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Registration closes on the 3rd August.

Nerve Belfast are hosting an AniJam as part of @anijamuk!
This summer, animators across the UK are invited to take part in the first ever nationwide 48-hour animation challenge. With regional heats in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, a public vote and exclusive prizes up for grabs, AniJam UK aims to inspire and showcase new work from emerging and established talent.

The regional heat for Northern Ireland will take place on Friday 10th – Sunday 12th August. For the competition you will need to have your own equipment/resources/software and facilities in order to complete your animation at home.

Animators aged 18+ can compete for free in teams of 2 to 5 people, creating an original film based on a secret theme. The short films can be in any style of animation and from 15 to 90 seconds in length. Up to three films will be selected from each regional heat to form a shortlist eligible for final awards.

The shortlist will be screened at a range of venues including Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in September, and Manchester Animation Festival in November, and the competition will be opened up to public vote online at

As well as the Public Choice Award, there will be a Grand Prix selected by a panel of industry experts, including representatives from key UK film and animation festivals, studios and organisations such as BAFTA Cymru and the BFI. Prizes include bespoke trophies created by Animation Toolkit, delegate tickets to key UK festivals, and distribution by ShortsTV – ‘the global home of short movies’.

Animators who would like to take part in the AniJam UK challenge should visit for details of venues and the wider programme, and to register a team.

A briefing will be held at Nerve Belfast Ulidia Resource Centre Belfast on Friday 10th August at 11.30. You will be given the secret theme and will then have 48 hours to create an animation, (if you are unable to attend the briefing please make arrangements to Skype/ video call into the meeting)


*APPLICATIONS CLOSED – Summer Workshops 2018

AmmA Creative Workshops – Summer 2018


  • Workshops run from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. [unless stated otherwise]
  • Workshops cost £5 per day.
  • Visit to apply online.
  • Applications should be submitted online by Friday 15th June.
  • For any enquiries please contact Roberta Morton at AmmA on [028] 3751 2920.



An epic three-day challenge to construct a virtual replica of the new Armagh Southern Regional College (SRC) using Minecraft.  Participants will:

  • have an opportunity to visit the construction site for a guided survey of the new build;
  • work from real 2D architectural plans to build a scaled copy of the entire new site;
  • work in teams to build the large scale structure from foundation to completion!

Dates:  Monday 2nd – Wednesday 4th July 2018 [3-day workshop]

Number of Places:  12

Age:  12 – 15



Young Hands Make Art!

Having fun with colour, shape and space – release your natural creativity and imagination in response to artists’ work, storytelling and music.

  • A series of fun mark-making, drawing and painting activities;
  • Responding to sounds and music;
  • A chance to create and collaborate art work.

Dates:  Tuesday 3rd – Wednesday 4th July 2018  [2-day workshop]

Number of Places:  12

Age:  8 – 13



Create and Animate

Be part of a collaborative animation.  Develop your animation skills to create a bespoke animation for screening at Armagh’s famous 7 Hills Blues Fest 2018.  Applicants must have previous animation experience.

Dates:  Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th July 2018  [2-day workshop]

Number of Places:  8

Age:  15 – 18



Game Making

This 2-day workshop will take you through everything you need to know about creating games.    Learn all about creating characters, settings, enemies, power-ups as well as how storytelling can change how a game plays.  Learn basic coding techniques used in games such as Mario, Overwatch, Fortnite and many more.  This will be a fun and challenging workshop.

Dates:  Wednesday 18th – Thursday 19th July 2018  [2-day workshop]

Number of Places:  16

Age:  8 – 12



Work Experience @ AmmA 2018 – Applications Closed

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As in previous years, we are offering Work Experience for your students during the week commencing Monday 26th March and Tuesday 27th March: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. 

This Work Experience consists of a ‘task’ that will be set for each of the groups involved.  The task will reflect the work skills that are expected in the music and multi media workplace.  The work will be set, monitored and assessed by AmmA staff.  The task will be industry standard work and will necessitate teamwork and working to tight deadlines.

Students will have to make an online application to secure a place on the programme.  In the Centre we consider the responses on the online application to be a very important part of the work experience and last year it was the quality of information supplied on the form that allowed us to allocate the limited places available.

The two work experience programmes are as follows:

Group 1: Music Technology [2 days]: Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th March 2018 (lower/upper sixth students only)

Group 2: Visual Media Technology [2 days]: Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th March 2018 (age 16+ students only)

This is the only ‘work experience’ offered by AmmA due to the constraints on our staff throughout the year.

Applications must be submitted online by Friday 9th March 2018.  Contact teachers will then be notified regarding allocation of places.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the AmmA Centre on 028 3751 2920.




Beginner 2 Band Autumn 2017

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Hello All!!

Hope all is well? The summer is a distant memory!!  Its that time of year again and we are recruiting for our Beginner 2 Band project.  We had a great response last year from all of you and would like to exceed this again this year.

>> REGISTER HERE and complete the online application form!


BFI Film Academy 2017/18

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‘BFI Film Academy – for young aspiring filmmakers’.

Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry?

If so, the BFI Film Academy is for you. This course, delivered by AmmA Centre Armagh, offers you the chance to be part of our future film industry. You will get hands-on experience in filmmaking and participate in masterclasses with industry professionals learning what it takes to make it in the film world. You will watch and discuss films from all around the world. In groups you will produce your very own short film and work towards gaining an NCFE Award qualification.

Once you have completed the course, you will become part of the growing BFI Film Academy alumni network with access to events such as BAFTA career talks.

For more information visit



Course Dates:

Every Thursday, 4:30pm – 9pm from 28th September to 1st March. (Excluding 21st & 28th December & 4th January)

Saturday Masterclasses 30th September with ‘Game of Thrones’ Producer Greg Spence in Belfast.

Possible residential weekend in Londonderry as part of Film Foyle Festival in November (to be confirmed).

Filming Shoots 1 weekend per group during end of January/start of February.

You need to make sure you can make these sessions before applying.

Location: AmmA Centre, Markethouse, Armagh BT61 7BU

Cost: The cost to participate in the BFI Film Academy delivered by AmmA Centre is £25, refundable in full upon successful completion of the course.

Eligibility: You need to be between the ages of 16 and 19 on the first day of the Academy programme. You must be a UK resident and able to commit to the programme for its duration and not be attending university.

To apply download application form below and drop it in at the AmmA Centre or send it back to us by post FAO Joanne Barnett at the above address by 5pm Thursday 14th September. You will be contacted by us by email to confirm if your application has been successful.

If you have any queries please contact Jo Barnett by email: or call the AmmA Centre on 028 3751 2920.




Strule Summer Workshops

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Strule Summer Workshops


Minecraft (24 – 27th July 2017)
An epic four day challenge to construct a virtual Strule Shared Education Campus using Minecraft.

>>Apply Online


Quick Fire Filmmaking (24th & 25th & 26th July 2017)

Fancy yourself as a budding film maker or maybe  you just want to make short clips to share with friendS and family? Then these one day workshops are for you!

>> Apply Online


Big Art (27 – 28th July 2017)

Have fun with colour, shape and space – release your natural creativity and imagination in response to other artists’ work. Play your part in creating a collaborative art work with other young people.

>>Apply Online

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