Archive for February 16th, 2009

Business to Arts Awards 09

16th February 2009

The closing date for the receipt of applications for the Allianz Business to Arts Awards is 5pm, Friday 20 March 2009.

The Allianz Business to Arts Awards recognise businesses, artists and arts organisations that bring the arts and artists into the workplace to respond to real business challenges, as well as important sponsorship relationships.

We invite you to share the stories of your success with your peers, to demonstrate your pride in what you have achieved and to seek to join a prestigious list of winners which represent the very best of the arts and business worlds in Ireland.

Winning projects demonstrate that working together, the arts unlock opportunities for business whether it’s the promotion of their brand, encouraging creativity amongst their employees or supporting their local community. Partnership, collaboration and creativity are the key words describing a success story.

Peacefire Wins Jury

16th February 2009

Nothern Ireland Screen reports that the Northern Irish film, Peacefire, from first time feature writer-director Macdara Vallely, won the Prix du Jury award at the Annonay Film Festival.

IFTA 2009 Winners

16th February 2009

The winners of the 6th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards were announced at a ceremony on Saturday night. The full list of the winners is available online, but here are the categories of most interest to our members:

Best Script Film
Martin McDonagh, In Bruges – (Focus Features/Universal Pictures)

George Morrison Feature Documentary Award
Margo Harkin, Joel Conroy, Waveriders – (Besom Productions Ltd)

Best Script Television
Graham Linehan, The I.T. Crowd – (talkbackTHAMES)

Best Short Film
Juanita Wilson, The Door – (Octagon Films)