The 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards Call for Entries Now Open, Five New Categories Introduced by Irish Academy

The call for entries for the 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards is now open. Submissions in 40 Awards categories will be accepted online at the IFTA website www.ifta.ie until 3pm Tuesday 29th of November 2011.

The 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards will take place on Saturday, 11th of February 2012, returning for the second time to the spectacular setting within the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD). The Irish Film & Television Awards celebrate the finest Irish screen creative talent – encouraging, honouring and recognising Irish people working within the film and television industries both at home and around the world.

Submissions are now invited for categories across film, television, shorts and animation. The Awards are open to talented craftspeople working in the film and television industries in Ireland and in the international arena.

For IFTA 2012 the Irish Film & Television Academy is delighted to announce the addition of five new categories to its annual Awards, these are:

Reality
Director Television
Director of Photography Television
Editing Television
Sound Television

The nominees and winners of the Irish Film & Television Awards are decided by Members of IFTA and a selected jury of top industry professionals.

The 8th Irish Film & Television Awards, held in February 2011, drew a home Irish audience of over 650,000 viewers for the Awards Ceremony’s live broadcast on RTÉ One. Guests who attended the Awards included the former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and Michael D. Higgins; actors Pierce Brosnan, Brendan Gleeson, Saoirse Ronan, Kim Cattrall, Joely Richardson, Colm Meaney, Stephen Rea, Amy Huberman, Charlene McKenna, Martin McCann, Ruth McCabe and Ruth Bradley; film and programme makers including PJ Dillon, Tom Hall, Juanita Wilson, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Morgan O’Sullivan, James Flynn, Joan Bergin and Tim Fleming; and television names such as Gay Byrne, Pat Kenny, Miriam O’Callaghan plus many more.

To submit online visit www.ifta.ie

Further information about the Irish Film & Television Awards and the Irish Film & Television Academy go to www.ifta.ie, www.facebook.com/iftaonline, www.twitter.com/ifta

CATEGORIES FOR THE IRISH FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS 2012

FILM CATEOGRIES

Film
Director Film
Script Film
Actor in a Lead Role in a Feature Film
Actress in a Lead Role in a Feature Film
Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film
Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film

George Morrison Feature Documentary Award
Special Irish Language Award
Animation
Philips Short Film Award
Rising Star, sponsored by the Irish Film Board

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES

International Film
International Actress
International Actor

TELEVISION DRAMA CATEGORIES

Drama
Director Television Drama
Writer Television Drama
Actor in a Lead Role in Television
Actress in a Lead Role in Television
Actor in a Supporting Role in Television
Actress in a Supporting Role in Television

CRAFT / TECHNICAL CATEGORIES FILM & TV DRAMA

Costume Design**
Director of Photography**
Editing**
Make Up & Hair ** sponsored by MAC Cosmetics
Original Score**
Production Design**
Sound**

TELEVISION CATEGORIES

Children’s / Youth Programme
Current Affairs / News
Documentary Series
Documentary
Entertainment Programme
Factual Programme
Reality Programme
Sports

CRAFT / TECHNICAL CATEGORIES TELEVISION

Director Television
Director of Photography Television
Editing Television
Sound Television

** Across film and TV drama

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