Irish Productions Nominated for PRIX EUROPA

This year’s nominations for the biggest European competition for television, radio and emerging media PRIX EUROPA 2008 have been announced. 213 productions from 31 European countries are running in the eight categories. During the festival week, which runs 18–25 October, they will be competing for one of the twelve Taurus Trophies, which will be awarded during the Prize-Giving Gala in Berlin.

More than 1000 participants are expected for PRIX EUROPA 2008. The festival has a unique, transparent jury system, which aims to stimulate dialogue between international journalists, media-makers and managers in big open jury groups. Every participant who takes part in all the presentations and discussions of one category has a vote. It is also possible to register as an observer and sample different juries. The aim is to promote quality programmes under the label ‘Made in Europe’ and incite a lively exchange on the international media market.

At the end of the festival week twelve winners will each be awarded €6000 and the official PRIX EUROPA Trophy.

The following productions from Ireland were nominated for the competition 2008:
In the category of TV Fiction: Kings, directed by Tom Collins, entered by TG4, and Whistleblower, directed by Dermot Boyd, entered by RTÉ. In the TV Documentary category: Being John Banville, directed by Charlie McCarthy, entered by RTÉ. For TV Current Affairs: Prime Time Investigates – Cocaine, directed by Paul Loughlin and Sean Mac Giolla Phádraig, entered by RTÉ. As a TV IRIS Multicultural Programme: Human Traffic, directed by David Whelan, entered by RTÉ. And finally, in the Emerging Media category: We TV online,, entered by RTÉ.

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