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26
Jul

Puffin Rock – The Movie

26/07/19

Get ready for a new Puffin Rock adventure – this time it’s a movie! The acclaimed children’s pre-school brand, Puffin Rock, is enjoying continued success and the co-owners, Cartoon Saloon, Penguin Books, and […]

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26
Jul

SPACE-2 Group target growth with new appointments

26/07/19

SPACE-2 (N.I.) Ltd building on regional media production success SPACE-2, the UK’s leading creative property consultancy, are delighted to welcome Rory Clifford to the team as the new Regional Development Manager for Northern Ireland […]

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24
Jul

ILBF series Sam Henry – Songs of the People on BBC Two NI

24/07/19

ILBF series Sam Henry – Saol‘s Saothar on BBC Two NI Sam Henry – Saol‘s Saothar explores the unique story of the Coleraine man and his remarkable music collection – Songs of the […]

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24
Jul

Appointments to the Board of Northern Ireland Screen

24/07/19

The Department for the Economy has announced three reappointments and nine new appointments to the Board of Northern Ireland Screen, effective from 1st July 2019. Dame Rotha Johnston CBE, Chairwoman of NI Screen […]

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23
Jul

Northern Ireland Film Ordinary Love To Have Its World Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival

23/07/19

It has been announced today that Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s Ordinary Love will have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. Filmed entirely on location in Northern Ireland […]

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17
Jul

Channel 4 to look back over 50 years of The Troubles on film with Mark Cousins commission

17/07/19

Channel 4 has commissioned DoubleBand Films to explore the changing face of Northern Ireland and its depiction on screen, told from the perspective of celebrated filmmaker and writer, Mark Cousins. A Specialist Factual […]

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17
Jul

Emmy Nomination Success as Game of Thrones breaks 25 year record

17/07/19

The 71st Emmy Award nominations have been announced, and we are delighted to report that HBO’s Game of Thrones has received 32 Emmy nominations, setting a new record for most nominations earned in a […]

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16
Jul

Success for Northern Ireland talent at the 2019 Galway Film Fleadh

16/07/19

On Sunday 14th July the 31st Galway Film Fleadh came to a close after another outstanding year of Irish and international film premieres, screenings, workshops and discussions. We are delighted to report that projects […]

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10
Jul

The Dig now available On Demand

10/07/19

Following its theatrical release earlier this year, The Dig is now available On Demand in Ireland and the UK from iTunes, Sky, Google Play, Amazon, Virgin Media Ireland and Volta. Directed by Andy […]

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09
Jul

Waddell Media take a Walk on the Wild Side with Channel 4

09/07/19

Leading independent production company, Waddell Media has been commissioned to produce a new twenty part series for Channel 4 to air in Spring 2020 with the working title Work on the Wild Side. […]

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04
Jul

Element Distribution to release A BUMP ALONG THE WAY on August 30th

04/07/19

Filmed entirely in Derry and led by an all-female creative team, A BUMP ALONG THE WAY is directed by Shelly Love, written by Tess McGowan, produced by Louise Gallagher and executive produced by […]

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03
Jul

Writing for animation workshop with Clare Sera

03/07/19

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting a talk and workshop in writing for animation with Clare Sera. Feature Animation writing workshop Part 1. Case Study: Smallfoot from Concept to Screen. Part 2. Workshop: Writing for […]

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02
Jul

Northern Ireland talent at the Galway Film Fleadh

02/07/19

The Galway Film Fleadh (9th -14th July) returns for its 31st edition with a programme promising plenty for audiences to enjoy. Northern Ireland talent, and projects which received funding from Northern Ireland Screen, […]

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02
Jul

Belfast studio selected for Tranzfuser 2019

02/07/19

Tranzfuser, the graduate talent development competition from UK Games Talent and Finance CIC (UKGTF) and funded by the UK government, has announced the winning teams taking part in this year’s competition across the […]

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01
Jul

New Youth Executive appointed by Northern Ireland Screen and BBC

01/07/19

New Youth Executive appointed by Northern Ireland Screen and BBC Maeve McLoughlin has been appointed in the new Youth Executive role by Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Three. The Youth […]

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26
Jun

Call for young film programmers for Cinemagic Belfast 2019

26/06/19

Cinemagic has launched its annual call for young film enthusiasts to take on the role of ‘film consultants’ this July in Belfast, to help programme a series of films for the annual Cinemagic […]

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21
Jun

Applicants sought for Trainee Joiner placement scheme

21/06/19

A local company specialising in set design and construction for the film and television industry is recruiting a Trainee Joiner.  This position is jointly funded by Northern Ireland Screen and is open to […]

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20
Jun

Applications open for our Feature Documentary Development call 2019

20/06/19

Northern Ireland Screen has launched its Feature Documentary Development call. The scheme intends to provide funding through the Screen Fund to develop feature documentaries that will deliver unique visions and voices on universal […]

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20
Jun

Mastermind Pilot Studio Audience

20/06/19

The new series of ‘Mastermind’ is being produced from Belfast by Hat Trick/Hindsight Productions and this is your chance to be in the studio audience for the ‘Pilot’ recording in BBC Blackstaff Studio […]

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18
Jun

Northern Ireland Screen seeking applications for its VFX company placement

18/06/19

Northern Ireland Screen is now accepting applications for its skills development programme, VFX 2019. The programme is offered as part of its COMPANY PLACEMENT SCHEME and will provide a training opportunity in a post-production company for one person. […]

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17
Jun

Gerry Kelly Uncovers Links To The Past: Pioneers Of Ulster Golf

17/06/19

Lifelong golf fan Gerry Kelly explores the history of golf in Ulster, visiting clubs like Royal Belfast, Royal County Down and Royal Portrush as well as the town of St Andrews in Scotland, […]

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11
Jun

Lomax in Éirinn receives Spirt of the Festival award at Celtic Media Festival

11/06/19

Documentary film ‘Lomax in Éirinn’ was the recipient of the ‘Spirit of the Festival’ award at this year’s Celtic Media Festival. Winners were selected from a range of programmes and films submitted from […]

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05
Jun

£230K in codevelopment funding for Canadian-Irish projects announced at the Celtic Media Festival

05/06/19

Canada Media Fund (CMF), Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and Northern Ireland Screen (NIS) has announced details of the 2019 rounds of their codevelopment funding incentives, which include a total investment of $400K […]

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04
Jun

Deadline reminder for €3,000 Pitching Award in association with 101 Films International

04/06/19

The Galway Film Fleadh is delighted to partner with 101 Films International to present a €3,000 cash award for the best pitch at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Competition. Since its inception in […]

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03
Jun

‘Collective’ Effort Kick-starts New Independent Film Project across NI

03/06/19

Collective is a creative new initiative from Film Hub NI, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, to support homegrown film and celebrate independent cinema across Northern Ireland. The project aims to bring […]

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