Responding to industry needs, Future Screens NI will deliver expert technical skills, opportunity and growth across film and broadcast, animation, games and immersive technologies and industries in Northern Ireland.
Through the partnership, Northern Ireland’s creative companies will develop strategies to collaborate, grow productivity and maximise their global potential, delivering new jobs and a £400 million increase in GVA to boost
the local economy.
The programme will transform innovation and job creation and with creative industries hubs in Belfast, Newry, Coleraine and Derry~Londonderry, the impact will be region wide.
Addressing challenges and building on existing strengths in creative industries in the region, areas of focus will include narrative and storytelling in digital content, applications of VR/AR in health, tourism and engineering, development of a games nexus, expanding capacity for large scale film and TV production and enhancing the high-level skills pipeline in 2D and 3D animation.
This innovative partnership brings together the University of Ulster, Queen’s University Belfast and industrial partners at the forefront of the creative economy in Northern Ireland.