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Have your say on proposed Northern Ireland Screen budget cuts NOW!

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) has asked organisations that are funded through Northern Ireland Screen to prepare for a 50% cut in funding in 2015-16.

The agency supports many of Northern Ireland's best known Film Exhibition and Film Education organisations including Belfast Film Festival, Queen's Film Theatre, Foyle Film Festival, Nerve Centre, Cinemagic, and INTO Film Club.

The proposed cuts will have a devastating impact on all the supported bodies and, if confirmed at this level, could possibly mean that some organisations may cease to exist.

The draft budget for 2015-2016 is out now for public consultation and we have until the deadline of 29 December 2014 to make our voices heard about how our public money will be spent. 

If you have seen a film which affected you thanks to one of these organisations; if you think that film is a powerful tool for changing lives for the better; if you are proud of the work of the Northern Ireland film exhibition and education organisations and want it to continue...

Then please take two minutes to tell DCAL and the Department of Finance and Personnel why it should be protected.

Then please take two minutes to tell DCAL why this work should be protected.


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The proposed budget cuts will also impact a range of other fantastic projects and organisations including CultureTECH and the three Creative Learning Centres in Northern Ireland.

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