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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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15
Oct

Celtic-Korean co-production The Wall launches at MIPCOM

15/10/18

Today (Monday 15th) at MIPCOM, to mark their new strategic alliance, the partners in the Celtic International Fund are launching The Wall, a six-part documentary series for Welsh broadcaster S4C, Irish broadcaster TG4 […]

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11
Oct

An Shandon on TG4 on Thursday 18th October at 8pm

11/10/18

An Shandon, a fly on the wall documentary series, provides a behind the scenes look at the Shandon hotel in Donegal, where the staff have as much craic as the guests. Across four […]

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10
Oct

ScreenSkills to run workshop on the National Occupational Standards for Production Roles

10/10/18

ScreenSkills (formerly Creative Skillset) needs your help to review and develop the National Occupational Standards for Production (Film and TV) roles. The Standards are simply lists of the knowledge and competence required to […]

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09
Oct

An Bap to air on BBC Two Northern Ireland on Sunday 14th October at 10.15pm

09/10/18

Chef and musician Brian (Danny Minnie) Ó Domhnaill uncovers the story of the Belfast bap, from its humble beginnings in 1842 to its status as a modern day icon, and learns about the […]

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08
Oct

BBC Drama and BBC Writersroom are looking for breakthrough writing

08/10/18

The BBC Writersroom is launching The Break from Northern Ireland this year, giving writers the opportunity to see their script developed, produced and broadcast on BBC Three. The aim of the series, now […]

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08
Oct

Video Game Tax Relief round table

08/10/18

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting a lunchtime round table with Colm Seeley of the BFI on Video Game Tax Relief on Friday 19 October from 1pm to 2pm. The UK video games tax […]

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03
Oct

Investment means more new factual, drama and comedy commissions from BBC Northern Ireland

03/10/18

BBC Northern Ireland audiences can expect more local drama, more comedy and a greater range of documentaries over the next year. Speaking at a BBC Northern Ireland commissioning briefing in Queen’s Film Theatre, […]

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03
Oct

ILBF documentary explores state of NI civil rights on BBC Two NI

03/10/18

Against the backdrop of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, BBC Gaeilge documentary Ar Theallach an Dóchais (BBC Two Northern Ireland, Sunday 7 October, 10.15pm) explores the state of civil rights […]

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03
Oct

Line Of Duty reveals Stephen Graham as Balaclava Man in casting announcement for series five

03/10/18

Stephen Graham (Save Me, Taboo, This Is England) will star as guest lead in Line Of Duty series five. Graham will play John Corbett alongside Rochenda Sandall (Girlfriends, Broken) as Lisa McQueen – […]

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