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19
Apr

USBF documentary to feature harpist Lesley Magee and deserted Balnamore Mill

19/04/21

Lesley Magee: The Balnamore Harpist, an Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund 30-minute documentary, will premiere on NVTV on Wednesday 21st April at 9.00pm. Presented by the author and broadcaster, Liam Logan, the documentary features music […]

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16
Apr

Foyle Film Festival’s Light In Motion Competition Opens for 2021 Entries

16/04/21

Northern Ireland’s only Oscar®-affiliated film festival has launched its 2021 Light In Motion Competition. Foyle Film Festival is one of only a handful of International festivals with Oscar® affiliation, BAFTA and BIFA recognition. […]

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16
Apr

New collection of short films celebrate the music and dance of Ulster-Scots

16/04/21

A series of short films about Ulster Lambeg drumming and fifing traditions, The Music and Dance of Ulster-Scots, is in production. The first video is available online at ‘Dirigo’ – The Maine Lambeg […]

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15
Apr

The Windermere Children nominated for a Broadcast Award

15/04/21

Leading television trade publication, Broadcast today announced the shortlist for its 2021 Awards. Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to see The Windermere Children among the prestigious list of nominees. Northern Ireland doubled for […]

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15
Apr

Northern Ireland Screen seeks live events/theatre workers

15/04/21

Northern Ireland Screen would like to hear from live event/theatre workers currently unemployed due to the pandemic with a view to working on freelance crew on scripted and fact-ent productions. If you have […]

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15
Apr

Channel 4 and Amazon Studios’ Frank of Ireland airs tonight

15/04/21

Channel 4 and Amazon Studios are frankly gleeful to release Frank of Ireland, a brand-new series from Clelia Mountford and Sharon Horgan’s Merman starring Brian and Domhnall Gleeson. Partially filmed in Northern Ireland, the six-part series […]

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15
Apr

Department for the Economy seeks to appoint a new Chair to the Board of Northern Ireland Screen

15/04/21

COULD YOU HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE SCREEN INDUSTRY IN NORTHERN IRELAND? The Department for the Economy is seeking to appoint a new Chair to the Board of Northern Ireland Screen. A […]

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14
Apr

Irish Animation Awards nominees announced as event goes virtual

14/04/21

The nominees for the 2021 Irish Animation Awards have been announced today (Wednesday 14th April) by Animation Ireland, the trade association for Irish animation studios. The biennial awards ceremony will take place virtually for […]

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13
Apr

Camera Department Trainee development opportunity

13/04/21

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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13
Apr

Hypixel Studios launches relocation initiative with support from Northern Ireland Screen

13/04/21

Hypixel Studios is announcing the launch of a set of relocation packages aimed at supporting international candidates – including former residents of Northern Ireland seeking to move back to the country in order […]

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12
Apr

Different League: The Derry City Story to air on BBC NI and BBC Two

12/04/21

Different League: The Derry City Story, charts the extraordinary journey of one community as they found a haven away from the violence and a taste of success like never before. The series produced […]

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08
Apr

The Writers Lab UK & Ireland announce mentors for the first virtual script development programme for women over 40

08/04/21

The Writers Lab UK & Ireland (TWL UK & I) has announced the guest mentors for the first script development programme of its kind for women over 40, including producer Tanya Qureshi of […]

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08
Apr

Turas Bóthair is back with a brand new series on TG4

08/04/21

Turas Bóthair is back with some familiar and new faces! The Irish Language Broadcast series that exposes real life topical conversations filmed through rigged cameras inside cars will air on Thursday 15th April […]

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07
Apr

Decision makers announced for the second edition of the Docs Ireland Marketplace

07/04/21

Docs Ireland is pleased to announce it’s first decision makers for the second Docs Ireland Marketplace, taking place online on Thursday 17th June and Friday 18th June, as part of the festival’s online […]

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02
Apr

Channel 4 and NFTS Online Masterclass & Training Sessions

02/04/21

Channel 4 and the National Film and Television School (NFTS) have launched an exciting range of masterclasses, training courses and workshops all intended to support indies and freelancers in the UK. Monday 12th April […]

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02
Apr

Popular ILBF show Croí Uladh le John Toal returns for second series

02/04/21

John Toal is back on our screens and on the road again for a second series of Irish Language Broadcast Fund show Croí Uladh le John Toal, starting Monday 12th April at 10pm […]

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01
Apr

Safeguarding actors and supporting artists: The Employment Agency Inspectorate

01/04/21

The Employment Agency Inspectorate (EAI) is the agency responsible for the regulation of the Northern Ireland private recruitment sector; this includes agents and agencies that represent actors’ and supporting artists. The team at […]

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01
Apr

Short film 2021-22: 1st call for applications

01/04/21

Northern Ireland Screen has launched its first funding call for Short Film 2021-22. Northern Ireland Screen intends to use Lottery Funds provided through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and BFI NET.WORK to […]

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01
Apr

Irish actress Nadia Forde creates comedy The Lido for RTÉ

01/04/21

Irish actress and model Nadia Forde (Once Upon a Time in London, Republic of Telly) has created Dublin-set comedy The Lido for RTÉ. Based on Forde’s own family history, the series centres on an Italian-run fish and chip […]

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31
Mar

Blue Lights from Adam Patterson & Declan Lawn commissioned by BBC

31/03/21

Following the BBC’s ambitious plans to increase portrayal of all audiences across the UK, BBC Drama today announced eight new commissions including Blue Lights an original police drama created by Northern Ireland writer-directors Adam […]

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30
Mar

BBC Three gets ready to party with Alleycats

30/03/21

BBC Three has commissioned The Big Proud Party Agency (w/t) from Northern Ireland production company, Alleycats, a 6 x 30 series that follows a team of LGBTQ+ professional party agents as they plan some iconic […]

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30
Mar

Networkshops 2021

30/03/21

Northern Ireland Screen will be hosting a series of online workshops for new and emerging talent in May 2021. The workshops will cover animation, factual and fiction genres. The workshops will be open […]

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29
Mar

Stellify Media announces new format “Barbershop for Bald Men”

29/03/21

Male pattern baldness affects around half of all men by the age of 50, typically starting in the late twenties to early thirties. It can be a hugely traumatic life event – made […]

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29
Mar

Vertigo Releasing acquires Chris Baugh’s Boys from County Hell

29/03/21

Vertigo Releasing has announced the acquisition of Chris Baugh’s Boys From County Hell, the ultimate Dracula ‘origin story.’ Vertigo is planning to release the film in UK and Irish cinemas and on digital […]

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29
Mar

Enda Kenny discovers abandoned railway routes in Ireland in new ILBF series

29/03/21

Iarnród Enda, a new Irish Language Broadcast Fund series about the long-abandoned railway routes of Ireland, airs on Monday 5th April at 8:30pm on RTÉ One. The six-part series was produced by Sonas […]

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