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27
Sep

Writing course for Irish language screen content for children and young people with Máire Zepf

27/09/23

Writing course for Irish language screen content for children and young people with Máire Zepf With the new Cúla 4 channel on the horizon, the Ciste Craoltòireachta Gaeilge is finding writers and translators […]

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21
Sep

Stories Frae the Loanen  – a new Ulster-Scots Language learning resource for kids

21/09/23

Stories Frae the Loanen, an online series of six short films for primary school children is available now at discoverulsterscots.com/stories-frae-loanen. Written by Derry~Londonderry based writer Jonathan Burgess, each film features Emma and Robert, […]

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21
Sep

Northern Ireland Screen partners with Tower Museum to launch new archive of local film footage

21/09/23

This week the Tower Museum in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen will unveil a fascinating collection of local film footage showcasing Derry-Londonderry through the decades, brought together as part of a special project […]

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15
Sep

An tOireachtas announced the shortlist for the 2023 Oireachtas Media Awards

15/09/23

An tOireachtas announced the shortlist for the 2023 Oireachtas Media Awards. Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to have six projects supported by its Irish Language Broadcast Fund among the list of nominees; An Buachaill Gealgháireach, Paul […]

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15
Sep

Four Northern Ireland documentaries nominated for Grierson Awards

15/09/23

The Grierson Trust today announced the nominates for its 2023 Awards. Northern Ireland Screen is delighted to see Erica Starling’s Lyra, Kathryn Ferguson’s Nothing Compares, DoubleBand’s Arena – James Joyce’s Ulysses and Keo […]

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13
Sep

Paper Owl Films makes big splash with UISCE UISCE! on TG4 & BBC iPlayer

13/09/23

Paper Owl Films is set to make waves with a new series aimed at encouraging children to explore, enjoy and conserve their local waterways. Irish Language Broadcast Fund series UISCE UISCE! premieres this […]

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12
Sep

New initiative bringing games into the classroom officially launched on National Video Games Day

12/09/23

A new initiative bringing games into the classroom hopes to develop future BAFTA-winning talent in Northern Ireland. Education charity Into Film, with the support from Northern Ireland Screen, has launched Story Builder: Games on […]

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10
Sep

Festival programme unveiled for 34th Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival For Young People

10/09/23

The 34th Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People returns from 30th September to 31st October 2023. The Festival programme funded by the Department of Communities through Northern Ireland Screen, offers […]

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07
Sep

Contemporary writers highlighted in new Ulster-Scots Poetry and Literature Archive

07/09/23

Featuring some of the best contemporary Ulster-Scots poets, including Charlie Gillen, Anne McMaster, Angeline King, Angela Graham and Liam Logan, Negative Waves and Sub-Culture Productions have curated a large collection of Ulster-Scots audio […]

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06
Sep

Belfast-set drama The Lovers on Sky Atlantic

06/09/23

Sky Original Drama, The Lovers, filmed on location in Belfast and written and created by award winning Belfast playwright David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue, Ulster American) is available on Sky Atlantic and streaming service […]

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04
Sep

Ar an Sliabh series two on RTÉ One

04/09/23

Ar An Sliabh returns for a second series tonight, Monday 4th September, at 8.30pm on RTÉ One. Produced by Strident Media, this six-part Irish Language Broadcast Fund documentary series captures the stories of […]

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04
Sep

Bog Amach returns for series two on RTÉ One

04/09/23

Bog Amach returns for a second series on RTÉ One on Monday 4th September at 8pm.  Produced by Strident Media, this aspirational Irish Language Broadcast Fund series features people who want to create […]

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01
Sep

Virtual Production training

01/09/23

Virtual production (VP) is revolutionizing the way stories are told, enabling filmmakers and content creators to push boundaries and deliver visually captivating experiences to audiences worldwide. The swift and substantial expansion of virtual […]

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01
Sep

DoubleBand’s Ukraine: Holocaust Ground Zero on Channel 4

01/09/23

Ukraine: Holocaust Ground Zero looks at the devastating impact of the Holocaust in Ukraine, the site of some of the most horrific massacres by the Nazis during WW2. Produced by DoubleBand Films with […]

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30
Aug

Bridging the Gap is open for applications

30/08/23

Bridging the Gap is one of the leading documentary new talent initiatives in the UK, offering development training, a cash budget, and one year of international festival distribution to emerging filmmakers based in […]

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25
Aug

Applications open for IGNITE Documentary Talent Development Programme

25/08/23

Applications for the IGNITE Documentary Talent Development Programme are now open, and will now be accepted until Friday 29th September at 5pm. Successful projects will be announced in mid-October. IGNITE is a talent […]

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25
Aug

Northern Ireland talent win at Edinburgh TV Awards

25/08/23

The Edinburgh TV Awards took place last evening, Thursday 24th August, celebrating the very best of television. Northern Ireland Screen was delighted to see Lisa McGee’s Derry Girls win Best Comedy Series and Afro-Mic Productions win Small Indie […]

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24
Aug

The Woman in the Wall begins on BBC One this Sunday

24/08/23

Gothic thriller The Woman in the Wall is a sensitively crafted, fictional drama series which examines the legacy of one of Ireland’s most shocking scandals – the inhumane institutions known as The Magdalene […]

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23
Aug

The Wise Guy wraps filming in Northern Ireland

23/08/23

Filming has wrapped in Northern Ireland on the coming-of-age comedy-drama The Wise Guy from Out of Orbit, starring Darrell D’Silva (Wrath Of Man). The film was developed through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Writer […]

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23
Aug

Northern Ireland developer to showcase Stories of Blossom at Gamescom

23/08/23

Northern Ireland’s video game industry is blossoming in more ways than one, according to Conor Bradley from Soft Leaf Studios. He’s the creator of a new accessible point and click adventure that was […]

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23
Aug

BBC Northern Ireland releases autumn schedule for 2023

23/08/23

BBC Northern Ireland has launched its Autumn 2023 schedule with a mix of documentary, drama, entertainment and factual programmes, as well as some returning favourites. Irish dancing, online scamming, the realities of prison […]

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21
Aug

Junior Digital Ink and Paint Artist placement opportunity

21/08/23

Northern Ireland Screen is hiring a Junior Digital Ink and Paint Artist as part of its Company Placement Scheme. The programme will provide a placement opportunity for one person with ALT Animation. This is a paid […]

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21
Aug

NextGen Skills Academy and Northern Ireland Screen collaborate to enhance creative education in Northern Ireland

21/08/23

Northern Ireland Screen has announced an innovative partnership with NextGen Skills Academy, aimed at bolstering games, animation, and visual effects expertise in three Northern Ireland Further Education colleges. The two-year pilot programme will […]

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17
Aug

Irish Language series Peataí! returns to our screens!

17/08/23

How do you tell the difference between a pug and a jug? How do you stop a puppy from chewing everything in sight? What to do about a lonely gecko? All these questions […]

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17
Aug

Puffin Rock agus Cairde nua to screen at IFI Family Festival

17/08/23

PUFFIN ROCK AGUS CAIRDE NUA, the Irish language version of the new animated feature from Derry-based Dog Ears and Kilkenny-based Academy Award-nominated Cartoon Saloon (Wolfwalkers) is screening as part of Irish Film Institute Family […]

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