Several Irish productions from various media sectors have been selected to compete at the Prix Europa Festival in Berlin which will take place from 17 – 24 October.
The Prix Europa festival seeks to strengthen the personal dialogue between the creative minds of the international media market. In 2008, more than 1,000 delegates from over 40 countries attended the event.
Tanya Doyle’s documentary ‘The House’ has been selected from 465 entrants in over 40 countries to compete for the Best TV Documentary, as has Charlie McCarthy’s ‘Seamus Heaney: Out of the Marvellous’. Director Tanya Doyle and Producer Daniel Hegarty will present a screening of ‘The House’ at the festival.
In the TV Current Affairs section ‘Prime Time Investigates: Slave Labour Ireland’, directed by Michael Hughes, has been nominated. In the Radio Fiction group we are represented by ‘Elvis is Dead . . . Long Live the King’ written by Shay Healy and directed by Kevin Reynolds and ‘Tricks of the Trade’ which was written and directed by Martin Duffy.
Still in radio the nominees for Best Radio Documentary include ‘Mighty Mac’ by Michael O’Kane, directed by Liam O’Brien and ‘With these Hands’ which was written and directed by Liam O’Brien. Finally RED, the new media from RTÉ on www.rte.ie/red is nominated in the Best Emerging Media section.
Now in its 23rd year the Prix Europa will showcase its trademark ‘Made in Europe’ as a wide spectrum of quality programmes, giving its participants the chance to experience the cross-border development programme.
For more information about the festival and the Irish nominees see www.prix-europa.de.en