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05
Jul

Call for animation companies to apply for latest funding call

05/07/23

We are calling Northern Ireland based animation companies to apply for our Creative Animation scheme. The scheme provides junior level creators/animators with the opportunity to develop their own ideas with support from established […]

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04
Jul

New Irish Language series discovers Belfast’s eight ‘quarters’ across the city

04/07/23

Did you know that Belfast has eight ‘Quarters’? In Ocht gCeathrú, a new six-part Irish Language Broadcast Fund series, presenters Aodhán Ó Baoill and Niamh Ní Dhubhgáin take listeners on a tour to […]

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03
Jul

Trailer released for BBC’s World on Fire series

03/07/23

The BBC has released the first full trailer for the second series of World on Fire ahead of the programme airing on BBC One from Sunday 16th July. The series was filmed on location in Northern […]

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29
Jun

Join Fi & Mac on their adventure across Ulster in new Ulster-Scots online resource

29/06/23

Meet best friends Fi & Mac, the stars of a new resource that is introducing young primary school children to Ulster-Scots language and culture. Fi & Mac are the centre of a resource […]

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28
Jun

Northern Ireland projects and talent selected for the 2023 Galway Film Fleadh

28/06/23

With new Irish Cinema, award winning World Cinema, short films, panels, discussions, and masterclasses, the 35th edition of the Galway Film Fleadh will bring powerful, moving, funny and provocative storytelling from both emerging and renowned filmmakers […]

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27
Jun

Short film call seeks applications from individual and company levels

27/06/23

We have opened our call for Short Film applications at both individual and company level. Funding is available for talent to produce live action, factual and virtual reality short films normally up to […]

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22
Jun

Talking Production with HBO’s Janet Graham Borba

22/06/23

Janet Graham Borba (Vice President for Production at HBO) talks production in this talk illustrated with film and television highlights from her exceptional career. Date: June 28, 2023 Location: Queen’s Film Theatre, University […]

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21
Jun

Atticus Education, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen announce 2023 Puttnam Scholars

21/06/23

Atticus Education, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen have announced the eight filmmakers that will partake in this year’s Puttnam Scholars programme. Now in its fourth year, the Puttnam Scholars programme is […]

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21
Jun

Call for New Shorts Focus applications 2023-24

21/06/23

New Shorts Focus is a fiction development scheme to find Northern Ireland resident writer and writer/director talent exclusively from groups that are underrepresented in the screen industry. Eligible applicants must have at least one previous […]

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20
Jun

Networkshops 2023

20/06/23

We are hosting a series of expert-led Networkshops aimed at new and emerging talent working in the fiction and factual genres. Topics covered will include script, direction, budgeting and scheduling, sustainability, and distribution. […]

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20
Jun

Irish Language series returns to challenge clothing-obsessed fashionistas to alter habits

20/06/23

Caoimhe Ní Chathail and Proinsias Ó Coinn return for a brand new series of Éadaí SOS to get us thinking differently about our wardrobes. The Irish Language Broadcast Fund series produced by Waddell […]

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19
Jun

Retinize to launch Animotive, a groundbreaking real-time animation tool which will revolutionise remote 3D production

19/06/23

Belfast-based Retinize Ltd, one of Europe’s fastest-growing creative technology companies, has announced that Animotive, an immersive real-time animation tool, will launch in July. Recently awarded the ‘Best Innovation in Animation’ award at the […]

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14
Jun

New ‘movie magic’ lab in Belfast to keep UK on the cutting edge of future visual effects technologies

14/06/23

A new research and development facility in Belfast is set to help drive the next generation of visual effects technologies that will revolutionise the UK’s film, TV and performing arts industries. The state-of-the-art […]

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09
Jun

Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund New Entrant Production Training Scheme is open for applications

09/06/23

Our Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund (USBF) is seeking applications for its Ulster-Scots New Entrant Production Training Scheme. The scheme will provide a training opportunity for two people working on USBF projects from September 2023 […]

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08
Jun

Northern Ireland and Canada reopen their co-development incentive 

08/06/23

Northern Ireland Screen and the Canada Media Fund and announced today the reopening of their funding incentive for the development of screen-based projects between Canadian and Northern Ireland producers. Now in its sixth […]

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06
Jun

Sustainability in film workshop

06/06/23

As part of the sustainability strand from our strategy, our aim is to educate professionals in the screen industry about the environmental impact of their projects and explore ways to mitigate it. We […]

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05
Jun

UK Global Screen Fund International Business Development information session

05/06/23

The UK Global Screen Fund (UKGSF) is hosting an information session on its International Business Development strand on Thursday 22nd June from 11am – 1pm at Ormeau Baths. The UKGSF is a £7m […]

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02
Jun

Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland announces winners of 8th Programme Awards

02/06/23

The winners of the Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) 8th Programme Awards were announced last night (Thursday 1 June) at a glittering awards ceremony in City Hall, Belfast hosted by Blu […]

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01
Jun

Made of Truth: BFI Doc Society Short Film Fund

01/06/23

The Made of Truth: BFI Doc Society Short Film Fund is seeking emerging storytellers from all parts of the UK to share original and adventurous non-fiction stories that respond to the changing world […]

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01
Jun

TRC Shorts: Business Affairs

01/06/23

TRC Shorts has partnered with Mint&Co to deliver a short interactive course that aims to provide accessible, commercial business affairs support for TV indies based in the Nations and Regions. The training will […]

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01
Jun

ILBF Digital and Audio content call is open for applications

01/06/23

The Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is seeking applications for the development and production of digital and audio content. Digital Content A range of new and additional digital content to sit on existing platforms, […]

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30
May

Irish Animation Awards 2023 winners

30/05/23

Cartoon Saloon’s animated fantasy film My Father’s Dragon came out on top at the 2023 Irish Animation Awards (Saturday 27th May) with an incredible five wins, including Best Irish Feature. My Father’s Dragon […]

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26
May

A new Ulster-Scots literary resource promotes poetry across NI

26/05/23

Twarthy Poems Across Ulster is a new multimedia resource designed to promote literacy through the exploration of Ulster-Scots poetry. This online project, produced by Alleycats Films and presented by Ulster-Scots writer Darren Gibson, […]

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26
May

Italic Pig celebrates major milestones for upcoming release Paleo Pines

26/05/23

Italic Pig, a renowned game development studio based in Holywood, is thrilled to share the remarkable milestones achieved in the past month with their highly anticipated game, Paleo Pines. Published by Modus Games […]

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26
May

“PUFFIN ROCK AND THE NEW FRIENDS” TO OPEN IN CINEMAS ON 14TH JULY

26/05/23

PUFFIN ROCK AND THE NEW FRIENDS, the new animated feature from Derry-based Dog Ears and Kilkenny-based Academy Award-nominated Cartoon Saloon (Wolfwalkers) will be released in cinemas from Friday 14th July.  Based on the […]

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