Archive for April 2nd, 2007

Irish Sweep Festival

2nd April 2007 by Maura McHugh

IFTN reports that various Irish projects won seven awards at the recent Celtic Media Festival on the Island of Skye.

Restoration Films’ short “The Unusual Inventions Of Henry Cavendish” won two awards – First Time Director Award for helmer Andrew Legge and the Best Short Drama Award. Also picking up two honours was RTÉ Television who scooped the Arts Documentary gong for Máirtín Ó Cadhain: Rí An Fhocail and the Current Affairs award for Prime Time Investigates: Sex Traffic – both productions scooping similar awards at the IFTAs earlier this year.

Midas Productions’ six part TG4 series Puca agus Peist won top honours in the Best Young People’s category while Lugh Films’ Fear Na Noileán was awarded the Spirit of the Festival gong.

Finally, the Irish/Scottish co-produced feature True North won the Feature Length Drama award.

Doyle in New Yorker

2nd April 2007 by Maura McHugh

Irish novelist and screenwriter, Roddy Doyle, has a short story called “Teaching” in the current issue of the prestigious New Yorker.