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Young Belfast director's Oscar winning hopes

Northern Ireland Screen, which says it faces a 50% budget cut, says the reduction would not impact funding for large-scale productions.

The BBC understands that even if the organisations survive, such a reduction could lead to education initiatives and festival programming being reduced, as well as potential redundancies.

BBC Newsline's Arts Correspondent Maggie Taggart reports on how one young director is hoping his short film makes it into the shortlist to win an Oscar.

  • 11 Dec 2014
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