Future Screens NI

Future Screens NI comprises the two higher education institutions (Ulster University and QUB) and a number of key industrial partners central to the creative economy in the region.


  Project Funders

Arts and Humanities Research Council

  Funding Amount

£5,625,772

About the Project

Future Screens NI comprises the two higher education institutions (Ulster University and QUB) and a number of key industrial partners central to the creative economy in the region, including:

  • NI Screen
  • BBC
  • Belfast City Council
  • Belfast Harbour
  • Causeway Enterprise Agency
  • Digital Catapult
  • Catalyst Inc.
  • RTE
  • Games NI
  • Kainos
  • Invest NI
  • Techstart NI
  • Matrix
  • Tourism NI

The Partnership has, from this, developed a definition of, and a working model for, the creative industries in NI which is focused on participation, cultural and economic growth, and social and economic regeneration placing the Partnership as a leading developmental catalyst in this NI sector.

Projected key outcomes

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 collaborative, grow productivity and maximise their global potential, delivering new jobs and a £400 million increase in GVA to boost the local economy.

For more information visit the Future Screens NI website