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16
Feb

Lord Mayor Ryan Murphy Launches Belfast XR Festival

16/02/24

Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Ryan Murphy has launched the 2024 Belfast XR Festival at the Black Box in Hill Street. Belfast XR, now in its third year, specialises in curating worldclass immersive […]

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16
Feb

Guest cast announced and first-look images released for series two of BLUE LIGHTS

16/02/24

The BBC has today released brand new pictures and announced returning and new cast members for the second series of the critically acclaimed Belfast-based police drama Blue Lights from Two Cities Television, coming […]

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16
Feb

Saolta ’s Gaolta Returns

16/02/24

Monday 19 February BBC Two Northern Ireland, 10pm Also on BBC iPlayer   Saolta ’s Gaolta returns for a second series and takes a nostalgic look at the lives and experiences of families […]

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15
Feb

NORTHERN IRELAND-SHOT COVID-19 DRAMA, BREATHTAKING TO AIR 19TH FEB ON ITV

15/02/24

HTM Television’s BREATHTAKING starts Monday 19th February at 9pm on ITV and ITVX, continuing across 3 consecutive nights. Filming of the three-part series was completed in Belfast, Northern Ireland and was produced in […]

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15
Feb

British Animation Awards 2024 nominations for ‘PUFFIN ROCK AND THE NEW FRIENDS’ & ‘Odo’

15/02/24

PUFFIN ROCK AND THE NEW FRIENDS and ODO have been nominated across multiple categories in the 2024 British Animation Awards. PUFFIN ROCK AND THE NEW FRIENDS, the animated feature from Derry-based Dog Ears […]

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15
Feb

USBF DEVELOPMENT CALL- 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE US DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN 2026

15/02/24

DEVELOPMENT CALL The Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund is seeking no more than a one-page proposal around the 250th anniversary of the US Declaration of Independence in 2026. Proposals must be written with an American […]

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14
Feb

Celtic Media Festival International Pitching Forum returns for 2024

14/02/24

Submissions are now open for the highly anticipated event, which offers a £6,000 development prize, and has led to many successful TV and film productions across the Celtic nations The Celtic Media Festival […]

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12
Feb

Andrew Trimble: For Ulster and Ireland

12/02/24

Monday 12th February, 9.35pm 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. Andrew Trimble […]

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09
Feb

SUBMISSIONS FOR GEALÁN | THE FEATURE LENGTH IRISH LANGUAGE DRAMA INITIATIVE

09/02/24

The ILBF, BBC Gaeilge and TG4 are seeking ideas for Gealán – the feature length Irish language drama initiative. Doineann, which premiered previously at the Belfast Film Festival, and winner of last year’s RTS NI award […]

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09
Feb

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION CALL

09/02/24

Northern Ireland Screen intends to provide funding through the Screen Fund to develop feature documentaries with the potential to appeal to an international audience that will deliver unique visions and voices on universal […]

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09
Feb

LYRA AND ONCE UPON A TIME IN NORTHERN IRELAND WIN 2024 BROADCAST AWARDS

09/02/24

Congratulations to both Lyra and Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland who were among last night’s prestigious winners at the 2024 Broadcast Awards.   Lyra, the feature documentary chronicling the life of Lyra McKee—a young journalist […]

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08
Feb

Tuilte- TG4 on 21 Feb at 21:30

08/02/24

With storms and extreme events increasing year after year due to climate change and environmental degradation, a new hour-long TG4 documentary examines the cost of the flooding that accompanies these events. Tuilte is […]

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07
Feb

Detective drama Ellis to film in Northern Ireland this spring

07/02/24

Channel 5 and Acorn TV today announce the commission of new feature length detective series Ellis (3 x 120’) from Company Pictures, in association with Northern Ireland Screen and All3Media International – which […]

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06
Feb

Northern Ireland Screen launches new industry database to catalyse growth in the local screen industry 

06/02/24

Northern Ireland Screen has today introduced a new Screen Industry Database, an innovative platform designed to connect indigenous and international productions with the thriving local crew base, while also spotlighting production companies, screen […]

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05
Feb

PALEO PINES GAME NOMINATED FOR GAME OF THE YEAR IN THE*GAMEHERS AWARDS

05/02/24

Paleo Pines, developed by Holywood game studio Italic Pig, has been nominated for ‘Best Game of the Year’ by USA-based The*gamehers awards. Released on September 26th to PC, Xbox, Switch and PlayStation. Paleo […]

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05
Feb

Ulster-Scots in VR

05/02/24

Viewers can now immerse themselves in a virtual Ulster-Scots world with newly launched digital project Ulster-Scots in VR. Local production companies Negative Waves and Sub-Culture Productions have created six virtual reality Ulster-Scots experiences […]

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05
Feb

Festival of Play

05/02/24

Festival of Play, the fun-filled creative careers and computing conference in association with Electronic Arts and Northern Ireland Screen, aimed at students aged 9-14, returns this summer with a jam-packed schedule of interactive […]

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05
Feb

‘Aonaracht’ on BBC Two Northern Ireland & BBC iPlayer

05/02/24

Sunday 11 February 2024, 10pm BBC Two Northern Ireland & BBC iPlayer   Aonaracht was made for TG4 and BBC Gaeilge by DoubleBand Films, with funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast […]

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02
Feb

Musical stars take centre stage in new CBeebies animation Yukee set in Northern Ireland

02/02/24

Brand new animation Yukee, set in Northern Ireland, is a music-first preschool series created by musicians for the musicians of the future. Yukee is a 52×7 2D animated series produced by local company […]

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29
Jan

USBF Funding Awarded

29/01/24

The USBF Investment Committee has confirmed support for a series of BBC Northern Ireland productions, with funding awarded to Clean Slate Television, DoubleBand Films, Below the Radar and Triplevision Productions. Chef Paula McIntyre […]

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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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