcille – An Naomh Dána, will air on Tuesday 7th December at […]

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25
Nov

Funding Assistant (maternity cover) vacancy

25/11/21

Northern Ireland Screen has an exciting opportunity for a Funding Assistant (Maternity Cover – 1 Year Contract), who will join our established Funding team within our Operations division. Reporting to the Funding Manager […]

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25
Nov

Gealán – feature drama initiative call for submissions

25/11/21

The ILBF, BBC Gaeilge and TG4 are seeking ideas for Gealán – the feature length Irish language drama initiative. Doineann, which had its gala premiere at this year’s Belfast Film Festival was the first […]

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24
Nov

LYRA wins audience award at Cork International Film Festival

24/11/21

The 66th Cork International Film Festival (CIFF) wrapped up on Sunday evening following the presentation of a full world-class programme. The Feature Audience Award at this year’s festival went to Northern Ireland Screen-backed Lyra, directed by Alison Millar, […]

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22
Nov

4Skills to create over 15,000 training, development and learning opportunities for young people

22/11/21

From 2022 4Skills, Channel 4’s training and development strategy, will create over 15,000 opportunities nationwide with a particular focus on young people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds who want a career in broadcasting. “Channel […]

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22
Nov

Irish Language Broadcast Fund announces funding decisions for 2021

22/11/21

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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18
Nov

Hope Street airs on BBC One NI from Wednesday 24 November

18/11/21

New local serial police drama, co-commissioned by BritBox North America, BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Daytime, Hope Street will air on BBC One Northern Ireland on Wednesday 24th November at 7pm. The 10-part […]

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18
Nov

Two Minute Masterpiece is back!

18/11/21

BBC Northern Ireland, in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen, is offering up to six emerging female filmmakers the opportunity to create their own two-minute film. The chosen filmmakers are paired with an industry […]

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18
Nov

WFTV four nations mentoring scheme returns for 2022

18/11/21

The Women in Film and Television (WFTV) Northern Ireland mentoring scheme for mid-career women based in the UK closes tomorrow (Friday 19th November) at 5pm. The scheme, sponsored by Netflix, is designed for […]

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17
Nov

Screen Academies accepting applications for VFX and game development workshops

17/11/21

Screen Academies have released new dates for its upcoming workshops across VFX and game development. Both academies will run for 12-weeks from January to March 2022. VFX Academy Participants will learn about the different […]

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17
Nov

Belfast Media Festival returns for a one-day virtual event

17/11/21

The 12th Belfast Media Festival returns tomorrow (Thursday 18th November) for an exciting one-day ‘virtual’ event with the support from Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Northern Ireland. This year’s free virtual event, Meet the Commissioners, brings you some of […]

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16
Nov

The Pixel Mill Trainees 2022 (Community Management) development opportunity

16/11/21

The Pixel Mill Trainee 2022 (Community Manager) is an entrant scheme for aspiring video game marketers. We are looking for motivated individuals who want to develop a career in Northern Ireland’s thriving interactive […]

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16
Nov

Want to work in factual and entertainment TV production? Apply for Aim High now!

16/11/21

AIM HIGH, the entrant level training programme for aspiring factual and entertainment TV producers, is now open for applications. Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Northern Ireland are looking for motivated, passionate storytellers to take part in this […]

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15
Nov

Media Grant Scheme

15/11/21

The Community Relations Council (CRC) and Northern Ireland Screen have launched this year’s Media Grant Scheme 2021/22. In addition to CRC funding of up to £15,000, Northern Ireland Screen will contribute up to £7,500 Lottery Funding provided […]

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10
Nov

Hungri Games opens a new studio in Northern Ireland

10/11/21

Turkish mobile game studio, Hungri Games, has today announced they are opening a new studio in Belfast and is actively seeking game developers, level designers and project managers for its new office. The […]

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09
Nov

I Lár an Aonaigh returns to BBC Two NI for its 10th series

09/11/21

I Lár an Aonaigh, the Irish language magazine series has reached an important milestone returning for its tenth series on BBC Two Northern Ireland from Monday 15th November at 10pm. The series was […]

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