FILM & TV

Docs Ireland 2024 Programme Unveiled at Belfast Launch

DOCS IRELAND 2024 has unveiled a feast of non-fiction film screenings and events in its festival programme which launches in Belfast today. A wide range of topics including feminism, colonialism, music and health will be explored in documentaries showing as part of the festival from 18th to 23rd June. Docs Ireland 2024 opens on 18th June […]

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Women In Tech Organisation TechFoundHer To Host International Film “Show Her The Money” At The MAC

Women in tech organisation TechFoundHer is hosting the showing of an international film highlighting the under investment in women entrepreneurs in Belfast this week. Only 2% venture capital funding goes to women and the LA produced documentary Show Her The Money asks what entrepreneurs and people in positions of influence across the globe can do

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Award-winning film about life in Belfast flats to open Docs Ireland 2024

Festival to include focus on Palestine and In Conversation with acclaimed documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia. Docs Ireland has revealed its Opening Film for this year’s festival programme is THE FLATS, an award-winning and impactful film about the people living in the New Lodge area of Belfast. Fresh from winning the most prestigious prize at CPH:DOX,

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Peppa Pig Live! Is Back! Peppa & Friends Will Visit Waterfront Hall In May In Oink-Tastic New Show

The live stage adaption will come to Waterfront Hall on May 18th & 19th for a second time Following the overwhelming success of its previous run, Peppa Pig Live! is returning to Waterfront Hall, Belfast, for a second time. On May 18th and 19th, families across Northern Ireland are invited to join Peppa, along with

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New UTV Archive Series Takes A Look Back At The Kelly Show

A new series is coming to UTV.  ‘The Kelly Years’ takes a look back at the most memorable moments of one of UTV’s most popular programmes, The Kelly Show, drawing on the broadcaster’s rich archive material, with behind the scenes stories from the man himself, Gerry Kelly. The Kelly Show was a 90-minute Friday night

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7 New TV Awards Announced For NI’s Screen Industries As RTS NI Calls For 2024 Entries

The Royal Television Society in Northern Ireland (RTS NI) in partnership with BBC Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen and Channel 4 has today (22 April) launched its 2024 Awards for the local creative industries with seven exciting new award categories this year. The new categories for 2024 are: Actor (Female); Actor (Male); Writer; Breakthrough Award

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Armagh Observatory & Planetarium to Screen Digital Film Poem

Armagh Planetarium has launched a screening of a digital film poem by Csilla Toldy, award-winning writer and video artist/experimental film-maker. Ec(h)o is supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland with a Digital Artist Development Award. Speaking about the film-poem Csilla Toldy, MA said: “Echo in Greek mythology is the nymph whose own

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Sundance Film Festival Among Leading Film Industry Reps Set For Belfast

Sundance Film Festival, Screen Ireland, TG4 and many others to attend Docs Ireland Marketplace in June Leading film industry decision makers from the UK, Ireland, Europe and the US are set to descend on Belfast this summer for a crucial networking opportunity at the Docs Ireland Marketplace. On Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June, leading

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The People Of Belfast Are Making A Film: You Are Invited To Contribute To The City’s Self-Portrait Premiering As Part Of Belfast Film Festival

The people of Belfast are invited to contribute to an exciting new film project documenting the city through the eyes of its people. The Hearth is a project that will capture hundreds of stories to create a self-portrait of Belfast. Moments that move us, make us laugh, or cry are all wanted for this unique venture.

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RTS NI Announces Winners Of 2024 Northern Ireland Student Television Awards

The Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) Student Television Awards winners were announced in the Black Box, Belfast at an awards ceremony hosted by UTV journalist Nathan Hanna with the Joe McKinney Memorial Keynote Speech delivered by Fiona Campbell, Controller, Youth Audience, BBC Iplayer and BBC Three. In partnership with Northern Ireland Screen, these

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RTS NI Announces Student Television Awards Shortlist For 2024

The Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) is delighted to announce the nominations for this year’s Student Television Awards, supported by Northern Ireland Screen and the Department for the Communities. This is the 11th year of the RTS NI Student Awards and the Awards Ceremony will be hosted by UTV reporter Nathan Hanna on Thursday 28

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On The Pulse Festival Illuminates Screens this March

The 6th Cinemagic ON THE PULSE FESTIVAL, celebrating the short film genre, funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen, proudly presents a March programme of unmissable films, jury programmes and a masterclass series for aspiring film, television and media creators. The world cinema programme and young critic panels are presented in partnership with

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Belfast’s RENDR Festival Rolls Out Red Carpet For Oscar, BAFTA And Emmy-Winners

With awards season in full flow, RENDR festival will roll out the red carpet at Portview Trade Centre in East Belfast later this week for an all-star line-up of Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy-winners who will unite for the city’s second annual creativity and technology showcase. A unique nocturnal event, RENDR, which is supported by Northern Ireland Screen,

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Belfast Educational Film Charity Boosted By Amazon Donation

A Belfast charity that educates children and young people has received a £2,000 donation from Amazon thanks to a Northern Ireland-born Amazon employee who now lives in the US. The donation was made to film charity Cinemagic. The charity offers young people the chance to develop real skills and explore opportunities in film and TV.

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Revealed: The UK’s Most Confusing Movies, Is Your Favourite On The List?

Research has revealed the UK’s most confusing movies, with Shutter Island coming out on top.   The study by AmazonSlots.com analysed the top 4000 most popular movies on IMDB for the average monthly searches that contained the word ‘explained’ over the past 48 months. It found that ‘Shutter Island’ is the UK’s most confusing movie, with the

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Here Are The Most Iconic Film & TV Reunions, Is Your Favourite Show Included?

From our favourite movies to our comfort shows that we can binge-watch over and over again – there’s nothing better than when films and TV series are revived, bringing back much-loved characters, or given a reunion to celebrate how iconic they were. With that in mind, the team at Betway has ranked the most memorable reunions of

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Belfast’s RENDR Festival Returns With Mega Line-Up Of Film, TV And Gaming Talent

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 talent from the global film, television and gaming industries. The two-day creativity and technology festival, supported by Northern Ireland Screen, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Studio Ulster, Ulster University, Ulster Screen

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4 Corners Festival To Tell The Story Behind BBC’s Blue Lights Police Drama

The screenwriters behind the successful BBC police drama Blue Lights have joined the lineup of the 4 Corners Festival next month to tell the story behind their critically acclaimed TV show. Writer Declan Lawn (from Ballymena) and Adam Patterson (from Dromore) will be interviewed by Ulster University student Tyree Patton who will explore the stories

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Napoleon Producer Mark Huffam Hosts Special Napoleon Fundraiser For Strand Arts Centre

Northern Ireland’s only operational picturehouse, the Strand Arts Centre, hosted a special preview screening of Ridley Scott’s spectacle-filled action epic, Napoleon in partnership with the movie’s producer, Mark Huffam last night (Wednesday 22 November). Guests enjoyed a Moët & Chandon champagne reception on arrival, before film critic Brian Henry Martin led a conversation with the

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14th Belfast Media Festival Unveils Impressive Line-Up For Next Week’s Two-Day Festival

More than 1500 people are expected to descend on The Mac Belfast next week for the opening of the 14th Belfast Media Festival (BMF) entitled A City in Motion which starts on Wednesday 15 November at 10am with host William Crawley and runs until Thursday 16 November. A jam-packed schedule of 36 sessions covering all

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Foyle Film Festival Launches 2023 Programme Showcasing Irish & International Film Events

Searchlight Pictures Next Goal Wins, directed by Oscar® winner Taika Waititi, will open this year’s festival which takes place from Friday 17 – Sunday 26 November 2023. Q&A with Oscar®-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker will follow the screening of Raging Bull as part of Powell and Pressburger season, and Irish International talent is showcased with an

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Belfast Film Festival Starts Today With Writers, Workers & World-Class Features

Belfast Film Festival has launched its 2023 programme with a prodigious line-up including the biggest films of both the Cannes and Venice film festivals and seven Best International Feature Oscar selections. The festival will run from the 2-11 November at a variety of locations across the city. Opening and Closing Belfast Film Festival’s Opening and

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Cineworld Celebrates Black History Month and 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop with Special Screenings in October

Cineworld is proud to announce a month-long celebration of Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of hip hop with a curated selection of films this October. The cinema chain will be showcasing 3 iconic titles that have not only defined cinema, but also shaped the global music scene. Throughout the month, moviegoers can immerse

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Belfast Film Festival Announces Opening And Closing Films And Extends Solidarity To Writers

Belfast Film Festival has announced its opening and closing films for its 2023 programme in November with Andrew Haigh’s All of Us Strangers and Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things leading the programme of events. Both films have stormed the latest film festival circuit, garnering rave reviews and whispers of Oscar, BAFTA and SAG nominations.  Opening Night

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Autumn Programme Unveiled For 34th Cinemagic International Film And Television Festival For Young People

The 34th Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People returns from 30 September to 31 October 2023. The Festival programme funded by the Department of Communities through Northern Ireland Screen, offers unmissable film opportunities for young people, families, schools, and young filmmakers, with over 100 events in Ulster Museum, Queen’s Film Theatre, The

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Mahon’s Way Comes To Clogher And Augher In The Next Two Episodes Of The Beautiful New UTV Series

Joe Mahon is continuing his travels around Northern Ireland with his new UTV series of Mahon’s Way and his next two episodes brings him to Co.Tyrone to Clogher and Augher. Due to air on Tuesday 12 and 19 September at 8pm, Joe visits Clogher in the first of the two Co.Tyrone episodes. He heads to

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WFTV UK Opens Northern Ireland Applications For The 2024 Four Nations Mentoring Scheme

Women in Film and Television UK (WFTV) is delighted to announce that it is accepting applications for its prestigious 2024 WFTV Four Nations Mentoring Scheme now via www.wftv.org.uk/mentoring  until  5pm on Monday 11 September 2023. WFTV is looking for seven mentees in Northern Ireland to join the 2024 cohort of 41 WFTV mentees for next year’s scheme – 20 from

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‘Hidden NI’ returns to UTV to Explore more Hidden Gems of Northern Ireland

Hidden NI is back on UTV for a second series, with presenter Sara O’Kane uncovering more of Northern Ireland’s less well known spaces and places. Sara will be swapping her reporter’s jackets for hard hats, safety goggles and lifejackets as she’s travelling across Northern Ireland celebrating our hidden gems,  finding out about places we never

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Adrian Dunbar Returns For A Second Series Of ITV’s Ridley

ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill and Drama Commissioner Huw Kennair Jones have ordered a second series of detective series Ridley starring Adrian Dunbar in the title role. The retired detective turned police consultant will resume his partnership with former protégée, DI Carol Farman, played by Bronagh Waugh (The Suspect, Unforgotten, The Fall), who is now in charge of

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Oscar Winner James Martin Receives Honorary Doctorate From Ulster University

Oscar Winner James Martin has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Ulster University for his outstanding contribution to the arts. This award was conferred on James during an Ulster University graduation and celebration ceremony in the ICC, Waterfront Hall Belfast, following his appearance in the Academy Award-winning film An Irish Goodbye. James is no stranger

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Filming Begins On The Fifth Series Of The Bay From Tall Story Pictures

ITV and Tall Story Pictures announce filming has commenced on the latest series of The Bay. The fifth series sees Marsha Thomason remain as Morecambe MIU’s Family Liaison Officer, DS Jenn Townsend alongside cast regulars Daniel Ryan, Erin Shanagher and Andrew Dowbiggin. Olwen May (Happy Valley, Trying) will join the team in Morecambe. Barry Sloane

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Cinemagic Charity Boss Joan Burney-Keatings Honoured At Its Annual La Gala Showcase Event In Los Angeles

Joan Burney-Keatings, Chief Executive of Cinemagic was recognised and celebrated at the charity’s prestigious annual LA Gala Showcase event this week by the 35th California State Senate District. The event, which was held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, was attended by notable guests from the film industry, and

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GALLERY: RTS NI Winners 2023

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 Hydrangea. Derry Girls Series 3 picked up the Comedy Award for Hat Trick Productions and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell won the Best On-Screen Talent Award for her performance in The Real Derry: Jamie-Lee O’Donnell by

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Cinemagic and NI Connections Announce Sponsorship for Cinemagic Los Angeles Gala

The award-winning Cinemagic Film and Television Festival for Young People and NI Connections have joined forces for Cinemagic’s Los Angeles Gala on 28th June. The Gala sponsored by NI Connections marks the culmination of a week-long programme for young people from Northern Ireland and Los Angeles who will benefit from talks, tours and masterclasses with

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VIBE By Jet2holidays Couples Up With Love Island Again

Brand remains loyal to Love Island for second year running and will use the brand partnership to target millennials and young adults Advertising campaign will support partnership, alongside host of activity including competitions giving away holidays and once-in-a-lifetime prize – tickets to the Love Island LIVE final The UK’s leading leisure airline, Jet2.com, will fly the Love Islanders home Following

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Popular Local Chat Show Moves To Sky This Monday

This year, broadcaster Robin Elliott celebrates twenty years of working with local TV Channel NVTV. His weekly chat show Robin Elliott Tonight is currently watched by around 104,000 people each week (Barb figures) on Freeview Channel 7 & Virgin 159. From 5th June the show that features celebrity guests, entertainment news and local music is set

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Patrick Kielty And Carl Frampton To Close Docs Ireland 5

Docs Ireland 5 will close with a knockout conversation between the newly crowned host of the Late Late Show Patrick Kielty and former champion boxer and mental health advocate Carl Frampton on Northern Irish politics, education and identity.  The announcement comes as Docs Ireland launched its fifth programme packed with over 87 films and events

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Finalists Announced For 2023 RTS NI Television Awards

The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) is delighted to reveal the 37 nominees shortlisted for this year’s prestigious RTS NI Programme Awards, sponsored by Ka-Boom. The winners will be announced at the 8th RTS NI Awards Ceremony which takes place on Thursday 1 June at City Hall Belfast. Fiona Campbell, Chair of RTS NI

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Nerve Centre Launches Its Second Annual Pitch Competition To Win Short Film Funds

BFI Film Academy Plus at Nerve Centre is offering young filmmakers aged 18–25 the chance to win £500 towards a short film production by entering the annual Pitch Competition — deadline 29 May 2023. As part of their joint responsibilities under Article 2 of the Windsor Framework the three Commissions have launched at today’s event

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