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MIP Skills Development Programme

Northern Ireland Screen intends to run a skills development programme to attend MIPJUNIOR and MIPCOM in Cannes from 14 October to 19 October 2016.

***The deadline for applications has been extended to 12 noon on Friday 22nd July (if you have previously submitted an application there is no need to reapply)***

The programme will provide a training opportunity for three children’s content developers or equivalent to experience the markets at MIP for the first time in 2016.

The aim is to encourage greater cross-collaboration between television and digital content development teams and to increase their ability to deliver content suited to the increasingly platform agnostic marketplace.

The programme will pay for the participants’ travel, accommodation and accreditation costs across two days of MIPJUNIOR and two days of MIPCOM in October 2016.

MIPJUNIOR is the world’s leading showcase for children’s and youth programming and runs for two days before MIPCOM in October which is the greatest gathering in TV & Media. It’s where the industry makes deals that will shape the future, from inspiring new projects to buying next season’s hits. Together, the entertainment community creates bridges across the diverse and expanding industry, united by a passion for TV, making new connections and unlocking new business opportunities.

Further information can be found on the Northern Ireland Screen website 

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Northern Irish developers at GDC

With the help for Northern Ireland Screen, a league of Northern Irish developers made their way to GDC this year with the aim of meeting and networking with other developers and publishers from around the world. Over the course of the 3 day conference, local developers met with potential partners to show them why Northern Ireland is a great place to make your game. 

 Rach from App Attic chatting to Unity asset developer Forest. Photograph credit Gamasutra
Rach from App Attic chatting to Unity asset developer Forest. Photograph credit Gamasutra

With the help of Northern Ireland Screen, companies App Attic, BillyGoat Entertainment, Black Market, Boom Clap Games, Inlifesize, Italic Pig, Troll Inc and Retinize all exhibited their work and met other international developers. 

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