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Assembler Programme returns for 2017
Jul
28
12:30 PM12:30

Assembler Programme returns for 2017

Northern Ireland Screen have announced that the Assembler Programme returns again in 2017. The programme aims to support Northern Ireland based interactive content production companies through early stage game development.

The Assembler Programme is a two stage development process where publishers and distribution partners will be invited to each stage of the process to select projects that they see potential in and to feedback to developers.

At the end of second stage of the development process it is envisaged that one project will be production ready. Northern Ireland Screen, at its sole discretion, may award up to £100,000 production funding in 2018-19 to a project that has successfully completed Stages 1 – 2 of the Assembler programme.

The key aims of the programme are to:

  • Prepare game development teams for the process of getting early stage concepts into production;
  • Develop games that are player centric, aligned to market opportunities and are commercially viable
  • Increase the number of interactive content projects produced within Northern Ireland that show the potential to succeed in the global marketplace;
  • Support a sustainable screen industry in Northern Ireland.

All applications including supporting documentation for Stage 1 must be received by Friday 28th July 2017.
At the end of second stage of the

Click here for further details and how to apply to the Assembler Programme.

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Tranzfuser 2017 launches
Feb
27
11:30 AM11:30

Tranzfuser 2017 launches

Designed to provide a platform for creative leaders of the future, Tranzfuser is aimed at graduates looking to break into the games development industry, with a strong focus on getting their game to market.

Successful applicants will be awarded a £5,000 budget to allocate as they choose throughout the competition. At the showcase event in September 2017, selected teams will be invited to pitch for follow-on funding of up to £25k from the UK Games Fund to commercialise their game and launch a company.

Please see Northern Ireland Screens website for more information

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IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders Program
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders Program

Focused on improving the inclusivity of game development by addressing the retention of under-represented minorities in the industry, the IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders program includes a GDC pass and travel stipend, two days of workshops and special events specifically designed to help the participants stay in the games industry, an individual mentor, post-GDC discussions, and ongoing networking. The program, which is open to developers with 3-10 years of experience and who identify as an under-represented minority, is designed to provide a range of knowledge, experience, and tools to keep the participants in the industry. Applications are open through January 8, 2017.

For more information please check out the IGDA Foundation website

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Media Grant 2016
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Media Grant 2016

The Media Grant 2016 run by the Community Relations Council is now open for applications and is available to support of a range of media projects.

Digital content projects, infographics, television, radio, video and podcasts will be supported. The scheme is primarily for the creation of new material but may include the diversification of existing resources to increase their use with appropriate audiences.

More information and application forms are available from the Community Relations Council website.

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BBC Bitesize call
Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

BBC Bitesize call

BBC Bitesize is seeking production companies to apply for its open commissioning call GCSE Learning for Life and Work (LLW).

BBC Bitesize is seeking suppliers to create 18 study guides to support this subject uniquely tailored for 14-16 year old learners working towards their GCSEs. The expected budget is £100,000. 


The commissioning brief is currently live on the BBC Learning commissioning site.

For further information, please contact daniela.cavaliere01@bbc.co.uk

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eXP Project
Jul
8
5:30 PM17:30

eXP Project

As part of Northern Ireland Screen’s strategy to ensure the screen sector is as diverse and strong as possible, the eXP project has been set up to encourage innovation-minded interactive content developers based in Northern Ireland to defy conventional and traditional interactive experiences and search out new genres and ideas.

Visit Northern Ireland Screen's website for more information.

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BBC Children’s Webinar
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

BBC Children’s Webinar

The BBC will be doing a Webinar on 'How to work with us and win business for digital content'. The Webinar will cover; 

  • the BBC’s Digital Team structure and who to contact with your ideas;
  • how independent partners work with the BBC now;
  • what the BBC wants to offer their audience;
  • the BBC’s evolving digital strategy for kids and how independent suppliers can help to deliver it; and
  • the BBC’s digital approach and priorities including short-form content, social media and apps.

Register here to view the webinar

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UK Games Fund
Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00

UK Games Fund

If you’re a games developer with a great idea for a game, a team in place to make it and a passion to build a great business you may want to consider applying for prototype funding. The UK Games Fund has been created to help stimulate growth in the industry by supporting companies to become more diverse and innovative, create new IP and grow in strength and size. We’re actively looking to work with the best talent in the UK.

Visit the UK Games Fund website for more information.

 

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