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29
Jan

Kneecap wins Audience Award at Sundance

29/01/24

Rich Peppiatt’s KNEECAP has won an Audience Award at the renowned Sundance Film Festival in Utah. It marks the first Irish language feature film to win at the festival. Speaking about the win, […]

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26
Jan

Belfast based Soft Leaf Studios wins the ‘Most Dedicated Studio’ award at The Game Accessibility Awards

26/01/24

Soft Leaf Studios, a pioneering games development studio based in Belfast, has been honoured  with the esteemed ‘Most Dedicated Studio’ award at The Game Accessibility Awards. The recognition comes as a testament to […]

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25
Jan

Next BBC titles announced to be put out to competitive tender

25/01/24

The BBC has announced that key brands Blue Peter, Cardiff Singer of the World, Eurovision Song Contest and Sports Personality of the Year will be put out to competitive tender. The BBC will […]

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24
Jan

Belfast’s RENDR festival returns with epic line-up of film, TV and gaming talent

24/01/24

Speakers from Netflix, Pixar and Sony Pictures Imageworks among line-up Following the success of its debut last year, Belfast’s RENDR festival returns to the city next month with an extraordinary line-up of creative […]

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22
Jan

FILMING BEGINS AND CAST CONFIRMED FOR NEW BBC NORTHERN IRELAND/ VIRGIN MEDIA TELEVISION THRILLER – DEAD AND BURIED

22/01/24

Filming has commenced on a four-part psychological thriller, Dead and Buried written by Colin Bateman. The series, commissioned by BBC Northern Ireland and Virgin Media Television in association with All3Media International, will star […]

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22
Jan

Bring the Drama Festival

22/01/24

Actor and comedian Bill Bailey, renowned casting director Kelly Valentine Hendry and a host of special guests join Bring The Drama this February Over 100 partners from theatre, TV and film to showcase […]

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17
Jan

Rúin na bPortach arrives on BBC

17/01/24

Rúin na bPortach Starts Sunday 21 January 2024, 10pm BBC Two Northern Ireland & BBC iPlayer   A new series, Rúin na bPortach, visits bogs and peatlands across the island of Ireland and throughout the world, […]

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17
Jan

‘On The Pulse’ Short Film Festival presented by Cinemagic returns for its sixth edition in March 2024.

17/01/24

‘On the Pulse’ funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen presents an exciting programme of film screenings, education events, talks and workshops centred on the short film genre. Each year […]

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10
Jan

USBF supported production, The Band returns to BBC Northern Ireland for third series

10/01/24

It takes discipline, commitment and hard work to be part of a marching band with members devoting much of their lives to their music and community. Co-funded by the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund, the […]

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09
Jan

Seminar: Writing Character and Journey with Kate Leys

09/01/24

Writing Character and Journey Seminar with Kate Leys  Kate Leys will look at story, structure, character and dialogue.  She will focus in particular on subtext, aka the dark art of letting us know […]

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08
Jan

Netflix Heist Film ‘Lift’ arriving on Netflix January 12

08/01/24

The long-awaited Lift, which was filmed on location in Northern Ireland, will be available on Netflix this week. Starring Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincet D’Onofori, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Vivek Kalra, Yun Jee Kim […]

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05
Jan

Northern Visions/NVTV Launches its New Ulster-Scots Website and Programming

05/01/24

Northern Visions/NVTV is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new website dedicated to Ulster-Scots culture, heritage and language, along with an exciting slate of new Ulster-Scots programmes and series. Funded by Northern […]

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05
Jan

Girls Make Games – Free course aims to address gender imbalance in one of Northern Ireland’s fastest growing creative industries

05/01/24

The UK tech sector reports that only 17% of employees are female In Northern Ireland only 15% of A level computing students are female   Social enterprise tech company Kippie CIC in partnership […]

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02
Jan

NORTHERN IRELAND SCREEN 2023 YEAR IN REVIEW

02/01/24

2023 proved to be another great year for Northern Ireland Screen with many successes across film, TV, animation, games and interactive content. Despite the challenges brought about by the writers’ and actors’ strikes […]

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15
Dec

At The Foot of Knocklayde and Charlie Gillen Poetry Dramatisations give voice to the North Antrim Ulster-Scots community

15/12/23

Two new short film projects featuring the everyday lives and evocative poetry of Ulster-Scots folk have achieved local and international recognition and are now available to view online for everyone to enjoy. At […]

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13
Dec

THE SILENT PEOPLE Wins Solas Nua’s Third Annual Norman Houston Short Film Award for 2024

13/12/23

Winners from previous years include Oscar-winning AN IRISH GOODBYE followed by Galway Film Fleadh and Iris Prize Winner HOMEBIRD THE SILENT PEOPLE will screen at Solas Nua’s Capital Irish Film Festival in Partnership […]

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12
Dec

Online Screenwriting seminar – Creating Narrative Momentum

12/12/23

Date: Tuesday 19th December – 11am – 2pm Online Zoom Session- Please note this seminar will not be recorded, it is a live zoom seminar only.    Training on How to Create Narrative […]

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11
Dec

Netflix Assistant Production Accountant Trainee Scheme 2024

11/12/23

The Production Guild is delighted to announce that applications are now open for our FREE ‘Assistant Production Accountant Training Programme’ in partnership with Netflix. Led by industry professionals, Netflix is looking to recruit up […]

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07
Dec

Sharp Focus – 20th Anniversary Screening

07/12/23

Sharp Focus – 20th Anniversary Screening: Celebrating Two Decades of Cinematic Excellence with NI Screen’s Digital Film Archive Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive and The Irish Film Institute (IFI) hosted a celebration […]

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07
Dec

Paula McIntyre’s Hamely Christmas

07/12/23

Get into the festive spirit with some good ‘auld’ grub with Paula McIntyre’s Hamely Christmas coming to BBC iPlayer and BBC One NI on Friday 22 December from 7.30 pm. Paula McIntyre’s Hamely Christmas is a […]

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06
Dec

Kneecap to have world premiere at Sundance Film Festival

06/12/23

Rich Peppiatt’s KNEECAP will have its world premiere at the renowned Sundance Film Festival in Utah next month where it will screen on the opening night on Thursday 18th January. Based on the […]

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01
Dec

ANDREW TRIMBLE: FOR ULSTER AND IRELAND

01/12/23

A 50-minute documentary presented by former Ulster and Ireland rugby player Andrew Trimble. Produced for RTÉ by NPE Media, part-funded by Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund.  

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01
Dec

Acting workshop with Screen Tests for two Irish Language Drama Productions

01/12/23

Sunday December 10th in Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fíaich   The Irish Language Broadcast Fund together with Fíbín Films and Púca Pictures are seeking actors for a range of roles in two new Irish […]

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30
Nov

Kathryn Ferguson named in 2023 BAFTA Breakthrough cohort

30/11/23

BAFTA has announced the 2023 BAFTA Breakthrough cohort, featuring 42 ‘must-watch’ creatives working in film, games and television, from across the UK, US and India. Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to see Belfast […]

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29
Nov

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund Television Call

29/11/23

Northern Ireland Screen is pleased to announce the next television application call date for the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (“USBF”). Call dates: Closing date: Friday 5th January 2024 Decisions to be made: Tuesday 23rd […]

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