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.

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 and 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.

Prof Paul Moore - Director

Prof Michael Alcorn - Deputy Director

Prof Frank Lyons - Co-Director Partnerships

Prof Daithi Mac Sithigh - Co-Director - IP and Legal

Donal Philips - Co-Director Industry (NI Screen)

Dr Darryl Charles (UU)

Prof Ronan Deazley (QUB)

Prof Karen Fleming (UU)

Dr Philip Hanna (QUB)

Alan Hook (UU)

Prof Karise Hutchinson (UU)

Dr Declan Keeney (QUB)

Dr Justin Magee (UU)

Dr Eion Maginnis (UU)

Dr Thomas Maguire (UU)

Alec Parkin (UU)

Prof Glenn Patterson (QUB)

Dr Karen Rafferty (QUB)

Dr Franziska Schroeder (QUB)