NI Screen budget: Film groups could face 50% funding cuts

Some of Northern Ireland's best known film organisations are facing cuts in funding of up to 50%.

The cut to Northern Ireland Screen's funding will mainly affect Cinemagic, Belfast Film Festival, the Queen's Film Theatre and the Foyle Film Festival.

NI Screen said it had been given an indication that the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure was cutting its budget next year from £1.9m to £1m.

Pearse Moore from the Nerve Centre in Londonderry said the organisation could be looking at redundancies if the cuts went ahead.

BBC News NI Arts Correspondent Maggie Taggart reports.

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